2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons RB Doug Martin Will Have Bounce Back Season

5 Reasons Doug Martin Will Bounce Back

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After burning more than a couple fantasy football owners in 2013, many will be steering clear of Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin this summer. He can still be a serviceable back, though, and here are five reasons why he will bounce back during the 2014 fantasy football season.

5. Martin Is Only 25 Years Old

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5. Martin Is Only 25 Years Old

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At 25 years old, Martin is one of the best, young backs in fantasy. He has a very long career in front of him and has five-plus years left of serviceable fantasy numbers. He won’t have a limit on his touches this year, like most aging veterans, and the youngster should see another 300-plus touches in 2014.

4. QB Mike Glennon Much Better At Leading Offense

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4. QB Mike Glennon Much Better At Leading Offense

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Martin was barely able to play with Glennon last season, but it was clear that Tampa’s offense was much more productive with the rookie as their starting quarterback. Josh Freeman was 0-3 and averaged 11.3 points per game. Glennon, on the other hand, led the team to four wins and averaged 19.5 points per game. Tampa’s offense is more dangerous with Glennon at the helm and Martin will see larger running lanes with the gunslinger under center.

3. Martin Has Averaged 111.1 All-Purpose Yards Per Game

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3. Martin Has Averaged 111.1 All-Purpose Yards Per Game

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Martin has averaged a gaudy 86.6 rushing yards and 24.5 receiving yards per game throughout his 22 professional games. He has become one of the best dual-threat back in all of fantasy and will be good for a couple points each week based on yardage alone.

2. Martin Was A Pro Bowler In 2012

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2. Martin Was A Pro Bowler In 2012

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It may have been an entire year since Martin was on the field, but fantasy owners shouldn't forget about the performance he put together in 2012. He rushed for an amazing 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns in his rookie season and added another 472 yards through the air. Martin still has limitless fantasy potential.

1. Martin Suffered A Shoulder Injury

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1. Martin Suffered A Shoulder Injury

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The most alarming aspect of a running back suffering a season-ending injury is the long-term effect it can have on a player. Fortunately, Martin’s injury was to his shoulder, and not his lower body, so he will be able to make a full recovery next season.