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#15 Brandon Marshall, WR   Fantasy Football Injury Status   Probable - Hip
Chicago Bears
Height: 6'-4"
Weight: 230
Birthdate: March 23rd,1984
Age: 30
College: Central Florida
Year: 2006
Round: 4   Pick: 22
Season Statistics
-- Receiving ---- Rushing --
YEARGPRCPTYARDSTDATTYARDSTD
200682030922120
200716102132575570
20081510412656270
2009151011120107390
2010148610143230
20111681121461130
201216118150811100
201316100129512000
201410495868000
2008 Fantasy Points by Week
Last Five Games
No Statistics Available
Strength of Schedule
Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the WR position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Showing no signs of injury, Marshall was dominant last week. Expect that to continue this week against a soft Tampa Bay secondary.
Receiving: 7 Receptions, 78 Yards, 1 TD.

Brandon Marshall has been extremely consistent over the course of his career, most notably when Jay Cutler is throwing him the ball. There is no reason to expect anything less this season. Despite Alshon Jeffery's emergence, Marshall will remain the most trusted and most targeted receiver in Chicago. Expect things to only get better for Marshall as he and the entire Bears offense will be entering their second season in Marc Trestman's pass-happy offense. Marshall just signed a new 4-year deal with $22.3 million guaranteed so there's no reason for him not to have total focus on the field as he could be in line for a career year.



Player News

Injury Report
Week 7 - Probable - Groin
Week 9 - Probable - Groin
Week 12 - Probable - Hip
Week 13 - Probable - Hip
Week 14 - Probable - Hip
Week 15 - Probable - Hip
Week 16 - Probable - Hip
Week 17 - Probable - Hip


Chicago Bears Team Talk
I don't know if anyone reads this sub forum anymore. Last post was in December. But this isn't really fantasy relevant news, except I guess it cuts the Bears' false starts in half. At least. So that's nice.
 
 
I would be remiss if I didn't point out the fact that Jay's stall habit of saying "uh, you know..." approximately 68 times per post practice interview is a bit ...
 
 
Starting oline: Omiyale-Williams-Garza-Louis-Webb. Tice said Edwin Williams would have played C for the first team but he's not available until next Thursday. Carimi is rolling with the 2nd team. That's pretty normal under Lovie--nobody is handed ...
 
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2008 Draft Central
Average Draft Position (ADP) Tracker
Draft Analysis
Round 4, Pick 10
Positives
2007 was a break-out season for Marshall with 102 catches for 1,325 yards and 7 touchdowns; Jay Cutler's #1 target.
Negatives
Dude is a walking personnel problem and has a 3 game suspension to serve, which can be reduced to 2 games if he seeks professional help.
Draft Strategy
I wanted a decent #2 WR here, and Marshall, even with his suspension may very weel end up with #1 WR type numbers. (Contributed by: mrkkti)

Round 3, Pick 12
Positives
Stud WR, last years sleeper, developed great chemistry with Cutler, should put up plenty of receptions, yard and TD's.
Negatives
Crazy offseason; slip and fall accidents, legal issues, already suspended 2-3 games.
Draft Strategy
Even taking 2-3 games off his projection,I still had him sitting atop my board. Bit of a boom/bust here but at least he is suspended now, not for the playoffs and hopefully he is motivated to stay straight and dominate. (Contributed by: Budman)

Round 4, Pick 6
Positives
3rd Year WR - In most cases the third year is when a WR really comes into his own, but with Marshall that may not be the case since he's already considered a top 10 WR after successful rookie and sophmore seasons .. last season he established himself as THE WR in the Denver offense with 102 Rec on 170 Targets for 1325 Yds and 7 TD. Terrific Hands, Excellent after catch yardage production, Great Size for a WR 6'4, 230Lb, Red Zone threat.
Negatives
He faces a 2-3 game suspension to start the season.
Draft Strategy
I didn't like the RB's that were available as once again the Fantasy Shark faithful over hit the RB pool and leave gems at other positions available. With only 1 RB on my roster I would have liked to take a decent RB2 here but the picken's were pretty slim so I took the best player available to go with Moss and Fitzgerald ... The Shark Format requires 2 WR's and 2 RB's to start and both Moss and Fitz will have bad match-ups and bye weeks to face .. what better sub in than Brandon Marshall .. last seasons WR 9. (Contributed by: NSMapmaker)