Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin admitted to being tired in his first game of the season. He says he’s ready for a regular workload in Week 6 and that having the last 10 days off has been helpful.
That’s good news for fantasy owners, and bad news for the upcoming opponent, the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy impact: Martin looked good in his return to action against the New England Patriots last week. He rushed the ball 13 times for 74 yards and a touchdown.
The Cardinals present a much tougher matchup on the ground than New England however. Arizona ranks eighth in the league against the run this season. Martin should be able to balance that out a bit with an increased workload.
While the opponent represents a difficult challenge, owners in deep leagues have likely been waiting for him to get back in the lineup. He’s got to be a starter. Those in eight-team leagues might have better options.