Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown missed Thursday's practice due to a calf injury.
Brown was added to the injury report on Thursday with a calf injury. The injury appears to be a new one, as he was last listed with a chest injury while he was on injured reserve. Calf injuries can be tricky, so there is now legitimate concern regarding his Week 17 availability. Hopefully, Friday's practice and final injury report will clarify things for fantasy managers, but we could be heading towards a questionable or out tag. This is a situation to monitor.
TEN WR A.J. Brown - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Miami Dolphins
A.J. Brown put any doubt about his physical condition coming off injured reserve to rest in Week 16 by erupting to catch 11 of 16 targets for 145 yards and a touchdown. Plagued by inconsistency and availability issues much of this season, Brown's physical dominance was on full display against the 49ers. He made multiple contested grabs and bullied defenders after the catch in his trademark style. Brown's return to form comes at the perfect time as the Titans are in the thick of the AFC's playoff race and will depend heavily on him to move the ball through the air for as long as their season lasts. Brown gets a tough assignment in the Dolphins improved secondary this week, but his talent and projected target share simply cannot be left on the bench in any format. Lock Brown into starting lineups for Week 17 and hope we get more fireworks from him as the regular season winds down.