Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or Mark Ingram (2016)

Doug Martin
Doug Martin
TB - RB
 
Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram
NO - RB
55%
Expert Pick %
45%
9
ECR
10
3
Best Rank
5
17
Worst Rank
20
171.1
Ave Projection (?)
179.6
55%
Expert Pick %
45%
 
55%
Expert Pick %
45%
9
ECR
10
3
Best Rank
5
17
Worst Rank
20
171.1
Ave Projection (?)
179.6
257
Rush Attempts
217
1,126
Rush Yards
937
6
Rush TDs
8
33
Receptions
53
237
Rec Yards
363
1
Rec TDs
1
232.3
Total Points
203.4
14.5
Ave Points
17.0
6.4
Week 1
20.2
9.8
Week 2
12.8
4.6
Week 3
20.9
25.3
Week 4
18.8
36.8
Week 5
9.4
BYE
Week 6
20.6
20.1
Week 7
22.8
8.8
Week 8
15.9
4.3
Week 9
13.6
14.3
Week 10
12.8
23.5
Week 11
10.8
Week 12
15.7
15.0
Week 13
19.9
15.6
Week 14
10.7
Week 15
8.5
Week 16
17.8
Week 17
2.8
Ave Targets / Game
5.0
44.0
Total Targets
60.0
1.0
Week 1
9.0
2.0
Week 2
3.0
0.0
Week 3
5.0
5.0
Week 4
7.0
3.0
Week 5
3.0
BYE
Week 6
3.0
3.0
Week 7
2.0
1.0
Week 8
5.0
4.0
Week 9
5.0
4.0
Week 10
4.0
1.0
Week 11
3.0
Week 12
8.0
2.0
Week 13
6.0
3.0
Week 14
2.0
Week 15
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

Ingram was impressive with 166 carries for 769 yards and six touchdowns. The big improvement was 50 receptions for 405 yards. If he can stay healthy, he is a slam-dunk Top-5 fantasy option. However, staying healthy has been a problem for him most of his career, which is why I view him as a low RB1 to high RB2.

- 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

In 25 games over the last two seasons, Ingram has averaged 18.8 touches for 91.3 yards and 0.60 touchdowns. At that pace, he would have f...

- 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

In the past 5 seasons, Mark Ingram has only played in all 16 games 1 time. C.J. Spiller may cut into his PPR value. Ingram has never rushed for over 1,000 yards in a single season.

- 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

Ingram was a strong fantasy player much of last season, averaging the ninth-most fantasy points per game through 12 games. His usage was good, as he averaged 98 total yards on four receptions and 14 rushing attempts per game. His six touchdown total held back his fantasy numbers, but he was the preferred goal-line back and that number for aa full 16 games would have been more, while there is upside for even more next year, as Ingram wasn't even there for the strong surge by Drew Brees during the final four games of 2015.

Ingram averaged a nice 4.6 yards per carry and even though Tim Hightower came on strong as his replacement, the efficiency was not there as Hightower averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Hightower's numbers were built on an average of 24 touches in the last four games. He'll be 30 going into next season, while Ingram will just be 26. There is no way Ingram loses his job, and if he can get in on some of that 24 touch-per-game action next season, well, he'll dominate in fantasy. I doubt that happens, but I'll take the 18 per game in a good offense and be happy.

- 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

The talent and role is there for Ingram, but Saints like to use more than one back and he never seems to stay healthy

- 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

6th-best FAN PPG average among RBs in '15 (min. 8 games) thanks to a career-high 50 receptions - with passing game duties now, he's got elite upside if (and it's a big IF) he can manage something close to 16 games

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports