WR John Brown - Buffalo Bills
|5-10, 179||Born: 4-3-1990||College: Pittsburg State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2014|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Brown's long awaited ceiling game finally came against the minor league Dolphins secondary. He might see a lot of Chris Harris this week but can't be on the bench.
General News (Wed Nov 20): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 12: vs Denver Broncos - $6500
FBG says: Tough matchup. Josh Allen continues to lead a low volume Bills passing offense focusing on short-to-intermediate routes while leaning more on their ground game and defense than anything else. Allen struggled with turnovers earlier in the season, throwing more interceptions (7) than touchdowns (5) in the five games prior to their Week 6 bye. In the five games since, Allen has thrown zero interceptions and eight touchdowns, including his first three-touchdown game last week. John Brown continues to be the top target for this offense, garnering double-digit targets in back-to-back weeks. Brown has been a model of consistency, finishing with over 50 receiving yards in all 10 games. In his last five games, Brown has actually exceeded 75 receiving yards in four of five outings while scoring three times--including a two-touchdown game last week. Both Cole Beasley and tight end Dawson Knox round out the primary options for Allen, but neither are seeing the volume to be relied upon for fantasy purposes. The Broncos defense has been stout against the pass all season, but a bad half of football last week against the Vikings led to the first game of the season in which a quarterback has exceeded 275 passing yards and two touchdowns against this unit. Even with last week, this Broncos unit is giving up the fifth-fewest passing yards per game (210.3) on the season, thanks in large part to shut-down cornerback Chris Harris. Harris should be locked in on the only consistent contributor in this Bills passing offense, John Brown, while the Broncos pass-rush should be able to overwhelm a mediocre Bills offensive line. This group may not be a playmaking bunch with just five interceptions and 24 sacks, but they have played well enough as a team to keep most opposing passing offenses in check and should have a decent chance at subduing the underwhelming Bills passing attack.
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 11 vs MIA (14 / 9 / 137 / 2 rec - 30.2 points, $5900)
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 - 10.2 points, $5800)
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 - 9.6 points, $6200)
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 - 7.9 points, $5900)
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 - 16.8 points, $5900)
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 - 10 points, $5500)
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 - 9.4 points, $5600)
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 - 7.5 points, $5900)
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 - 10.7 points, $6300)
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 - 21.8 points, $5500)
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
Latest NewsBills | John Brown receives day off (Wed Nov 20, 02:43 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. Our View: Brown's speed will be on display against a tough Broncos secondary. All it takes is one lapse in coverage for Brown to make a big play. Consider him a WR2 in Week 12.
link to story Bills | John Brown posts 137 yards, two TDs (Sun Nov 17, 09:38 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR John Brown ended up with nine receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 14 targets in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins. link to story Bills | John Brown targeted 11 times (Sun Nov 10, 05:02 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR John Brown finished with five receptions for 77 yards on 11 targets in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. link to story Bills | John Brown on record pace (Thu Nov 7, 09:27 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR John Brown is on pace for a career-high 84 receptions and a career-high 1,206 receiving yards this season. Our View: Brown hasn't had a ceiling game since Week 1, but he has been consistent in PPR leagues and established himself as an everyweek WR3/Flex.
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