Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Doug Martin who missed week 13 with a concussion is still in the concussion protocol as of Monday. Now while Martin could still get cleared later on in the week, with the Bucs sitting at 4-8 and out of the playoff picture maybe Martin misses another week. Not to mention, Peyton Barber’s performance against the Packers makes the decision to sit Martin even easier.
Barber who went for 102 yards off of 23 carries and caught all four of his targets for 41 yards looked very impressive in Martin’s absence. And drawing Detroit’s poor run defense this week, Barber would be in line for another big day.