Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 12: WR Brandon Marshall
When it comes to Week 12 Fantasy Football, wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets serves as a WR2 start in all leagues.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall has had an extremely disappointing 2016 season after posting a superb first-year with the New York Jets. On the season, Marshall has recorded 43 receptions for 601 yards and a mere two touchdowns. This obviously is nowhere near WR2 worthy stats in fantasy football as Marshall, in standard leagues, has only recorded three, double-digit performances through 11 weeks of football.
The Jets have a divisional matchup with the New England Patriots Sunday evening, which always results in a tight matchup. New England’s defense is nothing more than an average defense ranking third in points allowed per game with 18 and 17th in total yards allowed with 355.2.
They are 17th in rushing yards allowed with 103.1. New England is also ranked 15th in passing yards allowed with 252.1. Gang Green’s offense as everyone is already aware of, is absolutely horrendous. They rank as the 23rd offense in total yards per game with 335.3. Gang Green are 26th in passing yards with 219.3 and 11th in rushing yards with 116.
As this all obviously suggests everyone to bench Marshall, the veteran wideout serves as a solid WR2 start this week. Despite his ups and downs, Marshall has a solid matchup against the Patriots secondary.
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With Ryan Fitzpatrick back at the helm as the Jets starting quarterback this week, Marshall will once again serve as the team’s primary target despite the emergence of fellow receivers such as Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson. Marshall will most likely see coverage primarily from Malcolm Butler, who only has one interception on the season with 44 tackles.
I’m predicting Marshall to record 4-6 receptions for 75-plus receiving yards and at least one touchdown.