Running back Doug Martin is expected to play Sunday, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still want to test him prior to their game against the Chicago Bears, sources told ESPN on Saturday.
Martin has not played in a game since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2. He attempted to come back just prior to the Week 5 game against the Carolina Panthers, but he reinjured the hamstring during a workout.
Related players: Peyton Barber
He was limited in practice all week, and the Bucs were not optimistic he would make it through the week. However, Martin's steady improvement in the practices offered an encouraging sign. On the fantasy end, there's a chance he's on some sort of pitch count but given the injuries to the position, Martin could at least see time in key situations. Barber seems likely to get a fair workload as well.