Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or Mark Ingram (2015)

Doug Martin
Doug Martin (TB - RB)
 
Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
2%
Expert Pick %
98%
28
ECR
14
15
Best Rank
10
41
Worst Rank
23
114
Ave Projection
171
127
Best
183
96
Worst
163
2%
Expert Pick %
98%
28
ECR
14
15
Best Rank
10
41
Worst Rank
23
114
Ave Projection (?)
171
127
Best
183
96
Worst
163
191
Rush Attempts
230
741
Rush Yards
1,004
4
Rush TDs
9
23
Receptions
26
153
Rec Yards
178
0
Rec TDs
1
1.8
Ave Targets / Game
2.8
20.0
Total Targets
36.0
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

The injury-prone power back option in the Saints RB committee. Spiller could steal some early down work.

- 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

Unless there is an injury to Mark Ingram, I don’t see C.J. Spiller more than an RB3, but he does have more value in Points Per Reception (PPR) leagues. New Orleans led the NFL in RB receptions with 132, but a bulk came from Pierre Thomas and Travis Cadet, who are no longer with the team.

- 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

The three-headed running back that New Orleans usually deploys looks to be a two-header this season with Ingram getting between the tackles work and C.J. Spiller working more in space and through the passing game. Ingram scored nine touchdowns last season and accumulated 964 yards rushing on 226 attempts. Those numbers should inch upward.

- 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

Mark Ingram is going to now have to compete with CJ Spiller for yards and TDs. I do like Mark Ingram and think he will put up nearly 1,000 yards and over 5 TD's in 2015.

- 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

Ingram resigned in New Orleans, which should be a big boost for his fantasy value. I expect him to be a borderline RB1, although he will have to share touches with free agent RB C.J. Spiller.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax