Blake Martinez
Blake Martinez
26-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Signed to a three-year deal in March, Martinez is a prolific tackler and was even able to rack up eight sacks over the last two seasons in Green Bay. He'll slot in as one of the Giants' starting inside linebackers and is a good bet to be among the NFL leaders in tackles, making him one of the better bets for linebacker IDPs. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $30.75 million contract with the Giants in March of 2020.
Lands with Giants
LBGreen Bay Packers
March 16, 2020
Martinez agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Giants on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Martinez finished near the top of the league in tackles over the past three seasons, amassing 443 total tackles while playing in all 48 regular-season contests for the Packers. According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio, it's a three-year deal worth about $30 million.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New York GiantsGiants 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

939
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645
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512
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239
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195
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2019 Blake Martinez Split Stats
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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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
2016
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.
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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Leads squad in tackles
LBGreen Bay Packers
January 20, 2020
Martinez, who posted 19 tackles between two playoff contests, recorded 155 tackles, three sacks and two pass breakups over 16 regular-season games in 2019.
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Leading tackler in playoff victory
LBGreen Bay Packers
January 13, 2020
Martinez had 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.
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Playmaker in big victory
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 31, 2019
Martinez had seven tackles (six solo), a sack and an interception in Sunday's victory over the Lions.
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Another productive outing
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 24, 2019
Martinez registered eight tackles during Monday's victory over Minnesota.
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Cleared to play
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 21, 2019
Martinez (hand/calf) is absent from the Packers' final injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Vikings.
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