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Brandon Marshall: I'd take Chris Ivory No. 1 in fantasy

New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33)

New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs the ball during the first half of a game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo Credit: Lee S. Weissman

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Brandon Marshall doesn't play fantasy football, but if he did, he knows exactly which NFL player he'd draft first.

And no, it isn't himself.

"My first pick would be Chris Ivory," the Jets receiver said Thursday.

Marshall admitted he didn't know much about the running back and "really didn't get" why the Jets traded a fourth-round pick for Ivory in 2013. But now he understands.

"He's one of the best running backs in the business right now," Marshall said of his teammate, who ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in last week's win over the Browns. "He just runs hard. He's smart. And he can do it all . . . You just give that guy an inch and he'll do something with it.

" . . . I'm shocked that the world really doesn't know about him."

But would Marshall pick himself over fellow wideout Eric Decker? "It depends on the week," he said, smiling. "This week it's going to be a big week for one of us."

Cro a go?

Antonio Cromartie (knee sprain) wore a helmet during practice, but didn't practice for the second straight day. Still, coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to rule out the cornerback for Monday Night Football.

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WR Devin Smith was "full speed" and practiced fully, but Bowles wouldn't say for sure if the rookie will play . . . For the first time since he was punched in the jaw, Geno Smith participated in team drills this week, though he was limited Thursday. So were Ivory (groin), LG James Carpenter (back), RG Willie Colon (knee) and S Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder) . . . CB Darrin Walls (hamstring) and LB Lorenzo Mauldin, who is currently going through the concussion protocol, did not practice . . . Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) did not practice.

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