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John Brown
Wide Receiver
Ht: 5' 11" Wt: 178 Age: 30 Exp: 7 years College: Pittsburg State Drafted: 2014 R3 91,
Posted: 7/02/2020 1:25 am UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown's production will be helped and not hurt by the addition of WR Stefon Diggs, according to QB Josh Allen. 'I think this is going to give him an opportunity to have more chances to catch the ball,' Allen said. 'Man-to-man, he's extremely tough to cover.'
Huddle Up: While the addition of Diggs is going to cut into his targets, less attention from opposing defenses could mean more big-play opportunities for Brown. Still, he will likely drop from the WR2 ranks to more of a boom-or-bust WR3.
Posted: 6/09/2020 2:07 am UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught 10-of-26 deep targets from QB Josh Allen in 2019, resulting in a 38.5 completion percentage and 109.5 passer rating on those throws. All the other Bills combined to catch four of Allen's 37 deep pass attempts, greatly contributing to Allen's league-worst 22.2 percent completion rate on deep passes last season.
Posted: 5/29/2020 9:13 pm UTC
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen worked out with several of the team's pass catchers in Florida Thursday, May 28, including WR Stefon Diggs. RB Devin Singletary, WRs John Brown, Isaiah McKenzie, Nick Easley, WR Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins and TEs Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney, Jason Croom and Nate Becker were among the players participating in the workout.
Huddle Up: The Bills have not been able to practice this offseason, so Allen and his teammates have begun working out together. Allen is coming off a solid 2019 season and should be helped with the addition of Diggs. He should be at least a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 5/23/2020 4:42 pm UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown ranks third in the league since 2015 with an average depth of target of 15.9 yards.
Huddle Up: In his first year in Buffalo, Brown returned to the WR2 ranks (No. 19) for the first time since 2015 as he hit career highs in targets (115), receptions (72) and receiving yards (1,060) in 2019. The Bills, though, traded for WR Stefon Diggs this offseason, and that pushes Brown back down into more boom-or-bust territory. Consider him a low-end WR3 at best.
Posted: 3/17/2020 2:55 am UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown is expected to start opposite newly acquired WR Stefon Diggs, as the latter was added in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: The news is bad for Brown, who was the top receiver threat in Buffalo in 2019. His targets and overall statistics are likely to take a hit as long as Diggs is healthy and on the field. Brown posted 72 catches, 1,016 yards and six touchdowns last season, but he figures to fall back into that 600-800 yard range, still with several scores, but a catch total of perhaps 45-55 instead of 72.
Posted: 12/29/2019 4:45 pm UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Brown will not be in the lineup since the Bills have nothing to play for this week. Duke Williams, Isaiah McKenzie and Robert Foster should serve as the top three receivers for the Bills this week. They could be flex options in leagues but probably will be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 12/22/2019 1:29 am UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught one pass for 53 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Dec. 21, at the New England Patriots in Week 16. He ran once for three yards.
Huddle Up: Draped by CB Stephon Gilmore most of the night, Brown was held to just the one grab but obviously made it count. In Week 17, he is a much safer WR2 fantasy play at home vs. the New York Jets.
Posted: 12/16/2019 7:57 am UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 99 yards in Week 15 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Brown had been mostly kept in check over the previous three games, topping out with 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 12. He was targeted on 40 percent of Josh Allen's throws in this one, however. In his sixth pro season, Brown has set career highs with 71 catches, 111 targets and 1,007 yards receiving. With that said, he needs to be considered a WR3 at best in Week 16 against the New England Patriots.
Posted: 12/08/2019 11:35 pm UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught three passes for 26 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Huddle Up: Brown is on a cold streak with three straight games with under 40 receiving yards. He is still receiving plenty of targets in the passing game, which helps his fantasy value. He could be a flex option next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Posted: 11/29/2019 1:12 am UTC
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown caught three passes for 26 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13. He also threw a 28-yard touchdown pass during the game.
Huddle Up: Brown has been held to under 40 yards in each of the last two games but has recorded a touchdown in both games. He continues to be the main option in the passing game and could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues next week.
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