1. Doug Martin Owners Should Hesitate to Sell
His rushing average (3.5 yards per carry) has disappointed all year, and he saw his workload drop to eight carries against the Redskins prior to Tampa Bay's Week 5 bye, but those who own Doug Martin probably shouldn't move him yet.
It's not just a matter of selling him low, though that certainly does apply. More important, there's reason to believe Martin can still present starting value for at least the next two weeks.
Martin has home matchups against the (likely Brady Quinn-led) Chiefs this week and the Saints in Week 7, teams that have combined to allow 5.1 yards per carry to running backs in road games this year. The Chiefs defense should be even more vulnerable than usual with Matt Cassel (concussion) likely out because Quinn figures to lead more three-and-outs than Cassel, upping the snap count for Tampa Bay's offense.
Although the upcoming schedule may ease the rushing average concerns with Martin, it was obviously his light ...