Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or Chris Carson

 
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  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
 
 
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ECR# 42# 54-
Best Rank# 25# 37-
Worst Rank# 71# 70-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total32.767.0-
Avg Game8.26.1-
Avg Projection85.881.6-
    
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  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN vs. LAR
Week 2 at CHI at DEN
Week 3 vs. DAL at MIA
Week 4 at ARI vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. LAR at LAC
Week 6 at OAK vs. SEA
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at DET vs. IND
Week 9 vs. LAC at SF
Week 10 at LAR vs. LAC
Week 11 vs. GB at ARI
Week 12 at CAR at BAL
Week 13 vs. SF vs. KC
Week 14 vs. MIN vs. PIT
Week 15 at SF at CIN
Week 16 vs. KC vs. DEN
Week 17 vs. ARI at KC
  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts117.1126.6
Rush Yards471.7464.3
Rush TDs3.03.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions20.117.0
Rec Yards169.3139.1
Rec TDs0.90.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points85.881.6
   
  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
2017 Points 
Week 14.9
Week 210.0
Week 311.2
Week 46.6
Week 514.2
Week 614.4
Week 78.0
Week 87.5
Week 90.7
Week 105.1
Week 114.4
Week 123.3
Week 13
Week 149.0
Week 15
Week 160.7
Week 17-0.3
  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
2017 Targets 
Week 11
Week 22
Week 32
Week 43
Week 53
Week 62
Week 73
Week 82
Week 90
Week 102
Week 113
Week 120
Week 13
Week 143
Week 15
Week 160
Week 170
  Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If the Seahawks really believed in Carson as much as they say they do, why did they use a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny? There are now three beat reporters who are saying that Carson is absolutely the starter, but that Penny will have a role. This is clearly a mess of a backfield that's behind one of the worst run-blocking units in football. Carson is a very risky pick, but one that costs a lot less than Penny. It seems like his ADP may move up sooner than I'd hoped, but Martin is one of my favorite late-round sleepers. Word has come out that he looks phenomenal at OTAs. Battling a 32-year-old Marshawn Lynch who has a history of back problems? Playing behind a top-five offensive line? Sign me up. It's rare to find a running back being draft so late who has multiple 1,400-yard rushing seasons on his resume. While it's Lynch's job, it seems like Jon Gruden has a clear role for Martin in the offense.
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I'm expecting rookie Rashaad Penny to get the gig in Seattle, but like I said in his entry, Pete Carroll is a strange man who makes strange decisions, and if he decided to YOLO his running back choice and bench Penny for Carson, I wouldn't be overly shocked. Carson's shown some flashes in the past, and for whatever it's worth, he finished last year with a 7.0% DVOA, but I'm expecting him to be the backup guy to Penny.Martin has and continues to be a frustrating player to own in fantasy. He was terrible last year, ending the season with an awful -22.5% DVOA, good for dead-last among running backs with at least 100 carries last season. Now, he's the backup to Marshawn Lynch and is little more than a somewhat valuable handcuff, given that, if Lynch gets hurt, he'll be behind a better offensive line and in a better offense than he was in with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Carson is getting praise heaped onto him by Pete Carroll and company, and there is a chance Carson beats out Rashaad Penny, but I'll need to see some tangible proof of that, as Penny was drafted in the first round to lead this backfield.Martin is a tough nut to crack because we know he has the ability but we sure haven't seen it lately. The good news for him is that he gets a big upgrade with Oakland's offensive line and Marshawn Lynch has some age and injury history that could keep him from a big workload.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
On the verge of cementing Seattle's featured role, Carson suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 after totaling 56 touches and 297 yards. Pete Carroll-perhaps the only coach who would consider playing a seventh-round pick over first-round selection Rashad Penny-has suggested he's the starting front-runner. He's an intriguing late-round flier who will draw much more buzz with a strong postseason. Martin has cleared 1,400 rushing yards twice in his career, but he has also averaged 2.9 YPC in back-to-back seasons derailed by injuries. He hasn't rushed for 100 yards in a single game since garnering 235 on Nov. 22, 2015. According to ESPN's Bill Barnwell, nobody generated negative expected points on a higher percentage of runs than the Muscle Hamster's 71.7 in 2017. Jon Gruden should quickly see that Marshawn Lynch is the superior veteran RB deserving of Oakland's workload.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Doug Martin has multiple 1,400-yard rushing seasons on his resume and the word on the street is positive in Oakland. He's a nice value at his current ADP (163 overall, RB54 on MFL10). @EricNMoody "Jon Gruden is big on (Doug Martin), who is slated for "a bigger workload than your traditional backup running back." MercuryNews.com Among qualified RBs, Doug Martin was last in success rate (35%), missed tackles forced per carry (.04), and percentage of carries to gain 5+ yards (20%) last year. @GrahamBarfield Doug Martin has had a top-12 RB finish once every three years, he has been trash for the past two. He will have to be very fortunate to even get the opportunity to continue this pattern.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Although the Seahawks just spent serious draft capital on a running back, it is growing more difficult to ignore the reports about Chris Carson excelling this off-season. Pete Carroll is not afraid to give the better man the job and accept a sunken cost.Martin has been an RB1 multiple times in his career and it wouldn't surprise anyone if he suddenly returned to that type of production. With that said, he should also be considered the underdog to win the starting job with Marshawn Lynch on the roster. Even if he does, it would likely be a split workload.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
He's my favorite Seahawks RB so far and I love the build and quick-cutting ability. If Seattle wants to run, he could be a huge steal