Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC South

2014 Schedule

  • Week 1

    CAR @ TB

    09/07/14

    4:30 pm

  • Week 2

    STL @ TB

    09/14/14

    4:00 pm

  • Week 3

    TB @ ATL

    09/18/14

    8:30 pm

  • Week 4

    TB @ PIT

    09/28/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 5

    TB @ NO

    10/05/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 6

    BAL @ TB

    10/12/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 7

    bye

  • Week 8

    MIN @ TB

    10/26/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 9

    TB @ CLE

    11/02/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 10

    ATL @ TB

    11/09/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 11

    TB @ WAS

    11/16/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 12

    TB @ CHI

    11/23/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 13

    CIN @ TB

    11/30/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 14

    TB @ DET

    12/07/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 15

    TB @ CAR

    12/14/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 16

    GB @ TB

    12/21/14

    1:00 pm

  • Week 17

    NO @ TB

    12/28/14

    1:00 pm

PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 2014 Preseason #FF Preview

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Alright, alright, alright. Let’s get this Tampa Bay preview rolling by discussing… the Chicago Bears.  If you read my Pyro Index vol. 1, then you know the Chicago Bears have the most wins of any organization in football.


 




At the end of the 2013 season, they had a combined total of 747 wins, including the playoffs. Obviously, any coach is going to feel the heat in the windy city if they are not successful in with this organization. So, when Lovie Lee Smith coached the team in 2012 and they failed to reach the playoffs for the fifth time in six years, he was canned. That man was CANNED after all the HEAT.


 









 


 


So, fast forward to 2014, and Smith is in the coaching seat once again, this time in Tampa Bay. The Bucs were in the NFC North division once upon a time, but now round out the NFC South along with Atlanta, Carolina, and New Orleans. Smith, not known for his offensive prowess, will have a difficult time putting up points in that division. In his nine years coaching in Chicago, his average offensive rank for total points was 18th.


 


 


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According to the projected Pyro Power Rankings for 2014, Carolina and New Orleans are in the top four for stingiest defenses. Those defenses are going to be tough this year, and teams facing them may find it difficult to put points on the board.  To quote Dawg on the subject of Lovie Smith: “Lovie’s name should be changed to Hatie for fantasy owners”. Truly, I have not heard such linguistic beauty since Keanu Reeve’s Shakespearian performance.


 









 




Take that Bill and Ted! Quarterbacking the Bucs through an excellent adventure this year is Josh McCown. He did a masterful job filling in for Cutler last year. He played in eight games but started only five. He was 149 for 224 on the season and totaled 1,829 yards. Amazingly, he tossed 13 touchdowns with only 1 interception, plus he ran another one in for a score. Of the five games he started, he went over 300 yards three times. The other two games were both over 200 yards. The important thing to remember, this was done under Marc Trestman. This is a huge reason why Pyro’s final draft kit ranking has McCown rated #24 at the position.  Some people have been touting McCown and his reunion with Smith. Alright, the two worked together, but when McCown was on fire last year, Lovie was no longer on staff. They don’t call Trestman the quarterback whisperer for nothing. I have serious doubts that McCown will put up the same caliber performance under Lovie Smith. Do not get caught up in the douche canoe hype. I have seen McCown on some crazy lists from some of those top 40 fantasy sites out there all claiming McCown is going to breakout. Tap the brakes, and remember Lovie Smith is no Jack Kennedy and he sure as hell isn’t Marc Trestman!


 




Mike Glennon is the backup to the 35 year old McCown. This is just Glennon’s second year in the league. Last year for Tampa, he started 13 games. On his biggest day, he threw for just 275 yards. On his worst day, he threw for 90. His completion percentage was just below 60%. He totaled 2,608 yards and tossed 19 TDs and 9 INTs. I could see Glennon getting some action this year. I just don’t know if McCown can with stand a full season as a starter. Glennon will have a better supporting cast this year, but the guy is wildly inconsistent. Pyro puts him at #41 for their final preseason ranking.


 




The Tampa 2 may no longer be defined as a defensive scheme created by Monte Kiffin and Tony Dungy after seeing the two Tampa receivers take the field this year. Sometimes, “it takes two to make a thing go right, it takes two to make it outta sight”.


 









 




The 2 I am referencing are the Tampa receivers in 2014: Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. These two monsters are both 6”5’. So, you may ask yourself: Does height matter for wide receivers? Thank goodness Pyro has got your back on this one.


 


 


Starting off with Vincent Jackson, he is entering his 10th year in the NFL and 3rd in Tampa Bay. Since arriving, he finished 6th and 14th respectively for fantasy wide receivers. Last year he was targeted 159 times and pulled in 78 receptions. After doing some strenuous calculations, I have determined that is a 49% catch rate. Out of the top 35 targeted guys from 2013, that is 2nd worst (Torrey Smith 48.1%). It gets worse, his average yards per target was 7.85 yards beyond the line of scrimmage.  The average is 7.8 yards down field with a 58.5% catch rate. So, he was just average for his targets downfield, yet his catch rate was almost 10% worse than the norm.  He averaged 15.7 yards per catch. So, he doesn’t do too bad once he actually catches the ball, although the average yards per catch for receivers last year was 13.3. But the problem is the ball falls incomplete more often than not when thrown to him. Look, he can put up some big numbers. He had four games where he went for over 100 yards and on three of those occasions he also crossed the end zone. At those times, you love him on your team, he can win you a handful of weeks. Generally however, I want consistency on my fantasy roster. A Vincent Jackson is not bad if you have a couple other receivers that are giving solid performances week in and week out.  Pyro puts him just inside the top 20 for the final preseason rankings. My problem with him is the ADP, well, that and all the drops. As of the end of August, he is going in the 3rd round for 12 team leagues. That is a heavy price tag on a guy whose catch rate is just below 50%.


 





 




Continuing to look at the new Tampa 2, we turn our attention to Mike Evans. As of the latest ADP data, you can grab him 6 rounds later. He is going at the tail end of the 9th round for 12 team leagues. As stated, he is also 6”5’ but about 10 pounds lighter than Jackson. Evans weighs 231 and ran a 4.53. He played 2 years with Johnny Freefall at Texas A&M.  He had more receptions his first year, 82 to 69. But in his final year he had more yards and more TDs. In 2012 he had 1,105 yards and went to 1,394 last year. Then, his touchdowns rose from 5 to 12. He played in 13 total games last year. He went for over 100 yards 5 times, 2 of which went for over 200. He did have a tendency to disappear for a game here and there. There were a total of 5 games he totaled less than 60 yards, his worst being an 8 yard outing on 4 receptions. Pyro has him ranked at number 39, the third highest rookie receiver. Check out some of his college highlights.


 









 




Doug Martin burst onto the scene in 2012 and was just 74 shy of 2,000 all purpose yards. Stagg Party is highest on him with D-rx lowest. On the last tier sheet of the preseason, Staggs has Martin as high as #7 where as D-rx has him at #12. According to ADP’s from the end of August, he is going as the 12th running back off the board. Personally, I think there is a lot of hype on this kid who really has not shown us that much. In 2012, he totaled 12 touchdowns (11 rushing). He averaged 4.56 yards per carry. But his total rushing yards (1,454) were skewed with some heavy performances. He put up 251 yards in one game. Looking just a bit closer, you discover he did that against Oakland. He only had 4 other games were he rushed for over 100 yards that year. Then, there are the six games he played in 2014. He only went for over 100 yards once. He averaged a pedestrian 3.59 yards per carry. All of that was before the injury mind you. Plus, he only scored one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown and both of those came in week 1. Tampa is tied for the 14th easiest schedule against the run this year. By the way, in 2012, when he was at his best, Tampa had the 6th easiest rushing schedule. It’s not that I need to see it from a guy for several years before I am drinking the Kool-aid, hell, I am dancing to the Duke (Andre Ellington) in most of my drafts this year. But to me, Martin built a huge reputation on just one amazing game versus Oakland and has done little else since.  It’s not that he doesn’t have talent. But, I have him as my 15th running back, just below Le’veon Bell and Zac Stacy.


 


 



 


 


The official back up to Doug Martin is still a bit murky. Before they lost the rookie Simms for the season (most speculate), Rainey was the #2. At the end of last season, most bets were on Mike James. But, Rainey had an excellent camp. Both guys filled in nicely when Martin went down. In fact, I had both on my dynasty team at one point last year. Rainey has dominated the carries in the preseason but has not done much with it, maintaining an embarrassing 2 yards per rush on 32 carries. Although James has a better average (5 yards per carry) they have only handed it to him 6 times. Clearly, Rainey has been getting the reps, which indicates the team’s confidence in him as their #2.  In 12 team leagues with 16 roster spots, neither guy is being drafted according to late August ADPs. Instead of handcuffing Doug Martin, I would spend late round picks on guys like James White or Alfred Blue. You should be able to get a Martin backup off waivers if the need should arise.


 




Now that Tim Wright has become a Patriot, it leaves the tight end position a bit suspect in Tampa. While they solidified their offensive line in the deal, the remaining tight ends are the rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Myers. Pyro has Jenkins as their highest ranked Tampa tight end. He is another converted basket ball player which seems to be the trend these days. He set Washington school records with 146 receptions, 1,840 receiving yards, and 21 touchdowns for a tight end. The guy has talent, and now it looks like he will have the opportunity. Keep this in mind, rarely do rookie tight ends ever make an immediate impact. It generally takes several years for them to get going. Granted, we have witnessed that learning curve shorten as of late with the likes of the Jordans  (Cameron & Reed). But, chances are, this kid is still a year or two away from breaking out. He could be a guy to watch, but there is just too much talent at the position this year. If you end up waiting on tight end, take a Zack Ertz, Travis Kelce, or a Dwayne Allen instead. Seferian-Jenkins can be claimed off the wire if he ends up being the real deal.


 


 




 


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ERRICT RHETT: THE HOLDOUT THAT ENDED HIS CAREER

Errict Rhett was a superstar running back for the Florida Gators and a second round, 34th overall, selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1994 NFL Draft. Errict Rhett had the potential to be one of the greatest running backs the NFL had ever seen, but a holdout for money would be the undoing to all that potential. 

Rhett is a player that has faded from memory for a lot of people, but I remember him as being a beast for the Florida Gators. The Gators have produced some of the greatest running backs in the NFL like Fred Taylor, Neal Anderson and of course Emmitt Smith. Although, Errict Rhett was the best running back to ever play at Florida, and he is still their all-time leader in yards. Here is how he stacks up to Emmitt Smith, who ranks second all-time behind Rhett. 

1. Errict Rhett: 1990-1993, Total Yards: 5393 yards (4163 rushing, 1230 rec) 34 td
2. Emmitt Smith: 1987-1989, Total Yards: 4391 yards (3928 rush, 463 rec) 36 td

When the Buccaneers selected Rhett in 1994, they were coming off a 5-11 season, and lacked any real firepower on offense. The Florida star stepped in and was welcomed with open arms in his home state, and did not disappoint with his rookie performance. Rhett became the starter halfway through the season, and finished with 1,011 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. The following season he had 1,207 rushing yards, while scoring 11 times. The feat was made even more impressive when you consider that the Bucs offensive line was one of the worst in the league at the time. Rhett also ran for 192 yards against the Redskins, which was the third best rushing game in team history. 

Heading into the 1996 season Rhett was under contract for $336,000, which was only $130,000 more than the lowest-paid running back in the league. So for a player that had been as effective as he was, it seemed fitting that he would want to holdout for a better deal. For Rhett, that was complicated by the fact that his agent was Drew Rosenhaus. Rosenhaus was known for dramatic holdouts to get his clients more money, but just about every general manager in the league also hated him. There was yet another issue with complicated things, and that was Buccaneers new head coach Tony Dungy.

Rhett, Rosenhaus and the Buccaneers were unable to reach an agreement before the start of the 1996 season. It was reported that Rhett turned down a six-year contract worth $2.3M per year. Rosenhaus was pushing for $3M per year with a $5M signing bonus, and thus began Errict’s 93-day holdout. Rhett, through Rosenhaus, said that he would not play unless he got a contract extension. Then Rosenhaus demanded the Bucs trade Rhett before the trade deadline that season, and that fell upon deaf ears as well. In the end, Rhett got nothing, and returned to the team under his same original contract.

When he returned to the team, he was not welcomed back with open arms. Tony Dungy was the new head coach, and his star running back had held out for half of the season on him. As far as Dungy was concerned, he did not need him. Errict would only run for 539 yards and three scores, with 3.1 YPC average. After the season ended, Dungy and the Buccaneers began to move the team in another direction.

The Buccaneers had drafted Mike Alstott in 1996 as a fullback to block for Rhett, but with Rhett missing games he was also used a lot as a rusher. Tony Dungy liked him so much, that he did not feel he needed the 5’11” 210 pound Rhett anymore. In 1997, with the 12th overall pick the Bucs looked to replace the former Florida star, with a then current Florida State star, Warrick Dunn. That pick was a death sentence for Rhett in Tampa. He did play the following season, but only had 31 carries for 96 yards and three scores in 11 games played. Dunn became the feature back, and Rhett was never the same player again.

The story of Errict Rhett did not have a good ending, and Rhett has only himself and his trust in Drew Rosenhaus to thank for that. It was poor decision after poor decision by Rosenhaus, coupled with Tony Dungy and his lack of respect for Rhett that derailed this once promising career.


 


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Out for Sunday

Lovie Smith has announced that Doug Martin will be out against the Washington Redskins this week. This is the third straight week that he will be out due to his injured ankle. Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey, Mike James will fill-in as options.

Pyro's take: The "Muscle Hamster" has not mustered up the strength to play the last two seasons. The former first round pick has worn the patience of the Buccaneers and fantasy owners.

Check to see what Charles Sims can do on the field as he has a prime match-up against the Washington Redskins poor defense, Tampa Bay is intrigued for sure.

11/14/14, 07:36 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.tampabay.com

Probably Plays

According to Adam Caplan, Charles Sims looks as though he will play. "On #Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle-questionable/limited all week): Expectation, as of now, is that he'll probably play vs. #Falcons."

Pyro's take: He probably does play, but with Bobby Rainey out there, he wont wont get much. Your best bet is to sideline him this week, and go with an alternative option.

11/07/14, 04:10 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Did Not Practice

Tampa Buccaneers beat reporter Greg Auman, has stated via his twitter "Not practicing today for Bucs: RB Doug Martin, LT Anthony Collins, CB Alterraun Verner, WR Vincent Jackson, TE Luke Stocker."

Pyro's take: Does not look good for Doug Martin, as Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey will take over running back duties there. Vincent Jackson should play.

11/06/14, 02:05 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Benched

According to WDAE in Tampa Bay "BREAKING: Mike Glennon announces he has been told Josh McCown will start this week for the #Bucs. http://620wdae.com/listen"

Pyro's take: Hi Lovie Smith...I apologize that your not smart enough to understand that Josh McCown is worse than Mike Glennon at quarterback, and now that you have made your switch, it doesnt appear you will be a head coach next season.

I dont know how long this situation will last, but make sure he is removed from your lineups, if he was even involved in a lineup.

11/04/14, 06:04 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Sims This Week?

General manager James Licht has stated that Charles Sims should be able to play this Sunday against the Falcons, according to Tom Krasniqi via twitter. Krasniqi is the Buccs reporter for 620 WDAE. "Licht says RB Charles Sims is very likely to make his debut this week against Atlanta."

Pyro's take: Not the greatest of sources here, but Charles Sims was a game-time decision last week, and should be ready-to-go this week, barring any set-backs. I dont expect many snaps from the rookie, as he has been out all season, and Rainey has played well-enough to continue carrying the load, in Doug Martin's absence.

11/03/14, 04:49 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Possible

According to Greg Aumun, beat writer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, "Lovie Smith said rookie Charles Sims is "making progress. ... "I don't know if he'll be ready to go this week." Decision later in week."

Pyro's take: This doesnt look good for Sims. I expect that he will be out, but continue monitoring the situation. Bobby Rainey looks to be the man, as Doug Martin has been held from practice.

10/30/14, 11:03 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Could Be Up for Playing Time

Rookie Charles Sims could be in-line for more playing time, according to Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter Tom Krasniqi "From the sound of things, RB Charles Sims will play a TON when he's ready."

Sims was the 69th overall pick in May's draft. There's an outside chance that Sims could become a flex option as early as Week 10 against the Falcons. The Bucs play the Browns this week.


Pyro's take: The Buccs season is virtually over, and they would like to see what they have on their roster in live game situations. If Sims plays well enough, he could turn that into more of a full-time position starting the next season, and forcing a trade with Doug Martin.

10/28/14, 07:42 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Trade Bait

It looks as though Doug Martin could be playing somewhere else. The trade deadline is looming and Rick Stroud, who covers the Tampa Bay Times, has stated via twitter "will consider offers for two former first-RD picks: RB Doug Martin and S Mark Barron as trade deadline approaches."

Pyro's take: Bobby Rainey, and Charles Sims has outperformed the former first-round pick, either through injuries or performance. Martin is just not built to play in the NFL at a full-time basis, and the Buccs want to cut their losses.

He's averaged just 3.36 yards per carry over the last two seasons, has been brutal in pass protection and the Lovie Smith regime inherited him. Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to be active and have a role against the Browns Sunday whether Martin gets moved or not.

10/28/14, 11:33 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Evans Targeted

According to lead writer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, "Coach Smith says they want to get the ball to rookie WR Mike Evans more. Evans led the team w/78 yards yesterday."

Pyro's take: Mike Evans have been a top-producing rookie, and it will further the development of the Buccs if they focus on Evans getting the ball more. He is the real-deal, and doing some good work with Mike Glennon at quarterback.

10/27/14, 04:03 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Unclear

Josh McCown outlook is still unclear for Sunday's game. Greg Auman, via his twitter account, stated "Bucs QB Josh McCown says thumb has improved but won't say if he's ready to be active as backup QB for Sunday's game vs. Vikings."

Pyro's take: Josh McCown status maybe uncertain, but here at Pyro, we do know, that he should not be on your roster.

10/24/14, 06:59 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Resumed Practice

Rick Stroud, reporter for the Tampa Times, has reported via his twitter account "QB Josh McCown is back at practice and throwing the football during the portion open to media"

Pyro's take: This changes nothing for Mike Glennon, as Napoleon Dynamite will be the starter, because McCown sucks.

10/21/14, 12:48 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Not Practicing

Roy Cummings, Tampa Bay Buccs beat writer, announced that Vincent Jackson was not at practice today. "Among those not practicing for the Bucs today were WR V. Jackson and LBs D. Lansanah and J. Casillas."

Pyro's take: Jackson has been rumored to be in trade talks lately, even though Lovie Smith denied any of those reports, and stated that he was not looking to trade Vincent Jackson. On the season he has 25 receptions for 344 yards and two touchdowns, not really an all-star stat line.

10/20/14, 10:17 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Not Ready

Greg Auman, beat writer for the Tampa Bay Buccs, has stated that "Josh McCown's injured thumb: Said he still hasn't done any football activities with throwing hand. Won't say when he could return."

Pyro's take: Most likely when McCown does return it will be as Mike Glennon's back-up. If you haven't already, its safe to drop him.

10/15/14, 01:03 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Evans Returns

Mike Evans returned to practice according to Greg Aumun via his twitter stated "Bucs WR Mike Evans wasn't testing injured groin at full speed, but was in full pads, catching passes, going through drills at a jog."

Pyro's take: This is a good sign, as a practicing player always is. Will he be-up-to full speed before Sunday is the real question. IF you planned to use him this Sunday, this looks like the week he will return, if not, look for Vincent Jackson to have another solid week against the Ravens.

10/08/14, 01:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Missing Time

Mike Evans will miss time due to a groin strain. Its estimated that two-four weeks. It looked like the rookie was getting on track with Mike Glennon at quarterback, as he had four receptions on seven targets for 65 yards and one touchdown. Glennon was focused on Evans from the start as seven of his first 22 passes went to Evans' direction. "Mike Evans played well, made big plays," coach Lovie Smith said Monday. "But losing him in that period of the game didn't help our cast any at all, either."

Pyro's take: Mike Evans will return soon, unfortunately, he will miss growing time and continuity with Mike Glennon. In the meantime, owners of Vincent Jackson, this maybe a good opportunity for turning around his season.

09/30/14, 07:11 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.tampabay.com

starting

McCown sprained his right thumb in the brutal loss to Atlanta and will see a hand specialist Monday. Tampa Bay Times stated that all options remain open until then, but it's unlikely he will play in the next Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.

McCown has not performed well as he was 5 of 12 for 58 yards and an interception returned for a touchdown before the injury forced him to leave late in the first half of the 56-14 loss to the Falcons on Thursday. It was the fourth interception in three games for McCown. Considering the difficulty gripping the ball, it would not surprise if McCown is lost for several weeks.

Enter Mike Glennon at quarterback. Glennon was Glennon went 17-of-24 for 121 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

Pyro's take: Glennon's ability to drive the ball down the field to his outside receivers could help the running game. The Bucs also expect to have RB Doug Martin and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins against Pittsburgh.

Even though Glennon is a better fit for the Buccaneer system, there is a reason he wasn't the starter to begin with. Glennon may be able to start-up Vincent Jackson and the rest of the crew.

09/20/14, 04:43 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.tampabay.com

Inactive

Doug Martin still cant get it going. He will be out this week and Bobby Rainey will step up.

Pyro's take: Rainey has good value against the Atlanta defense, which is ranked 24th against the rush. Tampa Bay is going to try to run as much as possible tonight, to cool Matty "Ice."

09/18/14, 06:12 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.buccaneers.com

Practices

Doug Martin was on the practice field today, as reported by Greg Auman beat writer for the Tampa Bay Times, and NFL via his twitter account @gregauman.

Pyro's take: Good news for all Martin owners, and hard news for those that went out and grabbed Bobby Rainey off the waiver wire recently, unless it was a hand-cuff move. Don't release Rainey as of yet though, Martin has a history of injury, and so far this season Bobby Rainey has outplayed him.

09/16/14, 01:40 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Sefarian-Jenkins not practicing

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins did not practice today, making it a third straight day. Jenkins caught one pass for 26 yards on two targets last week. If he is unable to go the Buccaneers will only be able to carry just two tight ends on the roster, Brandon Myers and Luke Stocker.

Pyro's take: The Buccs drafted Austin Sefarian-Jenkins because of his 6-6 and 262 pound frame, and his three successful years in Washington. There he caught 146 passes for 1,840 yards and 21 touchdowns. Keep an eye out, but it doesn't look good that he will play this Sunday.


09/12/14, 02:55 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.tampabay.com

Martin wrapped

Doug Martin left Sunday's game with a leg injury, and was seen in a wrap in the locker room, according to a tweet by Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, @gregauman. Also, Mr. Auman stated that Martin mentioned a player had rolled his leg.

He did return, but was very limited as he had only nine yards on nine carries. Bobby Rainey filled in for Doug Martin but fumbled to close out the game.

Pyro's take: Fantasy owners were somewhat shy on Doug Martin, because of his dismal year in 2013, but not enough to keep his ADP out of the 20's to 30's range. He could be fine going into next week, but I would keep my options open for another running back replacement. Rainey is the hand-cuff, and you can also put out a search for Justin Forsett, Isaiah Crowell, or James Starks.

At this time keep Martin, and have a back-up plan if he will miss any significant time.

09/08/14, 11:05 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nola.com

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