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Fantasy High 5: Weekly Fantasy Discussion

This is a bonus Tuesday edition of Gridiron Experts weekly article Fantasy High 5, where we talk about Fantasy Football buzz stories, NFL news, and discuss reader questions. Have a question? Send us a tweet: @GridironExperts

Question 1: Will Brandon Marshall Be A Top 5 Fantasy WR?

Jody SmithBrandon MarshallJody Smith: Yes, he can. Project the numbers out when these two played together and the season average is over 106 catches and 1300 yards. The increased looks and improved surrounding cast should keep Marshall happy and out of trouble.
Zhan Mourning: Barring any injury, I would say absolutely. Look at the stats for both Cutler and Marshall last time they played together. Fantasy football goodness.

Brian JerzakBrian Jerzak: If the offensive line can keep Cutler upright – that is a big if – Marshall is top ten, top five might be a little high.
Jonathan TaylorJon Taylor: No, Matt Forte will continue to be the centerpiece to the Bears offense. History is also against Marshall, traditionally receivers do not perform as well as expected in their first season with their new team, this is not just due to lack of familiarity with the QB but also due to having to adjust to the new scheme and verbiage. I think Marshall will end the year in the 15-20 zone of top scoring WRs.
ConnorConnor Smith: I don’t see why not. The man was a top-15 type catching passes from Chad Henne. I also love the idea of Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey on the field together. Having those two behemoths at receiver pretty much neutralizes press coverage as a defensive option.

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Robert Madeya: For me it’s a definite yes. Marshall will be Cutlers go to guy especially when the offensive line is struggling. Cutler actually has weapons to use this year and you can tell from his demeanor in camp he can’t wait to use them, especially Marshall.
Shawn Li: No, for god sakes no! Something to look at the last several years with Cutler with the Bears is that the only top producing fantasy player on that team has been Matt Forte. Mike Martz couldn’t turn Chicago into the Greatest Show on Frozen Tundra, and the Marshall addition will be no different. Brandon will be a nice WR2 or Flex but top 5? No.

 

 

 

Question 2: Which Rookie Will Have the Biggest Impact?

Jody SmithFantasy Football RookiesJody Smith:Trent Richardson is the obvious pick. He’s a big-time talent and will get a heavy workload. Another contender is Doug Martin, who has already been awarded the starting gig. Schiano likes versatile backs and Martin fits that bill.

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