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Posted: 9/8/2017 10:43am ET
Huddle Up: No real surprises here, although Laine points out Barber has improved quite a bit and may have been the most explosive back in camp behind Martin in the preseason. As things stand right now, expect Martin to handle the early-down and goal-line work upon his return, while Sims keeps his role and Rodgers becomes more of a handcuff.
Posted: 9/6/2017 6:47am ET
Huddle Up: He'll still miss three games and return against the New England Patriots Oct. 5. One drawback now is he won't have a bye week, and he has a checkered injury history. That has to limit his upside some, but there is little risk in having him as an RB3.
Posted: 9/2/2017 3:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin will miss the first three games for the suspension, so it is not known what role he will have in the offense when he returns. He could be a No. 2 running back if he becomes the main running back when he returns but could also be a No. 3 or flex option if he is a part of a committee.
Posted: 8/17/2017 8:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin will miss the first three games of the regular season because of a suspension, so it is not known what his role will be when he returns. He has a chance to be a No. 2 fantasy running back if he is the starter when he returns from his suspension.
Posted: 7/30/2017 10:00am ET
Huddle Up: It's tough talk from Licht, but what he should do as a general manager. Jacquizz Rodgers would have to drop some jaws and stay healthy in order for Martin to be in any real danger of losing his early-down gig. Owners with an eye toward rolling the dice on Martin should hope for more reports like this, as it could make him cheaper on draft day. For now, consider Martin a high-end RB3 with the potential to be a low-end RB1 upon his return.
Posted: 7/30/2017 9:17am ET
Huddle Up: Martin has yet to draw a single negative comment this offseason and has consistently been the focus of admiration of teammates and front office personnel alike. While he will miss the first three weeks of the regular season as he wraps up his PED suspension from late in 2016, he figures to reclaim his starting job upon return and could easily be a high-end RB2. Owners are advised to take the plunge if he falls near the sixth-round area or later in drafts this summer.
Posted: 7/28/2017 12:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Rodgers, who reportedly dropped about seven pounds in the offseason, showed well when called upon in 2016. Owners looking to handcuff Martin should be looking initially at Rodgers, but his role beyond Week 3 is unclear. Still, he figures to be a popular DFS option early on and a solid play for zero-RB advocates in September.
Posted: 6/16/2017 9:12am ET
Huddle Up: It's important to remember Martin will miss the first three games due to suspension and doesn't boast the best track record when it comes to staying healthy. While it is entirely possible he can return to being a fantasy RB1, those two factors alone make him a risky bet and someone owners should not be trying to move up draft boards just because he is looking good in non-padded practices.
Posted: 6/14/2017 9:10am ET
Huddle Up: Thought to be a cut candidate earlier this spring, Martin appears primed to enjoy a bounce-back year once he is able to return from his season-opening three-game suspension. Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and rookie Jeremy McNichols figure to pick up the slack in his absence. Once Martin returns, he could easily be an upside RB2 in what should be a very good offense.
Posted: 5/23/2017 8:56am ET
Huddle Up: Martin still has three games to serve on his suspension, but the reports have been glowing on him this offseason. Of course, it could be smoke and mirrors in an attempt to trade him, but he could be a bounce-back RB3 candidate in fantasy.
Posted: 5/4/2017 2:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin has plenty of traffic to maneuver through in his own backfield, too. Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers will stint Martin's receiving game and take away some of his carries. Injuries forced Martin missed eight games last year, paving the way for Sims and then Rodgers to earn more playing time. Given the crowded backfield and the fact that he has only played a full season in two of his five years, Martin is merely a flex consideration.
Posted: 4/28/2017 5:20am ET
Huddle Up: The Buccaneers passed on RB Dalvin Cook in the first round, in part, because of this, according to the source. Martin still has a ways to go before he can make a comfortable RB2, and he still has three games left to serve on his suspension. He'd be a good RB3 in fantasy.
Posted: 4/17/2017 6:27am ET
Huddle Up: Martin's status with the team is dicey, and he still has three games to serve in his suspension. He'll be an RB3 with bounce-back potential at best in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 4/9/2017 12:56pm ET
Huddle Up: According to Cummings, Martin has been to and apparently completed a drug rehabilitation program, and the team is apparently 'all good' with the situation at the moment. While Buccaneers may still very well add a running back in the draft later this month, they didn't do so in free agency, signaling they have at least a little bit of faith Martin can recapture his old form. With that said, Martin remains a question mark to make the roster this summer and must sit out the first three games of the season if he does.
Posted: 3/19/2017 5:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Despite Monken's optimism, there is no guarantee Martin will even be back with the team, let alone be an effective starter. He will also be suspended for the first three games, so his fantasy value is up in the air at this point.
Posted: 3/19/2017 10:03am ET
Huddle Up: There's been much speculation that Martin won't even make it to training camp based on his injury history and the fact there is no guaranteed money left on his contract. If Tampa Bay uses an early pick on a runner next month, it's a good bet he'll need to find another job, as the Bucs like Jacquizz Rodgers and value Charles Sims as a weapon in the passing game.
Posted: 3/1/2017 6:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin signed a five-year deal worth $35.75 million last offseason, but his late-season PED drug suspension allows the team to void the rest of his guaranteed money ($7 million) and cut him without much incident. The Bucs are high on Jacquizz Rodgers and should be considered one of the favorites to add a running back in one of the first three rounds of the NFL Draft next month. If they do, expect Martin to be released shortly thereafter.
Posted: 2/16/2017 10:23am ET
Huddle Up: Martin is coming off his worst season as a pro and has a lengthy injury history. Unless the draft or free agency bears a better option, he may stick around. Tampa could look to restructure his deal with incentives, as well. For fantasy purposes, assuming he is retained, Martin is a shaky RB3 in most setups.
Posted: 1/25/2017 9:41am ET
Huddle Up: Martin is an injury waiting to happen, and at age 28, prospective teams have to consider him to be little more than a risky stopgap or committee component. His fantasy value should not exceed midrange RB2 on draft day in any setting.
Posted: 12/28/2016 1:44pm ET
Huddle Up: This stipulation certainly puts Martin's future with the Bucs in jeopardy. He'll focus on his personal issues before trying to get his mind back on football, no doubt, but Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims could take over Tampa Bay's backfield next year.
Posted: 12/28/2016 1:26pm ET
Huddle Up: This gives a little more clarity to Martin's situation. He'll serve his suspension and return to the Buccaneers early on next season. As stated earlier, Jacquizz Rodgers is not a bad starting option in PPR formats this week with Martin and Charles Sims both out.
Posted: 12/28/2016 1:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Just how long Martin is stepping away for is unclear, but he could still return to the Bucs in 2017. As for Week 17, Jacquizz Rodgers should be the primary running back again with Charles Sims on IR. He's a great start in daily contests (mainly PPR formats) at a cheap price and is a sleeper option for Week 17 fantasy championships.
Posted: 12/27/2016 5:22am ET
Huddle Up: The team is mum on the reason for this, but they signed Russell Hansbrough to take his spot on the active roster. Jacquizz Rodgers was the primary rusher last week and Charles Sims pitched in with 12 yards rushing and four catches for 30 yards. Rodgers had a 15-63-1 line and two grabs for 15 yards. He'll have a midrange matchup as a low-end RB2. Sims could be a flex option in PPR formats.
Posted: 12/26/2016 4:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on the inactive list to see which Buccaneers running back will be held out in Week 17. Martin probably would be part of a committee at the position if he plays and would not be more than a flex option.
Posted: 12/25/2016 6:06pm ET
Huddle Up: It is no secret that Martin has struggled since returning from injury, and there is no guarantee he will play in Week 17. Even if he does suit up, fantasy owners should look for a safer option.
Posted: 12/24/2016 12:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin was not on the injury report this week, so it appears he is a healthy scratch. Charles Sims may see most of the work at running back during the game and can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option for owners.
Posted: 12/18/2016 4:28pm ET
Huddle Up: It's interesting, as Martin was not going much recently and it sounded like Rodgers would see a bigger piece of the offensive pie. Now, a week later, he is a healthy scratch. Martin and Sims could each split the carries since both have been injury prone, making for a tough fantasy situation.
Posted: 12/13/2016 9:02am ET
Huddle Up: As the Tampa Bay passing game has been reduced to Mike Evans and Cameron Brate due to a number of injuries at receiver, defenses have been able to load up the box on Martin. Still. it would appear Martin's power has returned based solely on his recent touchdown runs. It is unlikely things are going to get much better for him anytime soon with the Dallas Cowboys and Saints next up on the schedule, so owners need to view Martin as a touchdown-dependent RB2 the rest of this season.
Posted: 12/12/2016 5:18am ET
Huddle Up: It could have been better, but the touchdown evened things out. Martin continues to be a high-end RB2.
Posted: 12/7/2016 10:55pm ET
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners never want to hear about a potential scaling back of a role, but Martin could be in for fewer touches. The Saints are so-so against the rush, allowing 97.9 yards per game with 13 touchdowns in 12 games. Martin should be treated as more of a low-end RB2 this weekend.
Posted: 12/5/2016 5:16am ET
Huddle Up: Martin struggled with 17 rushes for 45 yards but salvaged his day with a touchdown in Week 13. The New Orleans Saints have been better against RBs of late, but Martin will be a strong RB2 next week.
Posted: 12/4/2016 6:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin ended up with 17 runs for 45 yards and a touchdown while also hauling in a 23-yard catch on his only target. When healthy he is a solid RB2 in all fantasy leagues. We'll monitor his practice status all week and let you know if he'll be available for Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints.
Posted: 11/28/2016 5:46am ET
Huddle Up: He has carried the ball 24 and 23 times in respective weeks, and yesterday's 3.8 yards per carry was a season high. He has a good matchup against the San Diego Chargers next week as an RB2.
Posted: 11/20/2016 7:16pm ET
Huddle Up: The 27 touches was a good sign that Martin's hamstring issue is official behind him. He'll face a big test when the Seattle Seahawks come calling to Raymond James Stadium in Week 12. Treat him more as a flex fantasy option in that matchup.
Posted: 11/13/2016 2:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin wasn't expected to do much his first game back from hamstring issues, so the touchdown was a bonus. Martin will improve as time goes on, barring injury, so monitor how the team uses him,
Posted: 11/13/2016 8:58am ET
Huddle Up: Martin is active for the first time since Week 2 and has a somewhat unfavorable matchup this week against a Chicago defense that has been strong against the run this year. He is also expected to have a limited workload, so daily fantasy gamers should look for safer options.
Posted: 11/13/2016 7:22am ET
Huddle Up: Martin has been sidelined since Week 2 and will be facing a tough Chicago run defense in his first game back, making him a risky play in all formats. RBs Peyton Barber and Mike James are also expected to see carries but neither player should be considered a viable fantasy option.
Posted: 11/12/2016 12:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Considering he was limited in practice this week, it's unlikely that he'll have a full load. The Bears have been good against opposing running backs, and Martin is a very risky flex option in Week 10.
Posted: 11/11/2016 12:41pm ET
Huddle Up: It seems very likely Tampa Bay will sit Martin out this week and hope he can get in a full practice or two next week. Peyton Barber and Mike James should see the bulk of backfield work this weekend against the Chicago Bears.
Posted: 11/11/2016 11:23am ET
Huddle Up: Martin has not played since Week 2 and been limited in practice all week, so there is virtually no chance he'll be asked to carry a significant workload this weekend against the Chicago Bears. Even if Martin plays, owners should expect Peyton Barber to get the start and Mike James to see some work as well.
Posted: 11/10/2016 4:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Even though he was only limited again, it's still good news that Martin was able to get in another practice, considering he's missed the last six games. The Muscle Hamster also said after Wednesday's session that he was feeling 'fine,' which could be an indication that he's ready to get back on the field. With Jacquizz Rodgers likely out again this weekend, Martin can be plugged back into lineups in all leagues as long as he is active.
Posted: 11/10/2016 8:50am ET
Huddle Up: The signs are that the team is going to tread cautiously with Martin after his season has mostly been a wash due to recurring hamstring strains. If he plays, he'll likely be limited, and he's probably not the best flex option against the Chicago Bears.
Posted: 11/9/2016 9:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners will want to wait and see Martin play at least one full game without any setbacks before trusting him in the active lineup again.
Posted: 11/9/2016 4:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin has missed most of the season because of the injury but has a chance to play in Week 10 as long as he does not suffer a setback. Martin may be part of a committee at running back if he is active this week and could be at least a flex option for owners.
Posted: 11/9/2016 11:16am ET
Huddle Up: Martin has not played since Week 2 because of his hamstring injury, so his status for Week 10 is uncertain at this time. He may be eased back into the offense if he is active for Week 10. Owners will need to check on his status later in the week to see if he will be in uniform.
Posted: 11/7/2016 7:48am ET
Huddle Up: Martin is iffy to suit up against the Chicago Bears in Week 10. If he's able to go, though, he'd be a flex consideration.
Posted: 11/4/2016 9:51pm ET
Huddle Up: Tampa Bay's backfield has been decimated by injuries, and Martin should return to a big workload whenever he is healthy. He could provide a spark to fantasy lineups down the stretch.
Posted: 11/2/2016 11:58am ET
Huddle Up: Peyton Barber and Antone Smith likely will be involved in the running game against the Atlanta Falcons. It is not known which running back will receive the majority of the carries, but Smith did receive more work than Barber in Week 8. Owners in deeper leagues can consider Smith as risky flex option.
Posted: 11/1/2016 2:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Martin will probably miss another game, and his counterpart Jacquizz Rodgers looks doubtful to play, too. Peyton Barber, Antone Smith and Mike James could all see playing time on Thursday night if Martin and Rodgers can't go, but Barber is the better bet if one really needs to play a Tampa Bay back.
Posted: 10/31/2016 4:50pm ET
Huddle Up: It will be tough for Martin to play this week since the Bucs play on Thursday night. Jaquizz Rodgers is hampered, too, so Peyton Barber could quickly turn into a sleeper play, particularly in daily formats, if both Martin and Rodgers are ruled out.
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