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Terrace Marshall Jr. Another LSU WR Prodigy

LSU has yet again produced another big-time receiver from their historic 2019 team championship team. We all know Justin Jefferson who burst onto the scene his rookie season, with Vikings. Ja’Marr Chase, who was considered the best receiver on the Tigers team, getting drafted 5th overall by the Bengals. The third receiving option on the team was Terrace Marshall Jr. Marshall is a 6’2, 200-pound physical freak. Like Chase, he decided to opt out of the 2020 college football season. Marshall felt he had shown enough in his 2019 season to forgo the 2020 season. He was a touchdown machine catching 13 touchdowns from Heisman winner, Joe Burrow. In the 2021 NFL Draft, Marshall would get selected in the second round by the Carolina Panthers. In what was a stacked wide receiver class.

Terrace Marshall Jr. has balled out this preseason showing why he should have been a first-round pick. If he played in the 2020 season, I believe he would have gone in the first round. He would have been the number one receiver for the LSU Tigers. Getting out of the shadows of Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase who took most of the targets. Throughout the pre-season, Marshall has shown that he belongs in the NFL. He gathered nine catches for 181 yards during the pre-season, in limited action. Marshall would be the highest-graded receiver out of everyone in the exhibition games.

The Carolina Panthers have plenty of weapons to be an elite offense in 2021. That all falls on the shoulders of newly acquired quarterback Sam Darnold. With the return of Christian McCaffrey coming out of the backfield getting most of the defense’s attention. The field should be wide open for guys like Terrace Marshall Jr., D.J Moore, and Robby Anderson. With Darnold finally being out of New York, he can hopefully show why he was drafted so high. This receiving core and all-pro back being so talented. Don’t be surprised if the Panthers are a top 10 offense. Do not shy away from any of these players on your Fantasy Football roster.

Terrace Marshall Jr. Fantasy Value

I LOVE Terrace Marshall Jr. this year in fantasy!!! He has tremendous upside in the Carolina Panther’s offense. You can draft him with one of your last two picks in your draft. I put him with other rookies who could break out like Elijah Moore and Rondale Moore, in later rounds. I would not start him for the first couple of weeks as he gets adjusted to NFL speed. The only cause for concern is that the offense runs through Christian McCaffrey. D.J Moore and Robby Anderson getting most of the targets. I am still looking for Marshall to be a great flex option later in the season. I can see Marshall being the top receiver out of his draft class. Ja’Marr Chase has struggled through training camp so far. Jaylen Waddle has Tua as his quarterback, who is still developing. Terrace is a big sleeper this year that everyone should be considering after strong pre-season.