Blake Martinez
Blake Martinez
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Packers in May of 2016.
Finishes second in combined tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 31, 2018
Martinez had 12 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Martinez posted double-digit tackles for the seventh time this season and matched the 144 combined tackles he notched in 2017, a mark that landed him second in the league after tying for first a year ago. Martinez did not record an interception in 2018, but he did tally a career-best five sacks and played in all 16 games. Given his production and health over the last two years, Martinez will be one of the top options in leagues that use IDPs in 2019.
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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.
6' 2"
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
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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Records fifth sack
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 24, 2018
Martinez posted seven tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's overtime victory against the Jets.
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Tallies 12 tackles Week 14
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 10, 2018
Martinez recorded a team-high 12 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
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Leads team in tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 3, 2018
Martinez recorded 10 tackles (five solo) across 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
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Sets season high for tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
November 27, 2018
Martinez recorded a season-high 13 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
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Totals six tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
November 16, 2018
Martinez had six tackles (four solo) in Thursday's 27-24 loss to the Seahawks.
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