Brandon Marshall injury: Bears WR probable, should play for fantasy owners

Dilip Vishwanat

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is probable for Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is officially listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Marshall has a quadriceps injury that had him limited in practice earlier in the week.

It would be huge if the Bears lost Marshall for any amount of time, but all signs point to him starting and playing as much as usual. Marshall is the top receiver in Chicago, and has been targeted at least 10 times in each of his last six games. Marshall managed 10 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown in his last outing, against the St. Louis Rams.

Marshall leads the Bears in receiving yardage, though the team would have Alshon Jeffery to lean on in the event that Marshall can't play. That doesn't seem likely, however.

Fantasy Impact: It sounds like Marshall will be able to play on Sunday. Fantasy owners should start him with confidence, especially against the Vikings. Marshal has 74 receptions for 945 yards and nine touchdowns on the season, and he should not be hampered by the quadriceps injury. The Vikings have the No. 29 passing defense in the league, allowing 281.7 yards per game through the air.

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