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WR John Brown - Arizona Cardinals

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

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It's easy to forget John Brown was a rising star in 2015, one that carried a lot of anticipation to his first year with Michael Floyd in 2017. We are here and Floyd is gone, but Brown has little buzz. Some of that is due to his health problems last year, but in best ball leagues you can have your cake and eat it too if he's better, and your depth will settle down your stomach if he's not.

Summary

Small but ultra-quick, Brown is a dangerous runner after the catch, and he has the speed to stretch defenses. His lingering concussion and complications from sickle cell anemia limited him during his 15 starts in 2016. Now fully healthy, he should build on his 2015 season of 65 catches, 1,003 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Bruce Arians once compared Brown's upside favorably to Colts Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison. However, it will take a great offense for Brown to earn that comparison even on a remote level. If Carson Palmer and the Cardinals offensive line can rebound from 2016's troubles, Brown has fantasy WR2 upside. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 42, 31, 32, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 44, 44, 44, 48, 49, 49, 68
WR Redraft PPR - 43, 31, 32, 35, 37, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 43, 44, 44, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 68
WR Dynasty - 53, 37, 46, 48, 50, 62, 72

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 ARI 16 3 -6 0 103 48 696 5
2015 ARI 15 3 22 0 101 65 1003 7 1
2016 ARI 15 1 10 0 72 39 517 2
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 1 * * 57 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 2 * * 57 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 15 2 * * 60 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 67 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 112
WR: 43
Overall-PPR: 106
WR-PPR: 42

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Latest News

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.

Our 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.

Our 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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2017 Schedule

1@ Detroit Lions
2@ Indianapolis Colts
3vs Dallas Cowboys
4vs San Francisco 49ers
5@ Philadelphia Eagles
6vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7@ Los Angeles Rams
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ San Francisco 49ers
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11@ Houston Texans
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13vs Los Angeles Rams
14vs Tennessee Titans
15@ Washington Redskins
16vs New York Giants
17@ Seattle Seahawks