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Fantasy football: Brandon Marshall out for revenge vs. Packers

The Packers shut down Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall back in Week 2, but the wide receiver should perform better in the second meeting.


Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has had a dominant year in his first season in Chicago, but the Green Bay Packers are one of the few teams that have managed to shut him down this season. The star wide receiver will look to get some revenge when the Bears take on the Packers this Sunday at Soldier Field.

In Week 2 at Lambeau Field, the Packers bracketed Marshall all night long and held him to just two catches for 24 yards. The wide receiver has only had one game with fewer receiving yards this season, when he finished with two catches for 21 yards in the Bears' ugly Monday night loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Besides those two games, Marshall has been magnificent. He has 101 catches for 1,342 yards and nine touchdowns on the season, and has reached 160 yards receiving the last two games. Marshall has been the only consistent weapon for Jay Cutler in the Bears' passing offense, ranked just 27th in the NFL in passing yards per game.

The Packers' passing defense is in the middle of the pack, ranking 17th in passing yards allowed per game. The injuries to Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson have hurt, but Matthews is expected back this Sunday.

While Marshall struggled in the first meeting this year, expect him to perform much better this time around. The Packers will likely attempt to do many of the things they did in that first game to slow Marshall, but the Bears are sure to make some adjustments to get him the ball as much as possible. Matching his production from the last couple of games is asking a bit much, but it would be no surprise to see Marshall go over 100 yards.