Brandon Marshall, WR, Jets
|WR - #9||45.78||NYJ||Active||10 years||32||6'4||230||@BMarshall|
2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Marshall has been very active in the Jets' passing game over the last two weeks (21 catches, 262 yards and three TDs on 24 targets). He has a TD in five straight games (six total). On the year he has seven 100-yard receiving games and 10 TDs, while averaging 10.8 targets per game. The Titans have been crushed by WRs in the last two games (33/459/7). They rank 19th in the league in WR Fantasy defense, with their early success due to short passing attempts. Tennessee has risk across the board at CB so Marshall should have his way in this game as long as the Titans are able to force the issue on the scoreboard.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Marshall was a beast in Week 12 (9/131/2), which was his best game in 2015. He has a TD in four straight games (five total), with nine scored on the year. He has six 100-yard receiving games, while averaging 10.6 targets per game. The Giants rank 22nd in the NFL in WR Fantasy defense. WRs have 158 catches for 2,028 yards and 10 TDs on 248 targets vs. them. The Giants have talent at both CB positions on the outside, which tends to limit the damage in TDs. Marshall will get solid chances in this game, with a very good chance at a TD.
UPDATE (11/12): Marshall has fulfilled even the highest of expectations this season. In standard formats, he has posted double-digit Fantasy points in seven of eight games. Marshall is a fringe WR1 in all Fantasy formats.
Marshall is coming off his worst NFL season since his rookie year of 2006, due in part to a lack of explosiveness needed to make plays downfield. His 2014 season began with eight catches for 71 yards and a score in Week 1, but he suffered what appeared to be a high ankle sprain late in that game. Brandon tried to play through the injury over the next four weeks, but he was mostly a decoy (11 catches on 25 targets for 117 yards and four TDs). His game showed a spark starting in Week 6 when he caught six passes for 113 yards on nine targets. From Week 6 through Week 12, Marshall hauled in 39 passes for 470 yards and three touchdowns on 65 targets. But his season ended in Week 13 when he suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Marshall has five 100-catch seasons on his resume, all of which came with Jay Cutler as his QB. He owns seven seasons with more than 1,000 receiving yards as well. He has 65 career TDs in 120 starts. Last year, the Jets completed only 164 passes to their wide receivers for 2,098 yards and eight touchdowns combined. Brandon will certainly raise the value of New York's passing game, but there are only so many targets to go around in this run-heavy attack. Based on the Jets' usage of their wide receivers in 2014, Marshall will be hard-pressed to catch even 85 balls this season unless Geno makes some huge strides. Still, Marshall is a great WR who hasn't finished with fewer than 80 receptions in any full year since 2006. Let's set the bar at 85 catches for 1100-plus yards and seven TDs, which would make Marshall a strong WR2 in fantasy.
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|4.12||Scout Fantasy - @Fantasytaz - 8360|
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