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John Brown | Wide Receiver

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
College: Pittsburg State
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John Brown caught three passes for 54 yards in the Cardinals' Week 16 loss to Seattle.
Brown led the Cardinals in receiving in a game where Ryan Lindley completed just 41 percent of his passes. He remains the No. 3 option behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. Brown won't be on the daily-league radar against the 49ers. Dec 22 - 1:19 AM

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John Brown caught 2-of-6 targets for 22 yards in Arizona's Week 15 win over the Rams.

Brown should have had a third grab, but committed a drop on third down. Brown is the real deal as a playmaker, but has gone in the tank since Carson Palmer was lost for the season, catching just 12 passes in five games. Brown won't be on the daily-league radar against the Legion of Boom in Week 16.
Dec 12 - 12:18 AM

John Brown did not catch any of his four targets against the Chiefs Week 14.

Brown briefly left after taking a big hit in the third quarter, but the injury did not affect his stat line. Getting inconsistent targets from an inconsistent quarterback, Brown is just a upside dart throw in fantasy.
Dec 7 - 7:33 PM

John Brown caught just two passes for 40 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss at Atlanta.

Brown surprisingly wasn't a major part of the gameplan even though Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was inactive. His first catch didn't come until the second half and he saw just five total targets -- less than Jaron Brown (nine targets) and Ted Ginn (seven). It leaves Brown as a shaky WR3 bet even if Fitz sits against the Chiefs in Week 14, especially with inept Drew Stanton crippling this offense.
Nov 30 - 8:05 PM

John Brown caught three passes for 61 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Seattle.

Starting in place of Larry Fitzgerald (knee), Brown impressively adjusted on a deep lob from Drew Stanton for a 33-yard gain. He also had a 23-yard catch called back by a holding call. Continuing to show he's a difference-making talent in this league, we have no doubts that he'll feast on Atlanta in Week 13 if he draws another start. Add him while we wait for news to develop -- early signs on Fitz are not good.
Nov 23 - 7:47 PM

John Brown caught 5-of-9 targets for 69 yards in the Cardinals' Week 11 win over the Lions.

Each of Brown's yards, catches and targets led the team, though it was Michael Floyd who secured both of Drew Stanton's touchdown passes. Either way, Brown continued to display the most chemistry with Stanton of any Cardinals wideout. It's to be expected for players who developed a bond on the second team, but Stanton should slowly start gravitating more toward Larry Fitzgerald and Floyd. Brown is a big-play threat, but a boom-or-bust WR4 for fantasy purposes.
Nov 16 - 8:01 PM

John Brown caught five passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 10 win over the Rams.

Brown was targeted nine times, just one behind Larry Fitzgerald for the team lead. Meanwhile, Michael Floyd caught just 1-of-4 targets. As guest analyst and current Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck pointed out as a guest analyst, Brown is running all the T.Y. Hilton routes in Bruce Arians' offense. Brown has the highest upside in Arizona's pass game. He's a weekly WR4 dart-toss.
Nov 9 - 8:15 PM

John Brown caught 2-of-5 targets for 10 yards in Arizona's Week 9 win over the Cowboys.

One of Brown's missed connections was an ugly drop. Brown's speed and big-play ability have been as advertised, but he's on pace for just 48/652/8 at the season's midway point. He's a low-floor, high-ceiling dart throw as a WR4.
Nov 2 - 5:04 PM

ESPN's Bill Polian said on NFL Insiders Monday that Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told him third-round rookie WR John Brown "reminds me of Marvin Harrison."

It's high praise from Arians, who worked on the Colts' staff from 1998-2000 when Harrison was in his prime. Harrison stood 6-foot, 185 pounds while Brown goes 5-foot-10, 179 with 4.34 speed. Brown busted out for five catches, 119 yards, and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Although he will continue to be an inconsistent WR3 option in re-draft leagues, fantasy owners who secured Brown in Dynasty drafts should be licking their chops.
Oct 27 - 4:10 PM

John Brown caught five passes for 119 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Eagles.

Brown played the role of hero, beating Cary Williams and Nate Allen for a mind-blowing 75-yard touchdown with just 1:21 left in the game. The play gave the Cardinals a 24-20 lead they held onto. Brown, Bruce Arians' new T.Y. Hilton, clearly has gobs of vertical talent. But he's going to be a weekly fantasy headache as the No. 3 option behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, as evidenced by his 5.5 targets per game coming into this one.
Oct 26 - 8:25 PM

Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and is probable for Week 8 against the Eagles.

He won't miss any time with his ankle injury. A situational deep threat, Brown has a 17/197/3 line through six games.
Oct 24 - 7:11 PM

Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

Brown is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Eagles. A situational deep threat, Brown isn't a legit option in re-draft leagues.
Oct 23 - 5:53 PM

John Brown (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Bruce Arians said Brown has a sprained ankle. It must be of the mild variety. He remains on track to be a boom-or-bust WR4 against the Eagles in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 3:36 PM

John Brown secured 2-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

The Cardinals took a few shots downfield to 4.34 speedster Brown, but couldn't connect until the fourth quarter, when Brown came down with a 22-yarder over the middle against Raiders S Brandian Ross. As the No. 4 option in Arizona's passing game -- behind Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Ellington -- Brown has very little chance to be a consistent producer in fantasy leagues.
Oct 19 - 7:36 PM

John Brown secured 4-of-6 targets for 43 yards in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Redskins.

He tied John Carlson and Larry Fitzgerald for third on the Cardinals in targets, behind Andre Ellington (9) and Michael Floyd (7). Brown has big-play ability with 4.34 wheels, but is somewhat buried in the Cardinals' pecking order for targets. He's going to be highly inconsistent week to week.
Oct 12 - 8:59 PM

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QB1Drew Stanton
2Logan Thomas
3Ryan Lindley
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2Kerwynn Williams
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GLB1Stepfan Taylor
2Kerwynn Williams
3RB1Stepfan Taylor
2Kerwynn Williams
FB1Robert Hughes
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown