Blake Martinez

Blake Martinez

27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
IR
Injury Knee - ACL
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Martinez visibly struggled for the Packers toward the end of the 2019 season, but his strong showing with the Giants in 2020 demonstrates that the issue was Green Bay's scheme rather than Martinez's abilities. The Giants defense was strong last season, and Martinez was a primary contributor, exceeding 150 tackles for the second consecutive year and 140 tackles for the fourth year in a row. While he probably can't match the upside of Devin White or Darius Leonard, Martinez is a blue-chip IDP and a distinguished LB1 in almost any format. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#160
ADP
#Subscriber-Only
IDP
$Signed a three-year, $30.75 million contract with the Giants in March of 2020.
Lands on IR
LBNew York Giants
Knee - ACL
September 29, 2021
Martinez has been placed on the Giants' injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL in New York's Week 3 loss to the Falcons, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
ANALYSIS
Martinez is expected to miss the remainder of the year, as he will likely undergo season-ending surgery. With the linebacker now on the injured reserve, the Giants will have more flexibility to bring in potential support to fill Martinez's role. Expect Reggie Ragland to take over Martinez's starting spot as the Giants' right insider linebacker.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
New York GiantsGiants 2021 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

39337%
20274%
29928%
12044%
26825%
12646%
25424%
12947%
15915%
6925%
13913%
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394%
3413%
384%
2810%
111%
114%
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Measurables Review
How do Blake Martinez's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
237 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.71 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.98 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.88 in
 
Arm Length
31.67 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Blake Martinez
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26 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down a Week 4 injury report that has no shortage of big names on it heading into Sunday morning.
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28 days ago
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NFL Game Previews: Raiders-Chargers Matchup
29 days ago
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IDP Analysis: Bentley Stays Relevant
31 days ago
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NFL Game Previews: Lions-Packers Matchup
43 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday Night Football matchup as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers look to bounce back against the Lions.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Signed to a three-year deal in March, Martinez is a prolific tackler and was even able to rack up eight sacks over the last two seasons in Green Bay. He'll slot in as one of the Giants' starting inside linebackers and is a good bet to be among the NFL leaders in tackles, making him one of the better bets for linebacker IDPs.
Martinez might not offer the explosive playmaking abilities of other linebackers, but his tackle production the last two years is compelling. Last year's 144-tackle season was his second in a row, only this time he upped his sack total from one to five. It's greedy to ask for another five sacks in 2019, but another 140-plus tackles seems an entirely modest request. His tackle rate was actually a little higher in 2017, when he hit 144 on 67 fewer snaps, so if he plays another 1,049 snaps like last year the tackle total should reach 150.
Martinez's rookie-year numbers (69 tackles in 13 games) didn't scream of an imminent breakout, but a closer look reveals a few hints at least. He posted those 69 tackles with just 438 defensive snaps, so that he eclipsed 144 tackles last year on 982 snaps was fairly warned. It's a reminder of how opportunity is the greatest currency in fantasy – you probably didn't put money on Martinez hitting 140 tackles last year, but you might have if you were given a guarantee that his snaps would more than double. Now an established three-down player, Martinez should be locked in.
A fourth-round pick out of Stanford last year, Martinez proved a quick study as a rookie, arguably establishing himself as the team's top inside linebacker almost out of the gate. Despite missing three games with an MCL sprain, Martinez accumulated 69 stops while playing just 438 defensive snaps. Some of his tackles were made on his 133 special teams snaps, but he should still reach triple-digit tackles if he plays 900 defensive snaps in 2017. It's difficult to identify any competition at linebacker in Green Bay to block him from that outcome.
A fourth-round pick in this year's draft, Martinez has drawn rave reviews over the course of the offseason and has seen extensive work with Green Bay's starting unit in each of the team's base, nickel and dime defenses. Most significant is the rookie's deployment in dime packages, as he is the lone inside linebacker on the field in such a scenario. The latter may suggest that Martinez has a leg up on his competition, that being Jake Ryan and the injury-prone Sam Barrington, but, at press time, neither inside linebacker role has been claimed. However, should Martinez win out, he could very well pose as a sneaky IDP option in 2016 if can remain the team's preferred option at ILB in both pass and run scenarios.
More Fantasy News
Tears ACL in Week 3
LBNew York Giants
Knee - ACL
September 27, 2021
Martinez sustained an ACL tear in his left knee during Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Falcons and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Won't return Sunday
LBNew York Giants
Knee
September 26, 2021
Martinez (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Registers 12 tackles Thursday
LBNew York Giants
September 17, 2021
Martinez totaled 12 tackles (five solo) during Thursday's 30-29 loss to Washington.
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Tallies nine tackles
LBNew York Giants
September 14, 2021
Martinez had nine tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Broncos.
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All good for opener
LBNew York Giants
September 8, 2021
Martinez isn't on the injury report for Sunday's season opener against Denver.
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