Doug Martin uncertain to play Saturday, but shouldn't be a big fantasy concern

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Martin passed his concussion tests and had a full week of practice, but the Bucs may hold him out of the preseason as a precaution. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is not guaranteed to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. He passed all his concussion tests and was 100 percent in this week's practice sessions, but admitted that his playing status is "up to the coaches."

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Martin suffered a concussion in last week's game when he got kicked in the head while trying to make a cut block. Head coach Greg Schiano admitted that he's not sure about playing Martin this week, telling the Tampa Bay Times "I'm not sure what we're going to do with Doug right now."

Fantasy impact: Sounds like the coaches will hold him out as a precaution, but he would probably suit up if Saturday's game counted in the standings. Martin should be good to go for the regular season and remains one of fantasy football's elite draft options. He currently sits at No. 2 in SB Nation's RB rankings.

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