He was back out there this Sunday, and obviously did nothing as a runner and not seeing a single target in the pass game.
Peyton Barber again outplayed Martin, managing 51 yards on 13 carries while catching both of his targets.
3/9/2016: Signed a five-year, .75 million contract. Another .75 million is available through incentives.
2017: million, 2018: .75 million, 2019-2020: million, 2021: Free Agent Suspended by the team last week, Martin's loss was really a net gain for the Bucs.
Unfortunately for the rookie, De Sean Jackson (ankle, questionable) also looks ready to go.
Despite catching three passes for 98 yards last week, Godwin will only be a fantasy option if Jackson sits.
Martin, who sat out last week's game with a concussion, has averaged a listless 2.71 yards per carry over his six-game touchdown drought. It's a shame Koetter is being so close-minded when Barber is clearly the better back, but at least we have some clarity on the matter.
Martin will be a volume-based RB3 in his return from a one-game absence.
Despite being one of the league's worst runners before suffering his concussion in Week 12, Martin will get the start.We would expect Barber to get the Week 15 start against the Falcons.It's unlikely, but not impossible, Martin ends up a healthy scratch for that one.We fully expect Peyton Barber to get a chance to establish the "hot hand," however. He's a risky FLEX play for the fantasy quarterfinals.Inactive for the Bucs are QB Ryan Griffin, S Josh Robinson, CB Vernon Hargreaves, S T. Ward, OL Mike Liedtke, WR Bobo Wilson and DT Clinton Mc Donald.