Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 5: WR Brandon Marshall
By Matthew Ordazzo
When it comes to Week 5 of Fantasy Football, wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets serves as a solid WR2.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets had a productive fantasy football outing last week against Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks. In Week 4, Marshall totaled four receptions for 89 yards and one touchdown.
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Marshall’s production last week against a Seattle defense that ranks fourth best in passing yards allowed per game with 183.8, exceeded expectations. This Sunday, the Jets face the Pittsburgh Steelers whose offense is fearful but their defensive secondary, however, is nothing to fear.
Pittsburgh’s secondary ranks as the 30th best defense when it comes to passing yards allowed per game with 316.5 and 27th in total yards allowed per game with 394.8. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets need to attack the Steelers’ secondary early on in the game and fast. With
With Eric Decker more than likely out this Sunday, Marshall will receive the bulk of Fitzpatrick’s targets making him a must-start for this week. Marshall’s off to a slow start in 2016 as is the entire Jet’s offense and defense.
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Marshall has recorded 16 receptions for 249 yards and one touchdown on the season and ranks as the 35th best receiver in standard fantasy leagues.
While his fantasy value thus far has been disappointing, Marshall faces an extremely favorable matchup against the Steelers secondary.
With Pittsburgh’s secondary being one of the worst in the league, Marshall shouldn’t have any problems topping off his Week 4 production this Sunday.
The Jets’ wide receiver corps will most likely consist of Marshall, Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson. T
The 32-year-old wideout will be the obvious go-to choice for Fitzpatrick and should easily record 4-6 receptions for 100 yards or more and at least one touchdown.
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Start the veteran wideout this week as Marshall will try to salvage his fantasy season with a big performance against the Steelers’ secondary.