Guest of the League
Steve Grogan
FFL: Week 3 | NFL: Week 3


College: Pittsburg State | 4 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 179 lbs
Birth Date: 4/3/1990
Depth Chart: WR1.2
2017 Bye Week: 8
Out - quadricep

Owned: 74.5%
Started: 1.3%
Total Pts: 4
Avg Pts: 2.00
Rank: 88 WR

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Player Notes
Sep 20 4:20pm ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (quadriceps) missed practice Wednesday. This is worrying for fantasy owners who have Brown, as his injury recovery process may hinder his success for the rest of the season as it did last year. Furthermore, with the rotation in the offensive line, it is hard to truly trust any piece of this offense following the injury to star running back David Johnson (wrist). With Brown looking unlikely to suit up again this week, J.J. Nelson -- one of the most popular waiver additions this week -- is a viable WR3/flex play against the Cowboys' banged-up secondary.

Sep 18 9:53pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) probably will not be able to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Sep 18 5:40pm ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (quadriceps) is not expected to be active for the third week of the NFL season, according to head coach Bruce Arians. This is not what fantasy owners wanted to hear, as the breakout candidate looks destined for another injury-plagued season. Meanwhile, J.J. Nelson has taken the league by storm in Brown's absence and should be considered one of the top waiver claims of the week. As the primary deep threat for the Cardinals, Nelson presents legitimate WR2 upside in a pass-heavy offense.

Sep 17 2:10pm ET

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has stated that he does not know when wide receiver John Brown (quadriceps) will return to the field. While Brown has merely been nursing a small injury, this is not a good outlook for fantasy owners as it demonstrates that Arians does not trust his speedy wide receiver to come back from his injuries on time. Brown has enough talent to be a very productive receiver when he is on the field, but it could be a few games before that occurs. Owners should exercise caution. J.J. Nelson immediately gets an upgrade.

Sep 15 6:03pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps), OT D.J. Humphries (knee) and OG Mike Iupati (triceps) did not practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is out for Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts. LB Deone Bucannon (ankle) was limited in practice and is doubtful, while TE Troy Niklas (hip) and DE Robert Nkemdiche (calf) were limited and are listed as questionable. TE Jermaine Gresham (ribs) did not practice and is questionable, while LB Karlos Dansby (shin) practiced in full and is longer on the injury report.

Sep 15 6:03pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is ruled out for Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Sep 15 4:20pm ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (quad) is out for Week 2 against the Colts. Brown was not able to practice this week due to a quad injury and will not be traveling with the team to Indianapolis this weekend. It is a big blow to a Cardinals offense that already lost David Johnson (wrist surgery) earlier this week. Larry Fitzgerald should see as many targets as he can handle on Sunday and could be a WR2 against Indianapolis.

Sep 15 12:40am ET

Arizona Cardinals beat reporter Darren Urban stated that neither wide receiver John Brown (quadriceps) or tight end Jermaine Gresham (ribs) appeared to be practicing on Thursday with the rest of the team. This is concerning for fantasy owners who have Brown on their teams, as it indicates he may be limited or not used in Sunday's matchup against the Colts, which will likely be a high-scoring affair. However, until Brown proves he can stay healthy or continues to get peppered with targets like he did in Week 1, it will be hard to trust him in most formats or average-sized leagues. Gresham is a non-factor for fantasy owners.

Sep 14 5:23pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was held out of practice for a second straight day Thursday, Sept. 14.

Sep 14 3:00pm ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (quad) was not seen at the open portion of Thursday's practice. This is two missed practices for the speedy Brown, who battled quad issues throughout training camp. He will probably have to put in at least a limited session on Friday to get cleared for Sunday's game in Indy. Look for J.J. Nelson or Jaron Brown to get more work alongside Larry Fitzgerald if John Brown has to sit.

Sep 13 5:53pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Sep 13 3:50pm ET

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham and wide receiver John Brown did not appear to practice Wednesday, according to beat reporter Darren Urban. While this may be just an effort to keep the two fresh, both have a decent injury history, particularly Brown. Owners should continue to monitor the situation and the injury report in order to determine whether or not the pair will be healthy for this week's game. Regardless, neither should be considered a secure option at the position until they show consistent performances and health.

Sep 10 7:43pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown rushed once for 10 yards and he added four receptions for 32 yards on nine targets in Week 1 at Detroit.

Sep 7 10:23pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown said he will be ready to play Week 1 against the Detroit Lions 'no matter what.'

Sep 5 2:20pm ET

Arizona Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers has reported that following the cuts made by the Cardinals to create their 53-man roster, wide receiver John Brown is still listed as the fourth receiver on the depth chart. While there is no denying his on-the-field talent, the injury-prone receiver has had an up-and-down preseason. This is concerning for his value, as it shows that head coach Bruce Arians does not trust him to be a consistent top receiver for the team. However, it may just be a motivational tactic by Arians, and we could see Brown lining up in Week 1 as the top outside receiver. It remains to be seen, but it is safe to say that Brown should be left on most benches for the first week of the season.

Aug 27 4:00pm ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown, who missed the second preseason game due to an injury and has had a very shaky training camp, finally made his return in the Cardinals third preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. Brown registered two catches for 49 yards and two touchdowns. This is good news for fantasy owners looking to snag Brown as an upside receiver in the later rounds of drafts. If Brown can stay healthy, he looks like a good bet to have an even better season than his breakout 2015 campaign. Brown's health should still be monitored in the coming weeks, but don't forget about this speedy receiver on draft day.

Aug 26 9:53pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught two passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 26.

Aug 21 11:20pm ET

According to Arizona Cardinals beat writer Mike Jurecki, wide receiver John Brown (quadriceps) practiced fully on Monday before leaving the team to attend a funeral. This is good news for the injury-plagued receiver, who until now had only practiced in a limited fashion but seems to be on the road to recovery. Brown's injury status should still be closely monitored for the remainder of the preseason, but it seems as though things are looking up for the veteran receiver. Fantasy owners should still view Brown as a risky late-round sleeper who can look to rebound from a disappointing 2016 season.

Aug 18 1:00am ET

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians acknowledged that veteran wide receiver John Brown is still dealing with the sickle-cell trait, and his recovery timetable is therefore longer than what it was originally assumed to be. Many had believed that Brown had fully recovered from his injury woes last season. However, the recurrence of his prolonged absences from practice and this trait have made it difficult to project when he will be able to contribute on a consistent level. It's time for fantasy owners to start moving Brown down their rankings as a late-round sleeper, as it seems that this condition is not getting better anytime soon.

Aug 15 10:53pm ET

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) ran a few routes in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, but vows not to come back to a full practice before he is completely healthy. Brown added he could play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the Chicago Bears, 'but I won't be at my best.'

NFL WeekOppPtsRecRec
Week 1@DET443209011000
Week 2@IND0000000000
Week 3DAL
Week 4SFO
Week 5@PHI
Week 6TAM
Week 7@LAR
Week 8bye
Week 9@SFO
Week 10SEA
Week 11@HOU
Week 12JAC
Week 13LAR
Week 14TEN
Week 15@WAS
Week 16NYG
Week 17@SEA
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