July 28, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) runs with the ball during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
A fumble by Tampa Bay rookie RB Doug Martin is part of a sloppy morning at Buccaneers training camp. We break down the fantasy implications.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano had to start the first 11-on-11 period of Monday's workout over because of penalties and sloppy play. After several scoldings, a fumble by rookie Doug Martin prompted Schiano to throw the first-team offense and defense off the field and start again with the second-team units.
Analysis: This sounds more like a team having a bad day than any indictment of Martin's abilities. However, Schiano said last week that Martin was one of three rookies that he was hoping to start this season and fumbling in practice isn't going to increase anyone's confidence. Martin is probably a middle-to-low No. 2 fantasy back right now, but that could change as the preseason goes along and his role become clearer. LeGarrette Blount is the other factor in this backfield and there may be weeks when he takes carries from Martin.