RB Doug Martin - Oakland Raiders
|5-9, 223||Born: 1-13-1989||College: Boise State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2012|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Doug Martin's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs KC (21 / 100 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
On his second carry of the game, Martin was hit in the backfield and coughed up the ball. It started a string of four straight drives that ended in turnovers. But for the turnovers, the Raiders may have been able to make it a game because Martin had room to run. He consistently broke off positive plays and kept the chains moving. He showed some physicality, running over a defender and keeping his legs moving on an 8-yard run. Aside from the turnover, Martin played well. However, as has been the case all season, he wasn't able to break off any big runs despite getting to the second level a handful of times. His long of the day went for just 15 yards. While Martin proved capable in 2018, if the Raiders want some of the 10 yard runs to turn into big gains, they probably need to upgrade at the running back position.
2018 Week 16 vs DEN (21 / 107 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Martin had his first 100-yard rushing game since November of 2015. Oakland was able to build an early lead on a special teams touchdown and was playing great de-fense, which allowed a run-heavy game plan. Martin dominated the backfield touches, handling 21 of the 26 carries by Raiders backs. He went untouched for a 24-yard touchdown off of right tackle. The Broncos defense crashed down inside and there was nobody left for outside contain. Martin did a nice job of quickly getting north-south and consistently picking up positive yardage to keep the offense in manageable downs and distances. There wasn't anything fancy but Martin was efficient in getting what was blocked and finishing runs strong. Martin had decent success running out of the I-formation behind fullback Keith Smith. He followed Smith for a 14-yard gain in the red zone down to the 6-yard line. Martin missed out on a second rushing touch-down because he tapped his helmet to come out after three straight tough runs. His replacement ran in a short touchdown on the next play.
2018 Week 15 vs CIN (9 / 39 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Martin was adequate but there weren't any highlights. His best gain of the day went for nine yards right up the middle. Martin was held to just nine touches, at least in part because the Raiders quickly fell into a 17-0 hole in the first half.
2018 Week 14 vs PIT (16 / 32 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Martin was listed as questionable with a knee injury but was able to play, wearing a brace on his left knee. His longest gain came on the first snap of the game, a physical run right up the middle for nine yards. With the Raiders facing 1st-and-goal from the three-yard line on the opening drive, Martin got three straight carries. He dodged a defender in the hole on first down and picked up a yard and a half. He dove low and tried to stretch for the end zone but came up inches short on second down. On third down, he leaped over the top of the pile for the 1-yard touchdown. He opened the second drive with another powerful 9-yard run up the gut. After picking up 26 yards and a touchdown in the opening minutes, Martin did next to nothing the rest of the way. He gained just six total yards over the final 50 minutes. Martin had a fourth goal-line carry late in the game but was dropped for a short loss.
2018 Week 13 vs KC (18 / 61 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
On the opening possession, Martin burst through the line for a 6-yard gain on 4th-and-1 but the play got called back due to holding and the Raiders were forced to punt. The next drive ended when Martin had the ball punched out after a short gain and the Chiefs recovered. Martin was mostly effective on short yardage plays. He was able to maintain his balance and find enough room to pick up a few 3rd-and-short runs. After an end zone interference penalty set the Raiders up with 1st-and-goal at the one-yard line, Martin got back-to-back carries. He was stacked up just short on the first attempt but burrowed through a small hole for the 1-yard touchdown on the next play. Aside from a 17-yard run in the fourth quarter when the Raiders were trailing by three scores, he wasn't able to bite off any big chunks. It was a workman-like performance without any highlights but Martin kept the chains moving when he had to.
2018 Week 12 vs BAL (11 / 51 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Facing 2nd-and-goal from the 7-yard line on the opening drive, Martin made a nifty cut to elude a defender in the hole and kept his balance to drive to just shy of the end zone. The next play, he leaped over the pile and extended the ball with one hand for the 1-yard touchdown. It was popped out of his hand and initially ruled a fumble but on review was ruled a touchdown because he clearly crossed the line before it was knocked out. Martin had a nine-yard catch on a ball he bobbled twice before eventually securing. He has been fine as a receiver but clearly isn't as comfortable or dangerous catching the ball as the two younger backs. Martin's best run of the day was a 12-yard gain on a pitch sweep. He was able to get a head of steam and lowered his head to finish the run with power.
2018 Week 11 vs ARI (10 / 52 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Martin was running as well as he had been all season before injuring his ankle late in the second quarter. Martin was doing damage running straight up the middle behind Rodney Hudson and Kelechi Osemele, picking up solid chunks on nearly every carry. With more space to operate, he even made the first man miss in the open field on a couple of carries. The injury reportedly wasn't very serious but he is questionable for Week 12.
2018 Week 10 vs LAC (15 / 61 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Martin ran well early, showing decent burst and power between the tackles. The Raiders had it 1st-and-goal at the seven yard line on opening drive and Martin ran it three straight times. He picked up short gains on each of the three carries to set up 4th-and-goal at the one yard line. Instead of going to Martin for a fourth time, the Raiders faked it to him and threw an inside shovel pass to Dwayne Harris that got stuffed. Martin was also solid as a pass catcher, hauling in each of his targets. He did a great job catching a short dump off, accelerating up field and making a couple guys miss for a 23-yard gain. Overall, it was a solid, workmanlike performance from the veteran.
2018 Week 9 vs SF (11 / 49 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Martin got off to a strong start with a 20-yard reception and 10-yard run on the opening drive. However, the Raiders weren't able to sustain drives and quickly fell behind by two scores. Partially due to the game script, Martin played just 46% of the snaps. Unfortunately for Martin, the Raiders are probably going to be playing catchup in most of the remaining games this season, which will limit his role and fantasy viability.
2018 Week 8 vs IND (13 / 72 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Martin stepped in for Marshawn Lynch as the lead back for the Raiders. He had 13 of the Raiders running backs 16 rushing attempts. Martin did much of his damage in the second half when he started to pick up yardage in chunks. He showed a solid burst and hit a defender with a stiff arm on a 29-yard gain. He had a pair of carries from the 1-yard line. On the first he went low and was stuffed. He tried to leap over the top on the next play and had the ball poked out short of the goal line but was able to recover it. Martin cost the Raiders a chance to make a game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter when he had the ball tomahawked out of his hand by Darius Leonard.
2018 Week 5 vs LAC (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Martin managed just a single yard on two carries and a target. His biggest contribution in recent weeks has been taking snaps away from the more dynamic backup running back, Jalen Richard.
2018 Week 4 vs CLE (5 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It was an extremely quiet day for Martin. He is being outplayed by both Lynch as an early-down runner and by Richard as a pass-catcher. His role should remain small going forward.
2018 Week 3 vs MIA (9 / 43 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Martin was again the clear #2 back and rotated into the game early in the second series. He was a slightly more effective runner than Lynch against the Dolphins, getting through the hole quicker. Martin picked his way for a 15-yard gain on a nifty run off of left tackle, making a man miss early and weaving his way for a solid gain. He again made a man miss in the backfield on the next play, turning what should have been a short loss into a 5-yard gain. However, he was not targeted at all in the passing game and didn't get any goal line chances. Martin has a solid weekly role, but it isn't one that is likely to allow for much of a fantasy impact.
2018 Week 2 vs DEN (7 / 24 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Martin was the clear #2 back but he didn't do much with his opportunities. His longest gain, a 6-yard run, came on a 3rd-and-9 draw. He had another 6-yard gain called back due to a penalty. So far this season, Martin has been getting what is there but nothing more.
2018 Week 1 vs LAR (4 / 20 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / -3 / 0 rec)
Martin had the entire second and fourth offensive series of the game to himself in the backfield. If the game script would have been more favorable in the second half, Martin likely would have seen double-digit touches. However, with the Rams pulling away, Oakland went almost exclusively with Jalen Richard late. Martin showed pretty good burst on a run off of right tackle that went for 13 yards but that was his only highlight. He was stacked up in the backfield on multiple occasions, including both of his receptions. Martin didn't see the field after the two early drives and played just 14% of the snaps
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