The Saints have signed WR Brandon Marshall. It's Plan B after they lost WR Dez Bryant to a torn Achilles. Marshall is 34 now and has looked out of gas for the past couple of seasons. We'll see if he can make an impact in New Orleans, but we wouldn't bother adding him to fantasy rosters right now.
Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his right MCL against the Broncos on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team is reportedly still assessing how long he'll be out. Whenever Baldwin returns, he'll be dealing with issues in each knee. WRs Tyler Lockett and Brandon Marshall get a bump here. We'll wait to see more about Baldwin's prognosis before figuring out just how much to boost them in our Rest of the Way rankings.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll believes WR Tyler Lockett is finally back to 100% after breaking his leg back in December of 2016. Lockett was able to get on the field for last year's opener but finished the season with a career-low 12.3 yards per catch. “Last year was a struggle for him, the offseason for certain, but throughout the season itself he was not able to do things in the same manner that he had done it in years past, and that’s really just workload," Carroll said. "He just couldn’t do as much, had to take care of his legs more. So he’s back at it, he’s really playing fast, he has no restrictions of any kind of after effects of the surgery of last year or since he’s been hurt. So that’s a real positive." Lockett's fantasy value took a hit with the addition of Brandon Marshall, but he's fully capable of beating out the 34-year-old vet Seattle's #2 WR job. It'll be a situation to monitor when training camp opens.
Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall revealed on Wednesday that he had toe surgery last year to address an issue that's bothered him since the 2015 season. That was in addition to the surgery he had on the injured left ankle that ended his 2017 campaign. “Knew I needed surgery but it was one of those things where I was going to wait until I retire because a surgery like that it takes five, six, seven months to get back right," Marshall explained. "I didn’t want to lose my offseason so I was going to wait until I retire. When I snapped my ankle I said ‘well, I’ve got half of the season and then I’ve got the offseason so I might as well do it now.’ That’s the thing that took the longest." Marshall said he's now running pain-free but also admitted he's not yet in football shape. He should get there by the time training camp opens, but it remains to be seen what's left in his tank. Marshall hauled in just 18 of 33 targets (54.4%) and averaged a career-low 8.6 yards per catch in 5 appearances last season. He turned 34 in March.
The Seahawks have agreed to a 1-year deal with free-agent WR Brandon Marshall, ESPN reports. The move comes well after Marshall visited Seattle, but he enters a depth chart with opportunity available. Doug Baldwin is the only incumbent at the position who has surpassed 71 targets in a season. We'll see what Marshall has left after a lackluster pre-injury stint with the Giants. He caught just 18 of 33 targets and averaged 8.6 yards per catch over 5 games. His Seahawks deal could reportedly be worth up to $2 million with incentives, less per-year money than Seattle gave Jaron Brown. Unless Marshall proves totally cooked this summer, though, his arrival complicates the target picture behind Baldwin. Tyler Lockett's later-round ADP will make him a solid upside bet. We'll see where others settle on the depth chart and ADP charts over the next couple of months.
The Giants on Thursday released WR Brandon Marshall. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the team released Marshall with a "failed physical designation." The veteran WR landed on IR in early October after suffering a severe high ankle sprain. Marshall, however, seemed to believe that he'd be sticking around for 2018 when he recently commented that there wasn't room on the Giants roster to add Dez Bryant. We'll see now whether Marshall's release creates just such an opportunity. For now, Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram stand as Eli Manning's top 3 targets.
Giants WR Brandon Marshall announced Monday on Instagram that he will have left ankle surgery Tuesday and miss the rest of the season. That leaves the Giants without their top 2 WRs -- at least heading into the season -- with Sterling Shepard also potentially out the next game or 2. Roger Lewis is now worth a stronger look on waivers, as his prominence should last well beyond matchups with the Broncos and Seahawks the next 2 weeks. This could be the end of Marshall's career.
NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports that the Giants are "bracing for Brandon Marshall to miss multiple games" with his sprained ankle. New York gets the Broncos and Seahawks before a Week 8 bye. Bank on Marshall being sidelined until at least Week 9. If healthy the rest of the way, he'll battle with WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram for targets. But off to a slow start anyway, Marshall is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues.
Giants WR Brandon Marshall had to be carted back to the locker room with a left leg injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He was in obvious pain after falling awkwardly at the end of a deep sideline shot. We'll update his status when we know more.
Update: Marshall is out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury.
Giants WR Odell Beckham (ankle) is officially inactive for tonight’s game against the Cowboys. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport hears that Beckham “should be good to go for Week 2.” Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard will serve as New York’s top 2 WRs tonight. TE Evan Engram could also play a bigger role in the passing game.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears Giants WR Odell Beckham (ankle) has an "uphill battle" to be ready for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys. He didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday. "Even if he is on the field, he's not expected to be 100% after just a couple of weeks ago suffering that high-ankle sprain," Rapoport adds. The Giants and fantasy owners would be better off just sitting Beckham this week and letting him get back to full strength. We just moved him down the Week 1 rankings and moved WRs Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard up.
Giants WR Brandon Marshall (shoulder) returned to practice on Monday, according to insider Dan Duggan. Marshall's injury was minor, and he should be a full-go for Week 1. He'll be busy in that one if WR Odell Beckham (ankle) is limited or out.
A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Giants WR Brandon Marshall will "be fine" after injuring his shoulder in Monday night's preseason game. We didn't notice Marshall get hurt -- and it never seemed like a serious concern. Consider his fantasy stock unaffected.
Giants WR Brandon Marshall suffered a shoulder injury in Monday night's preseason game against the Browns, according to ESPN's Lisa Salters. He went to the locker room for an x-ray. We'll pass along an update on Marshall when we get one. WR Sterling Shepard's stock could be on the rise if either Marshall or Beckham (ankle) isn't ready for Week 1.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard was carted off the field during Wednesday's practice. Trainers were reportedly working on his right leg. "He's in serious pain ... Apparently in tears. Not good," ESPN's Jordan Raanan tweeted. We should learn more soon, but this obviously has the look of a serious injury. Shepard's absence would likely mean target boosts for WR Brandon Marshall and TE Evan Engram. Stay tuned.
WR Brandon Marshall signed a 2-year deal with the Giants worth $12 million, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Marshall, who turns 33 later in March, is coming off a disappointing 59-788-3 line. But he certainly dealt with awful QB play. Per Pro Football Focus, just 55% of his targets were deemed "catchable." Compare that to his mark of 72% in 2015. Moving to the Giants provides a clear upgrade at QB, despite a down 2016 from Eli Manning. Still, with Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard already in the mix -- plus a potential impact signing or draft pick at TE -- Marshall might struggle to surpass low-end WR2/WR3 range.
Jets WR Brandon Marshall confirmed reports that the team will release him by sharing a farewell message on social media late Thursday night. Marshall spent 2 years with the Jets but will now seek his 5th franchise at age 33. He's coming off a highly disappointing fantasy football season in which his team struggled to find a QB, but that followed a terrific 109-catch, 1,502-yard 2015 that also included a career-high 14 TDs. Marshall should remain productive in the right 2017 situation. We'll see where he lands before figuring out his draft value. The Jets, meanwhile, will sport Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson at the front of a WR corps that could use Devin Smith stepping up in his 3rd year -- and perhaps another quality option via free agency or the draft.
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