WR Jaron Brown - Seattle Seahawks
|6-3, 204||Born: 1-8-1990||College: Clemson||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: at Carolina Panthers
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Russell Wilson doesn't throw with much volume (just 126 attempts over the past 4 weeks), as the Seahawks have definitively moved back into a run-dominant approach whenever possible. But his efficiency remains top-notch, sitting fifth in adjusted yards per attempt and sixth in touchdown rate. Wilson hasn't topped 245 yards since Week 9, but typically sees enough high-leverage opportunity to make fantasy hay with touchdowns. His top target of late is explosive rookie DK Metcalf, who's notched 70+ yards in 4 of his last 5 games. Tyler Lockett has cooled off majorly through ankle and flu issues, but is rounding into health and always looms as a play-by-play threat. Josh Gordon was added a few weeks ago, and the Seahawks have made room for his sporadic talents (6 catches over 114 snaps). But this was a successful passing attack before Gordon came along, so there's little need to force him into a prominent role. This will likely remain a unit replete with role players; they'll answer the bell, but can't be counted on for much opportunity under ideal circumstances. The Carolina pass defense has dominated at times here in 2019, but currently sits in a noticeable rut. They've now allowed 300+ yards through the air to 3 of their last 4 opponents, and to 6 of their last nine. On Sunday, Matt Ryan picked them apart for the second time, routinely finding his receivers a step or two ahead down the field. The secondary isn't without talent: cornerbacks James Bradberry and Donte Jackson have been sticky in coverage, with free safety Tre Boston solid in support. Last week, for example, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley simply won a few contested balls down the field. But this group is still beatable in the slots and up the seams, as the Falcons and Saints have shown over the past few weeks. Strong safety Eric Reid is a weekly liability in coverage - he was scorched last week by undrafted rookie Olamide Zaccheaus for a 93-yard touchdown - and the linebackers are often overmatched by top tight ends. This is a talented unit, but it's grown more and more beatable as the season has worn on. Inside receivers tend to boast a noticeable advantage, so Seattle's Tyler Lockett and Jacob Hollister may be leaned on heavily.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Jaron Brown's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 8 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Just as Brown was getting himself noticed as the 3rd WR over the past two games, his snaps were reduced dramatically and he was irrelevant in this one.
2019 Week 7 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Brown's 60-yard total was only one short of the team lead (Lockett). With TE Willl Dissly out, Brown picked up some of the slack with a few extra snaps - including a red zone look, a sure TD, if he could have held on. On that play, he had trouble getting to the ball, which was hastily thrown, but it still seemed like one of ones you just can't miss. He then made a first down catch in two-minute drill. But most of his yards came at the end. With the score basically out of reach, Brown made a really nice 48-yard catch over the middle in coverage.
2019 Week 6 vs CLE (5 / 3 / 29 / 2 rec)
Brown is still splitting reps as the slot receiver, but is making the most of his low volume role. Against the Browns, he showed great speed to catch up to a high, lobbed pass in the corner of end zone for a 17-yard TD. For his second score, he got open over the middle as Wilson scrambled, and caught the hard thrown ball just over the goal line. He actually was overthrown on another play to the end zone, so this could be the start of a trend in his usage - especially if Will Dissly is out for any measure of time. Overall, Brown showed that he has the confidence of his QB, and a pretty good rapport with him.
2019 Week 5 vs LAR (4 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Brown so far has seemed to be the most reliable third WR option, but lost a fumble early in the game, and then lost his footing on his second catch -- but at least did a good job getting open, and converted the first down on that play. His third target was a close call, as he almost brought in an underthrown ball close to the turf. While he held a slight edge over the others in snap count (24-17-17), the third WR role seems to be a 3-way timeshare.
2019 Week 4 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Brown seems to have the lead on the third WR spot, and made the most of his opportunities. He made all three of his catches look pretty easy, finding openings in the coverage, and had room to run on a short outside catch and one over the middle for 32 yards.
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