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Doug Martin 2013 Season Outlook


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#1 Savatage79

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

Im curious how the "Muscle Hampster" will do this year, curious if he will become a bit more of a focal point on that offense as he has the wheels to do so. However, he did drop off a bit at the end of last year.

What do you guys think about Dougie this year?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

To me he is an interesting case study going into the summer:

Resume - when you are looking to draft a RB, you want a guy who essentially has the workload, there are not too many 3-down backs left in the NFL, he is one, so if you are looking to spend a 1st round pick on a RB who has 3-down load, he is one of them.

Consistency - where I worry about him or think he might be overrated is that when you look and say "He was the No.2 Fantasy RB last year in average points per week and total points" which is true, however both of those are heavily skewed by probably the best back to back weeks maybe ever by a fantasy RB. In my league which gives length of TD bonus, he had something like 107 points in two weeks, 40-45 in two weeks would be really really good. He almost tripled that - which will likely NEVER happen again. Reality is if you threw out the bye weeks and he played Arian Foster head up each week last year in the 11 weeks they both played, Martin's record vs Foster would of been 3-8, against guys who are later 1st, 2nd, 3rd round types like a Marshawn Lynch or a Trent Richardson, he was 5-6, thats basically a coin flip.

So for me, I like the guy, I love the fact that he is a 3-down back in an era where there arent many, but I need to see a year of consistent week in week out production before I would spend anything higher than a late 1st on him. Fantasy Football is a week to week head to head sport for the most part, so scoring 107 points in two weeks is awesome, but I would rather have 107 spread out consistently over 5 weeks.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

Unless those weeks are 15-16.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:03 PM

I think you're going to see roughly the same stats but with more scoring consistancy, how many 220+/3td games do even the great RB have in their career?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

No hesitation to take him at #3, maybe even #2. Improvements on defense can only help...as one problem with the Bucs last year was turning the game into a track meet.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

Plus he gets Nicks back on the line,And I believe they had another starter out. Wouldn't surprise me at all of he was the top scoring back this season.
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

Plus he gets Nicks back on the line,And I believe they had another starter out. Wouldn't surprise me at all of he was the top scoring back this season.


I think this is being overlooked by the doubters. The addition of Nicks is huge for Martins prospects this coming season.
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

He also didn't have Davin Joseph (injured in preseason). Davin is probably one of the top ten guards in the league, excellent player with two Pro Bowls to his name.

Nicks and Joseph are the strength of the line, and they never played a single game together. Put both of these guys in front of Martin and he will be even better this year.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

Man i cant wait for this season!
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

doug martin finishes as the #1 fantasy rb in 2013

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

Im curious how the "Muscle Hampster" will do this year, curious if he will become a bit more of a focal point on that offense


He averaged 23.0 total touches per game last season. I don't know if he'll become much more of a focal point than that.

He's a legit first rounder, though. I could justify taking him as early as 5th.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:50 PM


Im curious how the "Muscle Hampster" will do this year, curious if he will become a bit more of a focal point on that offense


He averaged 23.0 total touches per game last season. I don't know if he'll become much more of a focal point than that.

He's a legit first rounder, though. I could justify taking him as early as 5th.

don't see why you couldn't take him 3rd without questioning it

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:15 PM



Im curious how the "Muscle Hampster" will do this year, curious if he will become a bit more of a focal point on that offense


He averaged 23.0 total touches per game last season. I don't know if he'll become much more of a focal point than that.

He's a legit first rounder, though. I could justify taking him as early as 5th.

don't see why you couldn't take him 3rd without questioning it


I actually wouldn't have a huge issue with anybody selecting him third. It just comes down to preference in that 3-5 range with Lynch, Martin, and Rice all acceptable choices.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:27 PM




Im curious how the "Muscle Hampster" will do this year, curious if he will become a bit more of a focal point on that offense


He averaged 23.0 total touches per game last season. I don't know if he'll become much more of a focal point than that.

He's a legit first rounder, though. I could justify taking him as early as 5th.

don't see why you couldn't take him 3rd without questioning it


I actually wouldn't have a huge issue with anybody selecting him third. It just comes down to preference in that 3-5 range with Lynch, Martin, and Rice all acceptable choices.

i just think the ravens didnt use rice enough last year and could be playing from behind more this season because i honestly dont think they will be much more than 7-9 or 8-8. also im scared that christine michael eventually cuts into lynch's workload

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:05 AM

Martin will be the #1 ff ppr rb this year. He is Schiano's "guy" and the coach likes to feed his stud rb the rock. I don't think he's a committee back type coach. Factor in that kick a** OL and I'm drinking the koolaid on Martin being #1.
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:04 PM

What was his YPC with nicks and Joseph in the lineup? Anybody know?
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

i feel like it's mandatory to draft AP #1, but top fantasy backs rarely repeat ... and there are things pointing in martin's favor ...

[also loving jamaal charles this year ... ]
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

What was his YPC with nicks and Joseph in the lineup? Anybody know?

Joseph was never in the lineup, he went down in preseason. doug martin #1 rb?

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

if freeman steps up (better offense) ... i think martin will destroy all non-QBs in total points (even ap/tron).

he's getting 2 of the best OL in the league back in front of him, the line should not only be "improved" - it could be dominant if they return to form.

i'm seriously thinking about having martin #1 on my board ... although i still feel like AP has to be the pick. i like martin better than foster this year, that i know.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

Freeman won't be the QB, if the reports coming out of training camp are to be believed. Coaches there like Glennon.
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