Brandon Marshall looked to be washed up after an injury-plagued season in 2014 with the Bears, but his move to the Jets in 2015 appeared to turn his career around in a big way. He was back to being a dominant force, finishing as the No. 3 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues with 109 catches for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns on 174 targets. This was the sixth time he's had at least 100 catches in his career, the second time he's had at least 1,500 yards and the fourth time he's had double digits in touchdowns. He doesn't appear to be slowing down at all even though he's 32, but the only question will be his quarterback if Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't re-sign. He's a No. 1 receiver in all leagues, and he should be drafted as early as Round 2 in the majority of formats.
Marshall joined the Jets for OTAs on Tuesday, Brian Costello of the NY Post reports. Marshall and Eric Decker both skipped the beginning of OTAs, possibly with the intent of supporting unsigned quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. No deal has been reported, but it's likely just a matter of time before Fitzpatrick signs, as there aren't any other starting gigs available around the league. Marshall enjoyed one of his better seasons last year, setting a new career-high mark for touchdowns (14) while falling just nine catches (109) and six yards (1,502) shy of his personal bests.
Marshall (ankle) caught eight of his team-high 15 targets for 126 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills. At 31 years old, Marshall just completed the best season of his career in his first year with the Jets. His 1,504 receiving yards was just 4 yards short of his career-high, and his 14 touchdowns were two more than he had in any other season. He's under contract with the Jets for two more years, and he'll likely be a top-six fantasy option at wide receiver next year.
Marshall (ankle) caught eight of a team-high 10 pass targets for 115 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Patriots. Despite the Patriots trying to take Marshall away, the defense had no answer for his physicality as he scored the only two touchdowns that the Jets converted in regulation. He now has posted at least 115 receiving yards in four of his last five games. In addition, he's scored at least once in seven of his last eight contests.
Marshall (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Marshall and Eric Decker have been one of the best wide receiver tandems in the league this season, and they will be looking to help the Jets' playoff chances in this home game against the rival Patriots.
Marshall (ankle) caught four of seven pass targets for 74 yards Saturday against the Cowboys. He left the game for a while to be treated for cramps, but later returned to action. When Ryan Fitzpatrick threw his lone touchdown pass, he targeted Eric Decker on consecutive plays while ignoring his superstar, making this the first time Marshall's failed to find the end zone in seven games. In addition, he broke a three-game streak with at least 125 receiving yards.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|10||11/13||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|12||11/28||New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|14||12/11||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|3 Year Avg||148||90||1173||11||62||13.03||185|