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John Brown | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
College: Pittsburg State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (91) / ARZ
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John Brown caught 3-of-4 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.
Brown only saw four targets because Carson Palmer attempted only 22 passes due to game script. It was easily Brown's most efficient effort of the season, and he continues to operate as Arizona's clear-cut No. 2 wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald. Brown should be locked into Week 7 fantasy lineups as a WR3 against the Rams. Oct 15 - 7:39 PM

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John Brown (quad) wasn't listed on the Cardinals' final injury report for Week 6 against the Buccaneers.

He was upgraded to full practice Friday after getting limited sessions in on Wednesday and Thursday. Brown finally ended his touchdown drought in last week's loss to the Eagles, but still managed just two catches for 26 yards on seven targets. Even with four teams on bye, he's no better than a WR4 this week.
Oct 13 - 4:44 PM

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

Brown will be out there for a tasty matchup with the Bucs. He's on the WR3/4 borderline for Week 6.
Oct 12 - 5:05 PM

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

It looks like the Cardinals will put Brown through the same routine as last week. Brown is trending up with 14 targets over last two games. He'll get the Bucs in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 5:37 PM

John Brown delivered two catches for 26 yards and a touchdown on seven targets Sunday in the Cardinals’ Week 5 loss to the Eagles.

Brown capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive by beating Jalen Mills for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter. That was really the only highlight for Brown, who spent much of the afternoon playing defense on dangerous 50/50 balls thrown by Carson Palmer. He also had a mental lapse on a third-quarter drop. Brown’s touchdown Sunday was his first of the season. He’ll face the Bucs at home next week.
Oct 8 - 6:08 PM

John Brown (questionable, quad) is expected to play Sunday against the Eagles.

Brown is ready to go after putting in a limited week of practice. Despite his questionable listing, Brown was never in danger of missing Week 5. Brown should have had a touchdown in last week's win over San Francisco (coach Bruce Arians inexplicably decided not to challenge the play) and will be a WR4 consideration in a favorable matchup at Philadelphia.
Oct 8 - 8:02 AM

John Brown (quad) is questionable for Week 5 against the Eagles.

Brown practiced on a limited basis this week but his status for Week 5 has never been in doubt. It's a good on-paper matchup for Brown, though data shows West Coast teams often struggle playing early games on the East Coast. Consider him a WR4 at best.
Oct 6 - 4:02 PM

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

The Cardinals are just managing Brown's reps following his Week 4 return. Stuck in an unpredictable rotation with Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson behind Larry Fitzgerald, Brown is tough to trust as a WR4.
Oct 5 - 5:14 PM

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

Brown looked fully healthy in his return last week. He saw seven targets and should see his snaps increased. Brown has a plus matchup with the Eagles' injured secondary in Week 5.
Oct 4 - 5:27 PM

John Brown caught 3-of-7 targets for 47 yards in the Cardinals' Week 4 win over the 49ers.

Brown missed the previous two games with a quad strain, but he looked back to full health in this one even on limited snaps. Brown ran right by CB Rashard Robinson for a near-touchdown in overtime where it looked like he may have gotten both feet in bounds, but the refs disagreed. Larry Fitzgerald scored the game-winner a couple plays later. Brown's health is always the concern with him now. When on the field, he produces. Brown gets a gorgeous matchup against the Eagles in Week 5.
Oct 1 - 8:29 PM

John Brown (quad) is active for Week 4 against the 49ers.

J.J. Nelson (hamstring) is also active, giving the Cardinals a full group at receiver, forcing rookie Chad Williams to the inactive list. Also inactive for the Birds are QB Blaine Gabbert, CB Tramon Williams, RB D.J. Foster, LT D.J. Humphries, OG Alex Boone, and DT Robert Nkemdiche.
Oct 1 - 2:46 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, John Brown (quad) remains less than 100 percent and will likely be on a "pitch count" Sunday against the 49ers.

Brown has been operating at less than 100 percent for most of the last two years, so this hardly comes as a surprise. With Brown seeing limited snaps and burner J.J. Nelson coming off a goose egg in the Monday Night game, it should be another big week for Larry Fitzgerald.
Oct 1 - 8:28 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday that John Brown (quad) will play in Week 4 against the 49ers.

We are skeptical Brown will be available for a full complement of snaps, but it's good news all in all. Brown is worth stashing in 14- and 16-team leagues to see what happens. He will likely cut into Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson's Week 4 playing time, but not necessarily enough to remove them from fantasy discussion.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Coach Bruce Arians' has stated that Brown won't be tasked with a full workload in his first game back, but his presence is still enough to eat into the value of both Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson. However, this news doesn't have as big of an impact on Larry Fitzgerald, who is third in the league in targets through three weeks and led all WRs in snaps this past Sunday. He's surprisingly still too cheap across the DFS industry, especially given the draw with San Francisco.
Sep 29 - 4:00 PM

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

It's encouraging Brown was able to get back out there one day after returning to practice, but he should still be considered legitimately questionable for Week 4. Even if Brown does suit up, he will be hard to trust as a WR4 considering his durability woes.
Sep 28 - 7:07 PM

John Brown (quad) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

It's his first practice in over two weeks. Brown worked out on the field before Monday night's game against Dallas and looks to be nearing a return. He's missed the past two games with a quad injury after going for 32 yards on four catches in an opening-week loss to Detroit.
Sep 27 - 6:46 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Blaine Gabbert
RB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3Andre Ellington
4Kerwynn Williams
5Elijhaa Penny
GLB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Jaron Brown
3Brittan Golden
WR21John Brown
2J.J. Nelson
3Chad Williams
WR31J.J. Nelson
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Troy Niklas
3Ifeanyi Momah
LT1D.J. Humphries
2John Wetzel
LG1Mike Iupati
2Will Holden
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Daniel Munyer
RG1Evan Boehm
2Earl Watford
RT1Jared Veldheer
K1Phil Dawson