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Week 10: Doug Martin, Redux - 8 comments

By R.J. White

We come off a Week 9 where Doug Martin captured the hearts and minds of fantasy owners everywhere. I received two offers for Martin in my main league that I would have jumped at preseason (Martin for Wes Welker and Jamaal Charles, and Martin for Julio Jones and Kyle Rudolph), but I had to hit “Reject” on both. I’m committed to seeing this Martin thing through. He checks in as my third-ranked running back this week. Where is everyone else? Keep reading to find out.

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Carson Palmer. Coming off a four-TD game, Palmer should stay hot against the injured Ravens defense.
Shonn Greene. Greene’s had three straight good fantasy performances, and I’ll stick with him in a bad matchup.
Ty Hilton. Hilton came on strong in Week 9, leading Indy in targets, and he should rise again with Donnie Avery hurt.
Brandon Myers. He finally broke the TD drought with two scores, and his usage rate places him in TE1 territory.
Greg Zuerlein. Legaton is back off a bye, so be sure to add him and start him in San Francisco.
Cowboys Defense. The Eagles are missing approximately 47 offensive lineman. DeMarcus Ware, do your thing.


Philip Rivers. Good matchup, but the Chargers haven’t been throwing a lot. Rivers is on pace for a 24:20 TD:INT ratio.
Isaac Redman. Jonathan Dwyer should be back Monday night, so the Pittsburgh time-share could be back on.
Brian Hartline. He bounced back in Week 9, but was it a product of poor Indy defense? I don’t trust him again yet.
Jared Cook. He has all the talent in the world, but poor fantasy numbers all year have him off the radar.
Garrett Hartley. The Saints continue to score TDs, not FGs, so be sure to pass on Hartley again.
New York Jets. Russell Wilson plays very well at home, so avoid relying on the Jets defense on the road this week.

R.J. White is the head editor at the Cafe and contributes to's MLB Rumors blog. He has previously written for FanHouse, Razzball and FanDuel. Catch up with him in the forums under the name daullaz. Follow him on Twitter; don't follow him in real life.
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8 Responses to “Week 10: Doug Martin, Redux”

  1. jfella22 says:

    I’m actually debating starting either turner or cj2k at my rb2 and saw you and them right next to each other. I was hoping you could give me some feedback as to why you were leaning towards turner? My other option is flex one of them over welker but I have a feeling Brady is going to shred to bills

  2. User avatar daullaz says:

    @jfella22: I think you’re fine with either. I actually have Johnson slightly ahead based on his level of play the last four weeks. However, Turner has the best possible matchup and is coming off his first good game in a few weeks. It just depends on what you prefer: better RB play or easier matchup? The matchup is the only thing that makes the two close, and for that, I’ll lean with the (hopefully) safer option in Johnson.

  3. jmp14 says:

    Does DET D get a bump considering Harvin probably will sit? Ponder’s been awful.

  4. User avatar Ted Spencer says:

    Hi R.J.
    10 team PPR
    Things have not been good … got the Jamaal Charles/Hakeem Nicks/Jeremy MacLin Blues ….
    My option at running back for charles are Fred Jackson and Robert Turbin …
    Options for Nicks are Lance Moore or Maclin …
    Should I still stay with Charles and Nicks?

    Thanks Ted

  5. User avatar daullaz says:

    @jmp14: I think I’d rather have Dallas against that Philly line, so I’ll keep them where they are.

    @Ted Spencer: Charles/Nicks.

  6. sjkooiii says:

    Started TY Hilton… Thank You “I Lost” Hilton…

  7. User avatar joejlitz says:

    I’m considering sitting Eli To take advantage of Fitzpatrick’s Matchup. I think Fitz has a better upside today. Would you consider this to be too risky?

  8. User avatar Ted Spencer says:

    Hi R.J. … as usual you were bang on … thanks for the win!!!!!


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