Doug Martin, RB Oakland Raiders

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 223 lbs
  • DOB: 01-13-1989

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Raiders RB Doug Martin 'jumped out' to OC Olson

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:51am

SFGATE - [Full Article]

Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said running back Doug Martin “jumped out” in camp with his quickness and ability to pick up the offense.

Fantasy Impact:

We've heard this story before, but Martin has been good once every three years, and averaged under three yards per carry for the last two, so maybe the trend will continue. Marshawn Lynch was solid last year for the Raiders, but it is clear he cannot handle the same kind of workload he had in Seattle. There is a chance for Martin to carve out a sizable role here, but it is fair to question just how much fantasy value that would have. Oakland was just 19th in total PPR points at the running back position in 2017.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

“Doug has really jumped out in camp with his quickness, his ability to pick up the offense and what we’ve given him,” offensive coordinator Greg Olson said in May. New head coach Jon Gruden has also praised Martin, who is looking to revitalize his career after back-to-back fantasy bust seasons after he finished as the RB4 in 2015.

Fantasy Downside

Doug Martin garnered preseason praise last season also, but that doesn't change the fact he's been terrible in games for two straight seasons. He averaged a pathetic 2.94 yards per carry last season. Plus, Marshawn Lynch isn't going anywhere.

2018 Bottom Line

It's a longshot, but maybe Doug Martin can work his way into the backfield rotation in Oakland. However, that still will not garner enough touches for him to be fantasy relevant unless he can somehow pass Marshawn Lynch on the depth chart. That's unlikely, given Lynch's above-average per carry metrics last season.

2018 Strength of Schedule - OAK
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
32
LAR
6
@DEN
25
@MIA
15
CLE
22
@LAC
12
SEA
BYE31
IND
26
@SF
22
LAC
4
@ARI
30
@BAL
7
KC
17
PIT
27
@CIN
6
DEN
7
@KC

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1BYE--------------
2CHI--------------
3@MIN--------------
4NYG--------------
5NE1374105.6918038.0014.215.226/7236.1%
6@ARI1453103.791110211.0012.413.437/7052.9%
7@BUF2049002.452310315.508.010.043/7259.7%
8CAR1871003.9414024.007.58.539/6758.2%
9@NO87000.880000-0.70.718/5930.5%
10NYJ2051002.550002-5.15.136/7150.7%
11@MIA1938002.0026033.004.46.437/6656.1%
12@ATL733004.710000-3.33.313/7118.3%
13@GB--------------
14DET1026112.602240312.009.011.019/7126.8%
15ATL--------------
16@CAR67001.170000-0.70.717/6725.4%
17NO3-300-1.000000--0.3-0.34/834.8%
Per game12.5536.910.270.092.940.827.6401.649.335.916.7326.27/69.9138.13%
Totals138406312.949840189.336574289/76938.13%