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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

General News (Fri Nov 24): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Nov 23): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 22): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Mon Nov 20): has been diagnosed with turf toe and is likely to "miss time," according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Week 12: vs Jacksonville Jaguars - $5400

All WR vs JAX

FBG says: Bad matchup. The Cardinals passing offense had a new face under center last week as Blaine Gabbert got his first start of the season in relief of the injured Drew Stanton. Despite the low expectations, Gabbert actually had a great fantasy outing as he finished as the sixth highest scoring quarterback of the week. He did throw a couple of interceptions though, which is per the Gabbert game script as he just two more touchdowns than interceptions (41 to 39) in his career. Gabbert is expected to start again this week as Stanton is still nursing his knee injury. Larry Fitzgerald was, predictably, the top target again last week as he hauled in nine of ten targets for 91 yards and a touchdown. Fitzgerald has had some up and down games this season, but he is still the most reliable receiving option in this offense. Undrafted rookie tight end Ricky Seals-Jones came out of nowhere last week to haul in a couple of touchdowns--the first two of his career. Seals-Jones was a receiver in college but has converted to a tight end in the NFL. He is a big-bodied guy at 6'5'' and 243lbs, so he could definitely be a weapon in the passing attack if he can manage to be allotted more than 15% of the snaps as he was last week. The Jaguars have the absolute best defense in the league this season. They are leading nearly every category as it pertains to passing defenses and have allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to both opposing quarterbacks and receivers by a large margin. Their secondary is healthy and playing at an untouchable level. Even the great Larry Fitzgerald should struggle against either of these Jaguars cornerbacks. The Jaguars defensive front that has racked up a league-leading 40 sacks should also dominate a very weak Cardinals offensive line, making it tough on Gabbert to have even a second to think about who to throw to.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 at SF 46 0 0 0 4 1 52 0 0 5700 5.70 1.00
10 vs SEA 68 0 0 0 6 2 27 0 0 5800 3.70 0.64
11 at HOU 41 0 0 0 6 3 18 0 0 5700 3.30 0.58
12 vs JAX PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0 * * * * * *
12 vs JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * * * *
12 vs JAX PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs HOU (6 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec - 3.3 points, $5700)

Brown's performance on Sunday hardly warrants mention, but as the second most targeted receiver, his involvement came by default. Brown was an utter non-factor, amassing 18 total yards, showing none of his trademark speed that has eluded him for so long, or the hands necessary to be a team's number two receiver.

2017 Week 10 vs SEA (6 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec - 3.7 points, $5800)

Brown was an utter non-factor in the game, but by default of playing on such an unproductive receiving corps, managed to earn the group's second-most targets. As has been the case all season, Brown failed to do anything with those opportunities. The failures were not all on Brown; Stanton was never really close on any of his deep balls which Brown was often the target for, but the once game-changing threat is nothing more than an afterthought at this point.

2017 Week 9 vs SF (4 / 1 / 52 / 0 rec - 5.7 points, $5700)

Brown opened the game with an excellent 52-yard catch, with a quick double-move providing the necessary separation to get behind his defender. Unfortunately that was the last catch Brown would have Sunday, with his three other targets all failing to convert.

2017 Week 6 vs TB (4 / 3 / 63 / 1 rec - 13.8 points, $6300)

Brown was not regularly targeted throughout Sunday's game, a byproduct of both an effective run game and Fitzgerald's incredible performance, but was able to make the most of his few opportunities. That has been rare for Brown, the ability to capitalize on minimal opportunities, and hopefully an encouraging sign moving forward as this offense seeks some semblance of balance and sustained success. Brown's fourth quarter catch-and-run may have been his longest play of the game, but his third quarter touchdown catch displayed something sorely missing from this team all season long; the wide receiving corps' ability to make plays against single coverage. In this instance, Palmer simply heaved the ball up to a streaking Brown who was forced to stop and adjust his route to make a play on the ball. Brown, and the team as a whole, have struggled greatly in this situations throughout most of the season, so it was a refreshing sign to see this one end in success.

2017 Week 4 vs SF (7 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec - 6.2 points, $5800)

Brown was back for the first time since Week 1, and his ability to stretch the field made a considerable difference for the offense. Brown's numbers were not staggering, but he drew multiple pass interference penalties and stretched the defense allowing Ellington to successfully work underneath. Brown came close to winning the game on a tipped ball in the end zone that he appeared to get both feet in bounds, but the officials ruled otherwise. Whether Brown can stay healthy and for how long remains uncertain, but importance to the offense is clear.

2017 Week 1 vs DET (9 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush - 6.2 points, $5700)

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 | Arizona's Week 12 injury report (Fri Nov 24, 07:22 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown and DT Corey Peters (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and have been ruled out for Week 12. S Johnathan Ford (knee), WR Brittan Golden (groin) and RB Elijhaa Penny (knee) did not practice and are listed as questionable. DT Josh Mauro (ankle) and QB Drew Stanton (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Karlos Dansby (non-injury), WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury), LB Chandler Jones (hip, knee), WR JJ Nelson (chest), DT Olsen Pierre (shoulder) and C A.Q. Shipley (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

Cardinals | John Brown ruled out (Fri Nov 24, 06:54 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and has been ruled out for Week 12.

Cardinals | John Brown does not practice (Thu Nov 23, 03:12 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

Our View: Thanksgiving Day practices are hard to get wigged out about, so we'll wait until Friday's practice before we get concerned. Blaine Gabbert, the Jacksonville defense - those are things we're concerned about. We'd avoid him.
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Cardinals | No practice for John Brown (Wed Nov 22, 04:43 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) was not able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.

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Cardinals | John Brown dealing with turf toe (Mon Nov 20, 02:14 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) has been diagnosed with turf toe and is likely to 'miss time,' according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Our View: If it's not one thing, it's another for John Brown. We all know he's talented and can take the top off the defense, but injuries have seemingly constantly knocked his production off track.
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