QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
7 hours ago

Martin will undergo further evaluation Monday after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. "I thought it was going to be one of those, 'Tweak it and just run on it and be back good again,' but it just kept lingering," Martin said of the injury.

EDGE Analysis

Martin hurt his ankle in the first half and didn't return, finishing with 52 yards on 10 carries and reeling in his lone target for six yards. While Martin was sidelined after the break, the Raiders leaned as DeAndre Washington (12 carries for 39 yards) as their primary runner, while Jalen Richard (11 carries for 61 yards, three catches for 32 yards) also benefited from a heightened role on the ground. More clarity on Martin's health situation should come after he meets with doctors Monday, but his status is tentatively iffy for the Raiders' next game Nov. 25 in Baltimore.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
19 hours ago

Martin's ankle injury doesn't appear too serious, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders didn't announce the injury during Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals, instead turning to Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington without any explanation until after the game. Martin finished with 10 carries for 52 yards and one catch for six yards, getting all his work before halftime. He stayed on the sideline throughout the second half and reportedly was jumping around with his coaches and teammates after the Raiders pulled off the upset. Of course, the initial optimism doesn't necessarily mean Martin will be ready for practice when the team starts to prepare for a difficult Week 12 contest in Baltimore.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
21 hours ago

Martin injured his ankle during the first half of Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This explains why Martin didn't get any touches in the second half after taking 10 carries for 52 yards (and one catch for six yards) through the first two quarters. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington split work after halftime, with each of the three Oakland running backs ultimately landing between 10 and 12 carries. The team won't have a clear replacement for Martin's power-running role if the 29-year-old isn't available for a Week 12 game in Baltimore.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
1 week ago

Martin rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught all three of his targets for 31 more yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was perhaps the lone bright spot in an otherwise dull day for the Raiders. The yardage total was his best of the year and accompanied a season-high 15 carries. He out-touched Jalen Richard 18 to eight, but with Oakland struggling to find the end zone, touchdowns will be hard to come for the 29-year-old. While he still has not scored this season, he does at least have an appealing Week 11 matchup at Arizona.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
1 week ago

Martin (hip) doesn't have an injury status for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin started the week with a pair of limited practices and never seemed to be in much danger of missing the game. Workload is his real concern on an Oakland team that's been struggling to keep games competitive. The Chargers have given up 4.4 yards per carry, but their success on the other side of the ball has sometimes forced opponents to abandon the run, including a 26-10 win over the Raiders in Week 5 when Marshawn Lynch (groin) was limited to nine carries.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
2 weeks ago

Martin was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a hip injury, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin likely picked up the minor injury during Thursday's 34-3 loss to the 49ers, finishing with 11 carries for 49 yards and one catch for 20 yards on two targets. He's locked in as the lead ballcarrier with Marshawn Lynch (groin) on injured reserve, but Sunday's game against the Chargers looks like another matchup that could lead to regular snaps for passing-down back Jalen Richard. The hip injury doesn't seem like nearly as much of a concern.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
3 weeks ago

Martin rushed 11 times for 49 yards and brought in one of two targets for 20 yards in the Raiders' 34-3 loss to the 49ers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Martin once again handed lead-back duties and was fairly efficient in the role. However, game flow certainly conspired against him, as the 49ers boasted 17-3 lead at halftime that they'd expanded to 31-3 by the end of three quarters. Martin has rushed 24 times for 121 yards in his first two games as the No. 1 back, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact it's taken place behind an offensive line that often has trouble providing any type of resistance against opposing fronts. Martin will hope for more opportunities against the Chargers in a Week 10 battle.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
3 weeks ago

Martin rushed 13 times for 72 yards while catching both of his targets for 17 yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was the clear-cut top option on the ground in the wake of Marshawn Lynch's groin injury, as Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington combined for just three carries. The former Buccaneers running back lost a costly fumble one play after Indianapolis took a 35-28 lead in the fourth quarter. By the time Oakland next got the ball, it was 42-28. Martin won't have much time to dwell on that mistake, as he'll be right back in action Thursday in a Week 9 tilt with the 49ers.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
4 weeks ago

Coach Jon Gruden referred to Martin as a "feature back" Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Marshawn Lynch (groin) placed on injured reserve, Martin figures to handle the bulk of the carries while Jalen Richard continues in his role on passing downs. There's also a decent chance Richard sees an uptick in snaps and touches, but Martin is a reasonably safe bet to lead the Raiders in carries during Sunday's matchup with an Indianapolis defense that's giving up 110.9 rushing yards per game and 4.0 per carry. Oakland will need to lean on Martin, Richard, Jared Cook, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant after losing Lynch to IR and Amari Cooper to the Cowboys.

QDoug Martin
RB OAK (7)
4 weeks ago

With Marshawn Lynch (groin) now on IR, Martin is in line to see added work, beginning Sunday against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

It was already known that Lynch would miss time, but now that he's on IR, it clear that the Raiders will need to turn to Martin and Jalen Richard in the coming weeks. While Richard, who has caught 31 passes for 253 yards in six games to date, figures to remain heavily involved as a change-of-pace back, Martin is expected to handle the bulk of the Raiders' carries in the coming weeks, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Meanwhile, DeAndre Washington is a candidate to re-join the team's ,backfield mix, after having been a healthy scratch of late. Martin's status as the Raiders' new lead back makes him a worthy roster add heading into Week 8, but minus Lynch and with top wideout Amari Cooper having been traded, it remains to be seen how explosive the team's offense will be going forward.