Bucs rookie RB Doug Martin goes off for 251 rushing yards, 4 touchdowns vs. Raiders | Sharapova's Thigh

The guy we featured as the Week Nine Fantasy Football Roundup cover boy? That's Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin. We featured him because he was coming off a few monster games (in fact, he had the most fantasy points for running backs over the previous three weeks), and expected him to have another big day today against the Oakland Raiders. And he certainly did.

Martin rushed for a whopping 251 yards on 25 carries, and four of those carries were for touchdowns. In the second half, the rookie out of Boise State had touchdown runs of 45 yards, 60 yards, and 70 yards. Ridiculous.

See those runs for yourself, thanks to The Big Lead:

I remember leading up to the draft, there was a ton of speculation that the Denver Broncos (as somebody that lives in Denver, I can tell you I heard about it pretty much everyday for a couple months) or Green Bay Packers would take Martin, before the 31st slot where the Bucs selected him. Could you imagine those offenses with this guy? 
Whatever the case, Tampa Bay is glad to have him. After two straight Martin-led wins on the road, the Bucs are still very much alive in the NFC playoff race at 4-4. 

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