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Early fantasy football predictions for Brandon Marshall

Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) jumps to make a catch while being defended by Buffalo Bills strong safety Leodis McKelvin (21) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) jumps to make a catch while being defended by Buffalo Bills strong safety Leodis McKelvin (21) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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When it comes to his Fantasy Football value, wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets

For the upcoming fantasy football season, wide receiver Brandon Marshall is entering an interesting situation with the New York Jets and will make owners very excited or possibly even, very frustrated.

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Last year, the Jets acquired Marshall from the Chicago Bears which many people were shocked. Many fantasy football owners thought he would have a down season because of the team he would be playing for. Marshall came out and proved these doubters wrong and became a New York fan favorite. In 2015, he totaled 109 receptions, 1,502 total yards and averaged 13.8 yards per reception and he had a career high of 14 total touchdowns.

When it comes to his fantasy football stock, Marshall is a durable WR2 option that will continue to deliver when you need the points. The duo of Marshall and Eric Decker was a big problem for opposing teams this past season. Either of the two would produce and make the big plays for when the offense needed it. The only question is who will be the starting quarterback for the Jets because last year Ryan Fitzpatrick evenly spread the ball to the both of them and both Decker and Marshall had career years.

If Geno Smith was to become the starting quarterback, many think both Marshall and Decker will have down years. If Smith returns to being a turnover machine, Marshall will be a good WR3 option or even WR4 option on your fantasy team. Brandon will have to take some pressure off of Smith and will have to take some of the workload. It seemed that Marshall was able to rejuvenate his game after being traded.

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Usually when wide receivers are in the early to mid 30’s, they have very little production but with Marshall it looks like he is out to prove a point.

He plays every snap in every game with a chip on his shoulder for people doubting him and them bringing up his past problems.

He is still considered a top receiver in the NFL that is a big game changer.

Marshall will need to be very productive early on in the year because the first six games are against five playoff teams from last season.

He will be truly tested in the Week 4 match-up at home against the Seattle Seahawks and be defended by Richard Sherman who is amongst the best cornerbacks in the NFL. He then will be tested in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals when is he defended by Patrick Peterson. He won’t put the crazy numbers like he did early on last season against these two cornerbacks so if you own him, make sure to find a suitable replacement.

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Overall, Marshall is a good fantasy football option to have in your fantasy lineup this upcoming season. Going into his second year with the Jets, he will continue to play well and be consistent. From the way Marshall looked last season, he still has plenty of gas left in the tank before he even considers calling it a career and steps away from the game he truly loves.

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