In our 2011 rankings, I have Marshall ranked No. 12. He might move up a couple of spots if the Dolphins upgrade over quarterback Chad Henne, but the hiring of Brian Daboll as the offensive coordinator did little to help Marshall's value. Daboll's last job was as the offensive coordinator in Cleveland, and we know the Browns didn't exactly have a dynamic passing attack.
I view Marshall as a safe No. 2 Fantasy wide receiver. You can make a case that Marques Colston and Wes Welker are better veterans given their situation and quarterbacks, and Dez Bryant, Jeremy Maclin and Kenny Britt have more upside. And if Vincent Jackson stays in San Diego or signs somewhere with a premier quarterback, he would also be better than Marshall. Those are just a few comparisons.
Marshall is still good, especially in PPR leagues, and he finished 2010 with 86 catches for 1,014 yards and three touchdowns in a down year. The problem is those were his fewest stats in each category since his rookie season.
But we'll find out what the Dolphins do at quarterback (Kyle Orton and Vince Young are possibilities or they can draft a rookie like Cam Newton), which will ultimately impact Marshall the most. As of now, plan on drafting Marshall at the earliest in Round 3.
Here's what you had to say about Marshall ...
@oCLAYBOYo Marshall will be out some way in Miami!
@gingerdad1 I think Marshall will end up next yr similar to this yr in that 15-20 range. Good upside, but QB issues
@BrandonEichholz Based on his talent, I rank him at 25.
@ErikRBaughn low #1 or high #2. If ppr then solid # 1
@Ross_Spargur 3rd or 4th round, no lock to do anything
@sjohnson1019 won't draft marshall, let him be someone elses problem or steal. 5th round WR2
@DirtDogDay Wherever Larry Fitzgerald ended this season is where I'd expect Marshall next season. Very similar situations in Mia and AZ.
@FollowThisSmell deciding between him, vjax and dez in ppr kpr lg - thoughts?
@stcrawford Probably a #2. He'll blow up some weeks, but give you 4-40-0 more often than that.
@AFeingold PPR league? He still finished with 86 catches while being hurt and missing two games
@johnrbarringer Top 14-19 RT @JameyEisenberg: Where do you rank Brandon Marshall in 2011 given the lack of a quality QB and a new OC in Miami?
@desides01 Low end WR2 with mega upside. Can't get any worse with Dan Henning gone. Brian Daboll being introduced now at dolphins.com.