Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Doug Martin to be Tampa’s “bell cow” after injuries to Charles Sims and Mike James.
How about he just says that Martin will be the primary ball-carrier out of the backfield and leave the farm animal references to his private life? The injuries have ravaged the running back depth in Tampa, but at least it's made things easier for fantasy owners as now Martin becomes fairly close to being the lone guy out of the Bucs backfield. Bobby Rainey is still there and will continue to fill that third-down, pass-catching role.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Zach Miller caught two passes on seven targets for 10 yards and a TD on Thursday night vs Green Bay.
Miller got the start in place of the injured Martellus Bennett on Thursday night. In all, he finished with two catches and a touchdown on seven targets, looking mediocre, however doing his best with the hand he was dealt. Anyone who started him in daily leagues could have expected better, however it is a bit spoiled to come away with much more than a TD as a definite backup. Consider him a wise play on Thursday night, and a keen start going forward at least until Bennett comes back healthy. Analysis: Dom Murtha