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Bucs RB Doug Martin practiced on Wednesday. He missed the final few series of last week's game after he, as he put it, got "bent back." But the team never announced an injury, and his participation on Wednesday means he's on track to play against the Saints this weekend. Martin's workload projection is less clear. RB Charles Sims is expected back, and OC Todd Monken said RB Jacquizz Rodgers has earned an "expanded role" after a solid showing last week. Consider Martin just a RB2 for Week 14, despite the plus matchup.

Bucs HC Dirk Koetter expects RB Charles Sims (knee) to be activated from IR this week. He's been out since Week 4. It's still unclear whether Sims will be ready to play against the Saints on Sunday. His return will put a dent in RB Doug Martin's workload. In their only full game together this season, Martin tallied 23 touches to Sims' 7.

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin watched his team's final 2 drives in Sunday's win over the Chargers after getting "bent back," he told Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times after the game. Martin said he expects to be fine going forward. We'll keep an eye on his status as the Bucs get into Week 14 practices. Jacquizz Rodgers stepped in for his 1st action since Week 8 and is worth a look in your waiver run this week -- just in case -- if you own Martin. The Bucs host New Orleans next Sunday.

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Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He’s expected to be on some type of snap count in his 1st action since Week 2. Consider Martin a risk/reward RB2.

ESPN Bucs writer Jenna Laine reports that the Buccaneers expect RB Doug Martin (hamstring) to return for today's game against the Bears but that they "still want to test him" before the game. That means we'll need to watch his game status later this morning. It's also a reminder of the risk that will remain in Martin's 1st game back from an injury that has kept him out since Week 2. As of Friday, the medical staff hadn't even cleared Martin to return. He'll be usable if active, but use some caution as you set your lineups. Peyton Barber would only be a fringe fantasy option for deeper leagues if Martin returns.

UPDATE: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Bucs are expected to limit Martin's workload, which comes as no surprise.

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports that Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) will play against the Bears on Sunday. Auman makes no mention of a snap or touch count. Martin has been out since Week 2, though, so it's certainly possible that he's limited. Consider him just a RB2 for Week 10, but he could quickly regain RB1 status.

Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for this weekend's tilt with the Bears, HC Dirk Koetter said Friday. Martin put in 3 limited practices this week. We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he'll be a risk/reward RB2 vs. a surprisingly stout Chicago run defense. If Martin sits, Peyton Barber will draw the start and be a low-end RB2. RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) remains out.

Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) admitted Thursday that he's still not "full-speed." He added that he's "hopeful" that he'll be able to play against the Bears this weekend, but it'd sure be nice if he was more confident. Consider Martin no better than 50/50 for Week 10 -- and he'll be a risky RB2 if active. Peyton Barber will serve as Tampa Bay's lead back if Martin remains out.

Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday. It's his 1st official workout since going down in Week 2. We'll monitor Martin's status over the next few days, but it looks like he has a shot to play against the Bears this weekend. A healthy Martin has a shot to produce as a RB1 the rest of the season. RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) remained sidelined Wednesday.

Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) remained sidelined for the team's unofficial practice on Monday. It doesn't kill his chances of returning for this weekend's game against the Bears, but it's not a good start. RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) also sat out on Monday. If neither guy is available by Sunday, RB Peyton Barber will draw the start.

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has a chance to return in Week 10. The 27-year-old hasn’t played since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2. “We’re hopeful that after these three days off that maybe he has a shot at Chicago,” HC Dirk Koetter said. “But hamstrings seem to linger a little bit. We’ll have to wait and see.” The Bucs certainly need help at RB with Charles Sims and Antone Smith out for the year. Jacquizz Rodgers is dealing with a foot injury, too. For now, Peyton Barber and Mike James represent the only healthy RBs in Tampa Bay.

Bucs RBs Doug Martin (hamstring) and Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) are both out for Thursday night's game against the Falcons. Neither guy practiced at all this week. Tampa is left with Antone Smith, Peyton Barber and Mike James in the backfield. All 3 figure to be involved, making it a situation to avoid in fantasy lineups. Expect a pass-heavier approach than usual from the Bucs.

Bucs RB Jacquizz Rodgers has been diagnosed with a sprained foot, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. The location and severity of that sprain will determine how long Rodgers will be out. He won't play against the Falcons on Thursday night. With RB Doug Martin (hamstring) also unlikely for that one, Tampa will be down to RBs Antone Smith and Peyton Barber. It figures to mean more volume for QB Jameis Winston.

Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. RB Jacquizz Rodgers gets another start after handling a whopping 56 carries over Tampa’s last 2 games. Oakland is giving up 5.0 yards per carry to RBs.

Bucs RB Doug Martin (hamstring) remained sidelined on Wednesday. There's no timetable for his return after he reinjured that hamstring during the Week 6 bye. Jacquizz Rodgers is the heavy favorite to get another start this weekend against the Raiders.

Bucs HC Dirk Koetter revealed Wednesday that RB Doug Martin suffered a setback with his hamstring injury last week. There's no timetable for Martin's return, which presumably means he won't play against the 49ers on Sunday. It's a huge missed opportunity for a prime matchup and obviously muddies Martin's outlook going forward. RB Jacquizz Rodgers looks like the starter this weekend after handling a whopping 35 touches. He won't need nearly that much to post nice fantasy numbers against a 'Niners defense that's allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to RBs.

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