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Bryce Brown | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Kansas State
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Bryce Brown rushed four times for 20 yards and caught a 40-yard pass in the Bills' Week 15 win over Green Bay.
On a day where Kyle Orton completed just 14 passes, Brown actually led Buffalo in receiving yards on one catch, which came on a blown coverage. He was lined up at wide receiver and left wide open for the big gain. Brown is underutilized as a change-of-pace back behind Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon. He has no fantasy value entering a Week 16 date with the Raiders. Dec 14 - 4:53 PM

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Bryce Brown rushed three times for 11 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

Brown is clearly a better player than Anthony Dixon, but it doesn't matter much as long as Fred Jackson is healthy. Over the last three weeks, Brown has totaled 14 touches. He's only a weak F-Jax handcuff heading into Week 15 against the Packers.
Dec 7 - 8:14 PM

Bryce Brown rushed three times for 11 yards in Buffalo's Week 13 win over the Browns.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Brown was a distant third on the depth chart behind Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon. He could be a bigger part of the game plan as a pass catcher against the Broncos in Week 14, but won't be on the FLEX radar.
Nov 30 - 5:18 PM

Bryce Brown had six carries for 20 yards in Week 12 against the Jets.

Brown played behind Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon this week. He wasn't a factor in the pass game, and finished without any targets. The Bills continued to use a three-back committee, and Brown should remain a part of the rotation even when Jackson gets fully healthy. Brown won't be more than a boom-or-bust RB3 against Cleveland in Week 13.
Nov 24 - 11:10 PM

Starting in place of Fred Jackson (groin), Bryce Brown rushed six times for 14 yards in Buffalo's Week 11 loss to the Dolphins, adding seven catches for 57 yards.

As predicted by the Buffalo News' Tim Graham, throwing to Brown was the Bills' primary method of moving the ball via their running backs. Anthony Dixon was held to two catches, and managed just 35 yards on his 10 carries. Brown looked slippery in the open field, but the Dolphins did an excellent job of containing him on the edge. Brown is averaging just 3.2 yards through his first 20 carries this season, but now has 13 receptions over his past two games. If F-Jax can't go for Week 12, Brown will be a definite FLEX consideration against the Jets.
Nov 13 - 11:41 PM

Bryce Brown will be the Bills' starting running back against the Dolphins.

Anthony Dixon had been the ceremonial "starter" in the Bills' previous Fred Jackson-less committees. The title still doesn't mean much, but Brown is definitely the better play for Week 11. He played a big part in the passing game in Week 10, and reporter Tim Graham expects him to do so again against the Dolphins. Dixon will find running lanes hard to come by, as the Dolphins are allowing just 3.9 yards per carry, and have permitted only four rushing scores all year.
Nov 13 - 7:09 PM

The Buffalo News says it's "probably a good night to start Bryce Brown in PPR fantasy leagues."

Fred Jackson (groin) has just about been ruled out. It leaves the explosive Brown to pair with Anthony Dixon, and we'd be surprised if the plodding Dixon were able to get much going on the road against a Dolphins defense that ranks seventh in YPC against (3.74). Beat man Tim Graham expects a lot of short passes to Brown, who had 6-65-0 through the air last week. The Bills went back to him after a fumble, showing confidence even though Jackson was active for that game.
Nov 13 - 12:30 PM

Bryce Brown had seven carries for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Chiefs, adding six catches for 65 yards.

With Fred Jackson playing limited snaps, Brown led the backfield in touches this week. He was targeted seven times in the pass game, behind only Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Brown would have scored on an 18-yard run, but fumbled out of the end-zone for a touchback. The Bills showed confidence in him by going back to him on their next drive. Brown should remain in the C.J. Spiller role even when Jackson gets fully healthy. He'll be on the RB3/FLEX radar in Week 11 against Miami.
Nov 9 - 5:12 PM

Bryce Brown had seven carries for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Jets.

The Bills listed Anthony Dixon as the starter, but Brown played on the opening drive and had the first carry. He struggled to get anything going against the Jets on limited touches and didn't contribute in the pass game, finishing with no catches on three targets. Brown is still a must-hold for his long-term upside. With Dixon averaging just 2.7 YPC over the last two games, the Bills could get Brown more involved coming out of their Week 9 bye.
Oct 26 - 5:41 PM

Anthony Dixon said he expects to "kinda do it together, as a combination" with Bryce Brown in the Bills' backfield.

Again, this isn't unexpected. The Bills are going to go into Week 8 against the Jets with an open mind. Dixon will likely get the start in the Fred Jackson role, with Brown coming in as the change-of-pace speed complement, a la C.J. Spiller. From there, the Bills may gradually work to a hot-hand approach. If it comes to that, we'd expect Brown to be the superior option based solely on talent. It may take a week or two for it to get sorted out, but Brown offers the highest upside.
Oct 22 - 2:53 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley traded for Bryce Brown because he felt the former Eagle had the potential to be a star.

Whaley gave up a fourth-round pick to get Brown this summer, relatively steep compensation by NFL standards. Note that Brown was the unquestioned No. 1 high school player in the country coming out, getting compared to Reggie Bush by Lane Kiffin. He has 4.48 speed at 6'0/220 and is excellent in the pass game. As the Buffalo News speculates, Brown will at worst be a "co-feature back" with Anthony Dixon while Fred Jackson (groin) is out. He's a plug-n-play RB2 with potential to stick in the C.J. Spiller role even once F-Jax returns. Just note that the Bills face the Jets' rugged run defense this week and then have a bye in Week 9.
Oct 21 - 8:43 AM

When asked about Bryce Brown, Fred Jackson said he's "an every-down back."

"We won't miss a beat," Jackson said. Although Anthony Dixon is under the impression he'll be a workhorse now, he's more likely to stick in a big back and special teams role while serving as the complement. Brown struggled with fumbles and bouncing too many runs outside as an Eagle, but is excellent in the pass game and has serious juice in his legs. On 190 career NFL carries, he's produced 878 yards (4.62 YPC) and six touchdowns. With C.J. Spiller out for the season and F-Jax sidelined as much as a month, Brown is a plug-n-play RB2.
Oct 20 - 10:11 AM

Following Sunday's win over the Vikings, coach Doug Marrone said he has "no problem bringing up" Bryce Brown.

Brown has been inactive in all seven games so far this season. But the Bills lost Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) on Sunday, leaving Brown as the next man up. A talented runner that was acquired in an offseason trade, Brown looms as the most sought-after waiver wire add this week. He's rushed 190 times for 878 yards (4.62 YPC) with six touchdowns in his NFL career. This preseason, Brown rushed 34 times for 152 yards (4.47 YPC) and caught eight passes for 68 yards.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 19 - 6:03 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, "there's no guarantee" Bryce Brown will play at all for the Bills this season.

Brown doesn't play special teams, so he's technically Buffalo's No. 4 running back behind Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, and Anthony Dixon. The Bills traded a fourth-round pick to acquire Brown this offseason. It's fair to wonder if they're regretting that decision now. Brown remains a hold in Dynasty leagues, but he's barely worth a roster spot in 14- and 16-team re-draft formats. He needs F-Jax or Spiller to suffer an injury to get active.
Oct 19 - 11:54 AM

Bryce Brown is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Vikings.

With the Bills struggling to run the ball over the last two games, there was speculation Brown could be active this week. C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson will continue handle all the carries, with Anthony Dixon active as the No. 3 back. The rest of Buffalo's inactive are WR Marquise Goodwin, S Kenny Ladler, RT Cyrus Kouandjio, WR Marcus Easley, LB Ty Powell, and CB Ross Cockrell.
Oct 19 - 11:37 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2E.J. Manuel
RB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3Bryce Brown
4C.J. Spiller
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Chris Hogan
3Marcus Easley
4Deonte Thompson
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Scott Chandler
2Chris Gragg
3Lee Smith
4MarQueis Gray
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay