| Wide Receiver, New York Jets
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|Draft: 2006 Round 4 (22)
Ht: 6’4” Wt: 230 DOB: 1984-03-23 Age: 32
|With Marshallís trade to the Bears in the offseason allowing him to be reunited with quarterback Jay Cutler, fantasy enthusiasts began envisioning Marshall putting together another 100-reception season like he did during 2007-2009. Thatís wishful thinking, folks. While Marshall and Cutler may make some sweet music this year in Chicago, Marshall isnít about to see the 169 targets in 2012. That is how many he averaged during his heyday with Cutler in Denver. Letís just say that the Bears have never targeted any receiver that much. While 100 receptions isnít likely on order, look for Marshall to continue his string of 1,000 receiving yard seasons, which currently stands at five. Toss in another 6-8 touchdowns and you have yourself a solid WR2 with little risk. Thatís right, folks. When a guy has topped 1,000 yards for five consecutive seasons and only missed four games over that span, you pretty much have to consider him risk free.
| Brandon Marshall could be limited in Week 3 -- Sun Sep 25 8:15 am --|
Expected to play
|Even though Jets WR Brandon Marshall expected to be active today, he likely will be on snap count due to foot/knee injury. Weather also bad. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: This sounds like a situation to avoid for fantasy owners. Marshall is more of a WR3 in a game he might see limited snaps. It's raining in Kansas City this morning, but expected to clear before the late-afternoon kickoff.
| Brandon Marshall limited Friday -- Fri Sep 23 1:30 pm --|
|Speaking to the media Friday, Todd Bowles says Brandon Marshall is "probably a game-time" decision after limited practice, making it likely he'll play in Kansas City on Sunday.
"Hopefully. That's the plan," Marshall said when asked if he'll play. "I have to be smart. It's a long season."
Marshall continues to battle a knee and foot injury since being tackled by his facemask in a Week 2 win over the Buffalo Bills. (NY Daily News)|
FF Today's Take: Unfortunately for fantasy owners the Jets and Chiefs don't kick off until late Sunday afternoon. Hopefully we'll get a clearer picture on Marshall's status by Sunday morning. Quincy Enunwa would see an increased role if Marshall sits.
| Brandon Marshall not ruled out for Sunday -- Tue Sep 20 10:19 am --|
Jets WR feels "stable" and might take on Chiefs
|Brandon Marshall didn't practice Monday because of the knee injury he suffered in the Jets' win over the Bills on Thursday ó one that looked much worse at first glance ó but he remains optimistic he'll have a chance to play Sunday when the Jets take on the Chiefs in Kansas City. (New York Daily News)|
FF Today's Take: "The school I come from is, don't rule me out until Sunday. I need all the way up until pregame warmup to see if I'm good to go," Marshall said Monday. "Right now, I feel stable. I feel good. And I'm going to work my tail off to get out there and be out there with the guys."
This is worth monitoring, but with Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa (ribs) playing well, Marshall may not have to be forced back into action so quickly.
|Jets release TE Jace Amaro -- Sat Sep 3 12:55 pm --|
Position remains an afterthought
|New York has waived cornerback Dee Milliner and tight end Jace Amaro, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Amaro was selected in the second round (49th overall) of the 2014 draft and after appearing in 14 games as a rookie (recording 38 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns), missed all of 2015 with a torn shoulder labrum. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: The Jets abandoned the TE position last season (8 receptions total) and funneled the majority of their targets to Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. They seem to be heading down the same offensive path this season.
|Jets, Fitzpatrick agree on one-year deal -- Wed Jul 27 7:19 pm --|
$12 million contract
|The New York Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ended their five-month contract dispute on Wednesday. The two sides finalized a one-year, $12 million contract on the eve of the team's first training-camp practice, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The deal also includes another $3 million in incentives, which could boost the value to $15 million, a source told Schefter. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The two sides had been at a standoff for months but now that a deal is done, fantasy owners of the Jets' skill position players, specifically Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, can breathe a sigh of relief. Fitzpatrick is coming off his best season as a pro, finishing as a low-end QB1.
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