2014 Fantasy Football: Replacing Brandon Marshall in Week 15

Malcom Floyd Week 15 Fantasy Football

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If you need to replace Brandon Marshall for your 2014 fantasy football playoff games, then these are very grim times.

By searching for advice on replacing Brandon Marshall, I am assuming you currently don’t trust anyone on your bench to fill his spot. Maybe you have Greg Jennings or Kenny Britt, but you just can’t give them a starting spot. I understand, but you need to realize that most waiver wires are completely depleted of talent. With that being said, there are a few options desperate fantasy players may want to focus on.

Malcom Floyd– owned in 26.00% of ESPN leagues

Floyd currently averages 3.5 receptions per game and 61.91 yards per game. If the 33-year old receiver can maintain his average in receptions and receiving yards heading into Week 15, he should bring you anywhere from 6-10 points, depending on the format you play in. Obviously he is a little more valuable in a PPR league, but he is still one of the better options on the waiver wire at this moment. The Denver Broncos’ defense is somewhat stout against wide receivers in terms of fantasy points,but the defense will still have trouble containing all of the San Diego Chargers‘ offensive weapons. Just don’t expect the world from Floyd.

Kamar Aiken– owned in 2.6% of ESPN leagues

If Torrey Smith is out, I love Aiken for Week 15. The widely unknown Baltimore Ravens‘ wide receiver recorded six receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in Week 14, and he has a great matchup against this Jacksonville Jaguars‘ 18th ranked pass defense. While Smith did practice Friday, the Baltimore Sun says he looks like a game-time decision, and that he looked “uncomfortable” and “gimpy”. Keep an eye on any new developments, but with a potential increase in usage and a favorable matchup, Aiken could be in for a solid week for his fantasy owners.

Cole Beasley– owned in 1.1% of ESPN leagues

In his last three games, Beasley has averaged 10 points a game in standard scoring leagues, and he also has recorded three touchdown receptions in that same time span. While his performance was forgettable the first time he played against the Philadelphia Eagles, he still gave owners eight points in PPR formats. Even if the Dallas Cowboys solely rely on DeMarco Murray for most of the matchup, this game will most likely come down to the passing attack moving the ball. Beasley is the biggest risk out of the group, but if you are behind and a need a home-run threat, Beasley could be your guy.

Good luck in Week 15, and let me know how you did on Twitter.

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