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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 2: WR Brandon Marshall

Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a pass for a touchdown as Buffalo Bills strong safety Leodis McKelvin (21) defends during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a pass for a touchdown as Buffalo Bills strong safety Leodis McKelvin (21) defends during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
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When it comes to Fantasy Football Week 2, wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets is a solid WR2 start against the Buffalo Bills.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets had a lackluster 2016 debut against the Cincinnati Bengals in which he recorded a mere three receptions for a total of 32 receiving yards. Needless to say, his fantasy football value was tremendously overhyped in this matchup.

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While Marshall did not have the kind of season opener he envisioned, their Week 2 matchup with the Buffalo Bills should serve as redemption for Marshall and the Jets. Last year, Gang Green was swept by the Bills losing each game 22-17, including a devastating Week 17 loss in which the Jets missed the NFL Playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. With a fresh NFL season underway, both the Jets and Bills find themselves heading into Week 2 with a record of 0-1.

Last week, Buffalo fell to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 13-7. The team ranked 13th in passing yards allowed with 225 to a modest Baltimore offense that according to NFL.com, ranks between 20th-27th in all offensive categories.

Last year, Marshall recorded a total of 11 receptions for 158-yards and two touchdowns against the Bills during their two divisional matchups. His best performance against Buffalo with the Jets came during his Week 17 performance were the veteran wideout recorded eight receptions for126-yards and a touchdown.

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Coming into this week, I had Marshall listed as a sit, but despite his game day status being listed as questionable, the Jets are heading into Buffalo seeking revenge.

The Jets haven’t forgotten about their losses last season to Buffalo which served to be crucial defeats.

As per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, even wide receiver Eric Decker recently stated how the Week 17 loss to the Bills still sits with him to this day.

The Jets 2016 schedule is one of the toughest in the NFL, each game is just as important as the next.

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With Gotham making the trip to Orchard Park seeking their first victory of the 2016 season, expect Marshall to see much more targets than he saw last week. He’ll serve as a solid WR2 option for Week 2 of fantasy football.

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