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Brandon Marshall | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: UCF
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Marshall caught seven of 11 targets for 128 yards in the Jets' Week 4 win over the Dolphins.
He torched Miami’s best corner Brent Grimes twice in the first quarter—once on a 58-yard bomb from Ryan Fitzpatrick and again on a 22-yard screen pass that juked Grimes right out of his shoes. Fitzpatrick’s accuracy was erratic at times and Marshall did drop a sure touchdown early in the first half, but this was another monster effort from one of the game’s best wide receivers. Marshall was met with zero resistance by every corner who tried to cover him. He’ll be a no-brainer WR1 when he faces the Redskins out of the bye week. Oct 4 - 1:40 PM

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Brandon Marshall secured 10-of-13 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.

Marshall was swarmed by Eagles defenders, managing -6 yards on his initial two catches. He tried to lateral to TE Jeff Cumberland on his third catch, but the bone-headed decision resulted in a lost fumble. Marshall made amends with a 16-yard touchdown late in the first half, but dropped a late-game pass that wound up getting tipped and intercepted by Eagles DB Walter Thurmond. It was an up-and-down day for Marshall, but his fantasy owners shouldn't have any reasons for concern. Even if Eric Decker (PCL) returns for Week 4 against the Dolphins, Marshall will be squarely in the WR1 fantasy conversation.
Sep 27 - 4:40 PM

Brandon Marshall caught 7-of-10 targets for 101 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' 20-7, Week 2 win over the Colts on Monday night.

Marshall started the night being trailed by Colts shutdown CB Vontae Davis, leaving Eric Decker, who went 8-97-1 in the first half, running free against third-string CBs Jalil Brown and Sheldon Price. Marshall drew a couple penalties against Davis, was otherwise held in check before Davis had to leave late in the second quarter with a concussion. Marshall went on to dominate the Colts' backup corners in the second half, capping off a fourth-quarter drive with a game-sealing 15-yard touchdown as he made an off-balance catch and plowed through two defensive backs into the end zone. Marshall has touchdowns in back-to-back games to start the season and will be on the WR2 map in Week 3 against the Eagles.
Sep 21 - 11:35 PM

Vontae Davis is expected to shadow Brandon Marshall on Monday night.

Davis held Bills top wideout Sammy Watkins without a catch last week. He's one of the top corners in football and should make Marshall's life a living nightmare in Week 2. Fortunately for the Jets, the rest of Indy's secondary is depleted with Darius Butler (hip) and Greg Toler (neck) both out with injuries. Slot man Eric Decker could be in for a big week.
Sep 20 - 8:52 AM

Brandon Marshall had six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Browns.

Marshall played the majority of his snaps on the outside, and was covered by Joe Haden for most of the game. His touchdown came a goal-line fade over Haden in the third quarter. Marshall was targeted a team-high nine times by Ryan Fitzpatrick. He has WR1 upside as the featured receiver in Chan Gailey's offense. Marshall will get another tough matchup against Colts CB Vontae Davis in Week 2.
Sep 13 - 5:09 PM

Browns DC Jim O’Neill said he doesn’t expect Joe Haden to shadow Brandon Marshall in Week 1.

"The quarterback is going to get him the ball. Joe will obviously be against him some. A lot of our guys will have a chance to go against him." Marshall should see mostly Haden in base sets, but the Browns are likely to use K'Waun Williams (questionable, oblique) on him when he moves to the slot. It’s a matchup upgrade with Marshall expected to play multiple roles in OC Chan Gailey’s spread. Marshall has 10 catches, 138 yards, and a touchdown in two games against Haden.
Sep 12 - 3:46 PM

Brandon Marshall secured three catches for 33 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.

He led the Jets with five targets in the first half. Marshall's longest gain came on a simple 16-yard crossing route. He’ll wrap up this year's preseason slate with four grabs for 79 yards. Marshall is hoping for a bounce-back season after a disappointing year with the Bears in 2014 (61 catches, 721 yards).
Aug 29 - 9:48 PM

Brandon Marshall caught four passes for 62 yards in the Jets' second preseason game.

Marshall jumpstarted the offense with a 30-yard reception in the second quarter. Chris Ivory scored the Jets' first touchdown of the preseason with a 33-yard romp later on the same drive. Ryan Fitzpatrick peppered Marshall with five targets in basically a quarter and a half at work, a trend which should continue in the regular season. Marshall is a value at the bottom of the fifth round.
Aug 21 - 9:12 PM

Brandon Marshall's frequent in-season appearances on Showtime's Inside the NFL "were a source of friction" for the Bears last year.

"Sometimes Brandon didn't hold himself accountable," Matt Forte told The Rich Eisen Show. "A lot of people had issue with that and thought his mind wasn't on football. We had a lot of accountability issues going on." This partly explains why Chicago traded Marshall for a fifth-round pick. Marshall will be less of a distraction in New York, where the show is based. Entering his age-31 season, Marshall is a low-end WR2.
Aug 14 - 5:44 PM

Brandon Marshall said the Jets will be his last team.

Marshall hosted an impromptu Twitter Q&A late Thursday, answering a wide range of questions. This one caught our eye. "After Jets, I'm done," Marshall tweeted. "If I'm cut tomorrow, I'll retire. This will be my last team." Marshall just turned 31 in March and signed a new three-year, $26 million contract when he was dealt to the Jets. He also happened to say Kyle Orton is the best quarterback he's ever played with, which could be taken as a jab at Jay Cutler.
Jul 17 - 8:38 AM

Jets signed Brandon Marshall to a restructured three-year, $26 million deal.

Marshall was scheduled to earn $24.3 million over the final three years of his old deal. The new agreement gives Marshall up to $1.7 million more over the life of the contract including $1.3 million more in guaranteed money. Marshall will receive a fully guaranteed base salary of $9 million in 2015, a $9.5 million base salary guaranteed for injury only in 2016, and a $7.5 million base salary in 2017.
May 30 - 10:37 AM

Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith have been living together for the past month.

No, it's not a reality show between the volatile 31-year-old veteran and the embattled 24-year-old quarterback. It's an effort to gain chemistry as they both learn new OC Chan Gailey's offense. Marshall projects as Geno's top target this year, ahead of Eric Decker, Jace Amaro and Devin Smith. The Gailey scheme has previously produced big seasons from Marshall-esque wideouts Dwayne Bowe and Stevie Johnson.
May 28 - 7:59 AM

Jets acquired WR Brandon Marshall from the Bears in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

This should effectively end Percy Harvin's time with the Jets. The Jets will take on Marshall's $7.7 million salary and delete Harvin's $10.5 million, sliding Marshall in opposite Eric Decker. Marshall gives the Jets a true No. 1 receiver, allowing Decker to settle back in as a complementary No. 2. It became increasingly clear over the past 24 hours that Marshall wasn't returning to Chicago. New Jets coach Todd Bowles was with Marshall in Miami from 2010-2011. Marshall's fantasy outlook takes a hit going from Marc Trestman's offense to Geno Smith, but new OC Chan Gailey has always had a creative mind. Marshall will be a fantasy WR2 in New York. Gailey runs a spread offense and Marshall should remain heavily targeted, even of those targets are likely to be less efficient with Gang Green.
Mar 6 - 11:13 AM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports the Bears' new regime "appears intent on moving on from" Brandon Marshall.

The Bears are reportedly seeking a mid-round pick in exchange for Marshall, but Biggs believes the 31-year-old may be released if a deal isn't found before Marshall's salary becomes guaranteed next Thursday. Scheduled to earn $7.7 million this season in the second year of a four-year deal, that's not overbearing for a true No. 1 receiver like Marshall. He's coming off an injury-plagued season, but the ankles shouldn't be an issue in 2015. Expect Marshall to draw a ton of interest if he hits the free-agent market. We also wouldn't rule out a trade.
Mar 6 - 9:30 AM

The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are looking to trade Brandon Marshall.

The Bears will try to trade Marshall before March 12, when his $7.5M base salary becomes guaranteed. The 30-year-old was a shell of himself in 2014, reaching 100 yards just twice en route to Marshall's lowest receiving total since his rookie season. Injuries played a role, but it became increasingly clear Alshon Jeffery is the Bears' No. 1 receiver. One source told the Tribune it would only take a mid-round pick to pry Marshall out of the Windy City.
Mar 5 - 11:25 AM

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QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
RG1Willie Colon
2Brian Winters
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Nick Folk