2013 RB Fantasy Football Rankings: Doug Martin Top Running Back on Draft Day?

July 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coming out of Boise State, some draftniks felt Doug Martin had the skills required to be a three-down workhorse for an NFL team. Martin has it all, but one thing we failed to see from him in the early going was big plays in the running game or in the passing game.
This led to LeGarrette Blount working with Martin for a short time in a committee, but by week six, we started to see the big plays come from the talented rookie with a 23-yard run and a 42-yard reception against the Chiefs.
That performance was followed up with a 36-yard touchdown run against the Saints the next week, and by the time their week eight Thursday night game against the Vikings came along, Martin was the feature back again.
Against the Vikings, Martin carried the football 29 times for 135-yards and a rushing score, but it was his 64-yard reception for a touchdown that was just as impressive.
We all know what happened the following week as Martin shocked the fantasy world with his 251...

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