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Against the Cowboys, Martin got the nod over Aaron Dobson and made his presence felt, nabbing two passes for 22 yards. Until Brandon LaFell returns from the PUP list, Martin will be the No. 3 wideout behind Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, which is essentially the No. 6 guy in the entire passing attack when you take Rob Gronkowski and Dion Lewis into account.
Remember, Martin spent three seasons with the Houston Texans before the Pats traded for him earlier this season, so he’s no stranger to playing the Colts. In fact, he’s faced the Colts six times in his career. Although he’s caught just one pass for 13 yards in that action, Martin certainly has knowledge of the Colts’ defense and that should serve him well this week.
Martin resembles mid-2000s Deion Branch in that he’s a slight, slippery dreadlocked target that knows how to get open for a check-down. His touchdown against the Jaguars was a perfect example of Martin’s ability to freelance and get open for a scrambling Brady.
With the Colts’ defense so preoccupied with the Patriots’ top guns, Martin should have a field day in Week 6. Look for the fourth-year pro to rip off a long catch-and-run touchdown on his way to a total stat line of 7 catches, 110 yards and a score.
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