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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 6: WR Brandon Marshall

Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a touchdown pass as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell (31) defends during the second quarter at Heinz Field against the New York Jets. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a touchdown pass as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell (31) defends during the second quarter at Heinz Field against the New York Jets. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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When it comes to Week 6 of Fantasy Football, wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets serves as a solid sit against the Arizona Cardinals.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets, is not having the start of the season he envisioned after recording a spectacular 2015 campaign. Marshall on the season has 24 receptions for 363 yards and two touchdowns. His fantasy football value ranks as the 17th best receiver in standard leagues.

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Marshall is currently on a hot streak recording two consecutive games with a receiving touchdown and double-digit fantasy points. His Week 6 matchup against a solid Arizona Cardinal defense however, is far from favorable.

The Cardinals defense ranks 10th in points allowed per game with 20.2, 8th in total yards allowed per game with 308, and 4th in passing yards allowed per game with 189.8. According to NFL.com, the Cardinals defense ranks as the 3rd best fantasy defense in standard leagues. They are also a ball hogging bunch whose secondary has recorded a total of seven interceptions throughout the first five games of the season.

With wide receiver Eric Decker having season-ending shoulder surgery, Marshall will now without a doubt receive the majority of targets from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. While all signs point towards the veteran wideout having a productive week being the main target, the Jets have the 17th best passing attack with an average of 247.4 passing yards per game.

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Arizona, as noted before, has the 4th best defense against the passing attack, yielding their opponents to just 189.8 yards per game.

Fitzpatrick also has 10 interceptions throughout the first five games of the season. Arizona’s defense has already forced seven interceptions thus far.

While Marshall has had productive games this season such as his performance against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4 and last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he’s also noticeably struggled when it mattered the most.

According to SportingCharts.com, Marshall leads the NFL in dropped passes on the season with five. The 32-year old receiver will also face coverage against corners Marcus Cooper and Patrick Peterson who combined have recorded five interceptions.

Overall, Week 6 is not in favor of the Jets or Marshall. With Fitzpatrick going up against one of the better defenses in the league, don’t expect a ton of passing yards as well as touchdowns through the air. Running back Matt Forte will be their primary hope of reaching the end zone as the Cardinals defense ranks 23rd against the run, allowing 118.2 rushing yards per game.

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Arizona’s secondary will have their way with Fitzpatrick come Monday night, making Marshall a safe sit during Week 6 of fantasy football.

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