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WR John Brown - Buffalo Bills

5-10, 179Born: 4-3-1990College: Pittsburg StateDrafted: Round 3, pick 2014

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General News (Tue Jan 29): caught only eight passes for 114 yards and one touchdown in seven games when Lamar Jackson took over the starting job. Brown recorded 34 catches for 601 yards and four touchdowns in nine games with Joe Flacco. Brown said he is open to returning to the Ravens but would expect things to change if he re-signed.

General News (Sun Jan 27): remains open to re-signing with Baltimore, but he said he would like to be in an offense that takes more shots downfield.

Week 21: bye week

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Recent Stats and Projections

17 vs CLE 37 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0.7
18 vs LAC 40 0 0 0 3 2 14 0 0 1.4

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

John Brown's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 17 vs CLE (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

John Brown made his only catch running a comeback route for 7 yards.

2018 Week 16 vs LAC (6 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

John Brown made his first catch running a slant for 10 yards. Brown gained 17 yards running a crossing route over the middle. Jackson missed Brown when he was open on multiple occasions.

2018 Week 15 vs TB (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

John Brown drew a 13 yard pass interference penalty on his first target. Brown made his first catch running a slant for 9 yards. Brown dropped a pass 15 yards downfield with Lavonte David closing in to make a hit.

2018 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)

John Brown continues to struggle to connect with Lamar Jackson. Jackson seems a little hesitant and off when throwing in Brown's direction even when Brown is open. Brown made his first catch on 3rd and 8 running a deep crossing route for 14 yards. Even on this 14 yard gain the ball was thrown behind Brown who had to stop and make an adjustment to secure the catch. Brown caught a 9 yard touchdown running a crossing route.

2018 Week 12 vs OAK (7 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)

John Brown could have had a much bigger game. Brown came wide open running a deep crossing route and made a nice move after the catch for a 25 yard gain. Lamar Jackson and Brown were just off on 3 pass attempts. Jackson missed Brown twice on passes that would have gone for modest gains and was also a little off target on a throw to the goal line. Brown had a 48 yard catch negated by an offensive holding penalty.

2018 Week 11 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

John Brown caught his only target for a gain of 23. Brown's stat line is largely a function of the Ravens game plan with Lamar Jackson making his first start. Brown worked to get open as Jackson scrambled and made himself available for the big play that set up a field goal before halftime. Brown should see more targets going forward especially if defenses try to take away the Ravens' running game and force Lamar Jackson to throw the ball more.

2018 Week 9 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)

John Brown was a non factor with the Ravens passing game becoming completely inept the last couple weeks. Brown made a 5 yard catch on 3rd and 10. Brown drew a 33 yard pass interference penalty on an underthrown deep ball from Flacco.

2018 Week 8 vs CAR (7 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

John Brown was unable to get anything going downfield against the Panthers. Brown saw a couple of opportunities downfield but could not capitalize. Brown made his first catch running a slant for 9 yards. Brown caught a screen pass and picked up 5 yards. Brown made a toe tapping catch running an out route for 14 yards. Brown had two downfield targets that would have been tough catches hit him in the hands but was unable to bring them in.

2018 Week 7 vs NO (7 / 7 / 134 / 1 rec)

John Brown made plays all over the field and showed off his blazing speed on a long catch and run. Brown made his first catch running a deep comeback route from the slot for 16 yards. Brown made another catch up the seam with Ken Crawley in coverage for 13 yards. Brown made another 13 yard catch running a comeback route on 4th and 8. Brown picked up 5 yards on a shallow crossing route. Brown secured a catch running an in route and got a block from Mark Andrews to spring him loose downfield for a 56 yard gain. Brown was brought down at the two yard line. Brown made his first catch of the second half with less than 5 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. Brown came wide open on what appeared to be a blown coverage for 14 yard touchdown.

2018 Week 6 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)

John Brown made his first catch on a deep back shoulder throw downfield for 23 yards. Brown made a 5 yard catch running a comeback route. Brown was almost a non factor in the game as the Titans' rolled coverage in his direction preventing deep targets. This week the Ravens offense made an adjustment to Brown being double covered instead of force feeding him targets. Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead were the primary beneficiaries. Brown is still the Ravens' most dangerous play maker and expect him to be heavily involved in the offense going forward.

2018 Week 5 vs CLE (14 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)

John Brown saw a lot of defensive attention from the Browns. Brown was shadowed by Denzel Ward for the entire second half who often had safety help over the top. A number of Brown's targets were throwaways down field because the play was well defended by the Browns. Brown saw his first three targets fall incomplete. Brown was well covered by a different member of the Browns' secondary on each play. Brown made his first catch running an in breaking route in front of the deep safeties for a 28 yard catch and run. Brown was targeted as he came wide open over the middle of the field but the pass was batted down at the line of scrimmage. Brown picked up 11 yards running a slant route. Brown made a 15 yard catch running a comeback route with Denzel Ward in coverage. Ward got his hand in between Brown's to disrupt what would have been a 20 yard completion and 3rd down conversion. Brown made an amazing one handed catch on a back shoulder throw along the sideline but was only able to get one foot inbounds.

2018 Week 4 vs PIT (7 / 3 / 116 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

John Brown smoked two defenders running a go route from the slot for a 33 yard touchdown. Brown showed good concentration getting both feet in bounds. Brown separated from Terrell Edmunds running a deep post and Flacco hit him in stride for a 71 yard gain off of play action. Brown picked up 12 yards running a slant. Flacco slightly overthrew Brown on a potential 36 yard touchdown. Brown asked for a flag on the play. Brown was targeted the following play but slipped making his break. Flacco taking frequent deep shots to Brown seems to be a staple of the Ravens offense that will continue going forward.

2018 Week 3 vs DEN (9 / 5 / 86 / 0 rec)

John Brown's first target was deep shot he caught out of bounds. Brown ran an out route from the slot and picked up 15 yards. Brown had a deep target fall just incomplete in part due to good physical coverage by Chris Harris. Brown picked up 9 yards on a check down in the flat. Brown got a step on his defender and Flacco dropped a perfect deep ball right into Brown's hands for 44 yards. Brown ran a crossing route from the slot and picked up 11 yards. Flacco peppered Brown with deep shots throughout the game and a few were just off.

2018 Week 2 vs CIN (10 / 4 / 92 / 1 rec)

John Brown only caught 4 of 10 targets in large part because of Joe Flacco's accuracy downfield. Flacco was well off on a number of throws in Brown's direction. Brown made his first catch running a comeback route for a 9 yard gain. John Brown gained 45 yards running a go route from the slot. Brown did a great job securing an underthrown contested catch. John Brown drew a 30 yard pass interference penalty in the end zone. Brown made a 17 yard catch running an out route. On the same drive Brown made an outstanding contested catch with Dre Kirkpatrick all over him for a 21 yard touchdown. Brown appears to be Flacco's favorite target.

2018 Week 1 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 44 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

John Brown picked up 29 yards on his first target exploiting a large cushion that was given because of his game changing speed. Brown worked back to Flacco to make the catch as he extended the play. John Brown got the ball on an end around but found no room to run. Brown ran an excellent route and found a whole in the Bills defense for a 7 yard touchdown. John Brown was the target of a two point conversion attempt but the play was well defended.


Latest News

Bills | Buffalo signs John Brown (Wed Mar 13, 05:32 PM) - Free-agent WR John Brown (Ravens) officially signed with the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, March 13.

Our View: Brown joins the Bills to be their deep threat. Second-year quarterback Josh Allen has a rocket arm and Brown has the speed to run down those deep targets.
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Bills | John Brown will sign with Buffalo (Tue Mar 12, 12:45 PM) - Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR John Brown plans to sign a three-year contract with the Buffalo Bills worth $27 million, according to a source.

Our View: Brown has speed to burn and that's going to be his primary role with the Bills. He's there to run by defenders deep, and Brown could get quite a few deep targets from second-year quarterback Josh Allen in 2019. Allen has a rocket for an arm, and the Bills just added a guy who could run down those deep shots.
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