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Is Marshall Worth the Risk?


Brandon Marshall has been one of the most productive fantasy wide receivers over the past two seasons, especially in points per reception leagues. His only downside was he didn't catch enough touchdowns to be ranked among the top five at his position.

But since the news came down that Denver suspended Marshall indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, his value has been dropping on most fantasy draft boards.

Still, according to some experts, the disgruntled Marshall could be an excellent value pick because most owners will stay away.

"It's a rare chance to get a Top-10 player at a huge discount," according to "We'd still take a chance in the fifth-or-sixth-round and hope Marshall gets his head on straight before the regular season."

From "He's still worth a mid-round pick, but use caution on Draft Day because Marshall could be in for a long year."

And ESPN: "Marshall is a top-five talent, but it would take serious stones to take him among the top five."


By Gene Wang  |  August 28, 2009; 4:12 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I wouldn't draft him. Orton has a gimp arm and will be dumping off short passes. I think Brandon Stokley may have a better season playing the role of Wes Welker in McDaniels happy meal offense.

Posted by: ozpunk | August 29, 2009 3:03 PM

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