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Brandon Marshall | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: UCF
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Brandon Marshall had five catches for 48 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.
Marshall had arguably the best catch of the season on a one-handed 17-yard touchdown over 49ers CB Jimmy Ward at the end of the first half. All three of his scores came against Ward. He tied for the team lead with eight targets and played the entire game despite his questionable status. Marshall has 13 catches for 119 yards and four touchdowns through two weeks. Sep 15 - 1:13 AM

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Brandon Marshall (ankle) is active for Sunday night's game against the 49ers.

Marshall will play despite missing practice all week. Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) has also been cleared and will start opposite Marshall. Both players looked good during pre-game warmups and aren't expected to be on limited snaps. Santonio Holmes will play the outside in three-wide sets.
Sep 14 - 6:53 PM

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune's "hunch" is that one of the Bears' starting wide receivers plays Sunday night against the 49ers, but doesn't provide a guess as to whom it will be.

We would add however, that ESPN's Adam Schefter stated Sunday he would be "really" surprised if Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, questionable) played. Our guess all along has been that Brandon Marshall (ankle, questionable) had a better shot of suiting up against San Francisco, but obviously there were never and are still never any guarantees. Just from reading tea leaves, we'd advise fantasy owners to sit tight with Marshall while handcuffing him with Santonio Holmes. Jeffery owners should explore early-game alternatives.
Sep 14 - 12:10 PM

A source informed ESPN's Adam Schefter that he's "75 percent" sure neither Brandon Marshall (ankle) nor Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) plays Sunday night against the 49ers.

Both are listed as questionable. Marshall didn't practice at all this week, while Jeffery squeezed in a limited session on Friday. They're both shaping up as game-time decisions. The Bears signed two receivers from the practice squad Saturday. Santonio Holmes is the next man up for Chicago.
Sep 14 - 8:10 AM

Brandon Marshall (ankle, questionable) was able to "lightly jog" during Friday's pre-practice walkthrough.

He didn't actually practice, but is at least trying to get his ankle right ahead of Sunday night's clash with the 49ers. Marshall is expected to be a game-time decision. We're guessing he'll play, but, again, that's entirely a guess. Fantasy owners need to track the situation into Saturday and early Sunday.
Sep 12 - 2:35 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both listed as questionable for Sunday Night Football at San Francisco.

Marshall didn't get any practice reps all week, although that may have been by design. It isn't completely abnormal for Marshall to play despite not practicing. He's likely staring at a game-time decision, however. Jeffery did practice on a limited basis Friday, which is a good sign. He's also likely to be a game-time call. Hopefully we'll get more news on Saturday.
Sep 12 - 2:00 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) remained out of Bears practice Thursday.

Speaking afterward, Marshall said he "hopes" to test his ankle out on Friday. It's not exactly the certainty fantasy owners are looking for, though he did add "Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and I are doing our best to get back out there." Marshall has made a living playing through minor injuries, but his status can no longer be taken for granted for Sunday's enticing matchup with the undermanned 49ers. The duo's status will be updated Friday.
Sep 11 - 2:39 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) also didn't practice. Marshall played through his ankle injury last week and expects to start against the 49ers. His status will be updated no later than Thursday.
Sep 10 - 3:11 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) said he'll be "ready to play" in Sunday night's Week 2 matchup with the 49ers.

Marshall injured his ankle making a seven-yard catch against the Bills. He reentered the game, but appeared to aggravate the injury again in the fourth quarter. Marshall is a locked-in WR1 no matter what team he's facing.
Sep 9 - 10:11 PM

Brandon Marshall had eight catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 1 loss to Buffalo.

He was targeted a team-high 12 times. Marshall briefly exited with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter, but was able to return. He beat Leodis McKelvin and got wide-open for an 11-yard touchdown. Marshall also lost a fumble in the first half. The Bears are going to be one of the most pass-heavy teams in the league. Marshall remains a strong candidate for a third straight 100-catch season.
Sep 7 - 5:25 PM

The Bears have reportedly tweaked their scheme "to find creative ways to put [Brandon] Marshall in more advantageous matchups."

Marshall is saying 2014 will be his Michael Jackson "Thriller" season. It makes sense, as he's not coming off any surgery for the first time in recent memory and has Bromance partner Jay Cutler fully healthy. Most importantly, he's in Year 2 with dominant passing game guru Marc Trestman. Marshall, still in his prime at age 30, is a very realistic candidate for a third straight 100-catch season.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 9:52 AM

Brandon Marshall caught four passes for 37 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Thursday night in Seattle.

He saw seven targets, while Alshon Jeffery saw eight -- all from Jay Cutler. Moving all around the formation, Marshall played X and Z receiver as well as the slot. His first big catch went for a nine-yard gain in Seahawks slot CB Jeremy Lane's coverage on Chicago's opening drive. Marshall also got by Richard Sherman on a second-quarter double move for a gain of 21. He has 10 grabs for 72 yards on the exhibition season.
Aug 23 - 12:00 AM

Brandon Marshall will be flying to New York every Tuesday during the season to film Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

It's not ideal for Marshall to be spending his off day taking two flights weekly, but we trust that it won't be a problem. He's still in the prime for wideouts at age 30, hasn't missed a game since 2010 and keeps his body in peak condition. "He asked me about it. I trust him to make decisions that are in the best interests of the team first," said coach Marc Trestman. "I know Brandon. I know he'll do that."
Aug 20 - 10:33 AM

Brandon Marshall had five catches for 31 yards on just 17 snaps in Saturday's preseason opener against the Eagles.

Marshall had a rocky 2013 offseason, fighting a hip injury while adjusting to the new Marc Trestman offense. He still went off for 100-1,295-12 while playing in all 16 games for the third straight year. Now Marshall is fully healthy, has a year in the scheme under his belt, and we know Jay Cutler will pepper him with targets. The quiet offseason is a good thing for our No. 6 fantasy wideout.
Aug 12 - 11:57 AM

Brandon Marshall's new four-year contract with the Bears has a max value of $40 million with $22.3 million guaranteed.

The guarantees come via Marshall's $7.5 million signing bonus and first two base salaries (2014: $7.3 million, 2015: $7.5 million). It's worth noting Marshall's guaranteed money runs out just in time for high-ceiling third receiver prospect Marquess Wilson's contract year (2016), at which point Marshall will be 32 years old and Wilson will be 23. There's still plenty of reason to stay optimistic on Wilson, but Marshall is locked in as a Bear for 2014 and 2015.
May 23 - 11:40 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Jimmy Clausen
3David Fales
RB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3Shaun Draughn
4Senorise Perry
GLB1Matt Forte
2Ka'Deem Carey
3RB1Matt Forte
2Shaun Draughn
FB1Tony Fiammetta
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Santonio Holmes
3Josh Bellamy
WR21Alshon Jeffery
2Josh Morgan
3Chris Williams
4Marquess Wilson
WR31Santonio Holmes
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Matthew Mulligan
3Dante Rosario
K1Robbie Gould