RB Malcolm Brown - Los Angeles Rams

5-11, 224Born: 5-15-1993College: TexasDrafted: ---

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17 vs ARI 26 9 26 1 1 1.0 6 0 0 9.2

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 17 vs ARI (9 / 26 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Brown had a larger role than usual as the Rams controlled a late-game lead and his performance was highlighted by a powerful goal line touchdown and a quality inside run for more than 10 yards late in the fourth quarter. Brown maintained the secondary role to Todd Gurley the entire season when healthy over rookie Darrell Henderson.

2019 Week 12 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brown was the primary backup to Todd Gurley against the Ravens, but sparsely played as the Rams did not have even 50 offensive plays and could not stick with the run beyond the first quarter. Brown has held off rookie Darrell Henderson for the secondary role since returning from injury but the run game for the Rams has lost its spark from previous years to offer viable upside for Brown even if he were vaulted to the starting role.

2019 Week 11 vs CHI (5 / 15 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brown was the primary backup to Todd Gurley's workhorse role against the Bears with a strong snap advantage over rookie Darrell Henderson. Brown did not find the field until the mid-second quarter but notably powered in for a goal line touchdown in the closing minutes of the game.

2019 Week 10 vs PIT (5 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brown played over Darrell Henderson in the second half as the primary backup to Todd Gurley in Week 10. Brown had his best run of the game called back by penalty with neither Henderson or Brown showing much viability with Gurley the clear starter. This was Brown's first action back from injury following a two-game absence and the team's Week 9 bye.

2019 Week 6 vs SF (11 / 40 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brown drew the start for the Rams with Todd Gurley out against the 49ers. Brown dominated snaps and touches in the backfield in the first half before Darrell Henderson saw extended time in the second half. Brown had four straight runs to start the Rams' opening possession, posting two first downs, adding another strong run in the red zone. However, the Rams offense went silent the rest of the game and Brown's success paralleled the sentiment. Brown had two scoring opportunities but was stuffed on third-down and fourth-down carries at the goal line. Brown was not used in the passing game or as much in clear comeback mode, favoring Darrell Henderson in the rotation. If Todd Gurley were to miss next week, the game script projects as more favorable against the suspect Falcons defense.

2019 Week 4 vs TB (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brown sparsely played against Tampa Bay in the shootout loss. The reserve running back saw no snaps until the second quarter where he saw back-to-back carries. Once the game turned into serial comeback mode for the Rams, Todd Gurley dominated passing game work and Brown was relegated to sporadic snaps and a mere one target despite the team throwing 68 passes.

2019 Week 3 vs CLE (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brown saw clear secondary snaps to starter Todd Gurley for a second straight week. Brown was stuffed in the run game and logged a drop as a receiver in the clunky performance. Brown remains one of the higher upside backup running backs in the NFL on opportunity alone as the Rams are finding their passing game rhythm and Brown has muted Darrell Henderson's potential rookie season impact entirely through three weeks.

2019 Week 2 vs NO (6 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Brown took a step back as starter Todd Gurley moved forward in the Rams backfield rotation against the Saints. Brown did not see the field until the mid-second quarter and his game was highlighted by two strong runs later in the second half, totaling 20 yards. With Brown not seeing the red zone involvement like in Week 1, Brown needs a blowout game script to see a strong workload or stat line without a Todd Gurley injury.

2019 Week 1 vs CAR (11 / 53 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brown was on the field for less than half the snaps of starter Todd Gurley but saw all the meaningful red zone work and short-range touchdown opportunities against Carolina. Brown was the clear No.2 back over rookie Darrell Henderson, who barely saw the field in Week 1. Brown was excellent versus contact on inside runs in his first action back from a midseason injury in 2018. Brown broken multiple tackles on a highlight red zone carry and saw more snaps as the game progressed. Despite the disparity in snaps, Brown had 11 touches to Gurley's 15 on the day.

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