RB Malcolm Brown - Los Angeles Rams

5-11, 224Born: 5-15-1993College: TexasDrafted: ---

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): Todd Gurley got some goal line looks this week to hurt Brown's value, but Brown still looked as good as Gurley and the usage of Gurley still raises questions about his value come December. Brown remains an essential hold.

General News (Fri Sep 20): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Wed Sep 18): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 3: at Cleveland Browns - $4500

All RB vs CLE

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Todd Gurley is not running at the volumes that we had seen in 2018, but he is still effective. Averaging 5.3 yards per carry, against two historically good run defenses in the Panthers and Saints. He has been an inconsistent runner relying on long runs with Malcolm Brown being the more consistent yet less explosive of the two running backs as the two share carries in this run-heavy offense. On the offensive line, while it is not the elite unit it was last year with the losses to Rodger Saffold and John Sullivan, but Brian Allen and Joseph Noteboom have been more than serviceable so far this season. The team did lose Austin Blythe at the guard position, and if he is out will be a sizable loss as he was replaced by Jamil Demby who is noted as a versatile offensive lineman, but not really effective at any position. The Browns defense has been thoroughly tested so far this year facing two run heavy offenses in the Titans and Jets, and for the most part, has been serviceable allowing 4.2 yards per carry and 108 yards per game. This is a unit that is going to continue to get better with two new defensive linemen in Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson to pair with Larry Ogunjobi and defensive end, Myles Garrett. If there is a weakness on this defense it is at the linebacker and safety positions as they are incredibly banged up with injuries. Safeties Morgan Burnett (quad) and Damarious Randall (concussion) both missed practice on Wednesday along with linebacker Christian Kirksey (chest). While none of these are of major concern yet as the team just played on Monday, these are three key pieces in the run defense that if they were to miss would be a significant downgrade for the Browns.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLSalPtsFP/$
1 at CAR 21 11 53 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 3800 17.30 4.55
2 vs NO 25 6 37 0 1 1.0 10 0 0 4100 5.70 1.39
3 at CLE PROJ-Dodds * 9 * * 0.7 * * * * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Tremblay * 8 * * 0.4 * * * * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Bloom * 12 * * 0.0 * * * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs NO (6 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec - 5.7 points, $4100)

Brown took a step back as starter Todd Gurley moved forward in the Rams backfield rotation against the Saints. Brown did not see the field until the mid-second quarter and his game was highlighted by two strong runs later in the second half, totaling 20 yards. With Brown not seeing the red zone involvement like in Week 1, Brown needs a blowout game script to see a strong workload or stat line without a Todd Gurley injury.

2019 Week 1 vs CAR (11 / 53 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 17.3 points, $3800)

Brown was on the field for less than half the snaps of starter Todd Gurley but saw all the meaningful red zone work and short-range touchdown opportunities against Carolina. Brown was the clear No.2 back over rookie Darrell Henderson, who barely saw the field in Week 1. Brown was excellent versus contact on inside runs in his first action back from a midseason injury in 2018. Brown broken multiple tackles on a highlight red zone carry and saw more snaps as the game progressed. Despite the disparity in snaps, Brown had 11 touches to Gurley's 15 on the day.

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Latest News

Rams | Week 3 injury report for LA Rams (Fri Sep 20, 05:51 PM) - Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee (chest) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns. OL Austin Blythe (ankle) and DT Aaron Donald (back) were limited in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and are listed as questionable. RB Malcolm Brown (ankle) and OT Andrew Whitworth (non-injury) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Rams | Malcolm Brown gets in full practice (Thu Sep 19, 08:32 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown (ankle) was able to participate in full in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

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Rams | Wednesday practice report for Rams (Wed Sep 18, 08:14 PM) - Los Angeles Rams C Austin Blythe (ankle) and TE Tyler Higbee (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18. RB Malcolm Brown (ankle) and DT Aaron Donald (back) were limited during practice.

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Rams | Malcolm Brown not as busy in Week 2 (Mon Sep 16, 01:06 AM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown carried the ball six times for 37 yards and had a 10-yard catch against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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Schedule

3@ Cleveland Browns
4vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5@ Seattle Seahawks
6vs San Francisco 49ers
7@ Atlanta Falcons
8vs Cincinnati Bengals
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Pittsburgh Steelers
11vs Chicago Bears
12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Arizona Cardinals
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15@ Dallas Cowboys
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17vs Arizona Cardinals