WR Brandon Marshall - New York Jets
|6-4, 230||Born: 3-23-1984||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 4|
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Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 17 vs BUF (16 / 8 / 126 / 1 rec)
Brandon Marshall finished his 2015 campaign with another big performance against Buffalo's suspect secondary. When Fitzpatrick needed to make a big play, Marshall was targeted and more times than not, Marshall came through with a big play. Early in the second quarter, Fitzpatrick and Marshall hooked up for a 17-yard pitch and catch on a corner route. It's a scoring play that we've seen week-after-week that defenses simply don't have an answer for. Overall, Fitzpatrick struggled throughout the game and had several chances to find Marshall for big plays, but the throws were simply off target. After being discarded by Chicago, Marshall had a career year and will look to build upon it in 2016.
2015 Week 16 vs NE (10 / 8 / 115 / 2 rec)
One little known story line entering this pivotal match-up was Brandon Marshall's disastrous performance against New England in Week 7. Marshall atoned for his porous Week 7 outing by turning in his best performance to date. From purely a statistical standpoint, Marshall has had bigger performances, but he stepped up and made plays when his team needed them. Marshall also broke Al Toon's single-season catch record (99 catches) while securing his sixth 100-catch season. Marshall also hauled in his league-leading 13th touchdown reception during the third quarter. Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick hooked up for a 33-yard pitch-and-catch on a deep side route to give New York a 17-3 advantage. With Malcom Butler focused on Eric Decker for the majority of the game, Marshall did not have any problem beating New England's corners. Marshall's big performance positioned his team for its first playoff appearance since 2011--and more importantly--Marshall's first playoff game.
2015 Week 15 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)
Brandon Marshall locked horns with Brandon Carr for the majority of the game---a show down that Carr won for the majority of the game. Carr shut Marshall for nearly three frame, but Marshall got loose and made his mark during the fourth quarter. During New York's first fourth quarter drive, Marshall ran a skinny post and made an impressive catch in traffic for a 20-yard gain. This play set-up Decker's 3-yard touchdown catch. During the third quarter, Marshall went to the locker room and received an IV. Luckily, Marshall did not miss many plays and helped lead New York's fourth quarter scoring drives.
2015 Week 14 vs TEN (10 / 6 / 125 / 1 rec)
Brandon Marshall turned in a solid performance, but his final stat line was a little inflated. During the second quarter, Tennessee's secondary forgot to cover Marshall and he caught a screen and rumbled for a 69-yard touchdown. Credit Marshall for his speed after the catch, but the majority of defense will attempt to cover him. Outside of his 69-yard catch and run, Marshall ran intermediate routes and used his size to bully smaller defenders. Marshall was instrumental on third downs. With the game virtually over by halftime, Marshall caught two passes during the second half, but was primarily a spectator.
2015 Week 13 vs NYG (13 / 12 / 131 / 1 rec)
Simply put, Brandon Marshall dominated Prince Amukamara, and the entire Giants' secondary for the duration of the game. Marshall started his afternoon with a highlight reel, shoe-string catch for a 21-yard gain. Marshall was relatively quiet for the remainder of the first half, but ended the half with a shoving match with Giants' defensive tackle, Cullen Jenkins. Tempers ran high at the team headed into the locker, but Marshall re-emerged from halftime to dominate the second half and into overtime. In the second half, and in overtime, Marshall caught eight passes for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Marshall's touchdown occurred with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter--and tied the game at 20. Marshall used his massive 6'5" frame to highpoint and secure the catch. After the game, Marshall compared himself and Fitzpatrick's connection to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. There's no doubt that both combinations complemented each other well.
2015 Week 12 vs MIA (11 / 9 / 131 / 2 rec)
Miami's decision to leave Brent Grimes in one-on-one situations against Brandon Marshall proved to be costly. Marshall used his size and tactical route running ability to beat Grimes at will. Marshall caught nine of his 11 targets, which included touchdown receptions during the first and fourth quarters. During the first quarter, Marshall ran a post route and easily caught a back-shoulder throw from Fitzpatrick to complete a 16-yard scoring play. For whatever reason, Grimes looked befuddled on the play and Marshall-Fitzpatrick connected for a relatively easy pitch-and-catch. During the fourth quarter, Marshall hauled in his second touchdown pass, a 3-yard strike to give New York a 28-7 lead. Marshall dominated Grimes in both meeting this season, proving that he is extra motivated when playing his ex-teammates.
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.
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