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John Brown | Wide Receiver

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
College: Pittsburg State
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John Brown caught 7-of-10 targets for 75 yards in the Cardinals' Week 4 loss to the Rams.
He also rushed for 13 yards. The Cardinals are trying to get the ball in Brown's hands more, as they were calling early screens to him, before later taking a deep shot down the middle of the field into the end zone. Brown was double-covered on the play, and Janoris Jenkins picked off the pass. Brown has been quiet since scoring in the opener. Through four games, he's on pace for a 76-912-4 line on 108 targets. Brown remains a boom-or-bust WR3 next week in Detroit. Oct 4 - 8:26 PM

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John Brown (shoulder) is probable for Week 4 against the Rams.

The Cardinals limited Brown in practice, but he was never in doubt. Brown is the No. 22 receiver in Rotoworld's Week 4 rankings.
Oct 2 - 4:58 PM

John Brown (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

There's been zero indication Brown's Week 4 status is in doubt. He'll be on the WR2/3 borderline against the Rams.
Oct 1 - 5:26 PM

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

Brown should be fine for Week 4. He'll remain the No. 2 option behind Larry Fitzgerald, with Michael Floyd playing in three-wide sets.
Sep 30 - 6:38 PM

John Brown secured 3-of-5 targets for 62 yards in the Cardinals' Week 3 blowout win over the 49ers.

Brown dropped a first-half touchdown pass and was tackled at the two-yard line a play later, limiting his fantasy production. Of greater concern for Brown's going-forward outlook is the reemergence of Michael Floyd as a major part of Arizona's passing offense. Floyd finished Sunday's game with only one 12-yard catch, but he was targeted five times and is becoming a full-time player again. Brown will be just a WR3 option in Week 4 against the Rams.
Sep 27 - 7:23 PM

John Brown caught 5-of-5 targets for 45 yards in Arizona's Week 2 win over the Bears.

Brown had a great game, but it didn't translate to a big fantasy day. Brown made a diving, toe-tapping grab in the first half, and also drew two long pass interference penalties. He's a handful for opposing defenses, but it was Larry Fitzgerald who led the Cardinals in receiving this afternoon. There's an obvious boom-or-bust element to Brown's big-play game, but his upside is such that he's an every-week WR3 who could produce as a WR1/2.
Sep 20 - 5:58 PM

John Brown secured 4-of-7 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 1 win over the Saints.

Brown started piping hot by securing each of his four targets, getting all of his production in the first quarter. He was silent thereafter, with Saints CB Delvin Breaux noticeably breaking up what could've been a big gain for Brown in the fourth quarter. Brown should have more consistent weeks ahead. He'll be a borderline WR2 when the Cards face a weak Bears defense in Week 2.
Sep 13 - 7:23 PM

John Brown caught one pass for 39 yards in the Cardinals' third preseason game.

Brown made a gorgeous play downfield early in the second quarter, going up and above Raiders CB Neiko Thorpe for a 39-yard gain to secure an underthrown pass from Carson Palmer. Palmer also targeted Brown deep in the second quarter, but narrowly overthrew him. Through three preseason contests, breakout candidate "Smokey" Brown has a receiving line of 5-85-1.
Aug 30 - 10:28 PM

Cardinals WR John Brown caught 3-of-4 targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Brown used his lethal speed to split two defensive backs and make a nifty grab in the back of the end zone on his 17-yard score. Up to 4/56/1 through two preseason games, Brown has some serious chemistry with Carson Palmer. He's an upside WR3.
Aug 23 - 12:46 AM

Cardinals WR John Brown is up to 189 pounds.

Standing in at 5-foot-11, Brown came into the league at 179 pounds. He's bulked up in an effort to better shed press coverage. A true speedster who has drawn offseason raves from everyone within earshot, Brown's WR3 appeal got another boost when Michael Floyd injured his hand.
Aug 11 - 5:07 PM

John Brown has moved into the No. 2 receiver role at Cardinals camp with Michael Floyd (hand) on the shelf.

Floyd dislocated three fingers and has no timetable to return. Coach Bruce Arians would only say Friday that Floyd "evidently" has a chance to be ready for Week 1, though we wouldn't bet on it. This is an opportunity for Brown to grab hold of the second-receiver job in Arizona, and not relinquish it when Floyd returns. Brown remains a recommended seventh- or eighth-round fantasy pick.
Aug 7 - 4:36 PM

Appearing on PFT Live, Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu named John Brown as a player who stood out to him during OTAs.

The hype train is full-steam ahead on Brown, who also impressed Carson Palmer during OTAs and minicamp after adding ten pounds of muscle over the offseason. A second-year wideout coach Bruce Arians has likened to Marvin Harrison, Brown has some breakout appeal and remains affordable at his ninth-round ADP.
Jul 20 - 1:58 PM

Cardinals WR John Brown has been living and working out with Carson Palmer this summer. emphasizes that the pair is close. "We’re trying to get our timing down, trying to learn protections, be on the same page with one another, so we’ll be able to play faster," Brown said. The duo's chemistry was evident from the word "go" last season, as well as coach Bruce Arians' admiration for the wafer-thin wideout. All signs point toward Brown taking a sophomore leap. It's possible he'll be an every-week WR3, with the ceiling for more.
Jul 16 - 1:18 PM

The Cardinals' official site says John Brown is "being primed to be a star."

Michael Floyd was the Cardinals' wideout that received all the offseason hype last year. This time, it's Brown. We'd expect better results from the speedy Brown though, especially because he can be had in the 10th or 11th round of fantasy drafts while Floyd was a fourth-rounder. Bruce Arians has a history of developing small and fast wideouts in Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Jun 15 - 8:01 AM

Carson Palmer said he expects "huge things" from second-year WR John Brown in 2015.

Brown has been one of the more buzz-worthy players around the league this offseason. Beat writers, teammates, and coaches are all expecting a spike in production for the bulked-up sophomore. Brown will travel to San Diego after this week's minicamp to work out with Palmer. Brown has a shot to lead the Cardinals in receiving this season in a sort-of "passing of the torch" from Larry Fitzgerald.
Jun 9 - 3:05 PM

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3Matt Barkley
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2Andre Ellington
3David Johnson
4Stepfan Taylor
GLB1Chris Johnson
2Stepfan Taylor
3RB1Andre Ellington
2Chris Johnson
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
3Jaron Brown
WR21Michael Floyd
2J.J. Nelson
3Brittan Golden
WR31John Brown
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Darren Fells
3Troy Niklas
LT1Jared Veldheer
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Mike Iupati
2Ted Larsen
C1Lyle Sendlein
2A.Q. Shipley
RG1Jonathan Cooper
RT1Bobby Massie
2Earl Watford
3D.J. Humphries
K1Chandler Catanzaro