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College: Pittsburg State | 6 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 178 lbs
Birth Date: 4/3/1990
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Brown was a bright spot for the Ravens passing attack, making many big plays in his first sea-son with the team. He had two 100-yard games and averaged 17.0 yards per reception. His season ended with a dud, though, as the Ravens went to a run-heavy approach with Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Brown had fewer than 30 yards nine straight games to end the year. Brown signed with the Bills this offseason and should assume a starting role with his new team. Brown is a small receiver but has great speed and moves in space. He is a top playmaker at the receiver position. Brown has a knack for making the great catch and highlight reel play. He struggles with some consistency, though, and drops have been an issue. Fantasy Outlook: Brown was on his way to a 1,000-yard season last year before the Ravens changed their offensive approach. We don't think he'll produce as dismal as his finish to last year all season but will be hit or miss in the Bills offense. He will have some big games but disappear in other, making him deep reserve material. He could get around 50 receptions for 750 yards and four or five scores.

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Last year, John Brown joined the Baltimore Ravens after four seasons in Arizona and put up solid numbers early in the season, catching 31 passes for 601 yards and four touchdowns in the nine games that Joe Flacco played. But the Ravens chose to go with a more run-oriented offensive approach after that, putting rookie Lamar Jackson into the starting quarterback role, and over the final seven games, Browns production vanished as he caught just eight passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. There lies the problem for Brown as he joins the Bills this season: hes a guy whos best used down the field, but is in an offense that has trouble getting the ball down the field. Bills quarterback Josh Allen is a little more likely to throw the ball deep, but his deep ball completion percentage of 26.2 percent doesnt bode well for Brown. Browns a talented receiver, but in an offense thats set to be as focused on the run and the short passing game as this one is, hes probably a fantasy WR4 or WR5 at best, with his upside linked directly to Josh Allens potential improvement. If you arent a believer in that, itll be hard for you to believe in Brown.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Nov 20 3:03pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Brown should return to practice later this week and is in no danger of missing the Week 12 game. He has been one of the most consistent fantasy receivers this season and will continue to be the main option for the Bills. He can be at low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in all leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 17 9:43pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown ended up with nine receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 14 targets in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Spin: Smokey Brown had his first triple-digit yardage total since Week 1 against the Jets, and it was his first multi-score performance of the season. In fact, he had a total of two scores all season. He remains more of a WR4 or flex fantasy option in most leagues. The Bills host the Broncos in Week 12.

From TheHuddle

Nov 17 5:40pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brownwent wild against the Dolphins in Week 11, catching nine of his 14 targets for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Nearly half of quarterback Josh Allen's 33 passing attempts went in Brown's direction and no other Bill had more than 38 receiving yards in the game. Brown is a solid WR2 going forward who should be locked into your lineup on a weekly basis. His next matchup is at home against the Broncos in Week 12.

From RotoBaller

Nov 14 11:20am ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown has a favorable matchup against the Dolphins this week and is a strong WR2 play. In his last game against the Dolphins, he caught five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. Brown has been extremely consistent all year, with at least four receptions and over 50 receiving yards in every game of the season. He should end up with at least four or five catches in Week 11 with between 80 and 100 yards on the day.

From RotoBaller

Nov 10 9:10pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown received 11 targets in the loss to the Browns on Sunday, finishing with five receptions for 77 yards. While it was encouraging to see the veteran continue to receive attention from quarterback Josh Allen, his failure to pull in a few more receptions or find the end zone has dramatically diminished his fantasy value. He has a chance to get back on track, nonetheless, when Buffalo heads to Miami for a Week 11 encounter with the Dolphins.

From RotoBaller

Nov 10 5:13pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown finished with five receptions for 77 yards on 11 targets in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Spin: The targets were great, but unfortunately he failed to find the end zone for the third straight games, and just once in the past eight outings. He has four or more grabs in each of his nine outings, making him a solid WR3 in PPR fantasy formats with lesser appeal in standard play. The Bills travel to meet the Dolphins in Week 11.

From TheHuddle

Nov 7 9:33pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown is on pace for a career-high 84 receptions and a career-high 1,206 receiving yards this season.

Fantasy Spin: Brown has been providing steady production all year, topping 50 receiving yards in all eight games and logging at least 69 yards six times. He's locked in as Buffalo's go-to receiver, emerging as a high-end WR3.

From TheHuddle

Nov 7 9:00am ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown has been steadily contributing around five catches and 70 receiving yards all season. He's the clear No. 1 receiver in Buffalo and even though the team doesn't have a great passing attack, he still receives enough opportunities to reward his fantasy owners with solid production. This week, Brown and the Bills face the Cleveland Browns, a very beatable passing defense. Expect Brown to lead the team in receiving yards, as he does most weeks, and turn in around 70 receiving yards with a good chance to score. He's a solid WR2 in Week 10.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 6:20pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown finished with four catches (seven targets) for 76 yards during the win over Washington on Sunday. While it was encouraging that Brown had the most looks from quarterback Josh Allen, his production was relegated by Devin Singletary, who monopolized the offense by receiving 20 carries while also pulling in three receptions. The veteran has remained consistent this season, however, and is expected to produce moving forward, even with the recent emergence of Cole Beasley, who has scored a touchdown in each of his last three games.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 5:23pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught four passes for 76 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 9. He was targeted seven times during the game.

Fantasy Spin: Brown continues to be a consistent receiver for the Bills and fantasy players. He has posted at least 75 yards in three of the last four games and should have success next week against the Cleveland Browns. He can be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in Week 10.

From TheHuddle

Oct 31 11:30am ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown led the team in targets (8), receptions (5) and receiving yards (54) in Week 8 and is in a good position to repeat the feat in Week 9. This week, the Bills take on the Redskins, who allow around 378 yards of total offense per week, the seventh-most in the league. Brown should be able to get open at will and as quarterback Josh Allen's No. 1 target, Brown has a good chance to flirt with 100 yards and a score on the day. He's a high-end WR2 for Week 9.

From RotoBaller

Oct 27 10:03pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown had five grabs with team highs of 54 yards and eight targets in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Spin: Brown is the best fantasy option among the wideouts in Buffalo, but he is still a WR3 at best in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Bills host the Redskins in Week 9.

From TheHuddle

Oct 27 6:40pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown had a decent game in Week 8, catching five of his eight targets for 54 yards, leading the team in all three categories. The Bills' offense struggled mightily against the Eagles, despite the fact that the Eagles had been very generous to opposing quarterbacks and receivers going into the game. Quarterback Josh Allen threw for only 169 yards in the game, so the fact that nearly one-third of his yards went to Brown is certainly a good sign for Brown going forward. The Bills have another favorable matchup in Week 9 against the Redskins, so make sure to keep Brown in your lineup.

From RotoBaller

Oct 25 3:33pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

Fantasy Spin: Brown has caught at least five passes in five of the six games this season. He has been a reliable option for fantasy players this season and is a must-start option again this week.

From TheHuddle

Oct 24 5:33pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Brown is the main option in the passing game for the Bills and will continue to see a solid amount of targets. He can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 24 4:03pm ET

Buffalo Bills S Kurt Coleman (hamstring), RB Frank Gore (rest), DE Jerry Hughes (rest) and DT Star Lotulelei (rest) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 24. CB Kevin Johnson (neck), LB Matt Milano (hamstring), LB Corey Thompson (ankle) and WR Duke Williams (shoulder) were limited. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), WR John Brown (rest), FB Patrick DiMarco (ankle), OT Ty Nsekhe (rest) and Quinton Spain (foot) were full participants at practice.

From TheHuddle

Oct 24 12:20pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown has had at least five receptions in all but one game so far this year and has recorded over 65 receiving yards in all but one game as well. This week, Brown and the Bills face off against the Eagles, who have struggled mightily to contain receivers this year. The Eagles are allowing the 6th-most passing yards per game in the NFL and Brown should be able to take advantage of the matchup this week. Expect him to catch at least five passes and gain around 80 yards or more with a good chance to score. He's a WR2 this week.

From RotoBaller

Oct 23 3:53pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Spin: Brown likely will return to practice later in the week and will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Bills. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 receiver or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 20 5:53pm ET

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught five passes for 83 yards and one touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. He was targeted six times during the game.

Fantasy Spin: Brown continues to be the main option in the passing game for the Bills and has been a consistent contributor for fantasy players. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver next week against the Philadelphia Eagles.

From TheHuddle

Oct 20 5:10pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown led the team with five catches and 83 receiving yards in Week 7 and scored his second touchdown of the season. It was Brown's highest yardage output since Week 1 and his first touchdown since Week 1. He tied with Cole Beasley for the team lead in targets with six, but Beasley managed just three catches and 16 yards - including a touchdown - with his six targets. Brown figures to be a starting option as a WR2 most weeks until further notice. His next matchup is a favorable one against a struggling Eagles pass defense.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 13-Mar-2019: BUF - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Three-year contract (through 2021)
  • 13-Mar-2019: BAL - Declared Free Agent
  • 14-Mar-2018: BAL - Signed, Unrestricted FA - One-year contract (through 2018)
  • 14-Mar-2018: BAL - Signed - One-year contract (through 2018)
  • 14-Mar-2018: ARI - Declared Free Agent
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Week 2@NYG10.707720800000
Week 3CIN7.504510501400
Week 4NWE9.4056901100000
Week 5@TEN10.005750500000
Week 6bye
Week 7MIA16.805831600000
Week 8PHI7.905540800000
Week 9WAS9.604760700000
Week 10@CLE10.2057701100000
Week 11@MIA30.20913721400000
Week 12DEN
Week 13@DAL
Week 14BAL
Week 15@PIT
Week 16@NWE
Week 17NYJ