WR John Brown - Buffalo Bills

5-10, 179Born: 4-3-1990College: Pittsburg StateDrafted: Round 3, pick 2014

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 21): Brown had the go-ahead score and could have had even more with more looks from Josh Allen against the Dolphins. He has a great matchup against the Eagles this week and should be in fantasy lineups.

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
4 vs NE 77 0 0 0 11 5.0 69 0 0 6.9
5 at TEN 53 0 0 0 5 5.0 75 0 0 7.5
7 vs MIA 53 0 0 0 6 5.0 83 1 0 14.3
8 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4.3 * * * *
8 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4.4 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

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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Latest News

Bills | Five catches for John Brown (Sun Oct 20, 05:49 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught five passes for 83 yards and one touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. He was targeted six times during the game.

Our View: Brown caught the go ahead touchdown and looked good despite a limited practice score during the week. He'll be a strong WR2 play against the Eagles secondary next week.
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Bills | John Brown should play (Fri Oct 18, 04:00 PM) - Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Our View: Good news for the Bills offense. Brown can take the top off any defense -- especially the Dolphins on Sunday. He's a low-end WR2 or flex play in Week 7.
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Bills | Buffalo's injury report for Week 7 (Fri Oct 18, 02:48 PM) - Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano (hamstring) and LB Corey Thompson (ankle) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins. CB Taron Johnson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), QB Josh Allen (hand), WR John Brown (groin), OT Cody Ford (concussion), WR Robert Foster (groin), TE Tyler Kroft (ankle), C Mitch Morse (ankle), DE Trent Murphy (concussion), OT Ty Nsekhe (rest), RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) and RB Frank Gore (rest) participated fully in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bills | John Brown ups activity level (Fri Oct 18, 12:58 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (groin) was able to do more in practice Friday, Oct. 18, according to coach Sean McDermott, after being limited the previous two days with a groin injury.

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Bills | John Brown limited again (Thu Oct 17, 04:03 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

Our View: Let's see if Brown can practice on Friday. We love the matchup against the Dolphins if he's able to play.
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9vs Washington Redskins
10@ Cleveland Browns
11@ Miami Dolphins
12vs Denver Broncos
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16@ New England Patriots
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