As a Bears’ fan, it doesn’t really matter who has the better season, but let’s take a look at who will have a greater Fantasy Football impact in 2014.
In 2013, both Marshall and Jeffery put up some of the biggest WR numbers in the NFL and both made the Pro Bowl.
Alshon Jeffery Brandon Marshall
Alshon Jeffery had 89 receptions for 1421 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also rushed for another 105 yards.
Brandon Marshall had 100 receptions for 1295 and 12 touchdowns.
2013, was the 4th year that Brandon Marshall has had 100+ receptions with Jay Cutler as his quarterback.
Cutler threw 8 touchdowns to Brandon Marshall, while Josh McCown threw 4 touchdowns to Marshall.
Cutler only threw 3 touchdowns to Jeffery, compared to the 4 touchdowns from McCown.
So who will have the better fantasy football season? It’s close, but the edge this year goes to Brandon Marshall.
Is Matt Forte the safest fantasy football pick?
Last season, Forte had 1,339 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns to go with 74 receptions for 594 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. He will be in his second year with Marc Trestman and all 11 starters from the NFL’s second-highest scoring offense are back.
ESPN’s Matthew Berry has Matt Forte ranked No. 4 overall after Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy.
In the Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s Draft, featuring top sports writers, Matt Forte was taken with the first overall pick.
RB Matt Forte — Jeff Mans/Ted Schuster, Fantasy Alarm
RB LeSean McCoy — Chris Liss, Rotowire
RB Jamaal Charles — Bob Harris, Football Die Hards
RB Adrian Peterson — Charlie Wiegert, CDM Sports
RB Eddie Lacy — Keith Lipscomb, ESPN
WR Calvin Johnson — Greg Ambrosius/Tom Kessenich, Stats Inc., NFFC