The Pros and Cons of Brandon Marshall in 2011

Inside the Redzone staff September 7, 2011 4

 

As in any fantasy football season, there will be some disagreements on who will perform what and who will do better, ‘this guy’ or ‘that guy’. Our writers, Bill Seng and JF get to debate a few topics that will be compelling in 2011. More than ever, we encourage you to leave a comment during these point and counter point series of blogs.

 

Bill Seng

 

In hindsight, I think the expectations were unrealistic for Brandon Marshall to follow up his strong 2009 season, when traded to the Miami Dolphins. Chad Henne was entering his second full year as a starter and they were still a running team, highlighted with ‘Wild Cat’ packages. This year the scheme and personnel differences are glaring. New offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, has a track record of highlighting the team’s best player (Peyton Hillis in Cleveland) and the current starting running back for the Miami Dolphins is geared best for passing down duties. Head coach Tony Sparano has admitted he needs to open up the offense more and become more quick strike. Most importantly Brandon Marshall has come in, in much better shape and Henne has compiled a 93.4 QB rating in the pre-season.

 

JF

 

I don’t like Brandon Marshall this year.  For one he has Chad Henne throwing him the ball. The former Michigan Wolverine, still doesn’t look like the QB that the Dolphin’s thought they were getting in the second round of the draft. Marshall might get to the 6 touchdown total for the year but WILL NOT get close to the 1,100 receiving yards.  I think it would be more around 700 to 800 yards tops.  The only way he approaches 1,000 plus yard territory, is if Henne can make a significant improvement over last year and the Dolphins become more of a passing team.

 

4 Comments »

  1. MH September 7, 2011 at 11:13 am -

    I agree with JF. The Dolphins have shown nothing to think they are going to get the ball to Marshall to the tune of 1,100 yards.

    The 6 TD’s will happen because he is so talented so you know he will break off a couple long td’s based on that alone.

  2. ffl insider September 8, 2011 at 8:28 am -

    I just finished my draft and I have the following wide receivers: Mario Manningham
    Brandon Marshall
    Ochocinco
    Roy Williams
    I’m a little worried about this line-up because there’s no clear dominate player like an Andre Johnson. Which two wide-outs should I be starting this week?

  3. Inside the Redzone staff September 8, 2011 at 9:28 am -

    I’d go Brandon Marshall and Roy Williams. You got tough match-ups across the board, but I’d go with the tall touchdown upside targets in that case.

  4. MH September 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm -

    Manningham is playing the Redskins. It is a division game but it is still the Redskins.

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