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John Brown | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
College: Pittsburg State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (91) / ARZ
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John Brown (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
It's a good sign after Brown missed practice all last week. Brown is dealing with a leg issue related to his sickle cell trait, but coach Bruce Arians expects him to return Sunday. Oct 26 - 5:30 PM

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expects John Brown (leg) back for Week 8.

Brown is dealing with a unique leg issue related to his sickle cell trait. The Cardinals badly need him back with Jaron Brown (ACL) done for the season and Michael Floyd nursing a hamstring issue.
Oct 24 - 3:26 PM

John Brown (leg) is inactive for Week 7 against Seattle.

Brown was listed as doubtful with a leg issue that stems from sickle cell. He could be looking at a multi-game absence after not practicing all week. Jaron Brown and Michael Floyd should get the majority of outside reps in three-wide sets. The rest of Arizona's inactives are CB Brandon Williams, LB Gabe Martin, OG Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Xavier Williams, and DT Ed Stinson.
Oct 23 - 7:10 PM

John Brown (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 7.

He's not going to play against Seattle on Sunday night. Brown missed practice all week with a leg issue that stems from sickle-cell. With Jaron Brown's (questionable, knee) status up in the air, J.J. Nelson should see time in three-wide sets.
Oct 21 - 5:49 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians revealed Friday that John Brown (questionable, hamstring) is dealing with pain in his leg that stems from a sickle-cell trait.

Brown did not participate in Friday's practice. Arians said team doctors are "working in a solution," but it sounds like Brown is in legitimate danger of missing Sunday night's game against the Seahawks, where he would have been a shaky fantasy option anyway. Brown isn't 100 percent, and neither is his quarterback, and he would be likely to draw a lot of Richard Sherman in coverage. It's a good week to park Brown on your fantasy bench.
Oct 21 - 3:52 PM

John Brown (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

We're not sure how or when Brown got hurt, but his status for Week 7 is definitely up in the air. Returning to a limited practice on Friday would go a long way to assuage our concerns. Even so, Brown has a less than ideal matchup against the Seahawks this week and is probably no better than a WR4 for fantasy purposes.
Oct 20 - 7:51 PM

John Brown (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's not clear when the injury happened after Brown played the entire game last week. There should be more on his status Thursday.
Oct 19 - 4:38 PM

John Brown caught 5-of-7 targets for 54 yards in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Jets.

After a catch-less first half and a silent third quarter, Brown picked up 3-4 catches on the Cardinals' final offensive drive that the starters played in the fourth quarter. Smokey was unable to get loose for any home runs behind this burnable secondary, but he at least saved his day a bit with the late grabs. Brown figures to see plenty of Richard Sherman next week against Seattle.
Oct 17 - 11:49 PM

John Brown caught 1-of-4 targets for 11 yards in Arizona's Week 5 win over the 49ers.

Brown entered the evening with 16 catches over his past two games, but Arizona's passing attack was mostly off the rails with Drew Stanton under center. Stanton managed only 11 completions as David Johnson carried the offense. Brown will be back on the WR3 radar in Week 6 against a Jets pass defense getting routinely torched for big plays.
Oct 7 - 12:05 AM

John Brown tallied 10 catches for 144 yards on 16 targets Sunday in the Cardinals' Week 4 loss to the Rams.

It's official: Brown has returned from the abyss. After snoozing through the first two games of 2016, Brown has dominated over the last two weeks with 16 catches for 214 yards on 27 targets. Eight of his receptions came in the first half but his longest play of the game came on a 29-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter. Brown must have come over and done all of Carson Palmer's chores this week because he was targeted nine more times than any other Cardinals receiver. The only complaint we have about Brown is that he still hasn’t scored a touchdown this season. Maybe that will change Thursday against the Niners.
Oct 2 - 8:53 PM

John Brown played 47-of-82 (57%) snaps Week 3 against the Bills.

Brown appeared to get back on track with 6 catches for 70 yards on 11 targets, but the snap count shows he was once again a limited member of the offense. Six of his targets came after the four-minute mark in the third quarter with the Cardinals in comeback mode. Despite the resurgence, there are still reasons to worry about Brown's role moving forward.
Sep 26 - 9:04 AM

John Brown caught 6-of-11 targets for 70 yards in the Cardinals' Week 3 loss to the Bills.

It's a big story because Brown's playing time and production were limited in Arizona's first two games. He finally got going against the Bills, drawing 11 targets to tie Michael Floyd for second on the team behind Larry Fitzgerald (12) in a game where Carson Palmer attempted 50 throws. Brown needs to be picked up in fantasy leagues where he was dropped after a slow start. He has upside WR3 potential the rest of the way.
Sep 25 - 5:03 PM

John Brown caught 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards in Arizona's Week 2 thrashing of the Bucs.

Once again, Brown was a distant third behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. He got out-targeted by Darren Fells, and watched Jaron Brown score a 51-yard touchdown. Brown has shown the potential to be an elite playmaker, but he simply doesn't have a fantasy viable role right now. He's caught two passes on seven targets through two games. He remains worth stashing in 12-team leagues because of his upside, but won't be startable against the Bills in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 7:56 PM

John Brown played just 35-of-61 snaps Sunday night against the Patriots.

Brown was easily out-snapped by both Larry Fitzgerald (59) and Michael Floyd (58). He managed to catch just 1-of-4 targets for eight yards on his limited plays. It is possible the Cardinals were taking it easy on Brown after he missed most of camp with a concussion, but his usage is certainly a concern. He will be no better than a WR3 this week against the Bucs.
Sep 12 - 10:22 AM

John Brown caught one-of-four passes for eight yards Sunday in the Cardinals' Week 1 loss to the Patriots.

Carson Palmer fed him a couple deep balls but Brown struggled to find separation against Malcolm Butler’s swarming coverage. It’s usually feast or famine with Brown and Sunday was the latter. He saw fewer targets than both Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd and could be in for a long season if Palmer looks as shaky as he did on Sunday. Brown will try to bounce back against the Bucs in Week 2.
Sep 12 - 1:20 AM

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QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3Stepfan Taylor
4Chris Johnson
GLB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Jaron Brown
3J.J. Nelson
WR21Michael Floyd
2John Brown
WR31John Brown
TE1Darren Fells
2Jermaine Gresham
3Troy Niklas
LT1Jared Veldheer
LG1Mike Iupati
2Earl Watford
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Evan Boehm
RG1Cole Toner
RT1D.J. Humphries
2John Wetzel
K1Chandler Catanzaro