Martin rushed 16 times for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 24-21 win over the Steelers on Sunday. As his final rushing line implies, Martin had a difficult time finding any running room, but he was able to at least go in from one yard out in the first quarter. It was the veteran's third touchdown in as many games, though he was held without a catch for the first time in eight contests. Martin has now averaged under four yards per carry in two consecutive contests, but he's proven capable of shouldering the lead-back workload while logging double-digit carries in seven consecutive games. Martin will look to boost his numbers against the Bengals in Week 15.
Martin (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Though listed as questionable for the contest, Martin practiced fully all week, so his availability is not really a surprise. Assuming no setbacks, Martin is in line to head the Raiders' backfield in Week 14, with Jalen Richard set to work in a change-of-pace role and DeAndre Washington on hand in reserve. Meanwhile, newcomer C.J. Anderson is inactive. Martin logged a season-high 18 carries (for 61 yards) in the team's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs in Week 13, but how close he comes to matching that workload Sunday will hinge on game flow in a contest in which the Steelers are clear favorites.
Martin (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, is expected to play, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Martin was a full practice participant Wednesday through Friday, so it's somewhat surprising he carried an injury designation into the weekend in the first place. Nonetheless, the report should give Martin's fantasy managers more confidence in rolling fantasy lineups for the matchup with the Steelers, who have ranked 11th in the NFL this season with 4.2 yards per carry allowed.
The Raiders are listing Martin (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Martin was a full participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday and took part in Friday's session in at least some fashion, so it seems likely that he'll be available to play this weekend. If Martin suits up as anticipated, there's a chance his workload could be more restricted than usual if the Raiders -- who are double-digit home underdogs -- are forced to abandon the run game. That would yield a more favorable game script for passing-down specialist Jalen Richard than Martin.
Martin (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle previously relayed there might be some uncertainty regarding Martin's Week 14 status after the team signed fellow running back C.J. Anderson on Tuesday. However, Martin's full participation in the Raiders' first session of the week suggests that he'll be good to go Sunday versus the Steelers. That said, it will still be worth monitoring Martin's situation in the event his reps are limited either Thursday or Friday.
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