Posted: 9/22/2020 1:46 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown (finger) will be available to play in Week 3 even though he suffered a fractured pinky during the Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Brown is part of a committee at running back but will see a decent amount of carries against the Buffalo Bills this week. He can be considered a flex option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 9/20/2020 9:51 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown rushed for 47 yards on 11 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Brown split the carries with Darrell Henderson during the game and will continue to be part of the committee at the position. He could be a possible flex option next week against the Buffalo Bills.
Posted: 9/14/2020 5:11 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown logged 18 carries for 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's 20-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 13. Brown also caught three passes for 31 yards.
Huddle Up: There's no denying it was a strong game for Brown. Bear in mind, however, he had 53 yards rushing and two TDs in last year's opener and then didn't top 40 yards in a game again over the rest of the season. Granted, Cam Akers isn't Todd Gurley, but it's fair to approach Brown's Week 1 showing with some skepticism. That being said, don't be afraid to scoop him off of waivers if you're looking for RB help.
Posted: 9/09/2020 4:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RBs Cam Akers, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson (hamstring) will be part of a committee for Week 1, according to head coach Sean McVay. Henderson, who missed two weeks due to a hamstring injury, is expected to be ready. 'If (Henderson) is, that's a three-back rotation that you feel really good about,' McVay said. 'Exactly how those carries will be distributed is something we'll determine really as the week progresses and as the game unfolds.'
Huddle Up: Akers is the one to own in fantasy, but Brown may see more action initially. Brown was given every chance to be the go-to when Todd Gurley was hobbled last year, but he was unable to separate himself. That's where Akers comes in, but he's a rookie in a weird offseason. Akers is a low-end RB2, Brown is an RB3 and Henderson is an RB4.
Posted: 9/05/2020 3:58 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown is expected to begin the season as a starter over Cam Akers, according to SI.com's Eric D. Williams.
Huddle Up: While this would be slightly disappointing news to be fantasy owners of Akers, it's hardly alarming. Akers is the superior talent, but Brown is the veteran and undoubtedly has the trust of the coaching staff. The rookie may be no more than a flex play until he is able to take over the starting job, but his day should come sooner than later.
Posted: 7/22/2020 3:38 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RBs Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson, John Kelly and Malcolm Brown will likely be expected to begin the season in a committee, as head coach Sean McVay specifically mentioned the way the San Francisco 49ers used their running backs last season as a model for what he hopes the Rams will attempt to do at the position in 2020.
'I think it'll just naturally work itself out. I think if you look at that success San Fran had last year with that running back-by-committee approach. What I thought Kyle (Shanahan) and their players did a great job of is, 'Hey, we're going to have an open-mind approach, we're going to be committed to trying to have some balance and then we'll go with the hot hand or whoever really expresses himself as deserving of the carries,' McVay said on The Helliepod.
Huddle Up: McVay did utilize a committee of sorts as an offensive coordinator for the Washington franchise from 2014-16, but a clear leader seemed to emerge from the running back room each year. The odds are strong that Akers will be that guy in 2020. However, with this offseason being what it is, it could easily take for October or even November before one back emerges from the pack. As such, fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere for an RB2 candidate unless they can get Akers at a steep discount in drafts.
Posted: 6/20/2020 8:54 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown may be limited to goal line and short yardage work this upcoming season depending on how RBs Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson perform, in the opinion of RamsWire's Cameron DaSilva.
Huddle Up: The Rams probably will be using a committee at running back, so Brown's role is uncertain at this point. Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation because Brown can be avoided if he has a limited role.
Posted: 4/26/2020 1:40 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers 'is in a great spot to compete for carries' with RB Malcolm Brown and RB Darrell Henderson, according to Matt Bowen of ESPN.com, and Bowen believes Akers offers 'upside' in the passing game.
Huddle Up: After spending a second-round pick on Akers, it is a safe bet that he will see his share of touches as a rookie. Whether he can grab the reins of the backfield and become an every-down option remains to be seen, but he needs to be rostered.
Posted: 4/07/2020 2:08 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RBs Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson may end up sharing snaps in 2020, based on comments made by general manager Les Snead on Monday, April 6.
'What we do want to be is a team that utilizes more than one workhorse moving the ball, with different skill sets.'
Huddle Up: It probably goes without saying this presumes the Rams don't take a running back in the first two days of the draft. Snead somewhat contradicted himself in his statement as well since using more than one workhorse means the team won't have one player it considers the workhorse. It's a reasonable assumption at this point that Brown will handle the majority of the early-down and goal-line work, while Henderson will assume much of the work in the passing game.
Posted: 4/02/2020 3:21 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown was credited with 10 broken tackles on 69 rushing attempts in 2019, joining Tony Pollard as the only players with fewer than 100 carries to break at least 10 tackles.