Bryce Brown, RB, Bills
|RB - #53||186.78||BUF||Active||3 years||23||6'0||223|
2014 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)Last updated on Jul-18-2014 by Rusty Reeves
Here's the reason why Jackson is probably headed out of Buffalo after this season (or at least the Bills hope Brown shows them enough to make them feel safe in letting the veteran go). At first glance, Brown (a former top collegiate recruit) looks like a future star back. He is big, fast and runs with impressive power. The following glances show a player who doesn't follow his blockers enough, has struggled at times holding onto the ball and tries to break off 50-yard gains on every play instead of taking what the defense gives him. The Eagles gave up on Brown after two seasons for a fourth-round pick in 2015. Now it is Buffalo's job to take his raw talent and mold him into more of a disciplined runner. He could see some action this season, but he is an even better guy dynasty leaguers need to track. Spiller can also opt out of his contract after this season, which could grant Brown a huge opportunity.
Bills running back Fred Jackson didn't play in Week 11, but that was a function of a cramped schedule more than anything else. Head coach Doug Marrone said after the loss to Miami that the four days in between Buffalo's two most recent games didn't give Jackson enough time to recover following his Week 10 return from a fairly serious groin injury.
However, time is on Jackson's side this week. When the Bills kick off against the Jets on Monday night from Detroit, Jackson will have had 15 days to get his health in order. Marrone said Saturday that he expects Jackson to be on the field Monday, and Jackson said as much about himself earlier this week.
The last time Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown played in a game, Buffalo unleashed a full-blown committee as those three played 37, 26 and 37 percent of the offensive snaps respectively in Week 10 versus Kansas City. I don't think the playing time will be split quite as equally against the Jets. With adequate time to heal, Jackson should lead this backfield against a strong run defense. He is a decent flex while Brown is a worthy PPR replacement after catching 13 passes over the past two weeks.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors11/23 - Bills planning on RB Fred Jackson playing versus Jets
11/13 - UPDATE: Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) OUT for TNF; Bryce Brown, Anthony Dixon to shoulder load
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|12.01||DraftTV.com - @ShanePHallam - The Bills traded for Bryce Brown and he still has plenty of natural talent. Fred Jackson would have been the safe option, but why not end the RB depth with a shot at tremendous upside. If Spiller or FJax go down, Bryce could blow up.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|13.12||SiriusXM Fantasy - Bryce Brown has the ability to cut into CJ Spillers work load in the Bills Run heavy offense.|
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