Brandon Marshall could be less than 100 percent for fantasy owners

Brandon Marshall admitted his ankle should cost him some time. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall admitted that his ankle sprain from Week 4 was supposed to keep him out for four weeks. He did get some “special/new treatment” on his ankle after he faced the New York Jets in Week 3.

The good news is that coach Marc Trestman said on Wednesday that he’s seen Marshall practice at full strength the last 10 days. He is expected to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

Marshall has been a letdown for much of the season excluding his three-touchdown game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Since Week 2, he’s failed to top 45 receiving yards in any game and has just one score.

Luckily, he’ll go up against one of the weakest defenses in the NFL. The Falcons allowed 30 points to the New York Giants in Week 5 and 41 points to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4.

Fantasy impact: While it doesn’t sound pleasant to hear that Marshall is going to fight this ankle injury, he should be in your fantasy lineup this week. He’s a high-end WR2 in most formats.

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