Posted: 8/03/2019 1:08 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin is off to a strong start in training camp, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Martin may have a little tread left on the tires, but with first-round pick Josh Jacobs expected to lead the Oakland backfield, Martin is no more than a fantasy handcuff.
Posted: 6/28/2019 6:06 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is expected to be the team's primary back this season and see most of the opportunities on first and second down, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair, who writes that RB Doug Martin will be primarily used as injury protection rather than to spell Jacobs during games. RB Jalen Richard is expected to see opportunities on third down.
Huddle Up: Bair throws out 1,500 yards as "certainly possible" and 1,000 total yards as something that "should be a certainty" for Jacobs, though he raises questions about the rookie's ability to hold up to the type of high usage he wasn't asked to shoulder at Alabama. Jacobs is an RB2 for now, but don't be surprised if his name starts moving up drafts the closer we get to Week 1.
Posted: 5/01/2019 7:05 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Doug Martin (Raiders) agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, May 1, according to sources. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Martin likely will serve as the No. 2 running back for the Raiders with Isaiah Crowell out for the season. He probably will receive a handful of carries during games but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/31/2018 2:12 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed 21 times for 100 yards and caught one pass for one yard in a 35-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. He also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Martin closed the year with back-to-back 100-yard efforts, and he was a serviceable back for Oakland after Marshawn Lynch was injured. However, he isn't currently under contract for 2019, and at his age, there is little chance he will be signed to be a lead back.
Posted: 12/25/2018 10:12 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin produced 107 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the club's Week 16 victory Monday, Dec. 24, versus the Denver Broncos. He also added one catch for nine yards.
Huddle Up: Martin continued his 2018 resurgence with his first 100-yard performance on the ground in more than three years. Those who were shrewd enough to get his services when Marshawn Lynch went down have to be feeling pretty thankful right now. After logging his best game of the season, Martin will continue to be a viable RB2 in the finale.
Posted: 12/16/2018 11:12 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed nine times for a team-high 39 yards in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals, as his three-game touchdown streak was snapped.
Huddle Up: The Raiders got away from the run in the second half and his total touches ended up going down, too. He'll look to bounce back in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
Posted: 12/14/2018 2:12 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Martin has logged double-digit carries in seven straight games, and while he hasn't been overly efficient with his touches, that could change in a big way against a porous Cincinnati defense. Bump him up into the RB2 mix this weekend.
Posted: 12/10/2018 3:12 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Martin has scored in three straight games, and while the yardage totals won't blow you away, the steady volume makes him a solid flex play,
Posted: 12/09/2018 12:12 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Martin was listed as questionable on the injury report despite being a full participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. He will continue to receive the bulk of the carries for Oakland and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 or flex option in standard fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/07/2018 11:12 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, but is listed as questionable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Martin was a full participant during all three days of practice this week, so he should have a good chance to play in Week 14. He has posted decent numbers over the last several weeks and can be a flex option in standard leagues this week.