Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or LeSean McCoy (2016)

Doug Martin
Doug Martin
TB - RB
 
LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy
BUF - RB
69%
Expert Pick %
31%
10
ECR
11
3
Best Rank
6
17
Worst Rank
17
171.0
Ave Projection (?)
181.6
69%
Expert Pick %
31%
 
69%
Expert Pick %
31%
10
ECR
11
3
Best Rank
6
17
Worst Rank
17
171
Ave Projection (?)
181.6
257
Rush Attempts
254
1,126
Rush Yards
1,088
6
Rush TDs
6
33
Receptions
42
237
Rec Yards
307
1
Rec TDs
1
232.3
Total Points
178.7
14.5
Ave Points
14.9
6.4
Week 1
11.7
9.8
Week 2
14.6
4.6
Week 3
9.6
25.3
Week 4
36.8
Week 5
BYE
Week 6
17.4
20.1
Week 7
12.4
8.8
Week 8
4.3
Week 9
19.9
14.3
Week 10
20.9
23.5
Week 11
24.3
10.8
Week 12
17.1
15.0
Week 13
11.2
15.6
Week 14
14.9
10.7
Week 15
4.7
8.5
Week 16
17.8
Week 17
2.8
Ave Targets / Game
4.2
44.0
Total Targets
50.0
1.0
Week 1
4.0
2.0
Week 2
4.0
0.0
Week 3
3.0
5.0
Week 4
3.0
Week 5
BYE
Week 6
4.0
3.0
Week 7
4.0
1.0
Week 8
4.0
Week 9
2.0
4.0
Week 10
5.0
1.0
Week 11
10.0
3.0
Week 12
5.0
2.0
Week 13
1.0
3.0
Week 14
7.0
2.0
Week 15
1.0
3.0
Week 16
7.0
Week 17
Martin had a great contract year with 288 rushing attempts for 1402 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also added 33 receptions for 271 yards and a touchdown. He resigned with Tampa Bay, which should allow him to continue being a solid RB1 in 2016 on an ascending offense.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Rotoworld reported that McCoy will sit out OTAs with a hamstring injury. This seems like a Groundhog Day situation, head coach Rex Ryan said it's "not serious." That is what we were told last year and when he had a hamstring injury and then re-injured it early in the season. The only thing that makes him a good candidate to draft high is that you can protect yourself with his handcuff, RB Karlos Williams.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Martin has had an up-and-down four-year career. He finished as the #2 RB (PPR) as a rookie, and then only managed to play 17 games over t...

- John Paulsen, 4for4.com

Last year, McCoy finished #17 in standard formats and #19 in PPR, but was a low-end RB1 in both formats on a per game basis since he only...

- John Paulsen, 4for4.com

It's difficult to place a lot of stock in Doug Martin as a feature back with the presence of Charles Sims. I would not surprise me if Sims receives enough carries to limit Martin's fantasy value this season.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

The Buffalo Bills love to run the football. The average Rushing Play % in the in the NFL 2015 season was 42.51%. Out of all the NFL teams, the Buffalo Bills led them all in 2015 with a Rushing Play % 52.26%. Karlos Williams is suspended for the first 4 games of the NFL season for violation of the NFL substance abuse policy. He also reported to minicamp overweight. Jonathan Williams is the new RB handcuff for LeSean McCoy, although Williams was recently arrested for a DWI and may be facing criminal charges and a league suspension. If Williams is suspended, Mike Gillislee would be LeSean McCoy's RB handcuff.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

Martin has re-signed with Tampa Bay after a big free agency season. Will he be able to muster the drive for this year like last? Probably, but it always concerns me a bit. The good news is that he has the ability to put up numbers like he did last year. I do wish he were the every-down back instead of losing touches to Charles Sims.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

McCoy was not what we wanted him to be last season, but if you take out the two games in which he left with an injury and the four he missed due to those injuries, he averaged 97.5 yards per game and had a decent 4.4 yards per carry. But the real reason I still like him for this season is he in no way looked done to me.

After Chip Kelly unloaded him on the Bills, I figured back-to-back 300-plus carry seasons had slowed McCoy down too much, but from what I saw of him when healthy last year, he was making the same moves and had the same burst as before. Add in the fact that Tyrod Taylor's ability to run will help whomever is the lead back in Buffalo and I'm going to double down on Shady this year.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Was crazy good last year but he may not be needed quite as much and Charles Sims is always lurking

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Talent-wise, Shady can still be a fantasy beast. I like the upside and value with him this year

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Stepped up in a major way in '15, handling 288 carries and finishing as a top 3 fantasy RB as Tampa Bay looked to limit rookie QB Winston's exposure in the pass game - likely will see a reduction in workload in '16 as Bucs' lengthen Winston's leash and also mix passing down RB Charles Sims in a bit more

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports

Was the No. 7 RB in FAN PPG (min. 10 games) in '15, and his primary backups (the Williams) are doing what they can to play themselves out of the Buffalo backfield picture

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports