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WR John Brown - Arizona Cardinals

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

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 18): Brown was out with a quad strain that brings into question his ability to stay healthy for any sustained period. He's a very talented player, but it might be best to drop him now and avoid the health rollercoaster he is likely on again this year.

General News (Sat Sep 23): is out for this week's game.

General News (Fri Sep 22): did not practice on Friday.

General News (Thu Sep 21): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Tue Sep 19): probably will not be able to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Week 3: vs Dallas Cowboys - $5100

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FBG says: Good matchup. Carson Palmer passed for 332 yards and a touchdown last week as he spread the ball around to eight different targets with a pass of at least 10 yards to each one. Palmer started slow but really heated up after the first quarter. JJ Nelson stepped up in a big way as he led the team in receiving with 120 yards and a long touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. It would have truly been a monster day for Nelson had another touchdown not been called back after Nelson couldn't get both feet in bounds. Jaron Brown was Palmer's most targeted receiver with 11 targets, but he only managed to haul in four of them for 77 yards. The Colts secondary focused heavily on Larry Fitzgerald and effectively shut him down, limiting Fitzgerald to a disappointing performance of only three receptions for 21 yards. The Cowboys secondary looked horrible last week as they allowed Trevor Siemian to finish as the third highest scoring fantasy quarterback of the week, passing for 231 yards and four touchdowns with one interception caused more by his receiver than Semian. Cornerbacks Nolan Carroll and Chidobe Aquzie were routinely beaten in coverage by the Broncos receivers, proving that the absence of Orlando Scandrick really made a difference in this secondary. With Scandrick expected to miss this next game as well, both Jaron Brown and John Brown will be licking their chops. While John Brown has been taking some snaps from the slot, Fitzgerald typically mans that position and should have a solid matchup against slot cornerback Anthony Brown. Brown allowed six receptions last week as the Broncos targeted him heavily.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at DET 63 1 10 0 9 4 32 0 0 4800 8.20 1.71
3 vs DAL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0 * * * * * *
3 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * * * *
3 vs DAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 1 vs DET (9 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush - 8.2 points, $4800)

The majority of Brown's success on Sunday came during the 2-minute drill before the first half. During that drive Brown was effective utilizing his speed to gain separation on dig and out routes. Unfortunately, that same speed never translated to any deep balls, whether due to Brown's lingering hamstring injury or simply the Lions defensive game plan. Without the deep ball, Brown is still an effective offensive weapon, but far less an overall threat. Protection issues undoubtedly forced quicker reads and throws, further contributing to Brown's struggles. Whether these are one-week or season-long offensive issues remains the million-dollar question.


Latest News

Cardinals | John Brown will not play (Sat Sep 23, 05:14 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 23, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

Our View: No surprise here. Brown did not practice all week. On Monday night against the Cowboys, the Cardinals will line up Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown in 3WR sets.
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Cardinals | John Brown misses practice (Fri Sep 22, 05:46 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 22.

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Cardinals | John Brown not on the field (Thu Sep 21, 06:33 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

Our View: Brown is unlikely to play this weekend, and JJ Nelson and Jaron Brown will take his targets. Both are reasonable WR3 options.
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Cardinals | John Brown likely to sit again (Mon Sep 18, 09:41 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) probably will not be able to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

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Cardinals | Arizona's Week 2 inactives (Sun Sep 17, 11:35 AM) - The Arizona Cardinals have declared QB Blaine Gabbert, OT D.J. Humphries, RB D.J. Foster, LB Deone Bucannon, TE Jermaine Gresham, WR John Brown, OG Mike Iupati inactive for Week 2.

Our View: Troy Niklas and Ifeanyi Momah will get more work with Gresham out. Jaron Brown and JJ Nelson will get more work with Brown out. It's fair to ask if John Brown is worth rostering with his lack of availability this early in the season.

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