Doug Martin

Doug Martin

RB - OAK
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) #149
Best / Worst #74 / #214
ADP #149

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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.

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.

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.