Martinez finished the 2017 season with 144 combined tackles, a total that tied him with two other players for the league lead.
Martinez took a huge leap in his second year, becoming the Packers' top middle linebacker and increasing his tackle total by 75. He had just one sack and one interception, but he provided a big boost for fantasy owners in leagues where tackles by individual defensive players were key. Following his big season Martinez will remain the Packers' top middle linebacker heading into 2018, and with him turning just 24 in January, he will be a good bet to pile up numbers in the tackle department once again.
Martinez had 11 tackles (six solo) in Saturday's 16-0 loss to the Vikings.
Martinez broke into double digit tackles once again and now has sole possession of the league lead for tackles with 138 (92 solo) this season. The 23-year-old played every defensive snap once again, and still managed to rack up the tackles even with fellow inside linebacker Jake Ryan also making 11 combined tackles.
Martinez totaled eight tackles (four solo) and deflected a pass in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
Martinez finished with single-digit tackles for the fourth time in six games, but unless Atlanta's Deion Jones records 19 tackles in the Week 15 finale, he will head into Week 16 tied for the league lead with 127 combined tackles.
Martinez made nine tackles (three solo) in Sunday's victory over the Browns.
Martinez failed to reach double-digit tackles after doing so the previous two weeks, but he still recorded enough stops to move into third in the league with an overall total of 119 tackles.
Martinez had 12 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.
Martinez continues piling up the tackles, and after 13 weeks he sits fourth in the NFL with 111 combined stops. He has reached double figures in tackles seven of the last 10 weeks and has finished with fewer than seven tackles just once during that span, so there is plenty of reason to continue relying him moving forward in leagues using individual defensive players.
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||69||47.0||22||1||1||4||4.0||4||0||4|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||144||96.0||48||1||1||3||3.0||3||0||8|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|