5 RBs With Bad Week 1 Matchups

Week 1 can be hard on fantasy football owners.  Lots of expectations based on draft positions and nothing but unknowns on both sides of the football.  These are 5 of the best running backs in the NFL that have a tough matchup to kickoff the NFL season.  Last season, LeSean McCoy and Shane Vereen were the only RBs to rush for 100 yards on opening night.  Vereen failed to score...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What did the Tampa Bay Bucs learn on Saturday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally did it. They finally won their first game of the 2014 football season against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. Yes, it is preseason and yes the Bills are a pretty bad team, but it is always nice to get that first win of the year. With the win, let’s take a look at five things we learned from this week’s preseason match up. THE GOOD: Passing game...
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3 Fantasy Football Injury Risks That Aren’t as Risky as You Think

Every year, we dedicate hours on end trying to devise the best fantasy football lineup we possibly can for money, bragging rights, or both. We read thousands of articles about fantasy sleepers, boom-or-bust guys, and comeback candidates. However, the one area that still lacks full clarity are the guys coming back from injury. Regardless of our backgrounds, we’re not privy to players’...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin Looks Ready To Take On Full Workload

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had 12 carries for 38 yards with a touchdown and two catches for 27 yards in Saturday's preseason game.Fantasy Spin:Head coach Lovie Smith said this week that Martin was going to be his "bell cow" and he was on Saturday. Martin touched the ball 14 times before half and Bobby Rainey was mostly used only on third downs. Through three...
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Doug Martin does ‘ice buck challenge’ celebration after touchdown (Video)

After missing the final 10 games of last season due to a torn labrum, it’s good to see Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin back on the field and in the end zone. During the first quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Martin scored on a one-yard touchdown run to put […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin Does Ice Bucket TD Celebration (Video)

I guess the Nae-Nae and the Shmurda TD dance are no longer popular, its the… Ice Bucket Dance? Buccaneers RB Doug Martin may have just brought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the NFL endzone. (H/T CBS Sports)
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs RB Doug Martin Celebrates Touchdown With Pretend Ice Bucket Challenge

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has now turned the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into a touchdown celebration. After scoring on this one-yard run against the Bills, Martin reached for his imaginary bucket of ice water and dumped it on himself. If only he had been willing to get fined and actually done the […] The post Bucs RB Doug Martin Celebrates Touchdown With Pretend...
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Watch: Doug Martin does imaginary Ice Bucket Challenge celebration after scoring TD

When Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin scored a touchdown from one yard out in Saturday’s Tampa Bay-Buffalo game, he busted out a new celebration that’s been turning some heads. After getting into the end zone, he pretended to pick up an imaginary ice bucket and dumped it on his head. It was his best attempt at replicating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and it was pretty good...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

With RB Depth Dwindling, Lovie Smith Now Goes Martin "Bell Cow"

Coach Lovie Smith called running back Doug Martin his "bell cow".Fantasy Spin:It is a little curious why Martin's ADP has slipped to the early third round as Martin is going to be the focal point of a run heavy offense. There are still questions about the Buccaneers offensive line but Martin provides tremendous value at where his ADP is right now.
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Buccaneer’s Doug Martin’s Fantasy Football Value Rising

According to the Associated Press, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has come out and issued some terminology for his premier running back Doug Martin, “Bell-Cow.”   He’s had a good camp, hasn’t missed a beat. He’s going to rush for a lot of yards for us this year.” – Coach Smith on RB Doug Martin. As Smith says, “With Mike James (shoulder) going down...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin to be Tampa’s “bell cow” after injuries to Sims, James

Over the course of the offseason, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford each said that the team wanted to use a variety of running backs this season in order to keep Doug Martin fresh and healthy after his 2013 season came to an early end with a shoulder injury. As the old saying goes, though, man plans and the injury rate for running backs in the NFL...
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Before drafting you need to see Buccaneers RB Doug Martin’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Projections 2014

RB Doug Martin (Tampa Bay) Doug Martin, a 2012 1st round pick, had a great rookie year, rushing for 1454 yards and 11 touchdowns on 319 carries, 4.56 YPC, and adding 49 catches for 472 yards and another score. His sophomore season was about the opposite. Martin lasted 6 games before going down for the season with a shoulder injury and in those 6 games, he rushed for 456 yards and...
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Noticeable Improvement for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Loss to Miami

There was Running room; some of the time. The QB had time to throw; some of the time. Bucs fans can rest a little easier, call into their favorite sports programs a little less this week, as 60 minutes of  time went by, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed a marked improvement over their Week 1 Preseason disaster. Insistant on starting his veteran guards, Lovie Smith went back to Oniel...
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The 2014 Fantasy Football “Do Not Draft” List

Fantasy Football leagues aren’t necessarily won on draft day, but they certainly can be lost. It’s not always who you pick for your roster, but also about who you’re able to avoid. Whether or not you want to avoid them altogether or decide simply not worth the value they may be pegged at, you’ll be better off if you can keep these names off your roster. Here are the top 10...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Key Players To Watch

Could this be the year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their move to the top of the NFC South and get back to the playoffs? Many in and outside of the community think they have a legitimate shot to leap frog the Panthers, Falcons and Saints. If Doug Martin comes back at full strength and Vincent Jackson gets some help on the other side of the field than this offense can be dangerous...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin ranked 20th best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With the Hall of Fame Game now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is now underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Doug Martin

Top 10 RBs flop in fantasy football more than any other position. But few in recent years have suffered the one year falloffs that Doug Martin did in 2013. After storming the league as a rookie in 2012, he played six mediocre games and then missed the remainder of the season with a shoulder problem. There’s probably not going to be a lingering issue with the shoulder and few doubt...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Doug Martin bounce back in 2014?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are entering a very exciting season for their fans, and there are very high expectations for the 2014 squad. They have a brand new quarterback in Josh McCown, and they also have a new coach in Lovie Smith that will be a major upgrade from last season. Tampa’s defense is extremely talented, and their offense has the ability to be dangerous as well if they...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ RB Doug Martin ranked 12th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Buccaneers’ Doug Martin Back to Full Speed

Watch: Buccaneers’ Doug Martin Back to Full Speed This is positive news for fans of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back, Doug Martin, who departed the 2013 season early due to a nasty shoulder injury. His speed does look impressive. However, regarding Martin’s 2014 fantasy football value, I don’t know I … The post Watch: Buccaneers’ Doug Martin Back to Full Speed appeared...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of Tampa Bay Buccaneers camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Camp Preview; Jeff Demps; Doug Martin; Fantasy sleeper

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; this week the stories range from draft pick Charles Sims to OTA chatter. Tampa Bay Buccaneers   Camp Preview- Corners (READ) What to do with Jeff Demps (READ) Martin still a beast (READ) Bucs top fantasy sleeper (READ) You may also be interested in:Weekly...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is still a beast

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had a great rookie season in 2012. He played in all 16 regular season games and totaled 1,454 rushing yards and scored 12 touchdowns. Last year his season was cut short by injury; he missed ten games with a shoulder injury. Now I’m looking at the top fantasy football options at running back and I’m not seeing Doug Martin’s name...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview RBs – Martin returns to form

If anything good came out of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back situation in 2013, it was the fact that the Bucs showed that they have a lot of depth at the position. After a disappointing 2013 season, which was cut short due to an injury, running back Doug Martin will look to rebound with 2012-like numbers. Martin is still the clear number one running back in Tampa, after...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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