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ILB Preston Brown - Cincinnati Bengals

6-1, 251Born: 10-27-1992College: LouisvilleDrafted: Round 3, pick 73 (2014)

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Summary

Brown should prove a good fit for the Bengals. At 250 pounds he is an old school type middle linebacker. Big by today's standards, Brown is a physical presence versus the run, but also has more than respectable cover skills. While he brings a lot of potential from a fantasy perspective, Brown is far from a sure thing. With 82 tackles and 61 assists for the Bills in 2017, he is coming off the most productive season of his career in that area. The one factor absent from Brown's game last year was big play production. After totaling nine turnovers and a sack over his first three seasons with Buffalo, he failed to put a mark in any of those columns last year. As with many linebackers the biggest factor in Brown's value for 2018 will probably come down to having a sub package role. In 2017 Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil were the Bengals three down linebackers. Burfict will miss the first four games due to suspension so chances are Brown will pair with Vigil on third downs in September. After that there is a risk Brown is relegated to a two down role. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 35, 28, 35, 40, 40, 42
ILB Dynasty - 34, 22, 40, 43, 43

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2015 BUF 16.0 63.0 55.0 0 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 1.0
2016 BUF 16.0 78.0 58.0 1 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2017 BUF 16.0 82.0 61.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0
2018 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 72.0 * * * * * * *
2018 PROJ-Norton 16.0 78.0 * * * * * * *

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2018 Schedule

1@ Indianapolis Colts
2vs Baltimore Ravens
3@ Carolina Panthers
4@ Atlanta Falcons
5vs Miami Dolphins
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Kansas City Chiefs
8vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs New Orleans Saints
11@ Baltimore Ravens
12vs Cleveland Browns
13vs Denver Broncos
14@ Los Angeles Chargers
15vs Oakland Raiders
16@ Cleveland Browns
17@ Pittsburgh Steelers