Brandon Marshall, WR, Bears
|WR - #5||CHI||Active||9 years||30||6'4||230||@BMarshall|
2013 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Aug-13-2013 by Jeb Gorham
Marshall had a few low scoring affairs this past season, but when push comes to shove, he is a fantasy stud. The reinforcements on the O-line should provide Cutler with better protection and that means more time to get the ball to Marshall. The addition of Martellus Bennett should also provide a benefit to Marshall as he should be able to get open more often since Bennett can be a new threat in Chicago's offense that was lacking talent at TE.
Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two passes as a rookie. But Brandon Marshall wants everyone out there to know that Wilson is not your usual seventh-rounder
"I really want to talk about Marquess Wilson," Marshall said in a recent interview with CBSSports.com. "He came down and trained with us the whole offseason. We're really looking for him to do some big things. This guy, he's probably the steal of the draft last year. I'm going to say that. He came in, he put in the work, he looks like a body builder. Fast, strong, explosive. I'm looking forward to seeing him in OTAs."
Wilson, if nothing else, presents the Bears with another receiver with whom it is tough to match up. Between him, Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, and Martellus Bennett, the Bears could have four pass-catchers 6-foot-3 or taller on the field at the same time. He is the early slim favorite to claim the Bears' No. 3 WR gig out of training camp, but veteran Domenik Hixon could create some noise.
Wilson's short-term fantasy value may have a low ceiling as he may be squeezed out in this numbers game. Besides those two great wideouts and serviceable tight end, running back Matt Forte is going to see a large number of targets, too. But Wilson should be an upgrade on Earl Bennett and is a name to keep in mind as a late-round stash in deeper leagues.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/20 - Bears WR Brandon Marshall talks up second-year WR Marquess Wilson
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|1.12||FFToolbox - Ian Ritchie|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|1.10||Fantasy Football QB - WR is deep, but truly consistent WRs are not. In my opinion, their value goes up in a FFWC format where you have to start a minimum of 3 and up to 5 WRs. It's a close call between Marshall and Dez Bryant here. Both are PPR monsters who can produce with high consistency on a weekly basis, and that is key to all my high rounds draft picks; however, both have also been known to be head cases. Apparently, the new coaching regime would like Marshall's targets to go down, but since when does Cutler listen to coaches? [Other considerations: Lynch - need to know more about the risk of a suspension; Ray Rice - B. Pierce, loss of FB, worst schedule for RBs = tic, tac, toe? Maybe not, but it's starting to feel like a Happy Meal with a lot of missing parts; Forte - in case Cutler actually listens to his coach; and, finally somebody that I actually took at 2.03...]|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|2.04||World Ranked #20|
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