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John Brown, WR ARZ
Arizona WR John Brown has to be one of the most disappointing players this entire season. Following his goose egg on Sunday, he ranks just WR69 on the season, with that being the fourth game he’s been held to either one or zero receptions. A year ago, Brown was a breakout star, breaking the 1,000 yard mark for the season despite missing a pair of games. Brown was a solid WR2 in the back half of the season in 2015, but nothing is going well for the Cardinals this year, other than the excellent play of RB David Johnson.
We knew that Brown would have competition for playing time and targets from the likes of Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson, but that was the same as 2015. The real difference this year might be the poor play from QB Carson Palmer, who looks like he is nearing the end of the road. In November, Brown’s dynasty ADP hit it’s lowest point (60 overall) since the pre-season of 2015. Brown has always been dinged in my rankings for being older than his contemporaries. He’s already 26 years old in just his third season. Other members of the esteemed WR class of 2014, like Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson and Brandin Cooks are over three years younger than Brown. While that doesn’t take away from what he can do on the field right now, it could limit him to a shorter overall career than many others. Factor in the healthy issues he’s dealt with this season related to Sickle Cell trait and Brown is become an easy player to fade in dynasty leagues.
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