WR John Brown - Buffalo Bills
|5-10, 179||Born: 4-3-1990||College: Pittsburg State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2014|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
John Brown's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 18 vs HOU (8 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a strong fantasy day, primarily because of a touchdown pass to Josh Allen on a gadget play, his second passing touchdown of the season. Brown did have a chunk play in the passing game, and a critical catch along the perimeter to set up the Bills in field goal position later in the game. Brown was also targeted twice in the red zone, with an end zone reception broken up and another ball was thrown too far out of bounds for him to secure. Brown took a step forward in 2019 as a true all-purpose wide receiver after entering the season labeled as a deep threat. Brown will likely see added competition in the receiving game in 2020.
2019 Week 17 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
John Brown was a healthy inactive in week 17 against the Jets. The game had no impact on Buffalo's playoff seed and Buffalo sat multiple starters in preparation for a wild card matchup against the Texans. Brown will be ready to roll in wild card weekend at Houston.
2019 Week 16 vs NE (4 / 1 / 53 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
John Brown was a focal point of New England's defense and was held to only one catch on four targets. Brown made the catch count, with a good double move for a 53-yard touchdown in the second half. He was later overthrown in double coverage and should have had a catch on a short target in tight coverage, but the ball went off his hands. Brown did have a short end around rush for three yards. With Buffalo locked into a 5 seed, Brown's status for week 17 is important to monitor during the week.
2019 Week 15 vs PIT (10 / 7 / 99 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a strong performance against the Steelers after struggling in recent weeks. Brown was the go-to receiver for Josh Allen including on critical third and fourth down conversions. Brown had the opportunity for a big gain over the middle but dropped the pass. Brown's big gain was a go route on the sideline where he drew defense pass interference and caught the pass for 40 yards. He was targeted again on the drive, but the go route was well defended in the end zone. Brown is consistently quick and a tough cover in all areas of the field. He will get a tough matchup next week against the Patriots.
2019 Week 14 vs BAL (8 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a down game against the Ravens as Josh Allen struggled. Brown got separation down the field early in the game but was overthrown by Allen. Allen missed Brown high on two other occasions and low once, in a game where he was erratic through the air. Brown did have a drop and had a deep red zone reception broken up as the Bills tried to score on the final offensive play of the game. Brown played better than his stat line and was held back by Allen's performance. He will look to bounce back next week at Pittsburgh.
2019 Week 13 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a quiet game as a receiver against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving but saved his fantasy day with a reverse touchdown pass to Devin Singletary in the red zone. Brown was involved early with a short reception but had only one other reception before the fourth quarter. Brown is seeing increased defensive attention the past two weeks after a strong start to the season and face another tough test at home against Baltimore in week 14.
2019 Week 12 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 39 / 1 rec)
John Brown had a quiet day in terms of volume, with only four targets, but got open deep for a 34-yard touchdown along the perimeter. Brown's four targets were the second most targets on a day the Bills only threw 25 times. Brown also had a drop over the middle on a low throw from Josh Allen on third down. His performance was the lowest yardage total of the season, but he salvaged his fantasy day with the long touchdown, the second consecutive game where he was able to hook up with Allen for a long score. He will face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
2019 Week 11 vs MIA (14 / 9 / 137 / 2 rec)
John Brown had the best game of his strong season against the Dolphins. Brown scored two touchdowns on Sunday. The first was against cover 2 on a perimeter route where Josh Allen made a good timing throw to thread the needle to Brown between the corner and safety, which allowed Brown to make the safety miss for an easy touchdown. The second was a red zone bootleg, where Brown ran an over route when Allen threw the ball through a tight window for the score. Cast as a deep threat coming into the season, Brown has consistently made catches all over the field, and Sunday was no different. Brown has developed into a consistent number one receiver for Allen and his quickness allows him to create separation in the short game for Allen and he can make plays after the catch when Allen's throws are on time and accurate. Brown had other red zone chances including a fade in the end zone and a catch over the middle that was stopped short of the goal line on another drive. Brown also was missed on a deep over route that could have been another long gain. Brown will face Denver at home next week.
2019 Week 10 vs CLE (11 / 5 / 77 / 0 rec)
John Brown continued his strong season on Sunday against the Browns. Brown was the leader in targets for Buffalo with 11 targets and was consistently open during the game. Brown played all over the field, including on the outside and in the middle of the field. He had opportunities for more, but Josh Allen missed him on a slant route on fourth down and threw too far behind him on a deep back shoulder play. Brown has been over 50 yards every week this season and should have a good matchup next week at Miami.
2019 Week 9 vs WAS (7 / 4 / 76 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a solid game against Washington in week nine but missed out on multiple opportunities for a bigger game. Brown was quiet early in the game because of a heavy emphasis on the running game, but saw more action in the second half. He was targeted on the perimeter in the red zone which he caught and was tackled inside the five. Brown also got two other deep targets, mistiming his jump on one and dropping the other. Brown did have an excellent catch along the sideline on a third down scramble drill with Josh Allen that helped Buffalo run out the clock. He continued to be the best receiver on Buffalo, leading the Bills in receiving the past four games, and produced more than 50 receiving yards in every game this season. He will travel to Cleveland next week.
2019 Week 8 vs PHI (8 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a strong first half but turned in a quiet second half against the Philadelphia Eagles. Brown was the best threat in the Buffalo offense early in the game, working both the perimeter and interior of the field, including a diving catch on a comeback along the sideline. Brown was quiet in the second half because of a combination of heavy winds and Josh Allen errant throws. For example, Brown won on a deep in route on fourth down in the second half, but Allen was late on the throw which allowed the Philadelphia corner to make a recovery play on the ball. Brown will have a good matchup next week against Washington.
2019 Week 7 vs MIA (6 / 5 / 83 / 1 rec)
John Brown had a strong game against the Dolphins on Sunday. Brown scored his first touchdown since week one, on a post down the seam on a well-thrown ball by Josh Allen. Brown also had a good reception on a deep dig route across the middle, where his speed was able to create separation on the route. Brown is consistently the number one option in the Buffalo offense and has a strong rapport with Josh Allen. He will get a good matchup against a week Philadelphia secondary next week.
2019 Week 5 vs TEN (5 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a strong first half against Tennessee before quieting down later in the game. Brown had a good catch in the intermediate area of the field on the first play of the game and then another first down catch for a first down. He also had a strong catch along the sideline on a low ball. Brown came to Buffalo with the reputation as a deep speed threat but has consistently shown the ability to win in the short and intermediate areas of the field through five weeks, with a strong rapport with Josh Allen. Brown will be off next week before facing the Dolphins in week seven.
2019 Week 4 vs NE (11 / 5 / 69 / 0 rec)
John Brown had a solid game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Brown saw a lot of coverage from Stephon Gilmore and managed to beat him down the perimeter on a third and long reception. Brown had more success in the middle of the field, including a slant and an intermediate crossing route. He had two deeper targets, one an interception in double coverage that should not have been thrown, and a second a deep pass that was overthrown in good coverage. He also had the opportunity to throw a touchdown pass on a trick play, but T.J. Yeldon was unable to make a contested catch on the play. Brown will face the Titans in week five with questions about the health of Josh Allen.
2019 Week 3 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
John Brown had a down day against the Bengals after two strong weeks. Brown caught a ball along the sideline on a scramble drill play for a long third down conversion. He also had a catch on a dig across the middle. He could have had a bigger day on a deep target at the goal line, but the ball was broken up by double coverage. He added a bad drop along the sideline on third down. He will be a critical target next week against the Patriots.
2019 Week 2 vs NYG (8 / 7 / 72 / 0 rec)
John Brown was terrific again for the Buffalo Bills in a win against the New York Giants in week two. Brown consistently made plays including multiple third down conversions to help out Josh Allen. He could have had an enormous fantasy day but was overthrown by Josh Allen on what would have been a wide-open 52-yard touchdown. Brown has been the leading target receiver in both games of the season and has shown a good rapport with Allen. Brown will look to continue his strong play at home against the Bengals in week three.
2019 Week 1 vs NYJ (10 / 7 / 123 / 1 rec)
John Brown was the leading wide receiver in his first game for the Buffalo Bills against the New York Jets in week one. Brown was terrific, consistently separating in coverage, especially running crossing and over routes. Brown drew two targets near the end zone that were both broken up by strong defensive plays but found the end zone on the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The play highlighted the relationship between Josh Allen and Brown, as Allen threw the ball into a contested coverage to Brown, letting him work back inside to catch the ball and break a tackle for a touchdown. Brown's skill set looked like an ideal match for Allen's strengths and that came to fruition in week one. Brown will look to continue his strong play in week two against the New York Giants defense that was carved up by Dak Prescott in week two
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