WR Brandon Marshall - New York Jets
|6-4, 230||Born: 3-23-1984||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 4|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 28): Marshall's fantasy stock came back to life with Ryan Fitzpatrick's return to the lineup for the Jets. If the trend holds in Week 13 against the Colts, he'll be a strong WR2.
General News (Fri Dec 2): did not practice on Friday.
General News (Thu Dec 1): did not practice on Thursday.
Week 13: vs Indianapolis Colts
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Ryan Fitzpatrick saved his starting job for another week with 22/32 for 269 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with one sack taken for zero yards vs. New England last weekend. With Fitzpatrick back under center, Quincy Enunwa (five targets for 5/109/1 receiving) and Brandon Marshall (nine for 6/67/1) returned to the top of the list of Jets' receivers during Week 12. Now we'll see if Fitzpatrick can string together two decent outings in a row... something that has been elusive for him this season (191/331 for 2,251 yards passing, 10 TDs and 13 interceptions thrown this season (29th fantasy signal caller in the land through 11 games played). The Colts' pass defense allowed 14/21 for 221 yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions to Ben Roethlisberger last weekend en route to a 7-28 loss. Marcus Mariota threw 25/38 for 254 net yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions at Indianapolis two games ago - from Week Nine to Week 12 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 14 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Indianapolis has averaged 26.2 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (third-most in the NFL); and 35.4 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (most in the league); with 6.2 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (sixth-least). This unit is among the league's worst this season, averaging 278.7 net passing yards allowed per game (30th in the NFL) with 22 passing scores handed out vs. just three interceptions (tied for last in the NFL) and 22 sacks (tied for 20th) generated. It's still Ryan Fitzpatrick, but this is a good matchup for the Jets.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 12 vs NE (9 / 6 / 67 / 1 rec)
It was the tale of two halves for Brandon Marshall. Marshall made five of his six catches in the first half, which included a 1-yard touchdown grab. Marshall's touchdown grab ended his six-game scoreless streak. Matched up against Malcolm Butler in single coverage, Fitzpatrick and Marshall maximized his size advantage by throwing the ball high and letting Marshall go get it. Outside of the touchdown grab, Fitzpatrick found soft spots in New England's deep zone. On a 3rd-and-4 play, Marshall ran a deep drag and Fitzpatrick found him for a 20-yard gain. This play set-up a Nick Folk field goal. For reasons unknown, Marshall was a non-factor in the second half. Granted, Quincy Enunwa made several big catches, but Marshall is the clear top option in this passing offense. New England opted to roll a safety over the top, but the ball was not schemed in Marshall's direction. New England made the necessary adjustments to limit Marshall's opportunities, but the offense needed to find ways to get him the ball.
2016 Week 10 vs LA (6 / 4 / 15 / 0 rec)
With Petty making his first start, a conservative game plan was called and Marshall was not given any opportunities to make big plays. It wasn't a matter of Marshall getting open; rather Petty opted to throw away from the big target. When he was targeted, Marshall settled for short four, five yard gains between the hatches. Marshall was involved on New York's only touchdown play, a hook-and-ladder play where Marshall made the initial reception and flipped the ball to Bilal Powell who ran it into the end zone.
2016 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 6 / 45 / 0 rec)
'Frustrating' would be the best word to summarize Brandon Marshall's outing against Miami. Matched up against Byron Marshall for much of the game, Brandon Marshall had him beat time-after-time, but settled for short gains on intermediate routes. New York's offensive line had trouble passing blocking Miami's front, which limited the amount of downfield shots. Marshall was targeted twice in the red zone in the first half, but Fitzpatrick delivered two errant passes. In the first quarter, on a 3rd-and-2 play from Miami's 5-yard line, Fitzpatrick overthrew an open Marshall on a slant route, leading to a Nick Folk field goal. After the play, Marshall and Fitzpatrick were seen screaming at each other on the sideline. The situation is worth monitoring in the coming weeks.
2016 Week 8 vs CLE (9 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
It was the tale of two halves for Brandon Marshall. Marshall dropped his only first half target, which would have resulted in a 30+ yard gain. Fitzpatrick made a conscious effort to get Marshall involved in the second half, peppering him with targets at the line of scrimmage and also targeting him deep down the seam. Cleveland opted to play their corners off of Marshall, giving him room to work at the line of scrimmage. When asked to make plays over the middle, Marshall delivered. Marshall had a long reception of 31 yards on a deep post route against Cleveland's zone coverage. Marshall had opportunities to post a bigger stat line against Cleveland's burnable secondary, but a combination of Fitzpatrick's dismal first half effort plus the success of the rushing attack capped his output.
2016 Week 7 vs BAL (8 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Brandon Marshall had a tough day against Jimmy Smith. Marshall had several opportunities to make tough catches over the middle of the field, but Marshall dropped two passes and misjudged one end zone target. Marshall's longest reception occurred on a 21-yard post deep down the middle of the field.
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 not at practice Friday (Fri Dec 2, 01:31 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) missed his second consecutive practice Friday, Dec. 2. Our View: Marshall is the type to play and play well without practicing, so unless we hear that he's a game-time decision, we'll leave him in our lineups for his Monday night tilt with the Colts.
link to story Jets | Brandon Marshall doesn't practice (Fri Dec 2, 12:01 AM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 1. link to story Jets | Brandon Marshall on track to play (Fri Nov 25, 05:15 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 12. link to story Jets | Brandon Marshall limited Thursday (Thu Nov 24, 05:30 PM) - New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 24. Our View: Marshall has been having an up and down second half of the season, and his quarterback situation is not helping. He hasn't been in the end zone since Week 5, which was also the last time he had more than 100 yards. He's coming off a brutal four-catch, 15-yard game as well. We project him as a middling WR2 player, although the one upside about Ryan Fitzpatrick being under center is we know he loves throwing to Marshall.
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