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).
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 (@BMarshall) March 8, 2017
Brandon Marshall Carrer Stats