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WR Brandon Marshall - New York Jets

6-4, 230Born: 3-23-1984College: Central FloridaDrafted: Round 4

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General News (Wed Nov 25): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The Jets prevailed 27-14 the last time they saw the Dolphins (in Miami, no less) - they pounded the rock for 43/207/2 in that game, so Ryan Fitzpatrick only threw the ball 29 times (16/29 for 218 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown). Last week, Fitzpatrick and company chased the Texans in Houston - he threw the ball 39 times, but hit just 19/39 for 216 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown. The TD went to Brandon Marshall (10 targets for 5/47/1 receiving), while Eric Decker saw 11 for 4/81/0. As has been the case throughout the year, Marshall and Decker are the main cogs in this passing attack - they get theirs week in and week out. The Dolphins' pass D is ranked 20th in the NFL averaging 251.2 net passing yards given out per game, with 19 passing scores allowed vs. nine interceptions (tied for 15th in the NFL) and 22 sacks (tied-19th) generated. This team is ranked 11th in the NFL over the past four weeks (four games) in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (23 per game), 12th in fantasy points given up to opposing tight ends (10.9), and is in the middle of the league in fantasy points given up to opposing wide receivers (22.5 on average during that time span, 15th-most in the NFL). Last week, Miami allowed 18/28 for 220 net passing yards, two TDs and two interceptions thrown to Dallas; Sam Bradford and company piled up 33/48 for 353 net yards, one TD and one interception thrown two weeks ago, after taking four sacks for -39 yards. The Miami rush D isn't any better now than it was in Week Four, so Fitzpatrick and company may have a lean diet of passes against this so-so pass D - this is a neutral matchup from many angles.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at OAK 66 0 0 0 18 9 108 0 0 10.8
9 vs JAX 60 0 0 0 8 4 44 1 0 10.4
10 vs BUF 58 0 0 0 10 3 23 1 0 8.3
11 at HOU 65 0 0 0 10 5 47 1 0 10.7
12 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 6 * * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs HOU (10 / 5 / 47 / 1 rec)

Another week, another shaky performance by Marshall. Alike prior weeks, Houston's defense opted to double Marshall and once again, Marshall struggled to win. When given one-on-one opportunities, Marshall won with ease. During the third quarter, Marshall beat rookie, Kevin Johnson with a double move, and settled into the back of the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown. Johnson bit on Marshall's first move--and that was more than enough for Marshall to win. Marshall had a chance to score a second touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but failed to keep both feet in bounds.

2015 Week 10 vs BUF (10 / 3 / 23 / 1 rec)

Simply put, Brandon Marshall played his worst game of the season. Buffalo rolled its coverage to Marshall, but his timing with Fitzpatrick was off. Early in the first half, Marshall ran an incorrect route and Fitzpatrick was intercepted. Marshall also dropped several passes and seemed mentally checked out at times, but saved his outing with an easy 14-yard touchdown grab during the third quarter. Marshall injured his left ankle late in the fourth quarter and hobbled off, but was able to return to the game. Marshall's touchdown prowess saved a relatively bad outing. Overall, Marshall is making too many mental and physical mistakes at this point in the season.

2015 Week 9 vs JAX (8 / 4 / 44 / 1 rec)

Brandon Marshall turned in season lows for catches and yards, but made arguably the biggest play of the game. Late in the fourth quarter, Fitzpatrick found Marshall in the back of the endzone for a 20-yard touchdown. Marshall was blanketed by Davon House, but Marshall made an acrobatic dive to position himself to ultimately secure the ball. Marshall's scoring play gave New York a 28-13 fourth quarter lead. Marshall should have turned in a bigger individual effort, but Fitzpatrick missed several throws throughout the game. Of note, Marshall ran wide open during the second quarter for what would be an easy touchdown grab, but Fitzpatrick badly misfired. At this point in his career, wins have become paramount for Marshall and he made a single play to secure a victory for his team.

2015 Week 8 vs OAK (18 / 9 / 108 / 0 rec)

Brandon Marshall received a team-high 18 targets and found a lot of success against Oakland's beatable secondary. Marshall asserted his will and easily beat press coverage at the line of scrimmage and ran free for the majority of the game. Injuries, however, limited his impact in the second half. Early in the fourth quarter, Marshall injured his right toe after he caught a deep pass down the right sideline. Marshall landed awkwardly out of bounds and was down for a few minutes. He was able to pop up and walk off, but missed a few plays and was seen talking to doctors. Luckily, Marshall re-entered the game, but injured his left ankle on a crossing route. Marshall was able to limp off the field under his own power, but once again, came back into the game. Late in the fourth quarter, Marshall was targeted deep down the left sideline and dropped a surefire touchdown pass. Marshall was clearly hobbled on the play, so his status bears watching during this upcoming week.

2015 Week 7 vs NE (7 / 4 / 67 / 0 rec)

Brandon Marshall turned in his worst performance to date as a member of the New York Jets. Marshall was the focal point of New England's defense effort, but still hadopportunities to make game-changing plays. New England opted to rotate his corners against Marshall, but always provided safety help over the top. Early in the fourth quarter, Marshall dropped an easy 12-yard touchdown pass that would have given New York an eight point lead. Instead, New York settled for a field goal as New England rallied to win the game. Late in the fourth quarter, New York recovered an on-sides kick and had an opportunity to tie the game. Marshall committed a boneheaded false start penalty, effectively ending the game. After the game, Marshall told reporters that he should walk home after making critical mistakes. Marshall typically bounces back, so expect him to respond next week in Oakland.

2015 Week 6 vs WAS (9 / 7 / 111 / 1 rec)

After losing a first half fumble, fans started to boo Marshall. Marshall, however, atoned for his blunder by posting a big second half en-route to his fourth straight 100-yard game. During the third quarter, Marshall made a ridiculous 'shoe string' catch on a poorly thrown pass, made an impressive cut in the open field, and raced into the end zone to complete a 35-yard scoring play. Marshall badly embarrassed Breshad Breeland on the scoring play, spinning Breeland into his own team mates to buoy the scoring play. Outside of the scoring play, Marshall worked the middle part of the field, regularly beating defenders on quick slants, seam routes, and quick hitches. Marshall continues to be Fitzpatrick's first option on all passing plays.

2015 Week 4 vs MIA (11 / 7 / 128 / 0 rec)

Another week, another big statistical performance from Marshall. Marshall set the tone early by making a 57-yard catch on New York's first play, toasting Brent Grimes on a deep sideline route. Entering the game, Miami did not have the personnel to match-up against Marshall and things got worse once Grimes left with a knee injury in the first quarter. Marshall recorded 107 of his receiving yards during the first half, running a variety of slants, crossing routes, and deep dig routes to keep separation and win one-on-one matchups against smaller corners. Marshall did drop one of his end zone targets during the first half, but it did not have an impact on the outcome of the game.

2015 Week 3 vs PHI (14 / 10 / 109 / 1 rec)

Without Eric Decker and Chris Ivory in the fold, Marshall was blanketed by multiple defenders on every play. Philadelphia kept Marshall in check for nearly two quarters before he scored on a 16-yard touchdown grab with seconds remaining before halftime. Marshall ran a post route and made a nice adjustment to catch a relatively underthrown pass. His touchdown catch somewhat made amends for arguably the dumbest play of the 2015 season. Midway through the second quarter, Marshall attempted to lateral a short gain to Jeff Cumberland, but ultimately fumbled the ball away. Marshall was attempting to jumpstart the offense, but this miscue killed the offense's momentum and Philadelphia's offense turned his miscue into seven points. Due to game flow, Marshall made his bones in the second half by working the seam and running underneath routes to get easy catch and run opportunities. These plays bolstered Marshall's stat line, but did not help New York get back into the game. Late in the fourth quarter, New York was mounting a late comeback, but he misjudged a pass that was tipped and intercepted by Walter Thurmond. While fantasy owners are happy with Marshall's performance, two dumb mistakes paved the way for New York's first loss of the 2015 season.

2015 Week 2 vs IND (10 / 7 / 101 / 1 rec)

The Jets two top receivers took advantage of the injuries the Colts had at cornerback in this game. Former teammate of Marshalls, Vontae Davis, spent the majority of the game covering him until he went down with a concussion. Marshall would finish the game with 7 receptions, for 101 yards and a touchdown. He collected 55 yards after the catch in this game including a 42-yard gain when the Jets zone coverage dropped down to the flat. Fitzpatrick and Marshall did a good job isolating against these inferior talents all night as Marshall also drew multiple holding penalties. After the Vontae Davis injury the Jets put together its best drive, immediately hitting Marshall on a crossing route. In the second half Fitzpatrick off of a boot connects with Marshal for a 16-yard gain on a comeback route to the right. On the touchdown, Fitzpatrick hit Marshall with a nice back shoulder throw where he is able to keep his feet pumping and power through three defenders to make it to the pylon. This would push the lead back to 10 points with just 6:20 left in the fourth quarter.

2015 Week 1 vs CLE (9 / 6 / 62 / 1 rec)

Marshall was targeted a team-high nine times as he took advantage of an obvious mismatch against Joe Haden. Marshall, who primarily played in the slot as a member of the Chicago Bears, lined up outside and was targeted on screens, crossing routes, and in the red zone. Marshall scored in the third-quarter on an easy 1-yard pitch and catch. Marshall was matched up against Haden in single coverage and easily beat him to the score. Marshall bailed Fitzpatrick out after a costly third quarter interception by stripping the ball away from the defender. Marshall's physical, dominant presence was a welcomed addition for a Jet offense that hasn't a true top receiver in years.


Latest News

Jets | Limited practice for Brandon Marshall (Wed Nov 25, 05:41 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Our View: Check back to see if Marshall can practice fully on Friday.
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Jets | Defenses focusing on Brandon Marshall (Fri Nov 20, 09:15 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall said opponents have been copying the defensive strategy used by the New England Patriots in Week 7 and bracketing him for entire games.

Our View: This has been the book on Marshall for some time. He's still going to get force-fed the ball in Week 11 against the Texans. Marshall is a low-end WR1 this week in PPR leagues.
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Jets | Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker probable (Fri Nov 20, 04:45 PM) - New York Jets WRs Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle) and Eric Decker (knee) both practiced in full Friday, Nov. 20, and are probable for Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

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Jets | Three Jets practice fully (Thu Nov 19, 04:40 PM) - New York Jets WRs Eric Decker (knee) and Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle) and RB Bilal Powell (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

Our View: We expect Eric Decker to have the best day and he's been consistently productive when healthy. We would take a shot with him as a WR1. Marshall is a nice play against a solid Texans defense, so start him as a good WR2. Poweel won't see enough runs for any value as long as Chris Ivory (RB1) is healthy.
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Jets | Limited practice for Brandon Marshall (Wed Nov 18, 06:04 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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