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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 5-of-7 targets for 99 yards Week 12 against the 49ers.
Brown looked fully healthy against the 49ers, getting loose for a 48-yard bomb early in the third quarter and getting open for what could have been a long touchdown in the fourth had Carson Palmer not overthrown the pass. Brown did catch a touchdown pass early in the second quarter, but he came back in from out of bounds to make the grab and was flagged for illegal touching. Even with Michael Floyd getting healthier, Brown will remain an upside WR3 the rest of the way. Nov 29 - 7:41 PM

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John Brown (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 12.

It's an upgrade from last week, when Brown was listed as questionable. Brown has struggled playing through injuries, managing just three catches since Week 7. He's a boom-or-bust WR3 against the 49ers.
Nov 27 - 6:04 PM

John Brown (hamstring) practiced again on Friday.

He'll be fine for Sunday's game against San Francisco. Brown caught all three of his targets last week for 43 yards and a touchdown. Expect him to fall in the WR3 range.
Nov 27 - 1:39 PM

John Brown (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.

Brown missed Wednesday's session, but this practice puts him on track to play this week. Brown has not played well while dealing with injuries to both hamstrings, but he will be a WR3 in a good matchup against the 49ers.
Nov 26 - 12:43 PM

John Brown (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Brown has been hobbled for weeks now and his on-field play has suffered as he's attempted to play through the ailment. He beat the Bengals for a touchdown last Sunday, but will remain a WR3 if active against the 49ers.
Nov 25 - 1:58 PM

John Brown caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 11 win over the Bengals.

Brown beat Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard on a double move for an 18-yard touchdown. He didn’t look fully healthy, but played 54-of-62 snaps. Brown was out-targeted by J.J. Nelson, who finished with 142 yards and a touchdown. He'll be a high-upside WR3 play against the 49ers in Week 12.
Nov 23 - 12:57 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, John Brown (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Bengals.

He returned to a limited practice on Thursday. Brown was only targeted three times in last week's win against the Seahawks but he should have a bigger role this week with Michael Floyd (hamstring) banged up. At best, he's a boom-or-bust WR3.
Nov 22 - 8:54 AM

John Brown (hamstrings, questionable) is "optimistic" he'll play Sunday night against the Bengals.

However, Brown did express after Friday's practice that he's "frustrated" with how long his hamstring injuries have lingered. The injuries "haven't healed," and have "hampered" Brown, who hasn't caught a pass since Week 7. Speed-based wide receivers like Smokey (4.34) have a difficult time producing through hamstring woes. He's a tough sell as a Week 11 fantasy start.
Nov 20 - 3:36 PM

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

It puts Brown on track to suit up against the Bengals, but his effectiveness will be up in the air. In-house reporter Darren Urban believes Smokey's hammys are "obviously" still an issue. Even if Michael Floyd (hamstring) sits, Brown will be hard to trust as more than a boom-or-bust WR3.
Nov 19 - 4:13 PM

Darren Urban of the Cardinals' website believes John Brown's hamstring injuries are "obviously still an issue."

Brown didn't practice on Wednesday, and afterwards coach Bruce Arians suggested Brown "might be worried about tearing" the hamstring "if he lets it loose." Brown has not caught a pass since Week 7, and went catch-less on three targets in Week 10. Urban believes both Brown and Michael Floyd (hamstring) will be game-time decisions against the Bengals this week.
Nov 18 - 10:13 PM

John Brown (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

He played through the hamstring issue Week 10 against the Seahawks, but was only in on about two-thirds of the snaps and failed to corral any of his three targets. It's possible Brown needs more rest for his ailing hammy.
Nov 18 - 1:51 PM

John Brown was held without a catch in Week 10.

He had only three targets. Brown played 61-of-91 snaps, but didn't look fully healthy. He failed to make an impact even when Michael Floyd (hamstring) went down in the second half. Brown could have a big Week 11 role if Floyd misses time.
Nov 16 - 1:25 AM

John Brown (hamstring) is active for Week 10 against Seattle.

Brown was a game-time decision after practicing on a limited basis. He's a mid-range WR3 in a difficult matchup. The Cardinals inactives are QB Matt Barkley, OT D.J. Humphries, WR J.J. Nelson, LB Shaq Riddick, CB Robert Nelson, OL Ted Larsen, and NT Xavier Williams.
Nov 15 - 7:01 PM

John Brown (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Seahawks.

We assumed this would be the case despite the Cardinals labeling him as a game-time decision earlier in the week. Brown is coming off a bye and was able to practice on a limited basis throughout the week. Brown faces a tough slate against the Seahawks in Week 10. Though he hovers around the WR2/3 borderline most weeks, the bad matchup downgrades Brown to a mid-range WR3.
Nov 15 - 8:24 AM

John Brown (hamstring) remained limited at Friday's practice and will be a game-time decision for Week 10 against the Seahawks.

Though Brown has practiced all week and looks to be on track for Sunday's game against Seattle, the 8:30 PM ET start time will make things dicey for fantasy owners. We've already been burned by Brown once after he didn't play a snap against the Browns in Week 8 despite being active. Obviously if Brown does suit up, he'll have a hard matchup against the Seahawks' Legion of Boom secondary.
Nov 13 - 2:44 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Matt Barkley
RB1Chris Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3David Johnson
4Stepfan Taylor
GLB1Chris Johnson
2Andre Ellington
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