Brandon Marshall Fantasy News
Bears sign Jay Cutler to seven-year deal
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 10:53am
No numbers have been released yet, but they are bound to be big given how quickly this deal went down. Cutler averaged 16.9 fantasy points per game in the 10 games where he attempted at least 10 passes. That average tied Ben Roethlisberger for 16th among QBs. Under Marc Trestman, the Bears threw early and often, and the offense has a bright future given the weapons (Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett) at Cutler's disposal.
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MNF Injury Report - Cutler OUT
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6:03pm
CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring)
WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring)
LB Lance Briggs (shoulder), QB Jay Cutler (ankle)
S Anthony Walters (groin)
G Kyle Long (ankle), WR Brandon Marshall (quadricep), S Major Wright (hamstring)
Jay Cutler hoped to be back for this game, but Josh McCown will get another start and continues to play well - likely giving the Bears more flexibility with Culter's ankle. WR Brandon Marshall is probable, he didn't practice Thursday but was a full go Friday and Saturday.
For the Cowboys, Dez Bryant is probable and was a full participant Thursday through Saturday. On a defensive note, Dallas could be looking at a huge lift on defense as LB Sean Lee is listed as probable.
Josh McCown ready to start in Week 9
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:19am
With a bye week and extra prep time for Monday night’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers, QB Josh McCown has exhibited confidence in the locker room and on the practice field, and expects to fill in for Cutler with little to no drop-off in production. McCown is a little more willing than Cutler to take off and scramble for yardage when things break down, and his athleticism is very similar to that of the starter. Count on McCown scrambling some against the Packers, but he’ll also try to lean on Brandon Marshall early because his involvement is crucial to success for Chicago.
The extra preparation should make for an eye-opening performance from McCown. Having been a part of the offense from the time Marc Trestman laid the foundation, McCown is just as much of a master of the offense as Cutler. Look for an efficient performance from McCown, where his passer rating is somewhere in the high 80s to 90s with limited turnovers.
The Packer defense has been playing well even without LB Clay Matthews, but McCown has the tools to post a nice fantasy line. The Bears have a quality group of receivers and their struggling defense may force the offense to throw more than usual.
Brandon Marshall's hip in 'great shape'
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 10:27am
Marshall also practiced very well Monday, according to HC Marc Trestman, who added that the receiver hadn't displayed any setbacks or struggles in recovery during training camp or throughout the preseason.
Marshall's comments from last Tuesday, combined with his absence from practice the next day led to widespread speculation about the receiver's health and his relationship with the organization. But that all seems to be in the past now and it looks like Marshall is set for a big year in a passing offense where we think he'll be in the elite, top-six WRs.