Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or Arian Foster (2015)

Doug Martin
Doug Martin (TB - RB)
 
Arian Foster
Arian Foster (HOU - RB)
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Expert Pick %
100%
34
ECR
6
25
Best Rank
3
41
Worst Rank
12
116.9
Ave Projection
218.2
128.7
Best
224.7
105.0
Worst
215.8
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Expert Pick %
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No experts recommend Doug Martin over Arian Foster

 
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Expert Pick %
100%
34
ECR
6
25
Best Rank
3
41
Worst Rank
12
1.8
Ave Targets / Game
4.5
20.0
Total Targets
59.0
The Muscle Hamster fell out of favor early last year, but he did gain some momentum with two strong performances to end the year. He's still a guy to watch.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

All those carries will break him down permanently eventually but he was a star again last year (5th overall) and should keep his role again in 2015.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

This is a make or break year for Martin, as the Buccaneers declined to pick up his 2016 option. I think he will be the lead back in Tampa Bay, but it is going to be a frustrating committee there this season.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Foster turns 29-years old this year. The good news is that he had 1,573 yards from scrimmage and scored 13 touchdowns. The bad news is that he missed 3 games last year and played at less than 100% in several others. Just like last year, I question his ability to stay healthy for 16 games.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

I haven't given up on ol' Muscle Hamster quite yet. The news that he has slimmed down to help gain speed may be offseason drivvel, but it has worked for running backs in the past and I've always like Martins' ability.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Foster managed nagging injuries all last year well enough to finish with 298 touches, 1,573 total yards, 13 touchdowns and his best rushing average since 2010 with 4.8 yards per carry. He will turn 29 in August, and there is no doubt he will be an injury concern. If Foster weren't, he'd easily be a top-5 pick, but as it is he'll be a high-upside, though risky, first-rounder.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Projected RB1 but hard to like with a 3.6 YPC average and just 3 TDs over the last two years.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Another Top 5 finish in 2014.The Texans want to reduce the 29 year old's workload this year.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

I am far from a Martin apologist but I struggle to get over how wildly mediocre Sims looked last year. Perhaps he was still hampered from the foot injury that caused him to miss so much time, or perhaps he is be suited to be a COP and 3rd down RB.

- Adam Inman, FFLockerRoom

 
 
In the 13 games that he played in 2014, Arian Foster averaged 18.1 fantasy points per game, 2nd only to DeMarco Murray at 18.4. In 2014 the Houston Texans led the league in rushing attempts (34.5) per game. New Offensive Coordinator George Godsey takes over for Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison who departs for Denver. Godsey is also the QB coach, so don't expect a drop-off in run/pass percentages. I like Foster as a solid mid to late round 1 draft pick, but due to missing 11 games over the past 2 seasons, I don't have him ranked in the elite RBs.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

 
Foster is a good pick, but you absolutely have to handcuff him with Alfred Blue

- Huseyin Aksu, Fantasy Couch