The National Football League has decided not to suspend Brandon Marshall for an off-the-field incident. He was arrested in Atlanta this past March on a disorderly conduct charge, which later was dropped.
That’s good news for both Marshall and fantasy football owners, who no longer have to be concerned about losing the wideout next season.
Marshall has established himself as one of the better fantasy receivers in the league over the last two seasons, catching 206 passes for 2,590 yards and 13 touchdowns in that time. While the loss of Jay Cutler hurts his value somewhat, Marshall remains a top-15 player at his position.
Owners will have to keep tabs on his recovery from offseason hip surgery, but right now it looks like he’ll be taken in the first four rounds of most drafts.
This news is also a real positive for Kyle Orton, who will have a full complement of weapons heading into what should be his best statistical season.