Brandon Marshall Fantasy News

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip) ACTIVE, as expected

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 3:10pm

Broncos Inactives
Paul Cornick T
Dominique Jones TE
Brandon Marshall OLB
Michael Schofield T
Juwan Thompson RB
Mitch Unrein DT
T.J. Ward SS

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders is good to go for an important game.

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Peyton Manning, Emmanuel Sanders ACTIVE for Monday night

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:14pm

Broncos Inactives
Tony Carter CB
Paul Cornick T
Ronnie Hillman RB
Dominique Jones TE
Brandon Marshall OLB
Michael Schofield T Inactive
Quanterus Smith DE

Fantasy Impact:

Both Peyton Manning (thigh) and Emmanual Sanders (illness) were questionable coming into this game, but reports all week said there was little doubt both would play and both are indeed active and can be safely started for Week 16. Ronnie Hillman is inactive meaning C.J. Anderson will again carry the load in what is a great matchup on paper.

MNF Injury Report Week 16 - Peyton Manning QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:53pm

Broncos
Probable
Christopher Clark (T, back), Cortrelle Anderson (RB, ankle), Cody Latimer (WR, concussion), Jacob Tamme (TE, ribs), Demaryius Thomas (WR, ankle), Julius Thomas (TE, ankle), Will Montgomery (C, knee).

Questionable
Ryan Clady (T, thigh), Ronnie Hillman (RB, foot), Peyton Manning (QB, thigh), Juwan Thompson (RB, hip), Kayvon Webster (CB, shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (WR, illness)

Out
Paul Cornick (T, toe), Brandon Marshall (LB, foot).

Bengals
Probable
Brandon Tate (WR, illness), Jermaine Gresham (TE, toe), Margus Hunt (DE, ankle), Terence Newman (CB, ankle), Mike Pollak (G, knee), Carlos Dunlap (DE, calf), D'Andre Kirkpatrick (CB, Achillies).

Questionable
QB A.J. McCarron (illness)

Doubtful
Emmanuel Lamur (LB, hamstring), James Wright (WR, knee).

Fantasy Impact:

Manning is listed as questionable with his thigh injury, however he's expected to play on Monday night against the Bengals despite the official 50-50 tag. Hillman is also questionable, but C.J. Anderson is expected to get lead-back work in this game once again.

Bears OC makes tearful apology to QB Jay Cutler

Friday, December 12, 2014, 9:46am

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

As Bears fans know, Jay Cutler can make a grown man cry.

The offense learned that Monday in a meeting room at Halas Hall when offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer made an emotional and tearful apology for criticizing the quarterback in a private conversation at Soldier Field with an NFL Network reporter last week.

Four sources told the Tribune that Kromer adamantly denied he said anything about the franchise having buyer's remorse for Cutler's blockbuster contract and assured players that portion of Sunday's report on NFL Network did not come from him. With Cutler in the room, Kromer did admit however to being frustrated with the quarterback's play management and expressing that to Ian Rapoport as he left Soldier Field on Dec. 4 after the fifth loss in seven games.

Cutler shook his head during Kromer's apology, one source said.

"I'm still kind of trying to sort my way through this to be honest," one player said. "It's one of the most (messed) up things I have ever seen."

"It's a (messed) up situation," another player said.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears are a mess right now and it's not clear how the team -- specifically Jay Cutler and the offense -- will respond against the Saints this Sunday. It's a great matchup, and garbage time production is always a possibility, but Cutler will be without Brandon Marshall in the lineup, and he's always a risky fantasy start, even in the best of times.

Marquess Wilson to start in place of Brandon Marshall

Monday, December 8, 2014, 12:33pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

With WR Brandon Marshall out of the mix for what sources say will be the remainder of the season, the Bears likely will use second-year receiver Marquess Wilson in his place while moving Josh Morgan into the slot receiver's role.

Fantasy Impact:

As we said last week, Wilson is the pickup here, but he only caught two passes for 19 yards on five targets with Marshall knocked out of the game. He should be better prepared for a starting role with a week of preparation, but would be difficult to trust in the fantasy playoffs.

Schefter: Bears WR Brandon Marshall (collapsed lung) is done for the year

Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:57pm

Adam Schefter, Facebook - [Full Article]

Bears WR Brandon Marshall remains hospitalized with 2 broken ribs and a collapsed lung that doctors successfully treated, per source. Marshall is out for season.

Fantasy Impact:

There you have it. Marshall owners could try picking up Marquess Wilson, but he was unimpressive on Thursday night.

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) already ruled out for Week 15

Friday, December 5, 2014, 2:45pm

Jeff Dickerson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bears WR Brandon Marshall has two fractured ribs and injured his lung. Still in the hospital. Out for Saints game.

Fantasy Impact:

Marquess Wilson is the pickup here, but he only caught two passes for 19 yards on five targets with Marshall knocked out of the game. He should be better prepared for a starting role with a week of preparation, but would be difficult to trust in the fantasy playoffs.

Bears WR Brandon Marshall taken to hospital with undisclosed injury

Friday, December 5, 2014, 1:34am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall left Thursday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys in an ambulance after suffering a rib injury in the second quarter at the end of a 15-yard reception.

Fantasy Impact:

He later tweeted "I'm good," indicating that the injury is not too serious, but we'll have to wait and see how this impacts his availability for the remainder of the season. The Bears are all but eliminated from playoff contention, so there is little reason for Marshall to rush back. With Marshall out, Marquess Wilson posted a disappointing 2-19 on five targets in an expanded role.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, probable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The probable tag indicates that Marshall will be fine to face the Lions.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Bears WR Marquess Wilson set to debut in Week 11

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 12:20am

Chicago Bears - [Full Article]

It appears that Bears receiver Marquess Wilson will make his 2014 debut Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after the second-year pro was added to the 53-man roster Friday.

Wilson resumed practicing last week for the first time since breaking his collarbone Aug. 4 in training camp. He was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return.

Wilson performed well during offseason workouts and training camp before he got hurt and was expected to serve as the Bears’ third receiver behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

“We saw it [in training camp] and we saw it in the spring,” said coach Marc Trestman. “He was ascending, was learning the offense, was involved in making plays out there for us, and we were excited about it. Him being up now, we’re optimistic that he’ll be in position to help us.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears cut Santonio Holmes earlier in the week and Josh Morgan is questionable, so WIlson may see significant playing time right away. The WR3 doesn't typically make a lot of plays in Marc Trestman's offense, but the team has been excited about Wilson since the preseason.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. The probable tag means that Marshall will play against the Vikings. It’s not a good matchup and Marshall hasn’t been himself for much of the season, but he did post 8-112-1 in a blowout loss to the Packers in Week 10.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. This injury is to his left ankle, while his previous injury was to his right ankle, so there is some optimism here that this won’t affect his play in Week 11. Still, it’s difficult to consider Marshall a top 10 option given the current state of the Bears’ offense.