Brandon Marshall practices, seems certain to play and should be started in fantasy

Jonathan Daniel

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall practiced on Friday and should play in Week 3. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall practiced in full on Friday and seems likely to play in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelersaccording to RIch Campbell of The Chicago Tribune. Marshall practiced on Wednesday and Thursday as well, but he left the latter session's last portion with a back injury.

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Marshall's back "tightened up" on him during the session. It seems likely now that he was pulled as more a precautionary reason as opposed to him not being able to continue. There were no setbacks on Friday and it seems likely he'll start.

Marshall will go up against Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor. Marshall has had success against Taylor in the past, though if Marshall is feeling the effects of his injury at all, it could certainly have an effect.

Fantasy Impact: Marshall is a must-start in any scenario in which there's a greater than 50 percent chance hell play. He's almost certainly going to play against Pittsburgh, and though Taylor is a good cornerback, Marshall should be productive. He's Jay Cutler's top target and he seems healthy enough. Start him, fantasy owners.

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