Blake Martinez
Blake Martinez
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
Thu Practice: Limited
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.
Gets limited tag Wednesday
LBGreen Bay Packers
Shoulder
September 18, 2019
Martinez was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated practice report due to a shoulder injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
After two games, Martinez already has 20 tackles (15 solo) and one sack to his name. Considering he would have fit in some reps if the Packers had held practice, there doesn't seem to be much worry about his Week 3 availability. No matter, his status will be one to watch as the weekend approaches.
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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.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Blake Martinez
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58 days ago
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269 days ago
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308 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Week 11 Monday night game as Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs travel to Los Angeles in a matchup against the Rams that promises fireworks.
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308 days ago
With Chris Carson back in the starting lineup against a beat up Green Bay defense, the runner figures to be the good kind of chalk on single-game slates.
Weekly Rankings: Week 11 Value Meter
310 days ago
Luckily for fantasy owners the Rams-Chiefs game has been moved to Los Angeles, so we'll have full use of all the great options, such as the Chiefs' Tyreek Hill.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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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Stacks up 13 tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 16, 2019
Martinez made 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Vikings.
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Seven stops, sack in Week 1
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 6, 2019
Martinez had seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in Thursday's victory over the Bears.
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Clear of back injury
LBGreen Bay Packers
August 25, 2019
Martinez missed the Packers' third preseason game due to a back injury, but he returned to the practice field Sunday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Out with minor issue Thursday
LBGreen Bay Packers
Undisclosed
August 22, 2019
Martinez didn't make the trip to Winnipeg for Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders due to an undisclosed injury, but it's considered minor and he will be available for the regular-season opener Sept. 5 versus the Bears, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Finishes second in combined tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 31, 2018
Martinez had 12 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
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