This time of year, the smallest nugget of not-quite-positive news on a player sends waves of panic through the fantasy community. That's what we're seeing right now with Brandon Marshall.
Two days ago, Marshall expressed a low-level of general frustration. He's not happy with his recent preseason performance, and he's not entirely pleased with his conditioning as he recovers from hip surgery. And that's it, really. At no point did he suggest that he's damaged goods. He didn't suggest that he wouldn't be ready for Week 1 -- in fact, he later tweeted just the opposite.
Marshall has been practicing, he caught a TD pass in the Chicago Bears' second preseason game, and the guy catches 100 balls per year. He's reached the 100-catch plateau three times with Jay Cutler as his quarterback. Everyone needs to dial down the nervousness on Marshall and remember that he's one of the most consistent high-volume pass catchers in the NFL. Draft and enjoy.
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