There were fantasy football owners throughout the country who had to make difficult decisions with the playoffs beginning in most leagues. There was one player that didn’t disappoint at all in Brandon Marshall. Marshall finished with ten catches for 160 yards and a touchdown for the Chicago Bears in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Marshall though in the process set a new record for catches by a Chicago receiver in one season.
Marshall had a big game the last time the two teams played just two weeks ago and just added to it in helping to lead fantasy owners to a probable victory. Marshall has a tougher matchup coming up next week against the Green Bay Packers before having the best of all worlds against the Arizona Cardinals during when most leagues have their title games. If you aren’t starting Marshall next week, which you should, you must start him the following week against the Cardinals.
There aren’t many receivers in the league who have a better connection with their quarterback than what Marshall has with Jay Cutler. If Cutler isn’t hurt too badly from Sunday’s game, I would expect Marshall to finish with another 15-20 catches over the last three weeks of the regular season which would be plenty of catches and points for many owners to take home a fantasy title. If you own Marshall though, be sure to watch the injury report this week to see if Cutler is going to play because if he doesn’t it will be a hit to Marshall’s stock. You will still start him but with lower expectations.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.