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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
Contract: view contract details

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John Brown (illness) is questionable for Week 13 against the Redskins.
Brown is still dealing with issues related to his sickle-cell condition but has practiced on a limited basis the last two days and should be a go for Week 13. He's caught just three passes for 49 yards over his last three games and won't be more than a dart-throw WR4 in fantasy. Dec 2 - 4:00 PM

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John Brown (illness) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It gives Brown a shot to suit up as he tries to figure out his sickle cell issues. Even if Brown does play against the Redskins, he'll be hard to trust as a WR4.
Dec 1 - 4:23 PM

John Brown (illness) is not practicing Wednesday.

Brown has been seeing specialists this week to see if they can get his sickle-cell-related issues under control. He's highly unlikely to play against the Redskins. Michael Floyd took over as the No. 2 receiver last week.
Nov 30 - 1:44 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians revealed in a radio interview that John Brown is still experiencing leg problems related to his sickle-cell trait.

"We got him going to a bunch of specialists today," said Arians. Brown battled leg pain and missed time earlier this season with sickle-cell-related problems. Although it was initially announced as a hamstring injury, Brown left Sunday's loss to Atlanta with a similar issue. "That’s the one that’s so baffling," Arians said. "It’s not really a pull. Whatever the blood issue he has, the legs tighten up." It is concerning that doctors have not yet figured out how to manage Brown's complication. His status for Week 13 is in obvious doubt.
Nov 29 - 8:34 PM

John Brown exited Week 12 with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Brown's nightmare season continues. He's been battling hamstring issues and a wide receiver rotation all year. Before leaving, Brown caught 1-of-2 targets for 19 yards. Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson are next up.
Nov 27 - 3:23 PM

John Brown was held catch-less on four targets in the Cardinals' Week 11 loss to the Vikings.

Brown never deserved to be in fantasy lineups in this difficult matchup, but we wouldn't have projected him for a goose egg. Battling an assortment of sicknesses all year and dealing with severely diminished quarterback play, Brown has taken a huge step back following his breakout 2015 campaign. Even against a porous Atlanta secondary in Week 12, Brown will be a mere boom-bust WR3 option with a high probability of busting.
Nov 20 - 5:37 PM

John Brown caught 2-of-4 targets for 30 yards in the Cardinals' Week 10 win over the 49ers.

Brown simply rotated in behind Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and J.J. Nelson. With Nelson's role expanding and coach Bruce Arians wanting to feature Floyd more, Brown doesn't have a very reliable floor for targets. He'll be impossible to trust as a fantasy starter in a Week 11 road date at the Vikings.
Nov 13 - 8:03 PM

John Brown (hamstring) is no longer listed on the Cardinals' injury report for Week 10.

Brown was upgraded to a full practice after being limited earlier this week. Smokey will be in the WR3 mix Sunday in a glorious matchup versus San Francisco.
Nov 11 - 3:51 PM

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

The Cards continue to manage Brown's practice reps. He'll be in the WR3 mix against the 49ers, along with J.J. Nelson.
Nov 10 - 5:42 PM

John Brown (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's nothing to worry about as the Cardinals are just managing his reps. Brown has been hit-or-miss this year but carries WR3 appeal this week in a great matchup with San Francisco.
Nov 9 - 4:48 PM

John Brown caught 4-of-4 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 8 loss to Carolina.

Brown wasn't quite as visible as J.J. Nelson (12 targets) or Larry Fitzgerald (11), but he executed a red-zone score and made clutch plays in critical moments against a porous Panthers secondary. Brown will use the Cardinals' Week 9 bye to heal up after dealing with leg pain that cost him Arizona's Week 7 game. He'll be an upside WR3 play in Week 10 against San Francisco.
Oct 30 - 5:04 PM

John Brown (hamstring) is officially active for Week 8 at Carolina.

As expected. Brown seems likely to be a near-full-time player after missing Week 7 with leg pains brought on by a sickle-cell trait. He is an upside WR3 play against a Panthers defense missing top CB James Bradberry (toe) and hemorrhaging production to perimeter wide receivers with speed. "Smokey" runs 4.34.
Oct 30 - 11:45 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports John Brown (hamstring) is expected to play Week 8 against the Panthers.

Brown has been dealing with hamstring issues all season perhaps exacerbated by his sickle-cell trait. The issues forced him to sit out last week, but he will give it a go in Carolina. With Michael Floyd (hamstring) likely to sit, Brown should see a healthy workload if he is healthy. He is an upside WR3 in a good matchup.
Oct 30 - 8:14 AM

The Cardinals expect John Brown (hamstring) to play in Week 8 at Carolina.

Brown was limited in practice all week and his health remains something of a question mark after missing Week 7, but he should be good to go. The Panthers' secondary has been torched by perimeter wide receivers all season long, and Brown is in the best spot to capitalize on that trend this week.
Oct 28 - 3:53 PM

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

A "full" session would be nice on Friday, but Brown is on track to return after missing last week's tie with Seattle. He'll be back on the WR3 radar if Michael Floyd (hamstring) sits.
Oct 27 - 5:20 PM

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