Keshawn Martin Fantasy News

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 2:13pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The 49ers released WR Keshawn Martin to make room for Chris Harper’s move from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Martin signed with the 49ers in September after being released by the Patriots when they cut their roster at the end of the preseason. He didn’t play any offensive snaps and returned two kickoffs for 27 yards.

RB Carlos Hyde INACTIVE for 49ers

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:42pm

49ers Inactives
Carlos Hyde RB
Aaron Lynchg OLB
Keshawn Martin WR
Christian Ponder QB
Mike Purcell NT
Rashard Robinson CB
John Theus OT

Related players: Mike Davis, DuJuan Harris, Shaun Draughn

Fantasy Impact:

Davis, Harris and Draughn likely split this workload. Last week Harris got 13 touches while Davis had seven and Draughn six.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:40pm

49ers Inactives
Marcus Cromartie CB
Glenn Dorsey DE
JeRon Hamm TE
Carlos Hyde RB
Keshawn Martin WR
Christian Ponder QB
John Theus OT

49ers TE Vance McDonald OUT vs. Cowboys

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:07pm

49ers Inactives
TE Vance McDonald
QB Christian Ponder
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
CB Jimmie Ward
WR Keshawn Martin
OT John Theus
DL Taylor Hart

Related players: Garrett Celek

Fantasy Impact:

McDonald (hip) and Garrett Celek (back) were both questionable coming into this contest, but Celek is active and would appear to get the start today.

49ers sign WR Keshawn Martin

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:12pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers made an attempt to reinforce their receiving corps by signing free-agent wideout and return man Keshawn Martin to a two-year deal, per a report. The move fills up the vacant roster spot left by the retirement of offensive tackle Anthony Davis.

The San Francisco 49ers need all the help they can get, and they hope wide receiver Keshawn Martin can help provide a spark.

San Francisco signed Martin to a two-year deal on Tuesday, per NFL insider Rand Getlin.

Fantasy Impact:

He has 62 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns over his four-year NFL career. San Francisco’s offense currently ranks 29th in the league with just 876 yards gained. The Niners passing game has also generated a lowly 526 yards, which stands at No. 30 overall. Martin got a lot of attention last year when he was rumored to take over Julian Edelman's spot when he went down last year with a foot injury. Another note is Martin has broken a 70-plus yard kick or punt return in three of his four NFL seasons.

Pats also release WR Keshawn Martin

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 2:51pm - [Full Article]

The Keshawn Martin release was a surprise. The Pats gave him a contract extension in January with a reported $600,000 in guarantees. Martin hardly practiced in training camp, and he suffered an injury in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants. He limped through the locker room after the game with his left foot wrapped.

Fantasy Impact:

This release could be a signal that rookie receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who suffered an ugly looking injury in the preseason opener, could be ready by Week 1. It's unlikely that the Pats would enter that game with just two healthy wideouts. This also could be a signal that Danny Amendola will not start the year on the PUP, the story concluded.

Pats Beat: Team's WR5 hardest spot to fill

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 12:23pm - [Full Article]

The hardest spot to fill on the roster? The No. 5 receiver position behind Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell.

A case can be made for Keshawn Martin (who signed a contract extension in January), Aaron Dobson (who is healthy), Chris Harper or DeAndre Carter. Or even Nate Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

The author didn't really say his opinion on who could emerge in that spot, but did say Carter and Harper can be placed on the practice squad while Dobson and Martin cannot. The author did say Carter is in the Edelman/Amendola mold which could provide some insurance since both are currently hurt.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 17. With Danny Amendola very iffy, it looks like Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin will lead the New England receiving corps again this week.

Pats coaches noticing Keshawn Martin

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:13pm

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

With the Patriots receiving corps ailing, one backup has stepped up and seized the opportunity in front of him.

The respective absences of Julian Edelman (foot) and Danny Amendola (knee) have opened the door for Keshawn Martin to get extended first-team reps.

When Brady was under duress in last Sunday's loss to the Jets, he began to get tunnel vision for one wide-out, and it wasn't Brandon LaFell, the receiver he won a Lombardi Trophy with last February.

Brady targeted Martin 11 times (seven catches, 68 yards). He threw to LaFell once.

Fantasy Impact:

Martin's name started to emerge soon after Edelman went down. Martin was battling his own injuries so it took a little longer, but Martin seems to be a key part of the offense and earning Brady's trust with all the injuries to the position in New England.

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 3:02pm - [Full Article]

It's never easy for a wide receiver to jump in midseason, or late season, and pick up the New England Patriots' offense.

Apparently, the Leonard Hankerson addition didn't go as the team had hoped.

Hankerson, claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Dec. 16, lasted only 10 days in the New England, according to ProFootballTalk.

With Hankerson's impending release, the team will be down to four wide receivers -- Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin.

Both Amendola and LaFell are questionable Sunday due to injuries sustained in Week 15 versus the Titans. Amendola injured his left knee, the one that kept him out of the Week 12 game versus Denver. And LaFell appeared to injure his left foot, the one that kept him on the PUP list until Week 7.

Fantasy Impact:

If one or both can't go Sunday, the Patriots may be seeking to use a wide receiver who grasps the offense better than Hankerson. Undrafted rookie Chris Harper could get promoted from the practice squad.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) missed practice again Thursday. He remains out for another month or so. Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin are trying to hold down the fort until he can return.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) did not practice Wednesday. He remains out. Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin are trying to hold down the fort until he can return.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. He’s not going to play for a while. Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin will have to pick up the slack.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) missed practice again Thursday. He’s not going to play for a while. Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin will have to pick up the slack.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Patriots WR Keshawn Martin (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. He was limited all last week as well before being ruled out on game day. There is definitely opportunity in the New England receiving corps with Julian Edelman out and Danny Amendola potentially sidelined.

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