Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

Martin toted the rock 21 times for 100 yards in Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

It was a bit surprising to see Martin receive 21 carries in a game that the Raiders trailed big from start to finish. Regardless of coaching logic, the veteran took advantage of the opportunity and cashed in for his second straight 100-yard performance. Martin has quietly put himself back on the fantasy map down the stretch, averaging 67.8 rushing yards per game with four touchdowns over his last five contests. The 29-year-old has certainly made himself some money in the upcoming free agency period with this strong finish, as he will probably latch on with a club in a similar backup role to what he served for the Raiders this year.

Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

Martin carried nine times for 39 yards during Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Martin received single-digit carries for the first time since Week 6 and managed a long gain of just nine yards. He failed to bring in his only target in the passing game and now has just two receptions over the last three games combined. Martin rode a three-game touchdown streak into this one, which had given him some fantasy value, but his yardage totals are too light to rely on each week. He'll look to take advantage of a beatable Broncos run defense next Sunday.

Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

Martin rushed 16 times for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 24-21 win over the Steelers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

As his final rushing line implies, Martin had a very difficult time finding any running room, but he was able to at least go in from one yard out in the first quarter. It was the veteran's third touchdown in as many games, although he was held without a catch for the first time in eight contests. Martin has now averaged under four yards per carry in two consecutive contests, but he's proven capable of shouldering the lead-back workload while logging double-digit carries in seven consecutive games. Martin will look to boost his overall numbers up against the Bengals in Week 15.

Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

Martin (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Though listed as questionable for the contest, Martin practiced fully all week, so his availability is not really a surprise. Assuming no setbacks, Martin is in line to head the Raiders' backfield in Week 14, with Jalen Richard set to work in a change-of-pace role and DeAndre Washington on hand in reserve. Meanwhile, newcomer C.J. Anderson is inactive. Martin logged a season-high 18 carries (for 61 yards) in the team's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs in Week 13, but how close he comes to matching that workload Sunday will hinge on game flow in a contest in which the Steelers are clear favorites.

Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

Martin (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, is expected to play, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was a full practice participant Wednesday through Friday, so it's somewhat surprising he carried an injury designation into the weekend in the first place. Nonetheless, the report should give Martin's fantasy managers more confidence in rolling fantasy lineups for the matchup with the Steelers, who have ranked 11th in the NFL this season with 4.2 yards per carry allowed.

Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

The Raiders are listing Martin (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was a full participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday and took part in Friday's session in at least some fashion, so it seems likely that he'll be available to play this weekend. If Martin suits up as anticipated, there's a chance his workload could be more restricted than usual if the Raiders -- who are double-digit home underdogs -- are forced to abandon the run game. That would yield a more favorable game script for passing-down specialist Jalen Richard than Martin.

Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

Martin (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Previous reports suggested that Martin's Week 14 status might be uncertain, which prompted the Raiders to sign C.J. Anderson. Martin's listed full participation Wednesday suggests, however, that he'll be a go Saturday against the Steelers, though it will still be worth monitoring the running back's situation to see if his reps are limited either Thursday or Friday.

Doug Martin
RB FA
3 months ago

Martin has a knee injury and is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Jon Gruden said the injury inspired Oakland's signing of C.J. Anderson on Tuesday, though the team does hope Martin can avoid any missed time. Wednesday's practice report will provide the next hint about Martin's progress as the Raiders prepare to face a Steelers defense ranked 12th in YPC allowed (4.2) and eighth in rushing yards per game (100.4). Injury woes aside, the matchup favors pass-catching back Jalen Richards.

Doug Martin
RB FA
4 months ago1 Comment

Martin accounted for 61 rushing yards, one touchdown and a lost fumble on 18 carries, adding two receptions for six yards during Sunday's 40-33 loss to Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Once Marshawn Lynch (groin) was placed on injured reserve Oct. 22, the shift focused to veteran back Doug Martin, who had been wildly inefficient over his past two and a half years in the league (2.99 yards per carry between start of 2016 and Week 6 of this season). Through his first five appearances as the Raiders lead back this year though, Martin found a way to somewhat replicate his early-career success by averaging a stellar 4.75 YPC on 60 attempts, while fielding 10-plus carries in every game over that span.That is, until the Chiefs held him in check Sunday, containing Martin to a 3.4 yard per rush average, his worst in an outing with double-digit carries since facing Detroit on Dec. 10, 2017). In Week 14, he and the Oakland backfield will be opposing a Steelers defense that ranks top 10 against the run this year with 101.8 yards surrendered per game.

Doug Martin
RB FA
4 months ago

Martin ran for 51 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and added 21 yards on three catches during Sunday's 34-17 loss to Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Martin barreled into the end zone for a 1-yard score to cap the first drive of the game, a play that was originally ruled a fumble. It was the veteran's first touchdown of the season. The Raiders have had an ugly season, but Martin has recorded at least 10 carries in each of his five games since Marshawn Lynch (groin) was place on injured reserve, averaging a solid 4.8 yards per carry. He gets a great matchup next Sunday against a Chiefs defense surrendering 5.0 yards per opponent carry this season.