Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or Sony Michel

 
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  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
 
 
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ECR# 30# 55-
Best Rank# 16# 37-
Worst Rank# 57# 74-
    
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Season Total0.067.0-
Avg Game6.1-
Avg Projection97.781.6-
    
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  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. LAR
Week 2 at JAC at DEN
Week 3 at DET at MIA
Week 4 vs. MIA vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. IND at LAC
Week 6 vs. KC vs. SEA
Week 7 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 8 at BUF vs. IND
Week 9 vs. GB at SF
Week 10 at TEN vs. LAC
Week 11BYE WEEK at ARI
Week 12 at NYJ at BAL
Week 13 vs. MIN vs. KC
Week 14 at MIA vs. PIT
Week 15 at PIT at CIN
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. DEN
Week 17 vs. NYJ at KC
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts122.9126.6
Rush Yards505.8464.3
Rush TDs4.43.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions23.417.0
Rec Yards183.2139.1
Rec TDs0.70.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points97.781.6
   
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
2017 Points 
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
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
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
2017 Targets 
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
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
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Doug Martin
RB - OAK
Doug Martin
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
One of the interesting stats I've come across through my offseason research was that rookie running backs who were drafted in the first-round over the last six years finish as a RB1 80 percent of the time. While it's a very small sample size, it just goes to show that when a team invests a first-round pick on a running back, you shouldn't be afraid to roster him. On top of that, he plays for a team that's finished top-three in scoring in every season since 2010. Seriously, that's ridiculous. There are only two things that could get in Michel's way: Fumbles, so please, protect the ball. The other is injury, which no one is immune to. Michel actually needed a small procedure on his knee that knocked him out of training camp for two weeks, so he may be in somewhat of a timeshare to start the season. 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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QB List
Michel is a trendy sleeper this year and it's easy to see why. The Patriots spent a first-round pick on him and I'd say it's likely that he'll slip right into Dion Lewis' role from last season. Unfortunately, being that he's a Patriots running back, he's going to be a bit unpredictable, but we've seen New England running backs have a lot of success. It's worth noting though that Michel has suffered a knee injury and will miss the majority of training camp-he's expected to be ready for Week 1, so this likely isn't that big of an issue, but it's worth monitoring. Don't be shocked if Michel gets off to a slow start because he missed training camp.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
Many people will be too worried about Rex Burkhead and James White to draft Michel early, but this offense can sustain many running backs and Michel should lead the way.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.
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
We haven't seen Bill Belichick invest a first-round pick on a running back since 2006. Michel is an intriguing talent who is going to have a sizable role for a team that regularly leads the NFL in rushing scores.  
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
So about not trusting New England's backfield: LeGarrette Blount punctuated 18 TDs in 2016, and Dion Lewis garnered a RB12 finish despite Mike Gillislee shining to start 2017. Michel wasn't just their last first-round RB pick since Laurence Maroney in 2006. He was their last RB drafted in any capacity since they claimed James White in the fourth round four years ago. It seems safe to assume Bill Belichick has big plans for the bruiser who concluded his Georgia career with 17 TD, four in the College Football Playoff semifinal. Anyone who simply dismisses a Patriots rusher risks forgoing a possible RB1 with a No. 55 ADP.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
There is, of course, risk in drafting a New England running back, but do you really think Ole' Bill would have drafted one in the first round if he didn't intend on running him to death? Dion Lewis is gone and Michel expects to fill the void that made Lewis an RB1 last season. There is huge upside here if Michel does, in fact, land that type of role.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.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Shifty, versatile back has chance to realize potential with Patriots; will have some RB1 weeks Looked done in Tampa Bay but could see a resurgence as Lynch's backup; one of the top handcuffs to own as of today