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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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Speaking about Bryce Brown Tuesday, new Bills coach Rex Ryan referred to him only as "the fast dude," and said he's "not going to learn his name until he holds onto the football."
Ryan has already said he wants LeSean McCoy to be a "bellcow," and that Fred Jackson will see action on third downs. Absent injury ahead of him, that leaves Brown without a role, and possibly even a roster spot. Still only 24 (in May), Brown has oodles of upside, but is running out of time to prove he can be a consistent, sure-handed NFL player. Mar 24 - 2:23 PM

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Rex Ryan did not mention Bryce Brown while discussing his running back depth Tuesday.

Ryan did mention Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon as his backups to bellcow LeSean McCoy. It's not a huge surprise as Brown's east-west, sideline-running style does not fit Rex's preferred ground-n-pound. That fourth-round pick the Bills gave the Eagles for Brown on draft day in 2014 continues to look like a waste.
Mar 24 - 10:34 AM

WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia considers Bryce Brown a "near lock" to make the Bills' roster.

Per Buscaglia, the Bills' top beat writer, Brown is GM Doug Whaley's guy after Whaley shipped a fourth-round pick to the Eagles last draft for Brown. The previous coaching staff wasn't a fan of Brown, as they only used him after both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson were injured. Brown still appears to be the No. 4 back, and Buscaglia doesn't think he's a "threat for any significant touches."
Mar 15 - 10:42 AM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said there's "going to be some work that has to be done" if free agent RB C.J. Spiller walks.

This would have been an easy spot for Whaley to talk up Bryce Brown, who was buried behind Fred Jackson and Spiller last year. Instead, Whaley talked up the running back draft class and only said Brown will get a "clean slate." The ex-Eagle has a 36-126-0 line in seven games as a Bill. "We’re excited to see him come in with a clean slate like everybody else and perform like we think he should," Whaley said.
Feb 20 - 12:02 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:53:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:14:00 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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:18:00 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.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:10:00 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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:41:00 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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 07:09:00 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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:30:00 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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:12:00 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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:41:00 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.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 02:53:00 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.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 08:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Cassel
2E.J. Manuel
3Tyrod Taylor
4Jeff Tuel
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3Anthony Dixon
4Bryce Brown
5Corey Knox
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Marcus Thigpen
5Caleb Holley
WR21Percy Harvin
2Robert Woods
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Justin Brown
WR31Robert Woods
TE1Charles Clay
2Chris Gragg
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Manhertz
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay