Brandon Marshall finished last year with an impressive 1,265 yards and 6 touchdowns. Even being suspended for one game.
The nickname given to Marshall by fellow teammates is Baby TO, mostly due to his natural ability. Marshall also has a tendency to find himself involved in negative attention just like TO.
This off season has not been a good one for Marshall.
First the Jay Cutler trade. Losing a quality QB like Cutler is usually not a positive one for the receivers on the team . I like Orton this year as a potential sleeper, but realistically I don't see him producing the numbers this year close to Cutler's last year.
Second, Marshall had hip surgery. This can be a tricky procedure for receivers and he might not be fully recovered this season.
Third, Marshall is now demanding a trade. With all of the off field issues, coupled with the question marks of his surgery, this is not good timing. I don't see the broncos giving in on his demands.
This scenario will usually lead to hold outs, which means missing time at training camp, the preseason, and potentially part of the season. Any time a player misses training camp or more it takes a big hit on their production.
If you draft Brandon Marshall this season, he will more than likely end up as your number one or number two receiver which means you will have to start him most weeks. That has the potential to lead to headaches for fantasy owners.
Other players to consider before drafting Marshall: Dwayne Bowe, Wes Welker, and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.