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WR John Brown - Baltimore Ravens

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

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 7): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.

General News (Thu Dec 6): did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs - $4600

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FBG says: Good matchup. Since Lamar Jackson took over in Week 11, the Ravens have attempted just 22.7 passes per game. It has been both a low-volume and low-efficiency (6.9 yards per attempt) passing attack. Jackson is averaging just 151 passing yards and 0.3 passing touchdowns per game as the starter. Since Jackson took over, Michael Crabtree leads the Ravens in all receiving categories with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. This is a team that is moving to a run-heavy package as it is working at the time being. Expect the Ravens to just throw when they have to and to keep the defense honest, but this is a coaching staff that is fighting to keep their job and they are on a three-game winning streak with the run-heavy model so expect that to continue this week. The Chiefs have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season and second-most per game over the past four weeks. Over the last two weeks, the Chiefs have allowed seven touchdowns and an average of 349 yards to Derek Carr and Jared Goff. The biggest issue for the Chiefs is two-fold, the first being that they are facing the most pass attempts in the NFL this season at 42 attempts per game. This is largely due to the game script as the Chiefs have gotten out to big leads this season. The second issue for the Chiefs is that they just do not have a lot of talent in the secondary as their corners are a group that is made up of former slot corners just last season. At the safety and linebacker position, the talent deficiency is much of the same as no team has given up more through the air to opposing running backs than the Chiefs (83 receptions for 809 yards and 6 touchdowns). The Chiefs have also allowed more receiving yards (913) to opposing tight ends than any team in the league. The team desperately needs Eric Berry to return and he has been practicing this week so keep an eye on it as it would be a nice time for them to get their star safety back. The one benefit the Chiefs pass defense has this week is that they are going up against Lamar Jackson and this Ravens passing offense that are going to limit the amount they throw the ball and try to win the game on the ground.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs CIN 51 1 0 0 1 1 23 0 0 5400 2.80 0.52
12 vs OAK 45 0 0 0 7 1 25 0 0 5100 3.00 0.59
13 at ATL 43 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4800 0.00 0.00
14 at KC 0 0 0 0 6 2 23 1 0 4600 9.30 2.02
14 at KC PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2 * * * * * *
14 at KC PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2 * * * * * *
14 at KC PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3 * * * * * *

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 12 vs OAK (7 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec - 3 points, $5100)

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 - 2.8 points, $5400)

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 - 3 points, $6400)

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 - 4.3 points, $6700)

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 - 22.9 points, $6500)

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 - 3.8 points, $6300)

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 - 7.8 points, $6200)

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 - 19.4 points, $6200)

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 - 11.1 points, $6200)

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 - 17.2 points, $0)

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 - 12 points, $5500)

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

Ravens | John Brown ready for Week 14 (Fri Dec 7, 04:15 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown (not injury related) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 7 and is off the injury report ahead of the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Ravens | Week 14 injury report for Baltimore (Fri Dec 7, 04:09 PM) - Baltimore Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle), OL Alex Lewis (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (not injury related) and LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related) did not practice Friday, Dec. 7. Jefferson is listed as doubtful for the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, while Lewis is questionable. The others are off the report. CB Marlon Humphrey (groin) was a limited participant, while QB Joe Flacco (hip), OL James Hurst (back), LB Anthony Levine (ankle), CB Tavon Young (groin) and LB Tim Williams (ankle) practiced in full and are each listed as questionable. WR John Brown (not injury related), WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related), S Eric Weddle (not injury related) and OL Marshal Yanda (not injury related) practiced in full and are off the report.

Our View: Jefferson will be missed at the back end of the pass defense with the Chiefs up next. Tampa is on the schedule in Week 15 and the Chargers in Week 16, so the hope is that Jefferson can return soon to help slow down these strong passing attacks.
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Ravens | John Brown receives day off (Thu Dec 6, 05:33 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Rams | Malcolm Brown expected to go on IR (Wed Dec 5, 11:41 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB John Brown (clavicle) recently had his clavicle reset and likely will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Sean McVay. Brown is expected to be sidelined for eight to 10 weeks.

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Ravens | John Brown held without a catch (Sun Dec 2, 08:20 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown failed to catch any of his four targets in a 26-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13.

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