Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/19/13
What is that sound the distance? Doug Martin is anything but a no-brainer in the first round of fantasy drafts? That hardly seems justified for a statistical stud that barreled his way to a 1,454 yard, 11 touchdown rookie season. And yet, fake football GMs around the country continue to have their doubts.Are Martin’s noteworthy achievements only the first of many steps toward a Hall of Fame career, or an act of deception caused by a lack of familiarity with opposing defenses? The possibility of a sophomore slump is always worth evaluating when it comes to young players, but a running back with overwhelming amounts of opportunity, ability and surrounding talent like Martin does not often lead to a second year snag. There are plenty of cumbersome topics for fantasy owners to debate in the coming weeks; Martin’s performance level is not worthy to land among them.Attempting to find a man that achieved as much as Martin did in his first season is nearly impossible; there are in fact zero...
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