Brandon Marshall Traded To Miami Dolphins: What's the Fantasy Impact?

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IApril 14, 2010

DENVER - DECEMBER 20:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos points out a disturbance in the crowd to a police officer in the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 20, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 20-19.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Not long after signing his tender, Brandon Marshall had a new home.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that the petulant wide receiver was traded to the Miami Dolphins for what is believed to be a pair of second round picks (2010, 2011). 

Miami gets a major upgrade at WR, but Marshall does come with baggage. While money shouldn’t be an issue after he signs a monster extension, going to South Beach could present its share of problems off the field. There are plenty of distractions.  

On the field, it’s not a bad place for Marshall to land. While they are a run-heavy team, they do possess a young QB with a strong arm in Chad Henne. The uncertainty of his new home moves him down a couple of notches in my fantasy rankings (click to see), but he remains a top-10 WR in my book. Henne also moves up a few notches.

In Denver, Kyle Orton takes a big hit. Marshall’s departure leaves the Broncos without a legitimate threat in the passing game. Perhaps the move will allow Eddie Royal to rebound from a disastrous 2009 season that featured a 54-catch, 635-yard, and five-TD drop-off from a solid rookie season.

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