27-Year-Old Linebacker – Denver Broncos
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
It's anyone's guess what the exact look of the Denver defense will be now that Wade Phillips is in Los Angeles, but Marshall should in any case remain the Broncos' best inside linebacker. That should ...
Brandon Marshall Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract extension with the Broncos in June of 2016.
Marshall (Achilles) started in last week's preseason opener but saw limited snaps.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Particularly with Trevathan in Chicago, Marshall is Wade Phillips' most trusted inside linebacker in Denver, which almost by default grants him LB2 status in IDP formats. In his two years as a starter in Denver, Marshall has 214 tackles to his credit despite logging a modest total of 1,784 defensive snaps in that span. He doesn't appear to have major upside, but with Trevathan gone Marshall could see his first 1,000-snap season for Denver, in which case he should log a career-high in tackles. Marshall's offseason finger surgery is not a serious concern.
With Danny Trevathan (knee) out for most of the year, Marshall stepped up as Denver's top inside linebacker in 2014, surpassing triple-digit tackles in just 870 snaps. With Denver switching to a 3-4 this year, Marshall and Trevathan will both be on the field as inside linebackers in Wade Phillips' defense. Phillips has a history of dialing up blitzes for his inside linebackers, making Marshall a good bet to increase his two sacks from last year. The only concern is his recovery from a March foot surgery, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.
Marshall will primarily provide depth at linebacker this year while playing behind Von Miller, who is still recovering from a torn ACL. Miller is expected to be back by Week 1, but if he's not fully healthy, Marshall could grab some extra snaps early in the season.
Marshall will add depth at the linebacker spot and is also likely to contribute on special teams. He's reportedly made some strides this offseason, so there is a chance he could even challenge Geno Hayes for a starting spot.
Marshall will likely take on a depth and special teams role in his rookie season.