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  Cardinals | John Brown won't rush return    Tue Aug 15, 10:29 PM

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) ran a few routes in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, but vows not to come back to a full practice before he is completely healthy. Brown added he could play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the Chicago Bears, 'but I won't be at my best.'

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  Cardinals | John Brown will have full practice    Tue Aug 15, 03:01 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) will be full go in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: "Smoke" just needs to stay healthy and he can have plenty of fantasy value. His speed helps him take the top off the defense, and Brown is plenty dangerous after the catch. If healthy, he could outperform his current ADP of WR43 (9.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cardinals | John Brown to return soon    Sun Aug 6, 08:05 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Now we want to see Brown stay on the practice field for the rest of the summer after an injury-riddled 2016. He's still a value if he can stay healthy and be the team's #2 all season, but his beginning to camp casts some doubt on that.

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  Cardinals | John Brown could miss up to a week    Fri Jul 28, 04:01 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is expected to miss a few days and perhaps may be a week with a quad injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Not what you wanted to hear if you are banking on a rebound for Brown, but his ADP is still well outside of the top 4-5 rounds where you get your sure starters, so he was likely underpriced considering his range of outcomes. As long as he returns within a week, this shouldn't greatly change our approach to Brown in drafts.

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  Cardinals | John Brown packing on muscle    Sun Jul 23, 01:22 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown checked into the team's first practice of the season at 185 pounds, up 12 pounds from last season.

Footballguys view: That should be a good thing for his durability and shows that he had an offseason dedicated to conditioning. Brown played through a cyst in his back and sickle-cell related issues last year. If he can avoid the injury report this year, Brown can be a strong #2 in the Cardinals passing game and outperform his ADP.

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  Cardinals | John Brown ready for big season?    Sun Jul 16, 12:31 AM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown will be the main beneficiary of the departure of Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo! Sports. Floyd accounted for 88 targets for the Cardinals last season.

Footballguys view: Brown is going to be the Cardinals no2 WR opposite Larry Fitzgerald in 2017 and there should be more buzz about him. He had a lingering concussion and complications from sickle cell anemia that limited him during his 15 starts in 2016. He's at full strength now, and Brown should build on his 2015 season of 65 catches, 1,003 yards, and 7 touchdowns. He's WR42 (9.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cardinals | John Brown dealing with injuries    Wed Jun 7, 04:10 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Brown's 2016 was marred with injuries and medical conditions. Hopefully this isn't related to the sickle cell trait that affected his hamstring last year. All of the news had been positive on Brown this offseason until this, so the comeback hype train should slow down a bit. Jaron Brown and JJ Nelson would get first crack at any snaps Brown gives up while he's sidelined, with rookie third-round pick Chad Williams also potentially on the fast track to playing time.

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  Cardinals | John Brown back to old self    Sat Jun 3, 11:38 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown is back to running routes like he did in 2015, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'A couple of those routes he ran, he did not run one route like that last year,' Arians said. 'Knock on wood, it stays that way.'

Footballguys view: Brown was limited in 2016 due to sickle cell complications and lingering effects from a concussion. Now healthy, it's not outlandish to expect Brown to at least bounce back to the production he had in 2015 (65 catches, 1,003 yards, and 7 touchdowns.) His current ADP is WR46 (10.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cardinals | John Brown had cyst removed    Thu May 4, 05:03 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (back) had a cyst removed from his spine following the final game of last season. Brown had been dealing with a sickle cell trait last season and his production suffered because of it. After the cyst was removed, though, he was back to normal. Brown said his body has been feeling better and he's back in his normal routine and back to being himself.

Footballguys view: Hopefully this is the end of the larger issues for Brown but he has a lot of competition to crawl over to be a fantasy force.

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  Cardinals | John Brown working out    Sun Apr 2, 06:59 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) has been working out twice a day and has not dealt with any symptoms related to his sickle cell trait, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Cardinals president Michael Bidwill believes the team has solved Brown's sickle-cell issue. Earlier this year, Bidwill confidently said "We'll get 'Smoke' back the way we had him." Brown missed only one game in 2016, but he was severely limited in many contests. If healthy, he could get back to the production level he enjoyed in 2015 (65 catches, 1,003 yards, seven touchdowns).

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  Cardinals | John Brown now very healthy, says owner    Tue Feb 14, 11:04 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is now 'very healthy,' according to team president and owner Michael Bidwill, who also said that it 'looks like they found the issue' regarding the sickle cell problem the receiver was dealing with this past season. Bidwill added: 'We'll get (Brown) back the way we had him.'

Footballguys view: Brown appeared in 15 games, but he was limited in many of those contests. Coming off a disappointing season, Brown could bounce back as the no.2 asset in the passing game for the Cardinals in 2017.

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  Cardinals | John Brown listed as questionable    Fri Dec 30, 05:52 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

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  Cardinals | John Brown back at practice    Thu Dec 29, 10:25 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) returned to practice and was a limited participant Thursday, Dec. 29.

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  Cardinals | John Brown misses practice    Wed Dec 28, 08:53 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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  Cardinals | John Brown active in Seattle    Sat Dec 24, 03:10 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is active for the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Cardinals | John Brown questionable vs. Seahawks    Fri Dec 23, 04:31 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 23, and is being listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game versus the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Cardinals | John Brown limited in practice    Thu Dec 22, 09:28 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

Footballguys view: Brown finally had a great game last week against New Orleans, but now travels to Seattle to face the always tough Seahawk secondary. We would not plan on a repeat of last week and would avoid him against Seattle.

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  Cardinals | John Brown limited    Wed Dec 21, 08:33 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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  Cardinals | John Brown rebounds nicely    Mon Dec 19, 12:56 AM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown posted five receptions for a team-high 81 yards and a score in the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints. He was targeted six times.

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  Cardinals | Questionable tag for John Brown    Fri Dec 16, 10:53 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

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  Cardinals | John Brown back at practice    Thu Dec 15, 09:34 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) returned to practice and was a limited participant Thursday, Dec. 15.

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  Cardinals | John Brown does not practice    Wed Dec 14, 08:36 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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  Cardinals | No targets for John Brown    Sun Dec 11, 08:06 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown was active in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins but he did not have a catch and he wasn't even targeted.

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  Cardinals | John Brown active    Sun Dec 11, 12:06 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 14 game.

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  Cardinals | John Brown expected to play    Sat Dec 10, 02:05 PM

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he expects WR John Brown (illness) to play even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

Footballguys view: Brown should be on a snap count this week. In the first week of the fantasy playoffs, there's no need to have Brown in the lineup.

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  Cardinals | John Brown listed as questionable    Fri Dec 9, 06:13 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Brown is a non-factor this year, mostly because of the sickle cell condition that has undermined his confidence in his legs and ability to play and practice at full speed. He's not worth rostering in redraft leagues.

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  Cardinals | John Brown limited Thursday    Thu Dec 8, 05:24 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: Brown might not play, and if he does the Cardinals are talking about limiting him to about 20 snaps. That's not much time to do anything, so keep Brown on your bench.

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  Cardinals | John Brown does not practice    Wed Dec 7, 07:12 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Footballguys view: The team is having trouble getting Brown on the right track in dealing with his sickle-cell trait. Fantasy owners should have moved on.

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  Cardinals | John Brown's snaps will be limited    Mon Dec 5, 06:09 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) will have his snaps limited to about 20 per game until the Cardinals can maintain Brown's sickle cell trait.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should have already moved on. The Cardinals haven't yet figured out how to manage this problem, and Brown's production has suffered because of it.

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  Cardinals | John Brown active for Week 13    Sun Dec 4, 03:25 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 13 game.

Footballguys view: Brown might be on a snap count and he hasn't been effective for a while. No Cardinals wide receiver outside of Larry Fitzgerald is trustworthy this week.

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  Cardinals | John Brown being monitored in practice    Sun Dec 4, 12:17 AM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is having the number of snaps he practices in a row carefully monitored due to sickle-cell related issues with cramping, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals wide receivers are unreliable outside of Larry Fitzgerald, who should see Josh Norman some this week. David Johnson should also be a leading receiver again in Week 13.

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  Cardinals | John Brown listed as questionable    Fri Dec 2, 10:04 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

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  Cardinals | John Brown back at practice    Thu Dec 1, 10:45 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Dec. 1.

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  Cardinals | John Brown does not practice    Wed Nov 30, 08:01 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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  Cardinals | John Brown to see specialists    Wed Nov 30, 08:43 AM

Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) will see multiple specialists this week due to the sickle-cell trait continuously causing his legs to tighten. 'That's the one that's so baffling,' head coach Bruce Arians said. 'It's not really a pull. Whatever the blood issue he has the legs tighten up.'

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners have likely moved on from Brown. Not only does his injury complicate things, but this Cardinals WR situation behind Larry Fitzgerald can be puzzling.

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  Cardinals | John Brown held to one catch    Sun Nov 27, 05:07 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught one pass for 19 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

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  Cardinals | John Brown out of game    Sun Nov 27, 03:52 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Sunday, Nov. 27, against the Atlanta Falcons. He is out of the game.

Footballguys view: This has basically been a lost year for Brown going back to a concussion that cost him most of camp and the preseason. Hopefully his dynasty stock will bounce back in his contract year in 2017.

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  Cardinals | Friday practice report for Arizona    Fri Nov 11, 07:27 PM

Arizona Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) and CB Tharold Simon (ankle) did not practice Friday, Nov. 11, and both are listed as out for Week 10 game against the San Francisco 49ers. LB Alex Okafor (calf) was limited in practice and is questionable. CB Justin Bethel (foot), WR John Brown (hamstring), TE Darren Fells (ankle) and DT Ed Stinson (toe) practiced in full and are expected to play.

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  Cardinals | John Brown remains limited    Thu Nov 10, 09:56 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 10.

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  Cardinals | John Brown limited Wednesday    Wed Nov 9, 08:51 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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  Cardinals | John Brown reaches the end zone    Sun Oct 30, 05:24 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Brown didn't play a huge role in the passing game, but he caught a tough touchdown over the middle and created some momentum heading into the bye. He's worth carrying in typical leagues, but Brown isn't going to be a reliable play this year. The Cardinals have some soft second-half pass defenses on their schedule, so Brown might still help our teams.

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  Cardinals | John Brown active for Week 8    Sun Oct 30, 12:09 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, foot) is officially active for the team's Week 8 game.

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  Cardinals | John Brown likely to play    Sun Oct 30, 09:29 AM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, foot) is expected to play in Week 8's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Michael Floyd has a hamstring issue and is not certain to play, and Jaron Brown is out for the year, so John Brown should see one of his highest target games of the year, and against the generous Panthers secondary.

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  Cardinals | John Brown listed as questionable    Fri Oct 28, 06:16 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

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  Cardinals | John Brown expects to suit up Sunday    Fri Oct 28, 04:48 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) said he expects to play in the team's Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 30, against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Bruce Arians also believes Brown will suit up as well.

Footballguys view: Brown could have a big game with Michael Floyd a game-time decision and the Panthers weak secondary giving up huge numbers through the air this year. He's worth a look as an upside WR3/Flex.

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  Cardinals | John Brown limited Thursday    Thu Oct 27, 06:38 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

Footballguys view: We think Brown will be back and a very productive target for Carson Palmer this week, making him a solid WR2 play.

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  Cardinals | Limited practice for John Brown     Wed Oct 26, 06:50 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Footballguys view: Keep Brown on your bench until we see him look like his old self.

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  Cardinals | John Brown could return this week    Tue Oct 25, 11:19 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) could return to practice as early as Wednesday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Brown missed the team's Week 7 game after being diagnosed with the sickle-cell trait, but Arians indicated he should be 'fine' by Wednesday and hopes to have Brown available in Week 8.

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  Cardinals | Arizona inactives for Week 7    Sun Oct 23, 07:55 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring), LB Gabe Martin (knee), DT Olsen Pierre, DT Ed Stinson (toe), OG Cole Toner, CB Brandon Z. Williams and DT Xavier Williams are inactive for the Week 7 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Cardinals | John Brown dealing with medical issue    Fri Oct 21, 11:40 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) underwent a blood test Thursday, Oct. 20, which revealed he has sickle-cell trait, and the team believes the condition is responsible for the various leg issues Brown has dealt with over the past two years.

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