Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin finished his rookie season in 2012 as the No. 5 rusher in the NFL. He wasted no time in placing his name next to that of Ray Rice, Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson in conversations about the top running backs in the league.
This prompted me to do some research in terms of the historical production of running backs in their second year as a full-time feature back. My findings bode well for Buccaneer fans and fantasy football owners who have or will have Martin on their rosters.
Let me first say that there is no science whatsoever behind my numbers. I took a few stats that were known, averaged them out and came up with a prediction. My results are for entertainment and speculation purposes only and should not be used to make any decisions that could end up placing you in financial hardship.
What I did was looked at the increase or decrease in production of five other running backs in recent history from their first full year as a featured ...