Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 223 lbsAge: 29College: Boise StateDrafted: #31 (1st Rd. by Tampa Bay)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
9th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #166
Best / Worst #101 / #283
ADP #155


Doug Martin rests against Rams

Doug Martin did not play in the Raiders' 19-15 preseason loss to the Rams Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Martin was given the night off to rest Saturday. He will continue to compete to earn carries behind Marshawn Lynch and is worth a late pick in fantasy drafts.

Justin Mackey2 days ago
Doug Martin sees one carry in preseason opener

Doug Martin logged one carry for three yards in Oakland's 16-10 win over Detroit in preseason action Friday night.

Fantasy Impact

Martin saw limited action and will continue to compete for opportunities behind Marshawn Lynch. Owners need to monitor the situation in Oakland before they will know what to do with Martin this season. As it stands now, he is worth a late flyer in the event that he makes it into a timeshare or if there is an injury to Lynch.

Justin Mackey1 week ago
Doug Martin to compete for starting job?

Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur is reporting that based on what he's seeing at OTA workouts, Doug Martin has a real shot to compete with Marshawn Lynch for the starting job.

Fantasy Impact

It's been a surprise to see Martin so low in early rankings, as it seemed like the Raiders made it a priority to bring him in once free agency started, as he was one of the first running backs to sign. Meanwhile, Lynch is now 32 years old with plenty of mileage on his body. After playing behind the Bucs lackluster offensive line, Martin will now play behind one that most consider top-five in the league. For a running back who's rushed for more than 1,400 yards twice in his career, don't count him out of this battle. He's someone to take a flier on late in best-ball leagues at the chance he earns the starting job, or at the very least, an 8-12 touch role in the offense.

Mike Tagliere12 weeks ago
Doug Martin signs with Raiders

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that free agent running back Doug Martin is signing with the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact

We heard rumblings about new head coach Jon Gruden meeting with Martin, but it never made that much sense considering Marshawn Lynch was on the roster. You have to wonder if Lynch will be released with the Martin signing. Until we hear an update, it's hard to say what this means for Martin in fantasy circles. If they do, in fact, keep both Lynch and Martin, it's a situation best left alone. It would likely be somewhat of a 50/50 timeshare, though neither of them are particularly great catching the ball out of the backfield. Martin would definitely have the edge in that department, so he'd be the preferred option of the two. If they do end up releasing Lynch, Martin is immediately back into the RB2 conversation while running behind one of the best offensive lines in football.

Mike Tagliere23 weeks ago
Raiders interested in Doug Martin

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden recently sat down with free agent running back Doug Martin and came away impressed.

Fantasy Impact

Actually signing Martin would be a surprise, as Gruden was recently quoted about being excited to have Marshawn Lynch as his running back. We've seen teams employ timeshares, but Lynch and Martin would make an awkward combination. If there's one thing that's clear throughout all of this, it's that the Raiders will likely never give DeAndre Washington or Jalen Richard a shot at the starting job. This is looking more and more like a backfield to avoid in 2018.

Mike Tagliere23 weeks ago