Brandon Marshall Injury Updates

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall is active for today's game against the Ravens. He entered the day questionable with a knee injury but looks OK for normal IDP usage. Marshall sits in LB3 range at best, playing less than 100% of defensive snaps so far.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens with a knee injury. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited workout Friday. A active Marshall will not be worth trusting in most IDP leagues in Week 3. Rookie Josey Jewell would likely start in his place if Marshall's inactive.

The Broncos have ruled S T.J. Ward (concussion) and LB Brandon Marshall (hamstring) out for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. DE Derek Wolfe is also questionable with an illness. He also aggravated a neck injury in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. The team will re-evaluate him Saturday, according to The Denver Post. With most of the league playing that day and just 1 game following Denver-K.C., most IDP owners should probably opt for another D-line option.

The Broncos have agreed to a 4-year, $32 million extension with OLB Brandon Marshall. That clears the offseason issue -- which hadn't been much of a problem, given that Marshall had been practicing -- for a restricted free agent. It also indicates that the team isn't worried about long-term affects from the foot and ankle injuries that popped up the past 2 seasons. Marshall enjoyed a tremendous 2014 season after taking over for an injured Danny Trevathan but was slowed a bit by nagging injuries in 2015, despite playing all 16 games. IDP owners should expect better performance from Marshall this year, especially with Trevathan's free-agent departure likely to leave opportunities on the field. We'll see this summer just how healthy Marshall looks.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall had offseason surgery on his right index finger, according to The Denver Post. The finger limited him in the 1st week of OTAs and might continue to through the voluntary workouts, but the fact that he's practicing at all points to this being a non-issue. Marshall is also currently practicing without a contract. He has yet to sign the restricted free agent tender and hopes to get a long-term deal this offseason. Practicing with no deal is risky, in that an injury could leave the team owing him nothing. But Marshall's also showing that the contract situation shouldn't be a distraction. He could be in for a big bounce-back IDP year after playing through multiple physical issues in 2015.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall on Sunday aggravated a knee injury that has been dogging him for much of the season, according to The Denver Post. “It keeps lingering around. It’s something I got to fix, since Game 3 or 4,” he said. “It’s a sprain. It’ll hurt, but then two plays I’ll be able to come back and I’m good I won’t even feel it.” Marshall didn't miss much of the Chiefs loss, leading Broncos LBs by playing 86% of the defensive snaps. But add the knee issue to a foot that required 2 screws to repair a Lisfranc injury in the offseason, and you can understand if Marshall isn't quite in top form. He still led the team with 8 tackles against K.C., and we'll continue to use him in IDP leagues. But this is something to keep in mind.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall participated fully in team drills Thursday, according to The Denver Post. That puts him ahead of schedule in his return from surgery to repair a Lisfranc foot injury. "Definitely, I will be back by game one (of the regular season). The preseason I am not sure," Marshall said. "I know I had the surgery a little late. But to be in training camp this early going full speed, it's a blessing. It still doesn't feel great, but I have to push through that." That whole "doesn't feel great" part should keep IDP owners apprehensive, but defensive value is easier to find on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues than offense is. So Marshall's worth a gamble in LB3 territory -- barring any setbacks. We just bumped him up the 2015 IDP rankings.

The 3rd left knee injury for Broncos LB Danny Trevathan has ended his season. A Monday MRI revealed that Trevathan dislocated his kneecap in Sunday's win over the Chargers. He'll finish the year on IR. We'll see how Denver sorts out its LB group next year after Brandon Marshall's breakout season. Marshall will be an exclusive rights free agent in March, meaning he'll only hit the open market if Denver decides not to offer him anything. (Fat chance.) As for Marshall's 2014 status, The Denver Post reports that he expects to miss 1-2 weeks. That means you should treat him as being done for the season in your IDP league. Don't look to the Broncos reserves for a fantasy replacement. Their myriad LB injuries have left the group without further proven options.

Broncos LBs Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan each left Sunday's game at San Diego early with injuries. Marshall hurt his right foot and left the stadium in a walking boot. X-rays came back negative, but he's due for a Monday MRI. Trevathan left favoring the same left knee area he has already injured 2 separate times this year. "It felt like it got hyperextended," Trevathan told The Denver Post. "I feel good, though. Not the same as I did when I hurt it before." He'll have an MRI on Monday as well. We'll see what the damage is on both players after those results come in. Marshall would be a significant loss for IDP owners heading into their league finals next weekend.

The Broncos lost a pair of key defensive players to injuries Sunday. OLB Brandon Marshall left with a concussion. He'll obviously need to pass through the league protocol before returning, and we'll keep an eye on the top-shelf IDP performer's status. CB Aqib Talib, meanwhile, suffered a hamstring injury. He initially returned from the injury before halftime but then didn't play a snap in the 2nd half. Talib's a boom/bust IDP prospect who's not worth rostering in most fantasy football leagues, but his cover skills undeniably help the Broncos' D overall. We'll see about his status going forward. Denver heads to Kansas City on Sunday night in Week 13.

The Denver Post reports that Broncos LB Danny Trevathan will miss the next 3-6 weeks after suffering a cracked bone just above his left knee.  That's the same leg Trevathan fractured back in training camp, though that break occurred just below his kneecap.  The injury thrusts LB Brandon Marshall back into fantasy prominence after he opened the season providing IDP starter value in Trevathan's place.

Broncos LB Danny Trevathan left Sunday's win over the Jets after just 2 snaps with a left knee injury.  X-rays proved negative, but he'll have an MRI on Monday to determine whether there's ligament damage.  "I think it will be good, but we won't know until (Monday) when I get the MRI," Trevathan told The Denver Post on Sunday.  We'll see what the test says.  It's worth noting that Trevathan reportedly wasn't limping in the locker room after the game despite leaving the sideline on a cart.  He had started the game at weak-side LB, which Brandon Marshall took over following Trevathan's injury.  Marshall would remain a solid IDP option if Trevathan has to miss any more time.


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