Kareem Martin
Kareem Martin
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
IR
Injury Knee
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Martin has increasingly become a relied-upon defensive force as his career has progressed, starting in 53.1 percent of his team's games (split between Cardinals and Giants) over the past two years, after making four starts in his first 40 career appearances. He's been relatively durable in five professional seasons, missing just eight of a possible 80 appearances, and seems like he could be on the verge of a breakout campaign, having more than tripled his previous career high in QB hits last year (three to 10). Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Giants in March of 2018.
Lands on IR
LBNew York Giants
Knee
September 11, 2019
The Giants placed Martin (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Martin was already expected to have an extended absence, and his placement on injured reserve guarantees he won't return until Week 10 at the earliest. The nature of his injury is still unclear. Tuzar Skipper and Oshane Ximines figure to see an uptick in their snap counts while Martin recovers.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New York GiantsGiants 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

144
118
111
90
46
31
10
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kareem Martin'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' 6"
 
Weight
272 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.72 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.33 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.20 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kareem Martin
IDP Analysis: Week 2 Matchups
12 days ago
Jim Coventry says that once Washington QB Case Keenum finds himself playing from behind, DeMarcus Lawrence and the rest of the Dallas pass rushers are sure to have him on his heels.
IDP Analysis: Week 1 Matchups
21 days ago
Jim Coventry begins the season pointing out players whose value is elevated for the upcoming week, including Fletcher Cox, whose Eagles could be playing with the lead against the Redskins.
IDP Analysis: Week 15 Matchups
285 days ago
Jimmy Smith and the Ravens defensive backs should be able to amass solid tackle totals against a pressured Jameis Winston.
FantasyAces Football: Week 1 Value Picks
September 9, 2015
With DeMarco Murray out of town, Josh Collacchi expects a big year (and Week 1) from Tony Romo.
IDP Analysis: Burfict Finally Back
October 11, 2014
Vontaze Burfict missed Cincinnati's last two games due to a concussion, but he'll be back when the Bengals take on Carolina this week.
2015 Fantasy Outlook
After manning outside linebacker in college, Martin was tabbed to play defensive end as a rookie in 2014, and the results weren't pretty (eight tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble in 11 games). The majority of his snaps occurred in the first half of the season, as he logged only 16 of his 183 on the season over the last seven contests. Martin's offseason has included a switch to his more natural position, OLB, where he's slated to act as Alex Okafor's primary backup on the strong side. While his snaps will likely be limited, Martin may have more opportunity to unleash his pass-rushing ability.
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Facing extended absence
LBNew York Giants
Knee
September 11, 2019
Coach Pat Shurmur said Martin (knee) will miss multiple weeks, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
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Won't return Sunday
LBNew York Giants
Knee
September 8, 2019
Martin (knee) is out for the remainder of Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Leads team in tackles
LBNew York Giants
December 17, 2018
Martin recorded nine tackles (four solo) across 38 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Titans.
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Signs on with Giants
LBNew York Giants
March 14, 2018
Martin is finalizing a contract with the Giants on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
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Starts 10 games in 2017
LBArizona Cardinals
January 17, 2018
Martin recorded 24 tackles (18 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one interception in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017.
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