Keshawn Martin Emerging As The Favorite To Be Texan's Slot Receiver: Fantasy Implications

HOUSTON - MAY 21: Wide receiver Keshawn Martin #82 of the Houston Texans arrives for the first day of OTA's at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Park on May 21, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Texans rookie wide receiver Keshawn Martin is separating himself from the pack in the race to become the team's slot receiver. We break down the fantasy implications.

Houston Texans rookie wide receiver and fourth round pick Keshawn Martin is separating himself from the pack as the team's third wide receiver, according to a tweet from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The former Michigan State wide receiver has been a standout of Texans practice since the spring, and his skill set is an ideal fit for the slot. Lester Jean also created a buzz during mini-camp, but he is more suited to play on the outside, where Kevin Walter and Andre Johnson top the depth chart.

Analysis: The Texans don't exactly air the ball out like they used to, so Martin won't be of much value in re-draft leagues. Owners in dynasty leagues will want to take notice of Martin's role in the offense, though. He has the quickness and reliable hands to develop into an impact player out of the slot.

For more on the Houston Texans, check out Battle Red Blog and SB Nation Houston.

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