Keshawn Martin will compete to be a reserve receiver for the Patriots this season, but even if he makes the final roster he would have minimal Fantasy value. Martin appeared in nine games in 2015 and had 24 catches for 269 yards and two touchdowns. The catches and yards were career highs, but we don't expect him to do much if Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Nate Washington stay healthy.
Martin has signed a two-year, $3 million contract extension with the Patriots, ESPM.com reports. Martin, who finished the 2015 regular season with 24 catches for 269 yards and two TDs in nine games for the Patriots after being acquired in a Sept. 17 trade with the Texans, will thus continue to provide the team with wideout depth next year. Heading into the upcoming offseason, Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola will all also be under contract with the Patriots in 2016, which probably puts Martin an injury or a personnel move away from fantasy relevance next season.
Martin finished the 2015 regular season with 24 catches for 269 yards and two TDs in nine games for the Patriots. With Julian Edelman poised to return for the postseason, Martin's role in the Patriots offense figures to be reduced, with Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix. Beyond that, Martin's future with the team remains unclear, as he's in the final year of his rookie deal, signed while the 2012 fourth-round draft pick was with the Texans.
Martin was on the field for 56 of the Patriots' 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. While the Patriots' passing offense sputtered in Week 17, Martin caught just one pass on two targets for four yards in the contest. Assuming Julian Edelman is ready to roll once the postseason starts, Martin's role in the team's offense figures to be reduced, with Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix.
Martin caught seven of 11 targets for 68 yards in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets. He also ran once for six yards. With Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola both out Sunday, Martin saw an expanded role in the Patriots' offense, with what the team is playing for, as well as the availability of Edelman and Amendola, representing variables with regard to Martin's potential workload next Sunday against the Dolphins.
Martin was on the field for 55 of 66 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-16 win over the Titans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. With both Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola banged up, Martin -- who caught three of his four targets for 26 yards in the contest -- could continue to see an expended role in Week 16, a scenario that could yield him some added targets in the event that the Jets elect to match cornerback Darrelle Revis up against Brandon LaFell on Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/20||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|12||11/28||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|13||12/04||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|16||12/24||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|3 Year Avg||30||17||200||1||10||11.76||26|