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News: 13 hours agoMarshall (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.
Spin: It's no surprise Marshall hasn't cleared the necessary steps in the NFL's protocol for head injuries after taking a big hit from Vikings safety Xavier Woods this past Sunday. Marshall has had a slow start to his NFL career despite seeing at least 50 percent of the Panthers' offensive snaps in five of six games, hauling in 14 of 22 targets for 116 yards and no TDs. With Marshall and fellow wide receiver Alex Erickson diagnosed with concussions, the Panthers are left with Shi Smith at the position on the active roster behind starters DJ Moore and Robby Anderson.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Marshall was selected by Carolina with the 59th overall pick of April's draft. The LSU star is tall (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) and young (21 years old) with good speed and a large catch radius. He is terrific in contested situations and a threat with the ball in his hands. Mitchell has experience inside and out, having aligned in the slot 83% of the time in 2020. That's notable as Robby Anderson and DJ Moore primarily worked on the perimeter last season with Samuel in the slot. Expect Marshall to step right in as the No. 3 WR in an offense that supported three top-25 fantasy WRs in 2020. If Sam Darnold plays solid ball, Marshall could sneak into fantasy relevance. Grab him with a late pick.