RB Doug Martin - Oakland Raiders
|5-9, 223||Born: 1-13-1989||College: Boise State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2012|
Week 15: at Cincinnati Bengals
FBG says: Great matchup. Oakland has been a below-average rushing offense this season, ranking 25th in rushing yards (101.5 per game) and 28th in rushing touchdowns (0.5 per game). Veteran Doug Mar-tin is the clear lead back with Jalen Richard serving almost exclusively as a third-down back. Martin was able to play through a knee injury last week to carry 16 times for 32 yards and a touchdown against a stout Pittsburgh run defense. While Martin has been solid, he has been unable to break off any big runs and at nearly 30-years old doesn't seem to have the same burst he did early in his career. One of the few strengths of this Raiders team has been the interior of the offensive line but injuries have struck in a big way. Top guard Kelechi Osemele missed last week with a toe injury and is questionable to suit up in Week 15. His backup, Jon Feliciano, was capable in relief but suffered a calf injury late in the game last week and has been placed on injured reserve. The other starting guard, Gabe Jackson, suffered an elbow injury last week and is also listed as questionable for Week 15. The Bengals defense is dead last in the league in rushing yards allowed (148.1 per game). Cincinnati has also allowed at least one touchdown to a running back in 12 straight games and rank 30th in the league, giving up 1.3 rushing touchdowns per game on the season. After getting torched by Phillip Lindsay in Week 13, the Bengals held up surprisingly well against the Melvin Gordon-less Chargers rushing attack last week, allowing just 78 combined rushing yards to Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. Vontaze Burfict missed the game with an injury but it may have been addition by subtraction because Burfict has been a shell of the player he once was and may miss this week again. Nick Vigil made his return to the lineup in Week 13 and gave the rush defense a big boost. He has been far and away the best linebacker on the team this season. This is still a defense that is one that is one of if not the worst in the league as outside of Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap this team has very little talent.
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 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
Latest NewsRaiders | Big game on tap for Doug Martin? (Thu Dec 13, 10:07 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin faces the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15, and the Bengals have allowed the most rushing yards and second-most rushing touchdowns this season. link to story Raiders | Doug Martin bottled up (Sun Dec 9, 11:32 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin finished with 16 carries for 32 yards and a touchdown in a 24-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14. link to story Raiders | Doug Martin likely to play (Sun Dec 9, 08:32 AM) - Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source. Our View: Martin is a low end flex/emergency RB2 today with CJ Anderson added to the roster this week and Jalen Richard coming in playing well. If the Raiders hang with the Steelers, he could come through.
link to story Raiders | Doug Martin listed as questionable (Fri Dec 7, 07:54 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, but is listed as questionable for Week 14. link to story Raiders | Oakland's Week 14 injury report (Fri Dec 7, 04:32 PM) - Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst (ankle) and OL Kelechi Osemele (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and are listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. LB Kyle Wilber (hamstring) and CB Daryl Worley (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. RB Doug Martin (knee) and WR Seth Roberts (concussion) were full participants in practice Friday but still listed as questionable. C Rodney Hudson (ankle, knee), OG Gabe Jackson (knee, ankle), and DE Arden Key (knee) remained limited in practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report. WR Jordy Nelson (foot) and DE Frostee Rucker (neck) fully participated in practice Friday and also no longer appear on injury report. link to story More News
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