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Martin should be a top-tier running back, provided he can stay healthy.

July 08, 2016

Martin bounced back in a big way last season, playing 16 games and finishing second in the league in rushing yards and third among running backs in standard-scoring leagues. Health will always be the issue for Martin, and just because he gave his fantasy owners 16 games last year doesn’t guarantee a thing for this season. Martin played all 16 games his rookie season, and then just 17 games over the next two years combined. There is plenty of reason to believe in him as long as he’s on the field. Theoretically, Tampa Bay’s offense should be able to take a step forward in Jameis Winston’s second season at the helm. The Winston-Martin-Mike Evans trio could sneakily be one of the most explosive in the league, with each player’s presence lifting the production of the others. Martin feels like a boring pick entering his fifth season in the league, but we’ve seen top-five output from him in two of his previous four years, which double as the only years he was fully healthy.

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