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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:53:18 -0800
Chicago Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall became the first set of receivers to gain 1,000 yards apiece since 1995 when WRs Curtis Conway and Jeff Graham accomplished the feat.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:08:47 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 7, and is listed as probable for Week 14.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall should be in the starting lineup in all fantasy leagues this week.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:51:01 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 6.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall was likely just being rested in practice yesterday. He's back practicing in full and should be good to go Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. He needs to be in all starting lineups.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:31:26 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is likely to be matched up often against Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr in Week 14. "I don't like playing against Brandon Carr," Marshall said. "He presents a lot of tough challenges throughout a game. You'll notice he changes up his game when he plays against bigger receivers. He's strong. He's physical. He plays that way against guys like myself. I absolutely hate the matchup. It's like playing chess out there with him. Every single play is a battle. He just makes you work so hard."
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:29:27 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) is expected to play Week 14 even though he was held out of practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:58:50 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Fantasy Tip: It's the same injury for Marshall that he played through last week, so unless he suffers some sort of setback this week, expect him to suit up Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. He's a must-start.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:16:22 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall is a must-start in all formats against the Minnesota Vikings.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:38:45 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) should be able to play Week 13 even though he was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:24:36 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:57:23 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall gave Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb credit for doing a great job against him in past meetings. The two will battle again in Week 11 when the Bears meet the Ravens at Soldier Field Sunday, Nov. 17. "He pretty much dominated me," Marshall said. "You look on piece of paper, and you see that he's a fairly small guy compared to other guys around the league. But he's probably one of the strongest corners I've ever faced."
Fantasy Tip: Marshall is still a must-start in all fantasy leagues, regardless of the matchup. It sounds like Webb has gotten into Marshall's head a little bit, but you can still expect a solid stat line from the All-Pro receiver.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:44:05 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor is likely to draw the task of trying to stop or limit WR Calvin Johnson in Week 11. He has played well against some of the league's premier receivers, and limited Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green to a season-low 41 yards in their matchup in Week 2. Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall was also limited to just 52 yards, his second-lowest yardage total of the year, in Week 3 while working against Taylor.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless of what Taylor has done in previous games against other receivers, you never, ever sit Johnson in fantasy leagues unless he is hurt or one a bye. Period.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:48:38 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (lower body) suffered an apparent lower body injury in the third quarter of the Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers Monday, Nov. 4. After a pass play, he was down on the ground laying on his back while holding the backs of both of his legs while grimacing in obvious pain. The source and severity of the injury is not yet known.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:48:25 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said he believes QB Jay Cutler (groin) has a chance to play Week 9 because he is working hard in his rehab. "I'm expecting him to be on the field against Green Bay," Marshall said. "I'm not ruling out Green Bay. I heard [head coach Marc Trestman] talking about doctors, their diagnoses and talking all that big talk. But we need to get Jay out there for Green Bay."
Fantasy Tip: There does not appear to be any indication that Cutler will be able to play this week. He likely will need another week or two before he can return to the starting lineup.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:34:09 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is tied with Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker for the most receiving yards in the league in the last five weeks, with 561. Jeffery leads his team in yards over WR Brandon Marshall (540).
Fantasy Tip: Jeffery has been one of the nice suprises for fantasy owners this year, but his value may have already reached its peak now that Jay Cutler (groin) is out. Jeffery is unlikely to be as productive with Josh McCown running the offense.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:56:17 -0700
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather was suspended two games Monday, Oct. 21, for his helmet-to-helmet hit against Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall in Week 7.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:14:14 -0700
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the wrist injury WR Brandon Marshall (wrist) suffered Week 7 is not considered serious.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:19:37 -0700
The Chicago Bears are awaiting the MRI results on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (groin) Monday, Oct. 21, and they are bracing themselves for bad news. Cutler could be out for most of the remaining 10 weeks of the season if it's a serious groin injury. QB Josh McCown would take over for Cutler if he has to miss any time. The Bears would likely re-sign QB Jordan Palmer to back up McCown.
Fantasy Tip: If you own Cutler, starting making plans to add another quarterback. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, as well as Martellus Bennett, will likely suffer if Cutler misses most of the rest of the year.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:00:56 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (wrist) injured his wrist in Week 7 during a helmet-to-helmet collision with Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for an update on the extent of Marshall's injury. Jay Cutler (groin) was also injured, and his ailment may be much more serious. Marshall's value will drop Josh McCown is forced into a starting role.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:43:42 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (undisclosed) was having X-rays taken after the Week 7 game for an undisclosed injury.
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 07:43:12 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is likely to be fined $5,250 for wearing green shoes in the team's Week 6 game.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:53:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall caught just four passes for 30 yards in the team's Week 5 loss to the New Orleans Saints, and QB Jay Cutler targeted him only five times. The Saints double covered Marshall for the majority of the game. "They weren't going to let him have a good day," Cutler said of New Orleans' defense. "They decided, 'Hey, it's not going to happen.' They were going to take him out of the ball game. He still made some plays for us. He might be frustrated, but we just have to keep getting better and better, and he understands that."
Marshall voiced some frustration over his role as a decoy, but head coach Marc Trestman said: "I want to get Brandon the ball. We want to get Brandon the ball. There were a couple of shots early. Jay looked back and he was open a couple of times, then protection got in his face and he was forced to move, which was disappointing. That starts with me. I've got to do a better job of getting him involved."
Fantasy Tip: Opposing defenses are starting to take Marshall out of the game with double teams, freeing up more looks for Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte. Marshall won't be held down forever, but there will be more frustrating games like this in the future.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:44:59 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (foot) hasn't eclipsed 100 receiving yards since Week 2. He has 16 catches for 162 yards and one touchdown in the last three games.
Fantasy Tip: He has been limited in practice by a foot injury, which may have hindered him. He has a positive matchup in Week 6 against the New York Giants.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:57:41 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is probable for Week 5.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall looks to be good to go for Week 5, get him into your lineup.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:06:29 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:47:28 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall not practicing, especially early in the week, is becoming a regular occurrence. There is nothing to suggest he won’t play in Week 5 at this point.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:27:31 -0700
The Detroit Lions will not overuse press coverage against Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall. "You have to change up," defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. "Whether you're in coverage or the technique you're using, if you don't roll, you don't change, they'll get you."
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:52:26 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is probable for Week 3.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall looks to be good to go, and is a must start in all fantasy football formats.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:33:53 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (back) left practice Thursday, Sept. 19, with a sore back.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously something to keep an eye on as the week moves on, but that this point, there is no reason to think he will not play in Week 3.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 16:50:37 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) did not have any ill-effects from his much-publicized hip ailment in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was targeted a team-high 10 times, and he finished with eight catches, 104 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall is reportedly not high on practicing, but he enjoys playing in the games. He remains an obvious must-start in all fantasy leagues. Marshall and the Bears host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 19:43:14 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) said his surgically repaired hip is structurally sound. "I'm always concerned about my body," Marshall said. "It doesn't matter if it's a little scratch; I'm always concerned. So coming off my third hip surgery, structurally, everything is good. The joint is in amazing shape. So that's exciting."
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Marshall. If he can stay healthy, he is one of the top fantasy football wide receivers in all formats.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 05:48:56 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) tweeted that he would be ready for Week 1.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:55:09 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) met with doctors Wednesday, Aug. 28, for a scheduled follow-up exam on his surgically repaired hip.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:05:18 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) is upset that the Bears have not taken his concerns about his hip injury seriously.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:36:03 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) said Tuesday, Aug. 27, that he is still isn't feeling comfortable seven months after hip surgery. "It's one of those things where I'm just trying to get healthy for Week 1," Marshall said. "So you've got to have a game plan coming off surgery, a third hip surgery. So yeah, I'm not where I want to be right now. It's a little frustrating. But we'll see."
Fantasy Tip: This isn't the kind of thing fantasy owners want to necessarily hear less than two weeks before the regular season. However, it doesn't sound serious enough to keep Marshall from missing time, but he could be nagged by minor pain during the season. And since he has had three hip surgeries, it is always an area of concern.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:01:35 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall and DE Julius Peppers were held out of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 12, against the Carolina Panthers due to coach's decision.
Fantasy Tip: If you're a fantasy owners scouring the box score, worried Marshall's name didn't show, that's why. He has no known injury, and was sidelined since the coaching staff is well aware of what he can do. Peppers is also healthy.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:00:53 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said he plans to play at 235 pounds, which is about 5 pounds heavier than he's accustomed to playing. Marshall said he added the weight to try to break tackles and improve his yard-per-catch ratio. "The thing that separates me, the thing that I can be the best at is breaking tackles and getting upfield," Marshall said. "So I'm focused on getting stronger, especially my hip, my waist down area and maybe playing with a few extra pounds. I played since my freshman year in college at 230. This year I'm going to play at 235. I'm lean like I was in college at about 6.3 percent body fat, ready to rock and roll."
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be taken as a grain of salt. Adding weight, whether it's bulk or not, restricts flexibility and could reduce his breakaway speed. He's already dealing with a hip problem, and the added weight to the lower body can just put more torque on his body - not to mention the potential speed reduction could lead to more hits. Five pounds isn't a lot, and probably won't make a big difference. However, the difference in separating from a defender is miniscule as well. We aren't saying you should avoid Marshall or he isn't worth being a No. 1 fantasy receiver. We are simply saying, if you own him, monitor him. He could have a career season and make this a moot point. Or...
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:02:52 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, July 31.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:26:27 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is sitting out of practice Monday, July 29.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:36:07 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) expects to have a full workload during training camp, which begins Friday, July 26. WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), who missed organized team activities in June with a pulled hamstring, is also expected to be fully healthy. "No limitations," Marshall said, "but we're gonna be smart. I'm going on my eighth year, (have) had a few hip surgeries, nothing major. But at the same time, we start playing games in September. So that's what I'm preparing for. It's important to get out there with your teammates, build that chemistry, learn the offense, get reps. But at the same time, if I'm not healthy, all that doesn't matter. So I'm going to listen to my body, and go as it tells me."
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:18:40 -0700
Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett are locks for the 53-man roster, but after that it is wide open. WRs Joe Anderson and Eric Weems might lock up a fourth receiver job, and could be battling each other since they are each solid on special teams. WR Devin Aromashodu is in the mix for a job, and then there is seventh-round pick Marquess Wilson and WR Devin Hester, who is more known for his prowess as a return man. The team is likely to keep five receivers plus Hester.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:09:03 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said Tuesday, July 16, that he hopes the offseason addition of TE Martellus Bennett will take some of the receiving pressure off him. Marshall had career highs with 118 receptions, 194 targets and 1,508 yards. The Bears receiver with the next highest number of targets was WR Earl Bennett, with 49. Marshall feels the wear and tear might have led to his offseason hip surgery. "I am (looking forward to having more weapons)," Marshall said. "It was tough sledding last year. I think that's why I had to have surgery. I had 2-3 guys on me every single play, but bringing in big boy Martellus, I don't think the league really knows how good he is."
Fantasy Tip: Marshall will still see plenty of targets and receptions, making him a bona fide No. 1 fantasy wide receiver in all formats. Sure, his numbers won't be as high as they were in 2012, but he remains a Top 10 fantasy option at his position.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:45:38 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) has been limited during offseason workouts, but the team is pleased with how he has worked to get himself in better physical condition. He even added strength, working with teammate WR Brandon Marshall in Miami. "He's had a really good spring. Mentally he's been locked in since we got started," receivers coach Mike Groh said Friday, June 14. "He's made good improvement on the field with things (we) wanted to work on, and in terms of grasp of offense, he's where he should be."
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:08:42 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: Nothing to be concerned with here, as Marshall expects to be a full go for training camp.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:17:49 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 12, because the team wants to be careful with him since he is recovering from hip surgery. He did participate in practice Tuesday, June 11. He expects to be 100 percent for training camp.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:20:53 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Tice were on such bad terms last season that QB Josh McCown had to act as a liason between the two. Tice is no longer with the team. "I was just talking to McCown this morning and one of the things we said is it's so cool to come to work where it's not one of those things where it's dreadful," WR Brandon Marshall said this week.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler's bad attitude has gotten in the way of his pure talent before. With a coaching staff that should cater to his needs, Cutler could be in line for a fine season with the best receiving options he's had at his disposal since coming to Chicago. It isn't wise to count on him for anything more than a capable backup option, however.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:39:13 -0700
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) returned to the practice field on Tuesday, June 4, to take part in organized team activities after missing much of the offseason because of arthroscopic surgery on his hip in January. The wideout expressed a fear that his hip will become a long-term problem, since he's had multiple procedures on it and has been affected by the injury in each of the past two years, but he's optimistic about his condition for the time being. Marshall participated in only individual drills on Tuesday but expects to do more at future sessions, with the goal of being at full speed by training camp. He feels that he hasn't lost any mobility or speed, and he displayed what appeared to be his top form during workouts.
Initially, Marshall thought the pain he was feeling was the result of decreased strength and flexibility, but surgery led to the discovery that cleanup was necessary. He believes that he can have a better season this year than he did in 2012, when he caught 118 passes for 1,508 yards (on 188 targets), both single-season records for Chicago, because he considers himself fully healthy now, but he understands that ball distribution probably has to change for the team to be successful.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall will draw attention as an elite fantasy option, and his health bodes well for his chances to live up to expectations, but it'll be difficult to match what he did last season. The Bears hope to spread it around a little more. That could be more beneficial for him in the long run, especially if it results in more scoring, but it's TBD. He's still easily Jay Cutler's favorite receiver.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:46:38 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) said he is fully healthy after dealing with a hip issue.
Fantasy Tip: Good news for fantasy football players, as Marshall is one of the best wide receivers on the board when fully healthy, especially in PPR leagues.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:29:57 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) did individual work, but did not take part in team drills Tuesday, June 4.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:22:54 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip) received clearance to return to workouts Tuesday, June 4.
Thu, 16 May 2013 11:17:35 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip), PK Robbie Gould (calf) and WR Marcus Rucker (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 15.