Fantasy Football: Top 15 Running Backs To Target In 2016

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#4 Fantasy Football running back Doug Martin
#4 Fantasy Football running back Doug Martin. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Fantasy Football Running Backs: #4 Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Doug “The Muscle Hampster” Martin is almost always a solid bet in Fantasy Football.  The load carrier for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a consistent big play back who knows how to find the endzone.

Protecting A Young QB:  The Buccaneers have shown that they don’t intend to overload quarterback Jameis Winston early in his career.  Doug Martin is going to play a huge role in that as the best way to protect a quarterback is with a strong running game.  Martin will get a lot of touches this season, and his fantasy owners will reap the benefits.

Will His Health Hold?:  With all those touches, there comes the increased risk of injury.  Martin put in a full season this past year, but he has a pretty big injury history that should give fantasy owners some pause.

Draft Value – 2nd Round:  Martin’s injury history is the difference between taking him in the first round and taking him in the second.  His ability and production are beyond reproach, it’s just a matter of his health.  If you grab him in the second round, you may be getting the top running back in fantasy with your second pick of the draft.

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