Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was on the field for 38 snaps in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers , Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It was an increase of seven snaps over what he received in Week 3, but the percentage of total offensive plays that Martin was in on (48 percent) was actually almost identical to the previous game's figure.
Although he and Charles Sims have divided the snaps virtually down the middle over the last two games, Martin continues to be the clear-cut lead back on the ground, receiving 20 carries to Sims' six against the Panthers in Week 4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Carolina Panthers .
Brushing off a nick to his knee suffered in Wednesday's practice, Martin will get the nod in the backfield. Although, he may find the going tough against a Carolina defense that has conceded just 3.1 yards per carry and two total touchdowns to running backs this season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (knee) will play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers , according to NFL Network.
Martin is officially listed as questionable after suffering the injury during practice this week, but he was always adamant he would play. The Panthers' defense has been hit by big injuries, namely to linebacker Luke Kuechly and defensive end Charles Johnson , possibly giving Martin more lanes to run through than normal against Carolina.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (knee) has been deemed questionable for the Sunday game against Carolina.
Martin missed practice Thursday, then returned to a limited session Friday. Despite the missed practice time and his designation, Martin claims he's unconcerned by the injury, saying that it's nothing more than a minor nick.
Although he should be fine to lead the Tampa Bay backfield, his Fantasy owners will still want to check back before kickoff to make certain of his availability.
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