It's a gut punch for fantasy owners to lose Thompson, but Marshall should be on plenty of waiver wires out there. Marshall was signed off the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad just last week, but he does have experience as a receiver...most from his college days at Oregon. During the Ducks title run in 2014, Marshall had eight receptions for 169 yards and one touchdown in the championship game.
After a fantastic showing last week, Forte missed his 2nd straight practice Thursday with swelling in his surgically repaired knee, and might not be able to go this weekend....particularly since they have a bye coming up next week,
If that is the case, Powell looks like a good start against TB, who will be without Winston/Evans offensively, and can't seem to stop a running nose defensively.
McGuire will get some work too, but we all remember what Powell did down the stretch last year.
Coach Doug Marrone said Dede Westbrook is "on track" to return in Week 9 from his IR status.
Westbrook is a guy that I think could make a big splash down the stretch.....even more so than guys like Corey Davis or Mike Williams. He was the best wide receiver in college football last season and was arguably the best rookie receiver in the preseason.
OBJ circa 2014 good? Doubtful.....but not beyond the realm of possibility. .