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A Tribute to Mike Sage, a True Fighter for Indiana Education and Children

by Doug Martin Michael Sage passed away last Saturday. He was a true crusader for children and a critic of school privatization in Indianapolis. Through parent and activist Matthew Brooks, I met and talked with Mike several times while...Show More Summary

IPS and the National School Board Buyout

By Doug Martin Although the local powers-that-be who funded the members who won the Indianapolis Public School board 2014 election are well known and mentioned in my book Hoosier School Heist (Al Hubbard, David Harris, Bart Peterson,...Show More Summary

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 16: Doug Martin is risky

Doug Martin had a decent game in Week 15. Should fantasy owners use him? Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin actually got it going last week. He rushed the ball 14 times for 96 yards in a loss to the Carolina Panthers. It should be noted that he had a 63-yard run, so that stat line is a little misleading. Show More Summary

Doug Martin's Revival Crucial to the Buccaneers' Future

Running back Doug Martin has a chance to be more than a one-hit wonder with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A Pro Bowl season during Martin's rookie campaign seems to be a long lost memory. Martin rekindled some of those fond memories with his play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Show More Summary

Doug Martin shows he has something left

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If you thought Doug Martin was washed up, think again. With one run, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back showed that he still can be dangerous. That play came in the first quarter of Tampa Bay’s 19-17 loss to the...Show More Summary

Is Doug Martin the Secret Weapon to Win Week 16 Fantasy Football Championships?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin carried the ball 14 times for 96 yards in Week 15. Is Martin a secret weapon to win fantasy football championships in Week 16? What can owners expect from Martin against the Packers in Week 16? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report Fantasy Expert Anita Marks discuss Martin in the video above. Show More Summary

Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 15: Doug Martin, Charles Sims struggle

That was two fantasy points apiece for the Tampa Bay running backs. We break down the fantasy implications. A week after his best fantasy day of the season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin returned to his lows Sunday, and rookie position-mate Charles Sims joined him. Show More Summary

Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 14: Doug Martin manages a touchdown

Even with his touchdown, Martin totaled only 11 fantasy points Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications. After two months of fantasy irrelevance, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin re-emerged a bit Sunday. Martin scored...Show More Summary

Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey's Post-Week 13 Fantasy Reaction

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled all season in the run game, and the team’s inability to find consistency on the ground was an issue for fantasy football owners once again in Week 13. While Doug Martin regained his role as the team’s primary running back, both Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey were not as effective. Show More Summary

Bucs embrace backfield-by-committee approach

ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says tailback Doug Martin will likely continue to split snaps with Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims, and might even become expendable in the offseason.

Doug Martin says he’s the same player he was in 2012

When Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was a rookie in 2012, he ran 319 times for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns while also catching 49 passes and playing in all 16 games. It’s been all downhill from there. Martin has played in just 12 games since that year and he’s seen his average gain on…

Doug Martin says he's still the same player

TAMPA, Fla. -- Doug Martin knows the critics are out there. They say he has lost it and he's not the same running back who rushed for more than 1,400 yards as a rookie in 2012. So what does the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back say about all that? "I don't say anything," Martin said. Show More Summary

Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 13: Doug Martin adds to murky fantasy value for Buccaneers backfield

Doug Martin returned to action in Week 12, and Tampa Bay's backfield is still a mess. We take a look at what to expect for fantasy purposes. Doug Martin returned to the field on Sunday after almost a month of inactivity. Surprisingly, Martin was named the starter heading into the game. Show More Summary

Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey's Post-Week 12 Fantasy Reaction

Ugh. That's pretty much how you should feel about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backfield and the fantasy prospects of Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey at this point. The carousal in the backfield continues to turn. On Sunday, it...Show More Summary

Four is a crowd in Bucs' backfield

TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have a full stable of healthy running backs when they play the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Doug Martin, who has missed the past three games with an ankle injury,...Show More Summary

Doug Martin practicing on Wednesday, fantasy role still unclear

Martin practiced Wednesday and is on track to make his return in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications. Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was at practice once again on Wednesday. Martin is rounding back into health...Show More Summary

IPS, Marian, and the Free-Market Jesus

by Doug Martin With the hedge fund Democrats for Educational Reform’s Mary Ann Sullivan, the Marian Academy for Teaching and Leadership-trained LaNier Echols, and others mentioned in my bookHoosier School Heist now on the IPS School Board, the profiteers are gearing up to cash in on even more tax money in Indianapolis. Show More Summary

Doug Martin remains out for Buccaneers

All offseason, the Buccaneers talked about Doug Martin being a bell cow in the backfield for them this season with the unspoken implication that they hoped it resulted in production similar to his rookie season in 2012. It hasn’t worked out that way. Martin wasn’t effective early in the season, missed two games with a…

Bucs put 'bell-cow' approach out to pasture

TAMPA, Fla. – Back in the offseason, especially after they drafted Charles Sims, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers repeatedly said Doug Martin still was their “bell-cow’’ running back. It has become apparent throughout the season that’s no longer the case. Show More Summary

Doug Martin is inactive, Bobby Rainey will start but fantasy owners are eyeing Charles Sims

Bobby Rainey is fighting to keep his starting job as the Buccaneers have a rookie running back hungry for the workload. We take a look at the fantasy impact. As expected, Doug Martin will not play in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons while he deals with an ankle injury. Show More Summary

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