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Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  03/23/1984
Age:  38
Height  6'4"
Weight:   230
College:  Central Florida
Drafted:  2006 | Round 4 | Pick 119
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Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR


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Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The Saints waived Brandon Marshall, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Marshall did not appear in a game for the Saints after signing with them last month, and he won't be appearing in his first career playoff game like many thought when he signed with the team. There's a chance the veteran receiver never plays another down in the NFL, but he has said he wants to continue playing. He might have to wait until at least the offseason for teams to start gaining more interest, though.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The Saints are signing Brandon Marshall, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

After Dez Bryant went down with an Achilles injury last week in practice, speculation immediately began about Marshall potentially signing with the Saints after he worked out for them earlier in the week. Marshall now joins a stacked Saints team as he looks to make the postseason for the first time in his career. The veteran receiver has the potential to develop into a key red-zone threat for Drew Brees, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy pickup yet.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The Seahawks have released Brandon Marshall, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The veteran receiver had been phased out of the offense in Seattle, so this isn't a surprise. It could be the end of a long and productive career for the 34-year-old, but he's just 30 receptions away from 1,000 for his career and might hope for another team to give him a shot.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall catches one pass against the Raiders.

Marshall gained 11 yards on his lone reception in Week 6. He has red-zone potential, but it doesn't appear Marshall has a big role for the Seahawks at the moment. The veteran receiver doesn't need to be owned in fantasy leagues.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall catches five-yard pass in Week 4 win.

It was his only reception of the game. Marshall started off the season strong with a score in the opener, but he has slowed down and is now on pace for just 40 receptions for 500 yards and four scores this season. Plus, with Doug Baldwin back, Marshall is unlikely to see many targets come his way. We'll see if he can find the end zone next week against the Rams.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall catches two passes against the Cowboys.

Marshall gained 30 yards on his two receptions, including a long of 27 yards on one of the best throws you will ever see (basically an extended handoff by Russell Wilson). The veteran receiver is a touchdown-dependent FLEX option next week against the Cardinals.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall catches four passes in Week 2.

Marshall played pretty well against his former team, gaining 44 yards on his four receptions (six targets). The offensive line of the Seahawks didn't give Russell Wilson much time to find his receivers to the intermediate and deep parts of the field, which capped the upside of the wide receivers. Marshall faces the Cowboys in Week 3.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall scores in Seahawks debut.

Marshall was targeted a team-high six times against the Broncos, one of his former teams, and he caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was a 20-yarder on a nice spinning double-move, and Russell Wilson put the throw on the money in the end zone. Marshall nearly also had a second-quarter touchdown, but he was called for offensive pass interference. Overall, it was a good first game in Seattle for Marshall, who is likely to be Wilson's primary red-zone threat and carries double-digit touchdown upside in 2018. And with Doug Baldwin nursing injuries to both knees, Marshall could be a huge part of the offense moving forward. He gets another former team, the Bears, in Week 2.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall is signing with the Seattle Seahawks.

The veteran receiver announced the news on his Instagram account, and it's reportedly a one-year deal. Marshall, now 34, is coming off a lost season with the Giants where he caught just 18 passes for 154 yards in five games before undergoing season-ending ankle surgery, but this is the perfect landing spot for a potential resurgence. If he's focused, there's a good chance he slides right in as a starter on an offense that needs a red-zone threat following Jimmy Graham's departure. Marshall could prove to be one of the better value picks in the later rounds of fantasy drafts this summer, but we'll have to see how he performs during training camp and the preseason first.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The Giants are releasing Brandon Marshall, according to Kimberly A. Martin.

Martin says the team informed Marshall that he will be released today. This comes just days after Marshall stated on Instagram that the team had room for only one veteran receiver, acknowledging former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant's interest in joining the Giants. After Marshall's release, it would not be surprising if something went down between Bryant and the Giants soon. Marshall's lone season with the Giants, which was cut short after a season-ending ankle injury in October, ended with 18 catches for 154 yards in five games played. We'll see if the 34-year-old wants to continue his playing career somewhere else.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall is undergoing season-ending ankle surgery.

His injury looked to be pretty serious yesterday, and obviously it is and he'll miss the rest of the season. The veteran receiver made the announcement on his Instagram page that he will be getting surgery to end the 12th year of his career. Marshall does have another year on his contract, so he could be back with the Giants next season—and he did appear, from the outside, to be a good teammate in the midst of a terrible season for the team. As for this season, Sterling Shepard is locked in as the number one receiver for the Giants and is probably the best waiver-wire pickup this week.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The Giants are "bracing" for Brandon Marshall to miss multiple games, according to Kimberly Jones.

Marshall suffered what looked to be a serious ankle injury in yesterday's loss to the Chargers, and it sounds like he'll be out for a while. With Odell Beckham Jr. already out for the season with a fractured ankle, Sterling Shepard battling an ankle sprain (though it's mild), and Dwayne Harris out for the season with a fractured foot, the Giants were hit about as bad as a team can be hit with injuries in one game at one position. Shepard, assuming he's healthy, could be a target hog moving forward. Shane Vereen and Evan Engram could also see an increase in targets.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall is undergoing further testing on his ankle, according to the team.

Marshall's ankle injury looked pretty bad yesterday, but we'll see what happens after more evaluation on it. He's probably on the doubtful side of things for Week 6 against Denver.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall (ankle) has officially been ruled out against the Chargers.

It didn't look like Marshall was going to return after he was carted to the locker room. It's still early, but it might be a stretch to expect the veteran receiver to be ready next Sunday against Denver.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall (ankle) leaves game against the Chargers.

The veteran receiver tweaked his ankle on a deep pass down the sideline and it's apparently pretty bad. Marshall's cleat and sock are off and he needed to be helped to the sideline. He's reportedly being carted to the locker room now and is likely done for the day. Marshall had two receptions for 15 yards in the game.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall (toe) was limited in practice today.

It shouldn't be a big concern for his status on Sunday, but it's something to keep an eye on.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall draws ten targets in Giants' loss.

Marshall caught six passes for 46 yards in the Week 4 game against Tampa Bay. The veteran receiver is now on pace for 64 receptions and 556 yards. Marshall is still looking for his first touchdown as a Giant, and he can't be happy to have come to a team that's started the season 0-4. Marshall gets the Chargers next weekend.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall catches 8 of 11 targets in Week 3.

The passing offense finally got going late in the game for the Giants, and Marshall had eight receptions for 66 yards in the game. Eli Manning also targeted him on a deep ball that was thrown too far inside and intercepted, but it's still a good sign Marshall continues to get targeted down the field. If the Giants keep it going through the air, Marshall could be a good fantasy option soon.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall catches only one pass in Week 2.

The first two games for Marshall with his new team have not gone well, as he has just one catch in each of them. Marshall was targeted five times in the game, which was tied with Odell Beckham Jr. for second-most on the team. But the veteran receiver had a key drop on a perfect deep ball from Eli Manning late in the game. The veteran receiver obviously has the upside and ability to pick things up and become a good fantasy option, but this is not a good start.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall has quiet debut with the Giants.

Marshall was held without a catch until the final moments of the game when Eli Manning threw meaningless short passes. It went for 10 yards and was just seconds after the NBC broadcast talked about how he's had a catch in every game since 2006 (his rookie year). On a night where the offense struggled to do anything at all, it was surprising that they didn't give Marshall a chance to make a play on a deep ball. The veteran receiver will probably request more touches heading into Monday night's game against Detroit.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall is not playing for the Giants in Week 3 of the preseason.

This isn't a surprise as the Giants aren't rushing back Marshall after he injured his shoulder in last Monday's preseason game against Cleveland. Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) also is not playing, so Eli Manning will be without his top two receivers. Marshall's preseason is almost certainly over, and the focus now shifts to the Cowboys in Week 1.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The x-rays were negative on Brandon Marshall's shoulder.

Head coach Ben McAdoo said Marshall "has a shoulder" and didn't sound too concerned. The negative x-rays are obviously a positive, and this injury shouldn't be much of an issue for B-Marsh. We'll see if Marshall is able to get out there against his old Jets team on Saturday night in a game that could have some bad blood based off some of the comments from the Jets' Sheldon Richardson.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall gets x-ray on his shoulder.

The Giants are having a rough night, as Odell Beckham Jr. got an x-ray on his ankle earlier. Thankfully OBJ appears to be fine, so hopefully Marshall is too. Marshall had one reception for two yards before leaving the Week 2 preseason game against Cleveland.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall posts video of him and Eli Manning on FaceTime to discuss the offense.

The new Giants receiver posted on Instagram a clip of the discussion with his new quarterback. They seemed to be talking about timing on certain routes, and Marshall told Eli he'd like to get on some more calls with him. Marshall has reportedly been a great teammate since his arrival, with head coach Ben McAdoo calling him "a breath of fresh air." Hopefully the veteran receiver can be a positive influence on the ultra talented but immature Odell Beckham Jr. Marshall looks to be working hard to acclimate to his new team, and he could put up big numbers in his first season with the Giants, as a big target for Eli Manning.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo says new receiver Brandon Marshall has been "a breath of fresh air" for the team.

Things are off to a good start so far with Marshall and the Giants. Eli Manning has reportedly been relying on Marshall in OTAs. Marshall is setting a good example for his younger teammates and is "extremely excited" to be playing for the Giants. He's certainly matured from earlier in his career. Marshall has high touchdown upside this season, and he should be considered at least a solid FLEX option to start the season.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall said at Giants/NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo that he plans to play two more season then retire.

Marshall's deal with the Giants is for two seasons, so this makes sense. Marshall wants to focus more on helping out with mental health after his career is over. He could always change his mind, but Marshall would have no problem transitioning to his post-playing career as a 35-year-old in 2019.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Eli Manning told the New York Post he's "excited" about the acquisition of receiver Brandon Marshall.

As he should be. Manning also said that he probably hasn't had a receiver like Marshall since he had Plaxico Burress. He said guys like them "can be open when they're not really open." Burress had over 1,000 yards twice and double digit touchdowns twice in his four seasons with the Giants. Marshall has a real shot at reaching those marks this season, despite the presence of Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The Giants have signed WR Brandon Marshall to a two-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.

This is a great addition for the Giants. Marshall, Odell Beckham Jr., and Sterling Shepard are now among the best wide receiver groups in the NFL (if not the best). This probably isn't great for Marshall's fantasy value, but he could still have some huge games in a pass heavy offense. He could still be drafted as a very good FLEX in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

The Jets are releasing WR Brandon Marshall, according to Adam Schefter.

And just like that another big name is added to the free agent pool. Marshall should be a top three receiver in free agency along with the younger Alshon Jeffery and Terrelle Pryor. He had a down season for his standards, but two seasons ago he had a monster year and looked like one of the best receivers in the league. Keep in mind, the Jets were atrocious last season; Marshall's play would likely improve with a better team. The Ravens have been speculated as a team that Marshall may go to.

Brandon Marshall (knee) out against the Bills; ends disappointing season.

Marshall had 59 receptions for 788 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games this season. He was one of the most surprising disappointments from a fantasy perspective this season, as he took a major step back from his huge 2015 season. With personnel changes certainly coming to the Jets, it'll be interesting to see if Marshall is back with New York next season. He's a good bet to bounce back, wherever he plays. Marshall is too good to have seasons like this.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall gets his buddy back but is held in check by New England.

With Ryan Fitzpatrick replacing an injured Bryce Petty, Marshall caught two-of-four targets for 28 yards in the blowout loss to the Patriots. Marshall has been off the fantasy radar for weeks now, so hopefully you don't have him in your lineup. He won't do anything against the Bills next Sunday.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall catches only 1-of-11 targets against the Dolphins.

Marshall had just one catch for 16 yards, including one drop and he also had a chance at pulling down a deep ball from Bryce Petty, but couldn't haul it in. Perhaps Marshall just wanted to play against Byron Maxwell, who he seems to not like very much, and was upset when Maxwelll left the game with an ankle injury. Marshall has been one of fantasy's biggest surprises/busts this season. He's just a FLEX option against the Pats on Christmas Eve.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall had only three catches for 33 yards against the Niners.

Marshall was targeted a few other times, but didn't do much in a good matchup. Marshall is only a FLEX option with Bryce Petty at quarterback. The Jets next play Saturday night against the Dolphins.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall's friend Ryan Fitzpatrick gets benched.

Marshall caught four-of-eight targets for 43 yards against the Colts. Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched and is likely done as the Jets' starter, which is a downgrade to Marshall in fantasy. Bryce Petty would be wise to look Marshall's way a good amount, and we'll see how the connection is these next few games. Marshall is a WR2 next week in a good matchup against San Fransisco.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Brandon Marshall hauled in six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown Sunday against New England.

Marshall was targeted a team-leading nine times and was about a finger-length away from catching each of the three targets that got away, including two that could have been touchdowns. As long as Fitzpatrick is the Jets’ quarterback, Marshall is a viable wide receiver option. He'll be a good WR2 against Indy next Monday Night.

Brandon Marshall | Free Agent WR

Marshall does nothing in Week 10.

He had four catches for 15 yards. Marshall hasn't scored since Week 5 and his fantasy value has taken a hit because of it. Experimenting with Bryce Petty doesn't help Marshall, since he and Fitz had good chemistry. Marshall is a WR2/FLEX when he returns from his Week 11 bye.