Martin was an early fantasy favorite and a player many football observers were bullish on this year — including BuzzFeed — but through six games, he’d yet to break 100 yards. That changed. Last week against Minnesota, Martin had 135 yards, and then there was his outburst against Oakland. Over the course of his dominant performance, Martin showed incredible acceleration and an impressive ability to bounce off tacklers considering his relatively small size — he’s only about 5’9”. At that height, his agility and pinball stamina call to mind Ray Rice. But even Rice has never had a game of three TD runs over 45 yards, because no one has: Martin’s the first to do it. We’re approaching the part of the season where rookies tend to hit a wall, so it’ll be interesting to see whether Martin tires out considering the amount of work he’s gotten recently. Regardless, he’ll be a franchise offensive player down the road for Tampa Bay.
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