WR Brandon Marshall - New York Jets
|6-4, 230||Born: 3-23-1984||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 4|
Week 7: vs Baltimore Ravens
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Well, let's put it this way - Ryan Fitzpatrick got nothing going for the first 52 minutes of the game at Arizona (16/31 for 174 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception), so the Jets gave Geno Smith a shot for the final eight minutes of the 3-28 loss, and got a fumble that cost them a down and eight yards, an interception thrown, and 4/6 for 31 yards passing. After the game, head coach Todd Bowles said 'Fitz will be back next week. The game was 28-3. There was eight minutes left in the game. We weren't doing anything else. I just wanted to get (QB Geno Smith) some reps.' Brandon Marshall (six targets for 3/70/0) and Charone Peake (10 for 5/43/0) wre the most targeted Jets last week, while Quincy Enunwa (five for 3/42/0) and Robby Anderson (six for 4/24/0) all helped out in Eric Deckers' continuing absence (IR, hip surgery completed, shoulder surgery scheduled). Later in the week, coach Bowles started walking back the strong statement that Fitzgerald would be back as the starter. On Wednesday, news came down that Geno Smith would be the starter this week. The Ravens' pass defense got shredded by a resurgent Odell Beckham Jr. (10 targets for 8/222/2) and Eli Manning (32/46 for 397 net yards passing, three TDs and two interceptions thrown, with one sack taken for -6 yards) last weekend, after Kirk Cousins managed 29/41 for 250 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with one sack taken for -10 yards two weeks ago. Baltimore is now ranked ninth in the league averaging 225.2 net yards allowed per game, with 12 passing scores allowed, vs. eight interceptions (third in the NFL) and 11 sacks (tied for 19th) generated. From Week Four to Week Six of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), Baltimore has averaged 23.9 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (eighth-most in the NFL); and 35.5 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (second-most); with 4.7 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (sixth-least). The Jets need a spark in this phase of the game, while the Ravens are reeling from a spanking from the Giants - this looks like a neutral matchup to us. Also note, Terrell Suggs tore a biceps last week and may not play in this game, degrading the Ravens' pass rush/linebacking corps.
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 6 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
Brandon Marshall and Patrick Peterson engaged in three highly entertaining quarters of action. Similar to his battle with Richard Sherman, Marshall and Peterson were physical at the line of scrimmage and took turns winning against each other. Marshall got the best of Peterson on a tight drag route that resulted in a 36-yard catch and run. Peterson slipped and fell on the play, but a tight break by Marshall was the main culprit. Outside of this big play, Marshall was largely held in check as Arizona rolled the safety to his side. Marshall received one end zone target, but the ball was intercepted as Fitzpatrick tried to force the ball into double coverage.
2016 Week 5 vs PIT (15 / 8 / 114 / 1 rec)
It was a tale of two halves for Brandon Marshall. In the first half, Pittsburgh opted to deploy single coverage on Marshall and play strict man coverage on the other receivers. Marshall feasted on single coverage, using his big body to gain separation against smaller receivers. Marshall's touchdown grab happened right before the two-minute warning in the first half. Facing single coverage without safety help, Marshall ran a corner route and made a leaping catch over a smaller corner. The ball was initially tipped up, but Marshall ripped it away to complete the scoring play. In the second half, Marshall faced double coverage and was largely negated. Pittsburgh opted to take its chances against New York's other receivers, which proved to be a prudent decision. With Eric Decker missing his second straight game, defenses locked onto Marshall and forced other receivers to beat them. Marshall needs Decker to come back soon to alleviate some of the defensive pressure.
2016 Week 4 vs SEA (12 / 4 / 89 / 1 rec)
Playing without Eric Decker for the first time this season, Marshall was Fitzpatrick's first read on most pass plays. Marshall was shadowed by Richard Sherman - and the two Pro Bowlers engaged in a highly entertaining battle. Both players were physical at the line of scrimmage and took turns getting the best of each other. In the second quarter, Marshall and Fitzpatrick executed a perfectly timed back shoulder throw for a 17-yard touchdown. Marshall was able to get enough separation at the catch point and Fitzpatrick delivered a perfectly thrown ball to finish the scoring play. In the second half, Sherman would take advantage of - and ultimately win - this highly entertaining match-up. Communication breakdowns, and errant passes, resulted in two interceptions by Sherman. Without Decker, Marshall did not have a lot of help on the outside, which will likely be an issue going forward.
2016 Week 3 vs KC (10 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Suffering through some knee discomfort, Brandon Marshall gutted his way through this game. Fitzpatrick was a complete mess, which affected all of his receivers. Marshall, on the other hand, did not make things easier by dropping two passes and failing to get both feet in on an endzone target. Better days are ahead for this offense, so credit Marshall for playing through some knee discomfort.
2016 Week 2 vs BUF (9 / 6 / 101 / 0 rec)
A single play can change the complexion of an entire season and Jet fans saw their season flash before their eyes in the first half. Lined up in the slot on a red zone play, Fitzpatrick delivered a quick strike to Marshall and Marshall displayed his elite physicality and run after the catch ability. A corner attempted to a high, shoulder pad tackle and was unsuccessful. The defender hung on and resorted to grabbing his facemask to stop his trek into the end zone. Once grabbed, Marshall's body pivoted oddly and his knee bent awkwardly. At first glance, it appeared to be a serious knee injury, but Marshall walked off the field under his own power and went to the locker room. After missing a drive, Marshall re-entered the game and miraculously did not show any ill-effects of the injury. In fact, Marshall returned with a vengeance and caught a 37-yard bomb deep down the sideline. Marshall rose up, plucked the ball above an on-coming defender and registered a few yards after the catch. Marshall made a few more plays on third downs and recovered Buffalo's on-sides kick to effectively end the game.
2016 Week 1 vs CIN (8 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
'Disappointing' would be the best word to sum-up Brandon Marshall's Week 1 performance. After dealing with injuries during the pre-season, Marshall and Fitzpatrick were out of sync and missed a few opportunities for game changing plays. In the first half, Marshall received two end zone targets, one on a post route and one a corner route, but errant throws by Fitzpatrick resulted in miss opportunities. Of note, Marshall was open on the post route, but Fitzpatrick threw the ball too hard and it whizzed over Marshall's head. Marshall took a big hit after the play, but remained in the game. Late in the fourth quarter, Fitzpatrick hit Marshall in stride deep down the seam, but the ball went off his hands and fell incomplete. The opportunities were there for Marshall to score multiple touchdowns, but his timing with Fitzpatrick was off.
Latest NewsJets | Brandon Marshall held to 39 yards (Sun Oct 23, 06:17 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall caught three passes for 39 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7. Our View: Marshall was left out in the cold as the Jets actually went run heavy in this game. Next week against the Browns should be another game where the Jets can go run heavy, but Marshall can still be a strong play because of the quality of the matchup.
link to story Jets | NYJ owner rules out trades (Thu Oct 20, 08:15 PM) - Despite a 1-5 record, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has ruled out trading away key players like CB Darrelle Revis or WR Brandon Marshall. Our View: You won't get much for Revis and Marshall still has a few good years left, so it makes some sense. The Jets have to face the reality that they need a full rebuild though, not a patch job like they attempted this year.
link to story Jets | Brandon Marshall limited to three grabs (Tue Oct 18, 12:25 AM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall posted three receptions for a game-high 70 yards in the Week 6 game against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 17. He was targeted six times. link to story Jets | Brandon Marshall on track to play (Sat Oct 15, 05:17 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (foot) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 6. Our View: It's a tough matchup against the Cardinals on Monday Night Football, but we think Marshall does enough to be a WR1 for fantasy owners.
link to story Jets | Brandon Marshall practices (Fri Oct 14, 05:20 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 14. link to story More News
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|12||vs New England Patriots|
|13||vs Indianapolis Colts|
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