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WR Brandon Marshall - New Orleans Saints

6-4, 230Born: 3-23-1984College: Central FloridaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2006

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Week 11: vs Philadelphia Eagles

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Saints passing attack continues to run through Michael Thomas and the running backs and not much else. The Saints added Brandon Marshall to try to provide depth, but the 34-year-old receiver has not been a consistent producer in over two years. Rookie Tre'Quan Smith took a step backward last week as he was not targeted in the game against the Bengals. All in all, this is a unit that will likely continue to go through Michael Thomas and utilize both Kamara and Ingram out of the backfield with an occasional player popping up every now and then. The Eagles secondary is a mess. The Eagles last week allowed Dak Prescott to have one of the most productive games of his career as he seemingly had receivers wide open throughout the game and completed 72% of his passes. This led to defensive coordinator calling out the defense and in particular Rasul Douglas and his performance. The good news for the Eagles is that they have a small chance to get Sidney Jones back this week. Jones is practicing after being out for a month with a hamstring injury although in an ideal scenario the team would likely want to bring him back next week. They may not have much of a choice however as corner Ronald Darby is out for the season and Jalen Mills does not look like he will be back any time soon. This is a secondary that even when healthy has allowed every quarterback except one to throw for 250 yards or more including seven of the nine games to go for 269 yards or more this season. The Eagles have also struggled mightily against pass-catching receivers as they have allowed a running back to catch six or more passes in five of their last six games and allow the fifth-most receptions per game to opposing running backs.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
8 at DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 1 * * * *
11 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Brandon Marshall's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Marshall's second consecutive one target game should serve notice that unless he moves further up the depth chart, he should no longer be on the fantasy radar.

2018 Week 5 vs LAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Marshall was an afterthought in this one and is quickly losing any fantasy relevance - potential relevance, that is - that he may have had. He only played seven snaps against the Rams, while his replacement, David Moore, reeled in two touchdown passes. Marshall at this point is a one trick pony. He is unable to gain separation in coverage, and simply has to win the ball with his positioning and size, which he is still capable of doing. It's a marvel to watch his determination and humility in playing the possession role for the Seahawks, but unfortunately the experiment may be coming to a close. Even if he does hang on as a role player, any significant production will be few and far between.

2018 Week 4 vs ARI (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

With Doug Baldwin returning, Marshall was mainly counted on for underneath routes, limiting his already thin fantasy value further to being touchdown dependent. He was twice targeted in end zone but was well covered each time.

2018 Week 3 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

Marshall is simply more valuable in real football than fantasy football. He made only two catches, and both were impressive as he won the battle for the ball in extremely tight coverage for the first down. In the red zone, he still could pose a threat, but there were not many opportunities in this game, as most of the scores were longer plays.

2018 Week 2 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)

Marshall continues to impress, winning his one-on-one battles for the ball, and showing rookie-like hustle coming back for the ball and fighting to move the chains. He was the closest thing to a go-to guy the Seahawks had this game, but that's not saying much. Marshall's reliable hands and route running, at this stage in his career, are clearly skills that better serve a team as a 2nd or even third receiver. He was arguably the Seahawks best player on offense in the first half, but gave way to Tyler Lockett's mini-heroics in the second half.

2018 Week 1 vs DEN (6 / 3 / 46 / 1 rec)

Marshall carried over his pre-season enthusiasm and work ethic and it paid off with a TD in his first regular season game with the Seahawks. On his 20 yard scoring play, Marshall was just ahead of the DB down the sideline, and caught a perfectly thrown pass as he entered the end zone. He had another TD catch negated (granted, due to a penalty on him - but at least it shows that Wilson was looking his way). At least as important as the scoring play(s) were the less memorable catches, the ones that simply moved the chains. Marshall worked hard in traffic as well as the sideline work. He was the intended target on an interception, but the turnover was no fault of his.

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Latest News

Broncos | Broncos practice report for Thursday (Thu Nov 15, 06:52 PM) - Denver Broncos LB Brandon Marshall (knee), S Dymonte Thomas (ankle) and DT Domata Peko (non-injury) were absent from practice Thursday, Nov. 15. LB Joseph Jones (foot) was limited, while WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee), CB Bradley Roby (ankle) and S Darian Stewart (neck) were full participants.

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Saints | Brandon Marshall agrees with Saints (Mon Nov 12, 11:23 AM) - Free-agent WR Brandon Marshall (Seahawks) agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 12. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Our View: The Saints worked out Marshall last week but they decided to sign Dez Bryant instead. With Bryant (Achilles') done for the year, they still needed help at the wide receiver position. Marshall played in seven games for the Seahawks, catching 11 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown. He'll give the Saints veteran depth behind Michael Thomas and rookie Tre'Quan Smith.
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Saints | Brandon Marshall visiting Saints (Mon Nov 12, 08:14 AM) - Free-agent WR Brandon Marshall (Seahawks) is visiting the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 12, and should sign with them.

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Saints | New Orleans could sign Brandon Marshall (Sat Nov 10, 01:22 AM) - The New Orleans Saints could sign free-agent WR Brandon Marshall (Seahawks) if WR Dez Bryant (Achilles') did indeed suffer a torn Achilles' tendon in practice on Friday, Nov. 9, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Our View: Marshall worked out for the Saints on Tuesday, the same day that Bryant did. The Saints signed Bryant because they need more from the wide receivers behind Michael Thomas. Rookie Tre'Quan Smith has flashed some interesting ability but behind him there's little left with Cameron Meredith on Injured Reserve. Marshall could give them veteran depth. He caught 11 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown in seven games for the Seahawks this year.
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Saints | New Orleans hosts two receivers (Tue Nov 6, 02:33 PM) - Free-agent WRs Brandon Marshall (Seahawks) and Kamar Aiken (Eagles) worked out for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Schedule

11vs Philadelphia Eagles
12vs Atlanta Falcons
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ Carolina Panthers
16vs Pittsburgh Steelers
17vs Carolina Panthers