Heading into Week 7 Fantasy Football, wide receiver Brandon Marshall is literally the only weapon the New York Jets have as he’s an easy start for owners.
In Week 7, the New York Jets welcome the Baltimore Ravens to MetLife Stadium with hopes of having something positive to think about during a four-game losing streak. This season has been a nightmare for the Jets and fantasy football owners that have some of their offensive players. What should owners expect out of wide receiver Brandon Marshall this week?
Marshall is literally the only viable offensive weapon the Jets have. Things are so bad offensively, the Jets had no other choice but to bench quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of Geno Smith. There is a small glimmer of hope that Smith could bring a much-needed offensive spark and if he does, it’ll be thanks to everything Marshall brings to the table.
Going from one quarterback isn’t easy for many but with a veteran like Marshall, he shouldn’t miss a beat. So far this season, Marshall has totaled 433 receiving yards, 27 receptions, but just two touchdowns.
To say the Jets’ offense isn’t getting the job done is an understatement. For fantasy owners teetering on whether or not to start Marshall, there is a very good chance he’ll have a solid game against the Ravens.
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Marshall is the true definition of a workhorse and an unselfish player willing to put the Jets on his back to get those chains moving. He’s been the only bright spot on an offense that has struggled for weeks now.
If Smith is to get any momentum against the Ravens, it’ll be by connecting early and often with Marshall. That’s why it makes sense for fantasy owners to consider Marshall as either their WR2 or at the very least, a FLEX option.
Marshall’s unique skill-set is still there and even though he’ll see some double coverage against the Ravens, will continue to make big plays every moment he can.
Considering that Smith has a much better arm and can throw the football deep, expect to see Marshall have a huge presence against the Ravens. The Jets are fighting to salvage a season that is already lost but hopefully, they won’t go down again without a fight.
Overall, start Marshall this week as he’s the only option on the Jets worth starting. He should be able to have a good game and hopefully a touchdown or two when the final whistle blows.