Brandon Marshall is one of the top wide receivers in fantasy football, catching 100-plus passes in three consecutive seasons. But when the word “surgery” is thrown around a player’s name, it can make even the most attractive athlete more of a risk on draft day.
So when news broke that Marshall recently had a surgical procedure on his hip, it certainly raised some eyebrows in fantasy circles.
Luckily, the operation was considered minor.
In fact, NFL insider Steve Wyche reports that Marshall will be back in time for the start of training camp. That’s good news for the value of the veteran wideout, who also had hip surgery last year and was still able to produce monster numbers,
Barring setbacks, the fact that Marshall will have to face Jets CB Darrelle Revis twice a season will damage his value more than the procedure. He should remain a low-end No. 1 fantasy option with added value in leagues that reward points for receptions.