Jeff Brubach

Target Time: Week 4

Created on Oct. 03, 2013 7:54 AM EST

Tony Gonzalez and Brandon Marshall

Gonzalez (14 week, 33 season): Old Tony G hadn’t capitalized on the extra chances in the Atlanta passing game over the first three weeks of the season with Roddy White dinged up, but Week Four was a different story. Gonzalez was a one-man wrecking crew on Sunday night against New England, catching 12 of 14 targets for 149 yards and two touchdowns. With a previous season-high of eight targets, Week Four won’t be the norm for Gonzalez, but with Atlanta’s defense surrendering 26 points per game, Matt Ryan’s receiving options will get tons of work.

Marshall (14 week, 42 season): Marshall had a respectable 79 receiving yards in Week Four, although he did not find the end zone and we would like to see him squeeze more than seven of 14 targets. Jay Cutler’s favorite pal now has back-to-back weeks under 100 yards with no scores, but an eruption is looming. If you look in the distance, you can even see the black smoke beginning to rise from Mt. Marshall. After facing New Orleans in Week 5, Chicago’s next four opponents are the Giants, Redskins, Packers, and Lions, who are all currently in the bottom half of the league in passing yards allowed per game. Marshall and his 10.5 targets per contest will saddle up to the fantasy points buffet.

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