Doug Martin rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries during the Buccaneers' win over the Raiders on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.
Doug Martin shredded the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, rushing for 251 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers move to .500 on the season. Martin set a franchise record in the process, and tied for the 10th-most rushing yards in NFL history for a single game.
Martin has 486 total yards and six touchdowns over his last two games. Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com points out that only Walter Payton, Jim Brown and O.J. Simpson have ever had more yards from scrimmage over a two-game stretch.
Fantasy Impact: Suffice it to say, Martin has won a lot of fantasy matchups for owners over the last few weeks. While it is WAY premature to mention Martin in the same breath as the legends above, football fans everywhere should sit back and appreciate what the rookie has done the last two weeks.
Martin is a must-start in all fantasy formats going forward. He has a tough matchup against the San Diego Chargers next week, but at this point it would be unwise to bet against the young running back.