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WR Brandon Marshall - New York Giants

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

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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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Giants | Brandon Marshall a candidate for release? (Tue Feb 13, 12:04 PM) - New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) finished with only 18 catches for 154 yards and played in only five games before he was lost for the season due to an ankle injury which required surgery. Given his limited effectiveness and the fact the Giants could save $5.1 million on the cap, the expectation is the Giants will cut ties with him, according to the New York Post's Paul Schwartz.

Our View: Marshall is expected to be fully healthy from the ankle injury that cost him most of the 2017 season. He's not the player he was in 2016 for the Jets (1,500-plus receiving yards, 14 touchdowns), but Marshall could bring veteran experience for a team in need out there.
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