Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Doug Martin No. 2 on NFL's Rushing List

Martin is has 541 rushing yards this season, second to Atlanta's Devonta Freeman.

Photos from Buccaneers vs. Redskins at FedExField.

After a standout performance against the Redskins, Doug Martin finds himself No. 2 on the NFL's rushing list with 541 yards. Martin, who has already sat out a week on a bye, is just 80 yards shy of Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman. The Falcons have their bye week during Week 10.

Martin carried the ball 19 times against Washington, picking up 136 yards. He's rushed for 100 yards in three straight games, becoming the third runner in Buccaneer history to do so. With yet another 100-yard game, Martin has 10 in his career, the third-most in franchise history.

He has also been effective in the passing game. Through six games, Martin is fourth on the team in receptions with 14. He's picked up a combined 670 yards of total offense thus far.

Pro Football Focus, a website dedicated to providing high-level statistics and analysis on all 32 NFL teams, has Martin rated as the NFL's second-best running back with a grade of +12.1. Pittsburgh's LeVeon Bell is the top back with a rating of +13.4 while Freeman is third with a +8.7 rating. Martin is graded also the league's third-best blocking back. Martin received a grade of +1.3 against Washington, No. 10 in the league.

He is averaging 90.2 yards per game, just .7 yards shy of his 2012 Pro Bowl season. If Martin continues to produce at the rate he has been, he will finish the season with 1,443 yards and seven touchdowns.

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