Blake Martinez
Blake Martinez
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Packers in May of 2016.
Ready for Week 5
LBGreen Bay Packers
October 4, 2019
Martinez (shoulder) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Rob Demovsky of reports.
Martinez was added to the injury report as a limited participant Wednesday but never appeared to be in any real danger of missing Sunday's game. The 25-year-old has played every defensive snap this season and ranks third in the league with 47 tackles (33 solo) and one sack.
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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
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.
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Held back by injury
LBGreen Bay Packers
October 2, 2019
Martinez (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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Continues piling up tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 27, 2019
Martinez notched 15 tackles (10 solo) in Green Bay's 34-27 loss to the Eagles on Thursday.
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Will play Thursday
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 25, 2019
Martinez (shoulder) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Rob Demovsky of reports.
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Dealing with shoulder injury
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 23, 2019
Martinez (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice estimation.
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Another big tackling day
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 23, 2019
Martinez recorded 12 tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 27-16 win over the Broncos.
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