Fantasy Impact: Brandon Marshall Signs with Giants

Brandon Marshall to Giants

The New York Giants signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall, formerly of the Jets, to a two-year, $12 million contract. The GMEN now have arguably one of the leagues best WR trio’s in the NFL with Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard. The deal couldn’t be an easier decision for Marshall, who can remain in the city he loves and continue to work for Showtime as a correspondent for Inside the NFL. It also gives BMarch a realistic chance to reach the playoffs for the first time in his career.

Marshall, who will turn 33-years old this month, has now switched NFL teams four times. His average stat line in his first season after the move is 104 catches for 1,341 yards and 9 touchdowns (ESPN).

Fantasy Impact:

This is clearly a boost for Brandon Marshall Fantasy owners, however, the talk of the offseason won’t be his impact or value in Giants blue, rather how his presence will impact stud wideout Odell Beckham. Currently, Gridiron Experts staff consensus rankings have ODB as our top wide receiver for 2017. I personally will not budge on moving ODB down in my personal rankings board, as I feel a veteran player like Marshall will help create breathing room for ODB in between the 20’s. Yet, I am concerned that within the Redzone Marshall becomes a larger target and Beckham is slightly stalled from improving on his double digit TD career streak.

Sterling Shepard Fantasy owners can’t be thrilled with the news of Marshall joining the team. Shepard was a workhorse in 2016 with his snap count actually slightly higher than ODB (Source)

Giants 2016 Snap Count

  • Sterling Shepard: 1,070 (95%)
  • Odell Beckham Jr.: 1,068 (95%)
  • Victor Cruz: 803 (71%)
  • Roger Lewis: 209 (19%)
  • Tavarres King: 103 (9%)
  • Dwayne Harris: 60 (5%)

Shepard could see time on the outside if the Giants want to move Beckham around, forcing defenses to show their hand, but more than likely Shepard will ease into a shared role with Brandon Marshall.

Brandon Marshall Carrer Stats
Year Tm G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng Y/G
2006
15 37 20 309 15.5 2 71 20.6
2007
16 170 102 1325 13 7 68 82.8
2008
15 181 104 1265 12.2 6 47 84.3
2009
15 154 101 1120 11.1 10 75 74.7
2010
14 146 86 1014 11.8 3 46 72.4
2011
16 141 81 1214 15 6 65 75.9
2012
16 192 118 1508 12.8 11 56 94.3
2013
16 164 100 1295 13 12 44 80.9
2014
13 106 61 721 11.8 8 47 55.5
2015
16 173 109 1502 13.8 14 69 93.9
2016
15 128 59 788 13.4 3 41 52.5
Career 167 1592 941 12061 143 82 629 788
4 yrs DEN 61 542 327 4019 12.3 25 75 65.9
3 yrs CHI 45 462 279 3524 12.6 31 56 78.3
2 yrs MIA 30 287 167 2228 13.3 9 65 74.3
2 yrs NYJ 31 301 168 2290 13.6 17 69 73.9

Suggested Read & Random Stat

  • Brandon Marshall has the ability to take Eli Manning, and Giants offense, to new heights NY Daily News.com – Pat Leonard
  • Marshall has more games played than any other active NFL player without a playoff appearance (167) Next-closest: Joe Thomas at 160 -NFL Research
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