Buccaneers 24-year old Doug Martin told the media he is not a believer in a "Sophomore Jinx" and is looking to build on a rookie season that saw him finish in the top five in the league in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and carries.
The Bucs were a top 10 offense last season, are returning guards Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph, add in that the "Muscle Hampster" will come into the season with a much higher comfort level, and it is not a surprise that he, nor you, should buy into any so-called "Sophomore Jinx." With both Arian Foster and Jamaal Charles injury concerns/history it would not be a stretch to consider targeting Martin as the second running back off the board, behind Vikings Adrian Peterson, come draft day.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Doug Martin's rookie season was flat out fantastic. He is a Ray Rice-like fantasy back, and should be taken in the top half of first round in all formats this year.ANALYST: Brad Costilo
Doug Martin was the number two scorer in fantasy football last year. This year he won't be taking anyone by surprise. rnHowever, the passing game of the Bucs still has to be respected. This will make defenses play Martin honest. Confidently draft Martin as a top ten running back.ANALYST:
Dwayne Bowe plans on revitalizing his career in Cleveland in 2015.
LOL. Literally. Bowe failed to reach 100 receiving yards in a single game last year and didn't catch a single touchdown pass. Alex Smith is no Peyton Manning, but he's significantly more capable than anyone who will be throwing the ball to Bowe in Cleveland. The Browns have brought in Josh McCown this offseason and obviously still have Johnny Manziel in tow. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see third-stringer Thad Lewis get some reps at some point. Maybe it's possible that Johnny Football is better than he looked last year and he can get a little something going with Bowe, but that seems like a long shot. Analysis: Brett Talley