Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or LeSean McCoy (2015)

Doug Martin
Doug Martin (TB - RB)
 
LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy (BUF - RB)
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Expert Pick %
100%
34
ECR
11
25
Best Rank
1
41
Worst Rank
13
116.8
Ave Projection
205.2
128.7
Best
217.8
104.8
Worst
199.3
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Expert Pick %
100%

No experts recommend Doug Martin over LeSean McCoy

 
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
34
ECR
11
25
Best Rank
1
41
Worst Rank
13
1.8
Ave Targets / Game
2.4
20.0
Total Targets
39.0
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

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

He's the face of Buffalo's ground and pound offense. The difficulty is in deciding if thats a good thing or not.

- 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

McCoy had a "down season" last year with 1,319 yards rushing and 5 rushing touchdowns. Part of his problem is the Eagles offensive line was a mess and he also did not live up to expectations. He has a fresh start in Buffalo and is likely to see 300 carries or more this season.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
While his offensive team environment was downgraded with the move to BUF, he should at least return to being a major pass-game weapon as a safety net for the Bills' woeful QBs

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports

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

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

 
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.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

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

 
Lack of scoring opportunities on the bills offense, mixed with a poor offensive line and conservative gameplanning tendencies of Rex Ryan all make for a bad combo for McCoy, especially when his biggest streaks of poor play came from behind the injured Eagles line in 2012 and 2014.

- Edward Gorelik, RotoBaller

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

 
 
I don't see McCoy getting many balls thrown his way but he should see plenty of touches on the ground. Rex Ryan has himself a true RB1 to work with.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom