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This season has been a rough one for Doug Martin. First game of the year he faced a Greg Hardy Panther squad and was not able to produce. The Bucs came out flat with a bad gameplan, most importantly Doug was faced with an injured knee in the 2nd half. During the game Doug was wanting the coaches to bring him back in, they decided to hold him out and roll with Bobby Rainey.
Week 2, Bobby Rainey exploded for a monster game as Doug Martin watched from the sidelines with a bad knee. Everyone thought Doug was going to play, but with a big Thursday Night game coming up against the Falcons in Week 3 it made sense to keep Doug Martin out. Rainey was able to tear off 22 carries for 144 yards on the ground, most importantly the Bucs lost again.
Week 3, the Bucs held Doug Martin out once again. Bobby Rainey got the start and was fumbling all over the place but still managed to save his fantasy game with garbage yards totaling over 100. With two fumbles lost in the game, it seemed Doug Martin would have the job all to himself when he returned.
Week 4, Doug Martin returned against Pittsburgh and Rainey was only limited to 2 carries. Doug Martin on the other hand was able to rip off 14 carries for 40 Yards, and the TD (3 Yard plunge). The most important stat of all, the Bucs ended up winning the game.
Week 5, Doug Martin was the guy agian for the Bucs who were trailing at halftime. The Bucs started feeding Doug Martin often in the 2nd half which lead to an almost HUGE upset win over the Saints on the road. The Box score shows a Bobby Rainey TD, but Doug Martin had 4 plays in a row to get them in that situation, then took the breather. Fantasy Owners felt they were vultured and Rainey will always be a threat as he had 6 carries to Dougs 14. Truth is, he was just a change of pace RB.
Week 6, the Bucs feel down 35-0 early to Joe Flacco and his 5 first half TD passes. The Running game never had a shot to get going, and the Bucs ended up getting blown out at home 48-17. Most important Bobby Rainey got a drive to himself at the end of the game that really boosted his numbers. Box Score will show you Rainey had 7 carries while Doug Martin had 11.
OWNERS OF DOUG MARTIN MINDSET
They are frustfrated. They feel that Bobby Rainey is always going to be a threat to Doug Martin, but the truth is the Bucs continue to get blownout of games early, and they are never able to recover. When the game is over, Bobby Rainey will get his plays because there is no point of throwing Doug Martin out there when the game is already over. Week 1 when the Bucs felt they had a chance the entire game and Week 4 when then Bucs beat the Steelers. Bobby Rainey was no threat at all. Week 1 Rainey became relevant when Doug Martin went down.
Regardless, Doug Martin owners are not looking at the facts. The facts are when the Bucs are competitive, Doug Martin is the guy. Doug Martin is a special RB and what sets him apart from the most RBs in todays game, he can score on any play with his speed. Eventually the Bucs will figure it out and start to win some games. This bye week will work wonders for the orgainzation as they reset and figure out how to fix their problems.
More likely than not, owners of Doug Martin are teams with losing records. It is time to be aggressive and make a trade for Doug Martin. Try to give up Golden Tate straight up. Try to give up Larry Fitzgerald. Package a weak RB and an average WR to get Doug Martin. The possibilities are there to steal a Top 10 RB at a Top 30 RB price.