Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall has reasserted himself as one of the best receivers in the league this season, but his biggest test will come this week against the Houston Texans. According to Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips plans to smother Marshall with double coverage. "We double cover him every play. We're going to double cover him every play."
Marshall grabbed three TD passes against the Titans in Week 9, and is up to 59 catches for 797 yards and seven TDs on the season.
Fantasy Impact: The move makes all too much sense on Houston's side. Marshall is Jay Cutler's only reliable weapon in the passing game, and if he is shut down it will be up to Earl Bennett, Devin Hester and Kellen Davis to step up.
This is easily one of the most anticipated games of the season. Both teams sport elite defenses, so fantasy points will be hard to come by. I would continue starting Marshall as a WR1 as usual, but don't be surprised if he has low numbers.