• John Brown

  • WR
  • , Buffalo Bills
  • 30
  • 179 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Brown was one of my favorite later-round targets last year. He’s a good route-runner and has explosive speed, and is/was a good match for Josh Allen’s willingness to chuck it downfield. With 72 catches for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns on 115 targets, he finished No. 20 last season and was also No. 20 through the first nine weeks of the 2018 season, before Lamar Jackson took over for Joe Flacco and the Ravens went really run-heavy down the stretch. He once again has top 20 upside, but with the arrival of Stefon Diggs, he’ll need a break or two along the way. Either the passing pie in Buffalo needs to grow--which is a distinct possibility given the Bills’ investment in Diggs--or it needs to be very concentrated, with Diggs and Brown getting the vast majority of the targets. Brown is currently going off the board as a WR4, but he could see his targets drop by 30% (to 80.5) and he could still meet those expectations. Cole Beasley saw 106 targets last year, so I think Brown should be good for 90+ even if Diggs plays a full season.

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Scouting report

by Chris Kucharski

BUF WR John Brown - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
John Brown proved he is still a legit NFL veteran receiver last season at age 29 with career highs in catches and receiving yardage. It was his best season since 2015 and he showed he can be a fantasy factor as well. Brown will still be a main target for an improving quarterback in Josh Allen.

Fantasy Downside
The Bills brought over Stefan Diggs from Minnesota to be the No. 1 receiver. Brown will lose some targets and catches so this will be a blow to his fantasy value. He is still a capable receiver but Allen has many more options in 2020.

2020 Botto Line
Allen was quoted that he thinks Brown will have similar numbers this season because Diggs will draw more coverage on the other side. We aren't quite buying that. Brown is a borderline WR3 heading into the season and his ADP is 147 and WR43. We think he has more value than that and can be drafted higher. It will be especially a good move if he is the fourth receiver drafted for your team.

2020 Strength of Schedule - BUF

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
28
NYJ
31
@MIA
8
LAR
27
@LV
15
@TEN
5
KC
28
@NYJ
1
NE
17
SEA
19
@ARI
BYE4
LAC
9
@SF
7
PIT
13
@DEN
1
@NE
31
MIA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@NYJ712311017.5700000.0018.325.359/6985.5%
2@NYG7720810.2900000.007.214.260/7678.9%
3CIN4510512.7514004.005.59.570/7889.7%
4NE56901113.8000000.006.911.977/8392.8%
5@TEN5750515.0000000.007.512.553/6581.5%
6BYE--------------
7MIA5831616.6000000.0014.319.353/5694.6%
8PHI5540810.8000000.005.410.457/6291.9%
9WAS4760719.0000000.007.611.654/6287.1%
10@CLE57701115.4000000.007.712.764/6992.8%
11@MIA913721415.2200000.0025.734.771/7298.6%
12DEN2391419.5000000.009.911.974/8092.5%
13@DAL326048.6700000.007.710.761/6791.0%
14BAL326088.6700000.002.65.673/7597.3%
15@PIT79901014.1400000.009.916.961/6593.8%
16@NE1531453.0013003.0011.612.652/5496.3%
17NYJ--------------
Per game4.8070.670.407.6714.720.130.47003.509.8514.6562.60/68.8790.97%
Totals721060611514.7227003.50147.82219.82939/103390.97%
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