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WR Brandon Marshall - New York Giants

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

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Week 12: at Washington Redskins

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FBG says: Good matchup. Eli Manning has had limited support all season long due to injuries throughout his receiving corps, but it hit a new level this past week when Sterling Shepard was unexpectedly ruled out due to a migraine. Without Shepard, Manning was left with a skeleton crew on offense as he spread the ball out between 10 different receiving options. Evan Engram was expected to make a big contribution this week, but he only managed to haul in one of his six targets for a paltry nine yards as he dropped a couple passes and negated a big gain with an offensive pass interference penalty. Engram broke a four-game touchdown streak last week as he had been one of the Giants' most consistent contributors on offense. Thankfully for Manning, Sterling Shepard is expected to be back in the lineup this week. The Redskins defense had a tough game last week as they let the Saints come back in the fourth quarter to force what would be an overtime victory, giving up a season-high 385 passing yards in the process. The Redskins are allowing an average of 249 passing yards per game, eighth most in the league. They have allowed the most passing yards and second most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks over the last three weeks. The play from their cornerbacks has been mostly solid, but the Redskins linebackers and safeties have really been the weak pieces of this defense. DeAngelo Hall, in particular, had a very tough game last week as he missed three tackles and single-handedly gave up over 60 yards and a touchdown. Of the 18 receiving touchdowns Washington has allowed, only eight of those have been by wide receivers with four coming from running backs (T-2nd most in the league) and six coming from tight ends (T-3rd most in the league). Shane Vereen has had a very quiet season, but he could have a shot at some upside in this matchup as he has been playing around 30-50% of the snaps in the past three weeks. Evan Engram, of course, will be in a good spot also due to how weak the Redskins have been against tight ends.

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Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 5 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Brandon Marshall had another miserable performance with the Giants and he is not worth owning in fantasy at this point in almost any league. Marshall got a first down early on a drag route over the middle and another nice conversion on a curl route but got injured later. Manning tried to connect with Marshall on a deep ball along the sideline but he came down awkwardly and subsequently left the game. Marshall just hasn't looked himself with the Giants to this point and this injury is just making things worse. Even if he returns to the lineup, he should not be started.

2017 Week 4 vs TB (10 / 6 / 46 / 0 rec)

Brandon Marshall got his hands on a few more balls this week but his production was still mediocre. Most of these passes were very short and allowed Marshall almost no running room. The chemistry with the QB/WR was clearly off early in the game, which lead to dropped passes or inaccurate balls. Eventually things settled down and Manning began to find Marshall on scramble plays outside of the pocket which was encouraging to see. Marshall still only caught short slants and curls for the most part and disappeared in the redzone. His large frame allows him to win the contested catch battle for the most part and this was on show vs the Bucs. Manning tried to connect with Marshall down the field too but they did not seem to be on the same page. He is a WR4 and should not be played at this moment in most fantasy leagues.

2017 Week 3 vs PHI (11 / 8 / 66 / 0 rec)

Brandon Marshall got a lot more involved in the passing game this week but still feels like a #3 receiver for the Giants at best. He was used as a possession receiver for the most part, getting slants and curl routes thrown his direction so he can use his big size as an advantage. He did pick up several first downs in this role and managed to break a few tackles, which was definitely positive to see at his age. The Giants still have many talented players on offense so production from Marshall will be inconsistent. He is a low end fantasy option at this point and should not be started on most fantasy teams.

2017 Week 2 vs DET (5 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

The Brandon Marshall experiment in New York has not gotten off to the best start. After a subpar outing in Dallas last week, the veteran receiver will have done little to hush the critics with another error-strewn display. Marshall's most flagrant error came on a deep target down the right sideline. Against Cover-2, Marshall found the hole in the zone between cornerback and safety, and Eli Manning threaded the needle perfectly for the ball to land in the receiver's hands. Unfortunately the pass hit off said hands and fell harmlessly incomplete, drawing the crowd's ire. Manning would go back to Marshall on a straightforward pass off play action, but it too came off the receiver's hands and hit the turf. Marshall was unlucky not to get into the end zone at one point, getting open on a quick hitch pattern and reeling in the pass, only to dive just short of the goal line. The offensive issues permeate throughout the unit, but Marshall's mistakes exacerbated things.

2017 Week 1 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Brandon Marshall's debut as a Giant was a complete dud as the veteran reciver didn't register a catch until the final drive. Manning rarely threw his direction throughout the game as the Giants offensive line was woeful blocking for their Quarterback. Marshall was targeted on a few throws but he could just not connect with Manning. His accuracy was scattershot due to the pressure he was facing and missed Marshall on several throws. Marshall was clearly open on a few plays over the middle but the pass was usually thrown behind him. These plays were relatively short however and would not have contributed much on their own, even if caught. He finally got a catch at the end of the game but this was in garbage time as the Cowboys played off coverage to give up the quick pass.

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Broncos | Denver's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 16, 06:44 PM) - Denver Broncos TEs A.J. Derby (shoulder) and Jeff Heuerman (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 16. WR Cody Latimer (knee, Achilles) and OT Donald Stephenson (calf) were limited participants, while LBs Todd Davis (ankle), Brandon Marshall (shoulder), Shane Ray (wrist), RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury), CB Aqib Talib (non-injury), WR Bennie Fowler (ankle), DT Domata Peko (non-injury), OG Ronald Leary (elbow) and DE Adam Gotsis (hamstring) all practiced in full.

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Schedule

12@ Washington Redskins
13@ Oakland Raiders
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15vs Philadelphia Eagles
16@ Arizona Cardinals
17vs Washington Redskins