TE Daniel Brown - New York Jets
|6-5, 225||Born: 5-26-1992||College: James Madison||Drafted: ---|
Week 14: vs Miami Dolphins
FBG says: Great matchup. The Jets passing game, always in flux, enters Week 14 arguably fresh of their own rock bottom. In a dream matchup with the Bengals' bottom-tier defense, Sam Darnold needed 48 erratic attempts to put up 239 yards in an embarrassing, touchdown-less Jets display. It certainly couldn't all be blamed on Darnold, who received little blocking and had several passes dropped. But it's concerning that he's only been effective in three of his eight games back from his bout with mono. It's important to remember, though, that Darnold is at least a year younger than most franchise quarterbacks in this boat. His arm talent does occasionally shine through, with strong, aggressive throws to Robby Anderson here and there. But there's not much dynamism elsewhere - Jamison Crowder and Demaryius Thomas have posted just 10.9 yards per catch - and not nearly enough consistency to trust. Even in a plus matchup, it's hard to find a legitimate fantasy starter from this attack. Opponents of the 3-9 Dolphins typically don't have to throw much to win. They've faced just 33 dropbacks per game, the league's ninth-lowest number, and only one opponent (last week's Panthers) has had to put the ball in the air 40+ times. Even so, the Dolphins still manage to present one of fantasy's best matchups for efficiency purposes. With top cornerback Xavien Howard out, there's very little resistance from anywhere in this talent-deprived secondary. They've allowed a wideout to record 137+ yards in 3 straight weeks, with speed demons (John Brown) and possession guys (Jarvis Landry, Alshon Jeffery) alike posting huge stat lines. This group badly misses Howard, but more so safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was a difference-making force down the field. As it stands, this is one of the game's weakest units overall, and opposing passers always project to strong efficiency in this matchup - even Sam Darnold. Some of 2019's most disappointing quarterbacks have managed strong lines against Miami, including the likes of Philip Rivers (310 yards and 2 touchdowns), Baker Mayfield (327 and 3), and Carson Wentz just last week (310 and 3).
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Daniel Brown's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Brown had one catch early in the first quarter and then was only on the field a handful of times after that.
2019 Week 11 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)
Brown saw the field more than usual this week, playing 19 snaps on offense, and snagging his first touchdown of the year and the second of his career. On the play, the pocket collapsed and quarterback Sam Darnold ran to the left. The defense stepped up, including the coverage on Brown, and Darnold quickly threw the ball to the tight end, who was wide open in the end zone.
New York Jets Team LinksDepth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs
|14||vs Miami Dolphins|
|15||@ Baltimore Ravens|
|16||vs Pittsburgh Steelers|
|17||@ Buffalo Bills|