Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest believes Jaron Brown will open the season as the No. 2 wide receiver until DK Metcalf returns.
David Moore is also out with a shoulder injury, creating the opportunity for Brown, at least in Week 1 against the Bengals. Brown had flashed during offseason workouts and now will get a chance at the starting lineup. Metcalf is expected to resume training next week, so while Metcalf may miss the opener, he may be back in Week 2 against Pittsburgh.
SEA WR Jaron Brown - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Jaron Brown came over from Arizona last season and played in every game for the Seahawks. He should compete with David Moore for the third receiver role and has proven to be a big-play receiver during his career. Don’t be surprised if he is more involved in the ‘Hawks passing game with Doug Baldwin gone.
Brown was only targeted 19 times which produced 14 receptions. He just never got involved in the offense. He is stuck in the back of the depth chart again which will hinder him from raising his targets.
2019 Bottom Line
With Baldwin gone, Brown should get some of those targets, even if he should still be the fourth receiver. We expect him to put up equal numbers that he did in his last season in Arizona. Don’t call him a sleeper but he probably will end up with more receptions than the team’s current No. 3 David Moore.