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John Brown | Wide Receiver

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
College: Pittsburg State
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ESPN's Bill Polian said on NFL Insiders Monday that Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told him third-round rookie WR John Brown "reminds me of Marvin Harrison."
It's high praise from Arians, who worked on the Colts' staff from 1998-2000 when Harrison was in his prime. Harrison stood 6-foot, 185 pounds while Brown goes 5-foot-10, 179 with 4.34 speed. Brown busted out for five catches, 119 yards, and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Although he will continue to be an inconsistent WR3 option in re-draft leagues, fantasy owners who secured Brown in Dynasty drafts should be licking their chops. Oct 27 - 4:10 PM

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John Brown caught five passes for 119 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Eagles.

Brown played the role of hero, beating Cary Williams and Nate Allen for a mind-blowing 75-yard touchdown with just 1:21 left in the game. The play gave the Cardinals a 24-20 lead they held onto. Brown, Bruce Arians' new T.Y. Hilton, clearly has gobs of vertical talent. But he's going to be a weekly fantasy headache as the No. 3 option behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, as evidenced by his 5.5 targets per game coming into this one.
Oct 26 - 8:25 PM

Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and is probable for Week 8 against the Eagles.

He won't miss any time with his ankle injury. A situational deep threat, Brown has a 17/197/3 line through six games.
Oct 24 - 7:11 PM

Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

Brown is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Eagles. A situational deep threat, Brown isn't a legit option in re-draft leagues.
Oct 23 - 5:53 PM

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

Coach Bruce Arians said Brown has a sprained ankle. It must be of the mild variety. He remains on track to be a boom-or-bust WR4 against the Eagles in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 3:36 PM

John Brown secured 2-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

The Cardinals took a few shots downfield to 4.34 speedster Brown, but couldn't connect until the fourth quarter, when Brown came down with a 22-yarder over the middle against Raiders S Brandian Ross. As the No. 4 option in Arizona's passing game -- behind Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Ellington -- Brown has very little chance to be a consistent producer in fantasy leagues.
Oct 19 - 7:36 PM

John Brown secured 4-of-6 targets for 43 yards in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Redskins.

He tied John Carlson and Larry Fitzgerald for third on the Cardinals in targets, behind Andre Ellington (9) and Michael Floyd (7). Brown has big-play ability with 4.34 wheels, but is somewhat buried in the Cardinals' pecking order for targets. He's going to be highly inconsistent week to week.
Oct 12 - 8:59 PM

John Brown caught two passes for four yards in the Cardinals' Week 5 loss to the Broncos.

A third-round rookie playing behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, Brown has been predictably inconsistent while having to deal with musical chairs at quarterback in Arizona. Even if Carson Palmer returns in Week 6 against the Redskins, Brown will be no more than a boom-or-bust WR4/flex option.
Oct 5 - 8:30 PM

John Brown caught 4-of-6 targets for 52 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers.

Brown logged touchdowns of 24 and 21 yards, with the first coming through the heart of the defense. Brown now has three scores on 15 targets through his first three NFL games. He has Mike Wallace/T.Y. Hilton type speed, but he's not going to be a viable WR3 with that kind of volume. Brown will likely be a more valuable "real life" than fantasy player this season.
Sep 21 - 8:00 PM

Cardinals rookie John Brown caught 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Giants.

Brown is up to five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown through two games. His role isn't big or consistent enough for reliable WR3 value, but Brown is worth rostering as a WR5. He could reach WR3 levels if something happened to Michael Floyd or Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals take on San Francisco next.
Sep 14 - 4:49 PM

John Brown played 43-of-74 (58 percent) offensive snaps in Monday night's Week 1 win over the Chargers.

Brown has openly been compared to T.Y. Hilton by coach Bruce Arians. Arians was Hilton's rookie offensive coordinator in Indianapolis in 2012. Both are in similar situations as the No. 3 receiver in a pass-happy offense. In 2012, Hilton played 61 percent of the snaps and posted a 58-927-7 line on 101 targets. It's confirmation that Brown is worth owning as a WR4 in 12-team leagues.
Sep 10 - 12:49 PM

John Brown caught two passes for 29 yards and one touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 1 win over the Chargers on Monday night.

Brown saw five targets on the night and played a ton of snaps in three-wide sets. The third-round rookie out of tiny Pittsburg State has drawn Marvin Harrison and T.Y. Hilton comparisons this summer. He showed some quick moves on his game-winning 13-yard touchdown pass on a screen play late in the fourth quarter. Carson Palmer even targeted Brown on an end-zone fade earlier in the game. In Arizona's pass-heavy offense, Brown has WR4 value.
Sep 9 - 2:04 AM

Coach Bruce Arians believes third-round WR John Brown could play up to 60 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps.

That would be more than enough to put Brown on the fantasy radar. As's Chris Wesseling points out, T.Y. Hilton played 57 percent of the Colts' snaps as a rookie for Arians in 2012. Hilton is a player to whom Brown has been frequently compared. The source of constant praise from his coach and GM Steve Keim, Brown has 10 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. He's shaping up as a viable late-round flier.
Source: The MMQB
Aug 26 - 6:20 PM

John Brown caught four passes for 56 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Brown appears to have sewn up the No. 3 wideout job, as he comes in on three-wide sets and kicks Larry Fitzgerald into the slot. The third-round rookie out of Pittsburg State has certainly earned it by buzzing throughout offseason practices and putting up a 10-165-1 line in three preseason games. There are some T.Y. Hilton comparisons here as Brown goes 5'11/179 but ran a 4.34. He's creeping onto our flier lists in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Aug 24 - 11:19 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim compares third-round WR John Brown's rookie progress to Anquan Boldin's.

"I haven’t seen a rookie come in and do what he’s done — and it’s early still — since Anquan Boldin," said Keim. "(He) has uncanny instincts, unbelievable understanding of route concepts, leverage, being in the right spot at the right time. On top of great ball skills, he has unusual speed and explosiveness. ... I haven’t seen any of our players cover him." Keim's continual public praise makes it clear Brown is putting heat on Ted Ginn for the No. 3 job. Although it's hard to see Brown making a re-draft impact behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, it's getting harder and harder to ignore the hype.
Source: Grantland
Aug 12 - 5:55 PM

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