Brandon Marshall injury update: WR probable, will play for fantasy owners

Jason Miller

The Bears wide receiver is probable and will start Week 16. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (quad) is probable and will start in the team's Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Marshall sat out practice on Wednesday, returned on Thursday on a limited basis and was upgraded to full participant on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners who drafted Marshall as an elite WR1 have had nothing to complain about all year. Even with the emergence of second-year receiver stud Alshon Jeffery and the absence of quarterback Jay Cutler for a few games, Marshall's production hasn't missed a beat. He has 90 receptions for 1,185 yards and 10 touchdowns this season and has reached 100 yards receiving six times. His chemistry with Cutler goes back to their Denver Broncos days and the 6'4 Marshall continues to be a matchup nightmare and constant end zone threat.

Marshall will take on an Eagles secondary that has given up the most fantasy points to wide receivers. Philadelphia's offense figures to continue to roll under Nick Foles and this could easily turn into a shootout. The stars are aligned for Marshall and, with a shot at hitting 100 receptions on the season for the fifth time in his career, he's the epitome of a high-end WR1.

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