Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) runs the ball past New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Justin: Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears
Marshall is not pleased with the number of targets he is receiving compared to fellow wideout Alshon Jeffery. Marshall is the No. 1 receiver, and he expects that if someone on his team is going to put up numbers along the lines of 10 catches for 218 yards and two touchdowns, it’s going to be him.
The Bears will look to get their best pass-catcher involved early and often in Thursday’s game against the terrible, injury-depleted secondary of the struggling New York Giants. Don’t be surprised if Jay Cutler is forcing the ball to Marshall to keep his No. 1 receiver happy and productive.
David: Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
This game may turn out to be the biggest blowout in NFL history, with the Broncos currently favored by 27.5 points against the pitiful Jaguars. I expect Peyton to slice and dice the secondary early, giving the Broncos a big lead and forcing the Jags to the air.
Now that Justin Blackmon is back, the Broncos will focus some of the attention on him as well, leaving Shorts plenty of opportunities to get some garbage time points.
Matt: Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns
Brian Hoyers‘ injury really stinks, but for some reason I have faith in Brandon Weeden. Josh Gordon has been a stud since coming back from a suspension and I see it continuing on throughout the season. I have Gordon as a high WR-2 this week. Look for 6-plus catches for 80 yards and a score.
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