John Brown, WR, Cardinals
|WR - #33||62.05||ARI||Active||2 years||26||5'11||179|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Dec-05-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Brown continues to be limited with a hamstring injury. Last week he showed a bounce in his step (5/99 on seven targets) after being a non factor in his last three games. He was on the field for 66 plays as the WR2, compared to 73 by Fitzgerald. In Week 4 he had seven catches for 75 yards on 10 targets against the Rams. St. Louis played without their second CB (Trumaine Johnson) in Week 12. Moving in the right direction, but I don't expect him to go off in this game.
The hype train was all over Brown after he caught 10 passes for 165 yards and a score during the preseason. Over three seasons at Pittsburg State University, John caught 185 passes for 3,380 yards and 34 TDs. Brown flashed elite speed at the 2014 NFL combine (4.34 40-yard dash). John has plus quickness and some open-field ability. At just 5 feet 10 and 179 pounds, he struggles to break free at the line of scrimmage. As exciting as he looked at times last year, Brown caught only 48 of his 103 targets (46.6 percent catch rate) for 695 yards and five TDs. His best game occurred in Week 8 as he caught five of 10 targets for 119 yards and a touchdown. He saw eight or more targets in five games. Over the winter, he added 10 pounds of muscle to help his release. There has been more than one report stating that Brown is poised for a breakout year. His ability to catch the ball close to the line of scrimmage gives him a big advantage over Michael Floyd in terms of possible targets. With only a small step forward and better QB play, John should easily catch 60 passes for 900 yards and have some value at the goal line. He's currently being drafted as a WR5 with an ADP of 130. He has the type of talent a Fantasy owner looks for when building WR depth.
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|6.10||Scott Atkins - A prime breakout candidate at the end of the 6th, sign me up. Palmer will find Brown very reliable unlike Michael Floyd who has turned out to be a mystery. (Comments Added Wed Aug 12 2:03:21 p.m. ET 2015)|
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