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From a fantasy-football perspective, Martin remaining where he had the success that made him so valuable as a free agent is a best-case scenario.
That's especially true with the man who pushed the Buccaneers to keep Martin last offseason, then offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, recently promoted to head coach.
Indeed, due in part to Koetter's insistence the fourth-year man would be perfect for his scheme and due in part to his own hard work last offseason, Martin was reinvigorated in 2015, turning in perhaps the best season by any running back.
Martin rushed for 1,402 yards -- second only to Adrian Peterson -- and averaged a stout 4.9 yards per carry last season. It was a night and day performance from Martin, who had slumped to a 3.6 yards per carry average in the 2013 and 2014 seasons (both marred by injury and poor blocking) following his breakout rookie campaign.
As NFL.com suggests, Martin and Charles Sims should continue to be one of the best 1-2 backfield punches in football, making this a big win for Tampa -- regardless of Martin's steep price tag.