Brandon Marshall's late TD saves Bears, fantasy owners


Marshall notched 104 receiving yards to go with his touchdown. We break down the fantasy implications.

Brandon Marshall was at his Brandon Marshall-iest Sunday, scoring a touchdown and tallying 104 receiving yards as the Bears beat the Bengals, 24-21.

Marshall scored on a 19-yard pass in the fourth quarter to put the Bears ahead for good. His longest reception of the day went for 38 yards.

Fantasy impact: Everyone in the stadium knew quarterback Jay Cutler would be targeting Marshall throughout the game, and perhaps even more so on the game-winning score, but it didn't matter. That's the kind of player owners were looking for when they drafted Marshall.

The wide receiver led Chicago in targets, but Cutler did spread the ball around some, targeting Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte a total of 20 times. If defenses can't give all their attention to Marshall all the time, there's a chance he could break open more long plays.

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