Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or LeSean McCoy (2015)

Doug Martin
Doug Martin (TB - RB)
 
LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy (BUF - RB)
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
28
ECR
10
13
Best Rank
1
41
Worst Rank
24
115
Ave Projection
195
129
Best
211
96
Worst
182
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
28
ECR
10
13
Best Rank
1
41
Worst Rank
24
115
Ave Projection (?)
195
129
Best
211
96
Worst
182
194
Rush Attempts
298
753
Rush Yards
1,306
4
Rush TDs
7
23
Receptions
33
152
Rec Yards
228
0
Rec TDs
1
80.8
Total Points
200.4
7.3
Ave Points
12.5
2.6
Week 1
17.5
Week 2
20.2
Week 3
2.2
13.6
Week 4
1.7
10.4
Week 5
10.6
5.8
Week 6
17.4
Week 7
4.6
Week 8
12.7
Week 9
14.3
Week 10
8.7
Week 11
11.6
4.1
Week 12
20.1
13.1
Week 13
19.9
3.2
Week 14
3.0
10.9
Week 15
7.5
1.7
Week 16
20.6
10.8
Week 17
12.4
1.8
Ave Targets / Game
2.4
20.0
Total Targets
39.0
2.0
Week 1
6.0
Week 2
5.0
Week 3
3.0
2.0
Week 4
0.0
5.0
Week 5
4.0
2.0
Week 6
2.0
Week 7
2.0
Week 8
5.0
Week 9
2.0
Week 10
3.0
Week 11
1.0
3.0
Week 12
1.0
1.0
Week 13
0.0
1.0
Week 14
0.0
1.0
Week 15
2.0
1.0
Week 16
4.0
0.0
Week 17
1.0
 
McCoy should be a huge factor in the Bills offense this season, and Ryan's love of the "ground and pound" should have McCoy owners excited. That said, the hamstring strain is worrisome. He'll slide down the draft board a bit if he's going to miss time.

- Kelly Smelser, Punch Drunk Wonderland

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

Coach Ryan's run-first attack a plus, but new offense/QB situation much weaker than Philly's.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Doug Martin is so unloved that he could be one of the later steals of the draft. His current ADP is 71.2 which is late 6th/early 7th round pick. At the 2012 combine, Martin weighed 223 pounds. At the end of last season, he weighed 225 pounds. Conditioning has never been on of Martin's strong suits, but Martin got into shape during this off season and he is down to 210 points. Martin knows that it is a make or break season for him and maybe this re-dedication could lead to great things for fantasy owners this season. With the addition of QB Jameis Winston, and WRs Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, defenses may be keying on the pass, which increases Martin's chances at a productive season.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

2014 Offensive Line run blocking ranks: #1 PHI and #32 BUF. RB LeSean McCoy leaves PHI for BUF. Look for new offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, to increase the Buffalo run game this season. In the past 3 years, Roman's offenses ran the football no less than 50.2 percent of the time. And new head coach, Rex Ryan, also likes to run the football. During his time with the New York Jets, Rex Ryan's offenses ranked 6th or higher in rush percentage 5 times.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

I haven't given up on ol' Muscle Hamster quite yet. The news that he has slimmed down to help gain speed may be off season drivel, but it has worked for running backs in the past and I've always like Martins' ability and so far he has looked faster this preseason.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

McCoy is a tough nut to crack for prognosticators this season. We know he has tremendous ability but had a sharp decline in efficiency last season with a 4.2 yards per carry mark and just five total touchdowns on 312 carries. McCoy's workload should remain high in Buffalo, but the number of total plays run and red-zone attempts should drop considerably under offensive coordinator Greg Roman, whose 49er offense ranked 19th in total rushing attempts last season despite being a run-heavy team. Add in the fact that the Bills will be scraping the barrel for a quarterback, and it appears McCoy will be dependent on volume, which thankfully should come, but his ceiling is much lower in Buffalo than it could have been in Philadelphia.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Look for Doug Martin to lead the backfield in 2015 and he has potential to be a very nice value pick. He has amazing upside, but my expectations are 750 combined yards and 6 TDs.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

Warning, McCoy has a bad hamstring injury so it may be wise to pass on him this year. Rex Ryan loves to run the football and he is going to feed McCoy. McCoy played with a bit of turf-toe last year, but should now be fully healthy again. McCoy also has great hands and will no doubt be getting a ton of dump-offs so if you are in a PPR league you will benefit. He didn't have too many TD's last year and his new offense under Rex Ryan should feed him the ball. Expect over 1,200 combined yards and double digit TDs.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

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

I do not think there is an elite fantasy running back option that towers above the rest like San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006. I like McCoy, because I think he will lead the NFL in carries on an offense that is going to ground and pound and head coach Rex Ryan wants him to be a receiving back as well. McCoy does have a hamstring injury, but all reports are that it is minor and he will be ready in Week 1.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
McCoy should thrive in the Bills ground and pound offense

- Raju Byfield, Win My Fantasy League