Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Chicago Bears

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By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 4:30pm EST

Good news is that Brandon Marshall was released from the hospital. Bad news is that Marshall's season is officially over. On Monday, the Bears placed him on I.R. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This was expected. The injury was not life threatening, but it was severe enough to keep him out for more than three games. Look to the waiver wire for replacements if you were lucky enough to make your playoffs. Marquess Wilson will see a bump in productivity with Marshall sidelined. However, better options such as Doug Baldwin or Greg Jennings should be available. If you have a flex position, look at Matt Asiata as a possible replacement.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 5:23pm EST

It is the end of a frustrating season for Brandon Marshall. He struggled to overcome an ankle injury for much of the year and on Thursday he suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Marshall remains in the hospital for observation. (Source: NFL.COM)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall owners will have to look elsewhere for help during their playoff weeks. Marshall will end the season with 721 receiving yards, 61 receptions, and eight touchdowns; his worst season performance since his rookie season. With a nagging ankle injury and the Bears having little hope of making the playoffs, shutting Marshall down for the season could be a blessing in disguise. Look for Marshall to redeem himself in 2015. With the absence of Brandon Marshall, the fantasy value of other receivers such as Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson will definitely increase.

By Brad Beers, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 3:55pm EST

In addition to the two broken ribs reported previously, WR Brandon Marshall also suffered a collapsed lung in Week 14. Doctors successfully treated it, but Marshall has been ruled out for the rest of the season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We are glad to hear that Marshall is going to be okay, as this injury could've been much more severe. He will be in our thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery. This is a devastating blow for the Bears, Marshall, and his fantasy owners. Given that Marshall has struggled with injuries all season long, it is probably for the best that he gets shut down now. Hopefully he can come back fully healthy next season. Owners will have to look elsewhere during the playoffs.

By Brad Beers, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 2:57pm EST

Chicago WR Brandon Marshall suffered two broken ribs and a lung injury last night vs. Dallas. He has already been ruled out for Week 15. (Source: ESPN's Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a devastating blow for Marshall, his fantasy owners, and the Bears organization. Given their chances at making the playoffs, it would not be surprising if Marshall was shut down for the rest of the season. He has been banged up all season long it seems. Owners will have to look elsewhere during a crucial Week 15 playoff matchup.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 8:19am EST

It was a frightening sight to see Brandon Marshall driven to the hospital in last nights TNF game against the Cowboys. There is initial speculation of broken ribs or a spleen injury. With only three games left, Marshall is in jeopardy of not seeing the field again this season.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall has had a subpar season for his standards. However, this could be a big blow to the Bears and fantasy owners. With Marshall likely done for the season, Josh Morgan and Marquees Wilson could see a drastic increase in fantasy value. If you need a spot start next week, look at Markus Wheaton, James Jones, or Greg Jennings in FA. All three are owned in less than 40 percent of Yahoo leagues.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Thu, Dec 4th 9:38pm EST

Brandon Marshall suffered a rib injury in the second quarter of TNF and is now questionable to return.

Fantasy Impact: This is a big blow to a struggling Bears offense. Marshall already had 60+ receiving yards, including a one-handed juggling catch. Hopefully the Bears star wideout can return soon.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Fri, Nov 28th 11:19am EST

Brandon Marshall had a mediocre day against the Lions on Thanksgiving. On 11 targets, Marshall caught six passes for 42 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall caught less than 50 percent of his targets as the Bears offense could not put up many points on Thursday. Marshall finished the game with six receptions for 42 yards. Marshall has had an up and down season. His inconsistency has made him a high-end WR2.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 11:48am EST

Brandon Marshall did not do much on Sunday; then again none of the WR for Chicago did much. Marshall finished with three catches for 32 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall finished Sunday with a horrid stat line. He grabbed three catches for 32 yards and no scores. Marshall did not have many opportunities as the Bears offense stalled most the day. Look for Marshall to try and bounce back against one of the best defenses this year. Detroit and Chicago meet on Thanksgiving for a divisional must-win for the Bears!

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 11:13am EST

Brandon Marshall (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday. Marshall missed practice on Wednesday, but participated on a limited capacity on Thursday. He is not expected to miss Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall's status for Sunday's game was never in jeopardy. The outspoken WR will suit up on Sunday against the 30th ranked secondary in the NFL. He should be starting as a WR1 in Week 12. Marshall is coming off back-to-back strong performances in Week 10 and 11, and that is likely to continue on Sunday.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Thu, Nov 20th 10:35am EST

Brandon Marshall (ankle) was held out of practice on Wednesday. Marshall has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury since last week. Marshall caught seven passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns last week against the Vikings. It seems the Bears are being cautious with their star WR. (Source: NBCSports)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall has not had the yardage and receptions at this point in the season compared to his previous seasons. However, he does have eight touchdowns already. Expect Marshall to play on Sunday and expect him to succeed against Tampa's 30th ranked secondary in the NFL. Brandon should be in your starting lineup as a WR1 in Week 12.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 11:02am EST

Brandon Marshall finished Sunday's game with seven receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall finished the game with ten targets.

Fantasy Impact: I hope you listened to my advice going into Week 11. Brandon Marshall continued to have success against the Vikings by grabbing seven balls for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall looked elite again. With the Vikings surprisingly playing man coverage most the game, Marshall took advantage of the shorter corners. He made some great catches by out jumping the defenders. Look for Tampa to play more zone and Cover-2 against Chicago in Week 12. Marshall will not be as effective against the Bucs, but will still put up WR1 type numbers. You should have him in your lineup in Week 12.

By Clinton Ho, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 12:59pm EST

Brandon Marshall (ankle) is healthy enough to play after missing practice most of the week. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall had been saying he'd play all week and it looks as if that'll hold true. Expect Marshall to be only limited by Jay Cutler's play.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Thu, Nov 13th 3:03pm EST

Brandon Marshall was among four Bears starters who sat out of practice on Wednesday. Marshall suffered his ankle injury last week in the blowout loss against the Packers. (Source: NBCSports.com)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall says he plans on playing on Sunday against the Vikings. He said his ankle injury is not serious enough to keep him off the field. Marshall leads the Bears in TD catches with six. However, his other stats are not up to par for his career. Look for Marshall to continue his success from last week against the Packers. He should be a low-end WR1 or high-end WR2 for most lineups in Week 11.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 5:50pm EST

Brandon Marshall finished the horrid night with eight catches for 112 yards and the Bears only offensive touchdown. Marshall made a great stiff arm and dive to finish off his 45 yard touchdown reception.

Fantasy Impact: Marshall was a lone star among a bunch of fizzled out stars on the Bears offense. He had another game with 10+ targets and reached the 100+ yard mark for the second time this season. Even though it was a blowout, Marshall rebounded from a couple bad weeks to reward those fantasy owners who stuck with him against the Packers. The downside is that Marshall went out late in the game with an ankle injury. All signs are pointing toward Marshall playing in Week 11, but keep a close eye on his injury status this week.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 11:25am EDT

Brandon Marshall had a locker room speech after the deflating loss to Miami in Week 7. His comment was that the Bears' performance has been unacceptable. Marshall's performance in Week 8 was also unacceptable. On 10 targets, Marshall only caught three passes for 35 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Marshall saw 10 targets again on Sunday, however Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner shut down the outspoken wide receiver. Hopefully, you read my post from last week regarding Marshall and took my advice on looking for another option. Now look for Marshall to bounce back in Week 10 against the Packers. Revis has always played well against Marshall, however the Packers' secondary is not as good as the Patriots' secondary. Brandon Marshall will be a must start WR1 in his return to Lambeau Field in two weeks.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 1:30pm EDT

Brandon Marshall finds the 2014-2015 Bears to be "unacceptable." Reports indicate that Marshall went off on a tirade in the locker room after the loss to Miami on Sunday. He called out many players including Jay Cutler and Robbie Gould. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall has a history with drama off the field. I do not believe anyone has to worry about this locker room incident. Marshall was trying to fire up a Bears team who has under achieved this season. The team continues to play inconsistent football and finds themselves two games out of first in the division. The team will likely do two things after Brandon's tirade. They will wake up and play better football, or they will start to implode. I would not bet on them playing well over the next two weeks in New England and then in Green Bay. That being said, Marshall has to be in your lineup when healthy. He tends to come up big during these types of situations. Look for Marshall to bounce back a little over the next two weeks, but do not count on the Bears to play well as a team.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 1:17pm EDT

Other than Matt Forte, the entire Chicago Bears offense under performed on Sunday against the Dolphins. Brandon Marshall was visibly frustrated on the field. Marshall recorded six receptions for 48 yards. He had ten targets on the day.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall was not having a good day. In fact, no one other than Matt Forte played well for the Bears against the Dolphins. Cutler struggled early and some poor play calling did not help the Bears against a small, but good secondary. Marshall recorded six catches for 48 yards and was the most productive of the WR corps. He did not have many targets in the first half and you could visibly tell he was frustrated with the performance of the offense. He ended up with a decent stat line in PPR leagues, but his performance is not what you expect from your WR1. Look for Marshall and the Bears to struggle again against a tough NE defense. However, Marshall has to be in your starting lineup each week when healthy.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Thu, Oct 16th 10:49am EDT

In light of the upcoming Bears game against the Dolphins, Brandon Marshall was recently asked about his time in Miami. His response, "We were a quarterback away from having a team." His response was referring to his old starting QB, Chad Henne. Marshall had his two least productive seasons while in Miami. Coupled with his off the field issues, Miami traded him to Chicago for two third-round draft picks. It is obvious who has received the better end of that deal. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: In less than three years, Brandon Marshall has had over 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns for the Bears. He has proven to be one of the best WR in the game today. Look for Marshall to have a big day against his former team. The Dolphins secondary is having a productive season and is currently 8th in passing yards allowed. However, Marshall always comes up big in these types of games and I see him wanting to make a statement to the Dolphins organization. A statement that says, you made a mistake, I am happy here, and now you will have to pay for that mistake. Brandon Marshall should be in your fantasy lineup every week if you own him.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 11:16am EDT

Brandon Marshall and the Bears had their way with a weak Atlanta Falcon's secondary. Cutler threw for over 350 yards and both Marshall and Jeffery eclipsed 100 yards. Brandon Marshall started out strong making 5 receptions on 8 targets for 100 yards in the first half. In the second half, Marshall caught his only target for an additional 13 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Marshall started out hot reaching 100 yards in the first half. However, as the Bears lead continued to grow, the passing game was used less often. In the second half Marshall had only one target. Brandon Marshall finished the game with 6 receptions for 113 yards. He was targeted by Cutler 9 times throughout the game. Marshall finally looked healthy. He was faster than he has been the last three games and he was making plays. He finally eclipsed the 100-yard mark. Look for Marshall to build on this game going forward and continue to play him as WR1.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 9:14am EDT

Brandon Marshall had an underwhelming day in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted only 5 times with 3 catches for 44 yards. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: After practicing all week, it seemed like Marshall was able to shake off that nagging ankle injury. Well, it was like Marshall was a "decoy" on Sunday allowing Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery to do the main receiving job. Marshall has gone from elite option to low-end WR1.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 3:31pm EDT

Jeff Dickerson, via Twitter, said Cutler told the press that Marshall was a full participant in practice and he "looked good." (Source: Jeff Dickerson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Definitely a good sign Marshall is practicing. If the Bears planned on resting him this Sunday, you would have to think he would not be practicing so much during the week. Marshall is a must-start if he plays.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Wed, Oct 1st 2:56pm EDT

Brandon Marshall was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, according to Rich Campbell on Twitter. (Source: Rich Campbell via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall practicing is a good sign. Hopefully this trend continues and he is doesn't have any setbacks for Sunday's game at Carolina. He remains a must start in fantasy leagues.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 10:00pm EDT

Brandon Marshall hauled in another touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. However, Marshall was limited to 2 catches for 19 yards. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall's yardage the past two weeks is not what an owner wants to see, but luckily he keeps catching touchdowns. His ankle injury may be limiting him more than he and the Bears are letting on. For now, Marshall remains a low-end WR1.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 9:15am EDT

According to Draft Sharks, Ian Rapoport stated Brandon Marshall is expected to play today against division rival Green Bay Packers. (Source: NFL Networks Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news after Marshall missed practice all week. If active, put him in your lineup.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Sat, Sep 27th 8:52am EDT

Brandon Marshall is officially questionable (ankle) for Sunday's showdown against the Green Bay Packers. Marshall did not practice all week. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: There is a bit of concern here as Marshall has been injured for a few weeks now as he keeps aggravating the same ankle. If he plays, he may be limited but it is hard to tell how injured he really is. In any case, if he plays, you are not benching him as he is still an elite option.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 9:22am EDT

After coming off a three-touchdown performance, the New York Jets made it a point to shut down Brandon Marshall. They limited him to 1 catch for 6 yards on 6 targets. Marshall also reinjured his ankle during the second quarter, but did come back out after halftime to play. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall remains a top wide receiver for fantasy purposes. The problem with having so many offensive weapons like the Chicago Bears do, the production might go up and down week-to-week. Marshall remains a must-start in Week 4 against a weak Green Bay defense.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 3:48pm EDT

ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson stated on NFL Insiders that Marshall is "going to play" tonight against the New York Jets. (Source: Rotoworld)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall is listed as questionable, but will be in the lineup, per Dickerson. Marshall is coming off a three-touchdown performance, so he remains an elite WR1 option.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 3:28pm EDT

Brandon Marshall missed practice for a second straight day today, according to Chicago beat-reporter Brad Biggs in Twitter. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall missed practice all last week and ended up playing and scorching the San Francisco 49ers. All signs point to Marshall playing on Monday night at the New York Jets.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 9:03am EDT

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall played Sunday night in the stunning 28-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers despite being injured all week and not practicing. Marshall ended up with 5 catches for 48 yards and 3 touchdowns. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall proved why he is still one of the best receivers in the game. Reports all last week were he was questionable to play due to an ankle injury. Well, he showed no signs of injury. He remains a top 5 WR in the league and should be played in all formats.

By Clinton Ho, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 1:42pm EDT

If you have Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery, it doesn't look like they will play. Considering the 5:30 start time, look elsewhere for a safer option. (Source: Eric Karabell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the late game, it's tough to roll the dice with Brandon Marshall. Santonio Holmes should be on your radar if you're a Marshall/Jeffery owner. If you have a free roster spot, picking up Holmes would be a solid safety net if both Marshall and Alshon Jeffery sit.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 2:45pm EDT

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall did not practice for a third straight day; he only jogged lightly on his sprained right ankle during team's morning walk-through. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This news is not positive. Marshall is listed as questionable. I would guess he does play Sunday night, but he will not be 100%, if even 90%. Jay Cutler will target him heavily, so Marshall warrants San Francisco's best defenders. If this game gets out of hand quickly, which it very well might, I could see the Bears playing it safe with their Pro Bowl receiver and pulling him. Stay tuned for any updates.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Thu, Sep 11th 5:08pm EDT

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall did not practice again on Thursday. He said in his press conference that he plans to test his ankle on Friday. He also said he plans on being out there Sunday night, but he does not have ultimate say. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Another missed practice for Brandon Marshall causes some concern that his ankle injury is worse than imagined. It is good that he plans on playing on Sunday. If he does play, he will be targeted heavily, thus should be started. Even fellow receiver Alshon Jeffery hasn't practice yet this week, so if they both don't play, definitely look elsewhere for options.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 3:13pm EDT

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall did not practice on Wednesday. He did injure his ankle this past Sunday, but was able to finish the game. (Source: Chicago Football)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall has stated he will be ready to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, as such I expect him to play. It would be a shock if he does not play.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 6:30pm EDT

Brandon Marshall had a productive day in the Chicago Bears' season opening game against the Buffalo Bills. Marshall finished with 12 targets, 8 receptions, 71 yards, and 1 touchdown despite the Bears losing to the Bills 23-20 in overtime. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall produced well and remains an elite wide receiver. Marshall did limp off the field on two different occasions. He had his ankle taped up two different times but did quickly come back and finish the game. Injury doesn't seem serious. Teammate Alshon Jeffery left game with a hamstring injury and will be re-examined Monday. If Jeffery is to miss time, Marshall should see more targets but also more double coverage.

By Austin Van Ryn, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 6:19pm EDT

On the Bears' first play from scrimmage, Jay Cutler looked at Brandon Marshall for a 5 yard pass. That trend continued throughout at the night, as Marshall looked at 7 footballs thrown his way. Marshall ended the night with 4 catches for 45 yards.

Fantasy Impact: With 7 targets in the first half, Marshall continues to look like a top 10 wide out in PPR formats. Alshon Jeffrey ended the night with 8 targets, but Marshall owners should note that Cutler looked his way first. Needless to say, there will be plenty of targets to go around this season for the top two passing options in Chicago.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 3:40am EDT

Brandon Marshall has joined the cast of 'Inside the NFL' as a commentator. The show tapes on Tuesdays, which is typically on off day for most teams, so it won't affect his weekly preparation. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: This new adventure for Marshall shouldn't have any affect on his play. You can count on the Bears to pull the plug if it becomes a distraction. Marshall is currently being drafted as the 5th overall WR taken. Expect the new TV personality to still reel in around 100 passes and score 10+ touchdowns and easily retain his lofty draft value.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 12:46pm EDT

Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler look to be at it again this year. In the first preseason game against the Eagles, Cutler went 9/13 with 5 of those receptions going to Marshall (6 targets total).

Fantasy Impact: There is no doubt that Brandon Marshall should be a WR1 in any fantasy league this year. He is a top three WR talent in an offense that likes to throw the ball and has a QB who likes to throw it his way. Alshon Jeffrey had two targets in the first game; both catches but one came back due to a penalty. Look for Marshall to be the better fantasy option with Alshon as a low end WR1.

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