Arizona Cardinals
  • 5'11"
  • 179
  • 27
  • 4 years
  • Pittsburg State
  • 2014 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2014 ARI 16 105 102 48 696 14.5 5 3 -6 0 0 690 5 0 1 4
2015 ARI 15 104 101 65 1003 15.4 7 3 22 0 1 1025 7 0 2 7
2016 ARI 15 74 73 39 517 13.3 2 1 10 0 0 527 2 0 1 2
  Avg 14 83 81 43 622 14.4 4 2 9 0 0 631 4 0 1 4

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 ARI 8 48 47 19 271 14.3 2 1 10 0 0 281 2 0 0 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/8/2017 4:14pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Brown appeared to be making some progress this week, but it looks like Week 15 might be his return date instead. At this point he has very little in the way of fantasy appeal.

  • Posted: 12/7/2017 1:51pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Brown appears to be making some progress and may have a chance to play in Week 14, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He has some value when he is healthy but will he a risky option this week.

  • Posted: 12/6/2017 3:54pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Brown has missed the last two games and could miss another game if he is not able to practice. Owners in all leagues should avoid Brown even if he is active for the game.

  • Posted: 11/30/2017 4:38pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Brown will miss another game because of his injury and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/29/2017 4:43pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Brown was not able to play in Week 12 and could miss another game if he does not practice. JJ Nelson would see more playing time if Brown sits again but is not a great fantasy option.

  • Posted: 11/24/2017 3:54pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and has been ruled out for Week 12.

    Huddle Up: JJ Nelson should be more involved in the passing game with Brown sidelined. He has been held to three catches in the last three games and has under 40 yards in each of the last five games. Nelson probably can be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 12:12pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Brown could be in danger of missing the injury because of the injury, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has been targeted 12 times over the last two games but has only 45 yards during that span. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options and can avoid Brown.

  • Posted: 11/22/2017 1:43pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) was not able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.

    Huddle Up: Brown is dealing with turf toe and is already expected to miss some time. That makes Larry Fitzgerald that much more attractive in the passing game. Frankly, Fitz is the only Cardinal you can trust in your starting lineup(s).

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 6:06pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown posted three receptions for 18 yards on six targets in Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Brown was dealing with a back injury this week in practice and he certainly didn't look 100 percent, as he was basically a non-factor. He has seven grabs over the past four games with 103 yards and no scores. At this point he is more of a WR5 in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 12 against the Jaguars.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 9:03am ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (back) is active for Week 11's game against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Brown only has 16 receptions in seven games this year and will be catching passes this afternoon from third-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert, so he is not a recommended option in any fantasy format, even though the Texans have allowed the sixth-most passing yards per game in the NFL this year (253.8).

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 5:55am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (back) is expected to play in Week 11's game against the Houston Texans, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brown was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited participant in two out of three practice sessions during the week. He only has 16 receptions through seven games this season and will have third-string QB Blaine Gabbert throwing to him this afternoon, so he is not worth starting in any fantasy format.

  • Posted: 11/17/2017 1:53pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (back) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Nov. 17, and he is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been rather inconsistent lately and is a borderline WR4 or WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. Add in the fact Blaine Gabbert, the team's No. 3 QB, is under center this week and it's a good idea to go another way if you own stock in Brown.

  • Posted: 11/16/2017 2:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: This is actually a downgrade compared to Wednesday, when he was a limited participant, seemingly putting his status in doubt for Sunday's tilt in Houston. Even if he does suit up, it's hard to rely on Brown right now in any format, as he hasn't reeled in more than two catches in a game in a month and will be having third-stringer Blaine Gabbert throwing him the football.

  • Posted: 11/15/2017 2:43pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (back) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.

    Huddle Up: Brown hasn't found the end zone in three games dating back to Week 6 against the Buccaneers. He remains a WR4 or WR5 in most fantasy leagues of 14 or more teams, and he is even less attractive from a fantasy perspective with Blaine Gabbert under center.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 9:52pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown tallied two receptions for 27 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: It's hard to believe this is the same guy that topped 1,000 yards in 2015. He simply cannot get going, though at least the six targets were his most since Oct. 8. There's been no evidence Brown will be worth starting anytime soon.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 7:26pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown cashed in his only catch for 52 yards in Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been targeted at least four times in each of his six games, but he has managed just 14 receptions on 35 targets, which isn't a very good conversion rate. If Drew Stanton can get the ball into Brown's hands more, he might be worth using outside of deeper fantasy leagues again.

  • Posted: 10/13/2017 1:42pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 13, and was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Brown is expected to play, but he is battling Larry Fitzgerald, Jaron Brown and perhaps JJ Nelson (hamstring) for targets, so don't expect much in the way of fantasy appeal. He has just 105 yards and a touchdown, converting just nine of his 24 targets for receptions through three games.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 4:13pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Brown should be able to play this week even though he was limited during practice. He will have a solid role in the passing game and could be a flex option in some leagues even though he has not posted great numbers this season.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 4:14pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been targeted at least seven times in all three games he has played this season but has been held to under 50 yards in all of the games. He still has a role in the passing game but is only a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 2:36pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught two passes for 26 yards and one touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been targeted at least seven times in all three games this season and appears to be the No. 3 receiver for the Cardinals. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues but could also be benched if owners have better options to use.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 6:43am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) is expected to play in Week 5's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brown was listed as questionable on the injury report and had been limited in practice throughout the week. He had three catches for 47 yards in his return to action versus the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4 and should be viewed as a viable flex option for Week 5, particularly if JJ Nelson (hamstring, tooth) is deactivated.

  • Posted: 10/6/2017 1:35pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Brown returned from injury last week and was used in a limited capacity. He might see more targets if JJ Nelson is inactive, but Brown's fantasy value is rather limited at the moment.

  • Posted: 10/5/2017 3:07pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) partially participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: Brown returned to the field last week and finished with 47 yards. He probably will serve as the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for Cardinals and see a handful of targets. He has a chance to be a flex option on some leagues as a bye week replacement.

  • Posted: 10/4/2017 3:06pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Brown returned last week after missing a few games and finished with three passes and 47 yards. He will have a role in the passing game if he plays in Week 5 but probably can be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 12:51pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is active Sunday, Oct. 1, against the San Francisco 49ers, but he may not play every snap.

    Huddle Up: You may want to keep Brown shelved in your regular league and avoid him in daily fantasy contests. His numbers will likely be down, especially without regular participation.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 5:20am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) is expected to play in Week 4's game against the San Francisco 49ers, although he will not be at 100 percent and will likely see a limited number of snaps.

    Huddle Up: Brown was a limited practice participant throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should be avoided in daily fantasy formats and should be considered no more than a flex option in deeper seasonal leagues this week.

  • Posted: 9/29/2017 1:51pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Brown is expected to play this week, but owners should check the inactive list to make sure of his status. He likely would serve as the No. 3 receiver for the Cardinals but may see limited targets during the game. Owners may want to look for other options to use this week.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 4:21pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Owners will know more about Brown's status later in the week, so they should keep an eye on the situation. Brown recorded 32 yards in the only game he played this season and could see limited targets if he is active. He may only be the No. 3 receiver for the Cardinals and may be avoided in some leagues.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 4:37pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Brown has missed the last two games because of the injury, so owners will need to check on his status later in the week. Brown may be eased back in the offense if he plays this week and may not be the best option for owners.

  • Posted: 9/26/2017 9:58am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is still dealing with the quad injury but was able to get some work in on the field prior to the Week 3 game against Dallas Cowboys after not practicing at all in the week leading up to the game.

    Huddle Up: Brown does not seem to be close to a return to game action in Week 4, so owners should not count on him for the time being. He's going to be a very good bet to produce when he does play, but he's been very hit-or-miss in that regard for a while. Consider him little more than a WR4 when he does make it back.

  • Posted: 9/23/2017 2:14pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 23, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Jaron Brown and JJ Nelson will have bigger roles in the passing game with Brown sidelined. Owners in most leagues can consider Nelson and Jaron Brown a No. 3 receiver or a flex option.

  • Posted: 9/22/2017 2:46pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Brown is not expected to play this week, so owners should avoid him. Jaron Brown and JJ Nelson will have bigger roles in the passing game and could be No. 3 receivers or flex options in most leagues.

  • Posted: 9/21/2017 3:33pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Bruce Arians said Brown probably will not play in Week 3, so owners can keep him on the bench. JJ Nelson and Jaron Brown should continue to see bigger roles in the passing game and could be at least flex options this week against a banged-up Dallas Cowboys secondary.

  • Posted: 9/18/2017 6:41pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) probably will not be able to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: Owners can check on Brown's status later in the week, but they probably should use other options since the Cardinals play on Monday Night Football. JJ Nelson will continue to have a bigger role in the passing game if Brown sits out and could be a flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 3:00pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is ruled out for Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: With Brown on the sidelines it will be Jaron Brown and JJ Nelson seeing more targets behind Larry Fitzgerald among the wideout. Nelson is a decent low-end WR4 in deeper fantasy formats. Keep an eye on this one, as Brown strained a quad in the summer, and his sickle-cell trait could make it linger.

  • Posted: 9/14/2017 2:15pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) was held out of practice for a second straight day Thursday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: We're approaching crunch time for Brown, who has a tasty tilt with the Colts this weekend. If he plays and he's limited then he's only a flex option. If he doesn't play at all then Larry Fitzgerald is a WR1 with J.J. Nelson providing flex value.

  • Posted: 9/13/2017 2:43pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: It would be unfortunate for Brown to miss the game or be limited at all in a favorable matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. If he plays without limitations then Brown is at least a flex option, but keep tabs on his status as the week progresses.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 4:32pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown rushed once for 10 yards and he added four receptions for 32 yards on nine targets in Week 1 at Detroit.

    Huddle Up: Brown and JJ Nelson are the secondary options fighting for targets behind Larry Fitzgerald. As such, Brown is only recommended as a No. 4 or 5 fantasy receiver heading into Week 2 at Indianapolis.

  • Posted: 9/7/2017 7:19pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown said he will be ready to play Week 1 against the Detroit Lions 'no matter what.'

    Huddle Up: Brown battled injuries throughout last season, but during the preseason, he showed signs of being the explosive deep threat he was in 2015. He will be a risky start until he proves he can stay healthy, but he has long-term upside as a WR3.

  • Posted: 8/26/2017 6:43pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught two passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: His durability is a major question mark, but Brown has WR3 upside and should be available for a WR4 price.

  • Posted: 8/15/2017 7:29pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) ran a few routes in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, but vows not to come back to a full practice before he is completely healthy. Brown added he could play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the Chicago Bears, 'but I won't be at my best.'

    Huddle Up: Brown's comments were in response to head coach Bruce Arians' remarks that Brown was ready to practice. The oft-injured wideout has high-end WR3 upside, but his durability remains a huge question mark, making him more of a WR4.

  • Posted: 8/15/2017 12:01pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) will be full go in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Brown has had his fair share of health concerns in his young career, so it's encouraging that he'll be a full participant again. Brown is somewhat of an under-the-radar sleeper and is a worthwhile WR3 or WR4 option as Arizona's go-to deep threat.

  • Posted: 8/6/2017 5:05pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.

    Huddle Up: Brown battled injuries throughout last season, but if he can stay healthy, he should be the No. 2 option in the Arizona passing attack. Consider him a WR3 with upside.

  • Posted: 7/28/2017 1:01pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is expected to miss a few days and perhaps may be a week with a quad injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: Brown was enjoying a great spring and summer up until this point, so this takes a little bit of air out of his balloon. Expect the Cardinals to take it very slowly with him considering his injury history, which includes some of the soft-tissue variety, as Arizona desperately needs him to take some pressure off of David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. Assuming he can come back healthy in short order, he remains a high-upside WR3 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 7/23/2017 10:22am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown checked into the team's first practice of the season at 185 pounds, up 12 pounds from last season.

    Huddle Up: 'Smoke' hasn't lost any of his blazing speed, according to observers, and appears primed to put his forgettable 2016 - in which he learned he was dealing with sickle cell trait and had a cyst on his spine - behind him. Brown is an excellent candidate to return high-end WR3 value at a WR4 price this season with Michael Floyd gone and Carson Palmer reportedly feeling strong again.

  • Posted: 7/15/2017 9:31pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown will be the main beneficiary of the departure of Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo! Sports. Floyd accounted for 88 targets for the Cardinals last season.

    Huddle Up: Brown was a 1,000-yard receiver in 2015, and now that he is healthy and the No. 2 option behind Larry Fitzgerald, WR3 protection is a good bet.

  • Posted: 6/7/2017 1:10pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: Brown could miss the rest of offseason workouts because of the injury but likely will be ready for the start of training camp. Brown struggled with injuries in 2016 and finished with only 517 yards and two touchdowns. He should be a top three receiver for the Cardinals this season and can be considered a No. 3 receiver.

  • Posted: 6/3/2017 8:38pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown is back to running routes like he did in 2015, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'A couple of those routes he ran, he did not run one route like that last year,' Arians said. 'Knock on wood, it stays that way.'

    Huddle Up: Health issues derailed Brown last year, but he topped 1,000 yards in 2015. He should be a key component of Arizona's passing attack this year, and he is worth grabbing as a WR3.

  • Posted: 5/4/2017 2:03pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (back) had a cyst removed from his spine following the final game of last season. Brown had been dealing with a sickle cell trait last season and his production suffered because of it. After the cyst was removed, though, he was back to normal. Brown said his body has been feeling better and he's back in his normal routine and back to being himself.

    Huddle Up: Brown is one of the better deep threats in the NFL when he's on the field. He's set to start opposite Larry Fitzgerald in 2017 with Michael Floyd out of the picture. He's capable of putting up WR2 numbers, too, as he tallied 1,003 yards and seven touchdowns in 15 games two seasons ago.

  • Posted: 2/14/2017 8:04pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is now 'very healthy,' according to team president and owner Michael Bidwill, who also said that it 'looks like they found the issue' regarding the sickle cell problem the receiver was dealing with this past season. Bidwill added: 'We'll get (Brown) back the way we had him.'

    Huddle Up: That would be terrific news for the Cardinals and fantasy owners, as Brown regressed mightily after a breakout 2015 campaign that saw him register his first career 1,000-yard season. In 2016, Brown managed only 39 receptions for 517 yards and a pair of scores, but that had more to do with the sickle cell issue than anything else. With a clean bill of health, Brown could easily be a nice buy-low candidate and re-emerge to deliver solid WR3 value.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @DET 9 4 32 0
4 SF 7 3 47 0
5 @PHI 7 2 26 1
6 TB 4 3 63 1
7 @LAR 4 1 6 0
9 @SF 4 1 52 0
10 SEA 6 2 27 0
11 @HOU 6 3 18 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NE 4 1 8 0
2 TB 3 1 14 0
3 @BUF 11 6 70 0
4 LAR 16 10 144 0
5 @SF 5 1 11 0
6 NYJ 7 5 54 0
8 @CAR 4 4 49 1
10 SF 4 2 30 0
11 @MIN 4 0 0 0
12 @ATL 2 1 19 0
13 WAS 1 0 0 0
14 @MIA 0 0 0 0
15 NO 6 5 81 1
16 @SEA 2 1 12 0
17 @LAR 4 2 25 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NO 7 4 46 1
2 @CHI 5 5 45 0
3 SF 5 3 62 0
4 LAR 10 7 75 0
5 @DET 4 4 73 1
6 @PIT 14 10 196 0
7 BAL 6 4 65 1
10 @SEA 3 0 0 0
11 CIN 3 3 43 1
12 @SF 7 5 99 0
13 @LAR 8 6 113 0
14 MIN 5 4 78 1
15 @PHI 9 3 38 1
16 GB 4 3 25 1
17 SEA 11 4 45 0
P2 GB 9 5 82 0
P3 @CAR 8 2 23 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 LAC 5 2 29 1
2 @NYG 3 3 28 0
3 SF 6 4 52 2
5 @DEN 7 2 4 0
6 WAS 6 4 43 0
7 @OAK 5 2 41 0
8 PHI 10 5 119 1
9 @DAL 5 2 10 0
10 LAR 9 5 73 1
11 DET 9 5 69 0
12 @SEA 5 3 61 0
13 @ATL 5 2 40 0
14 KC 4 0 0 0
15 @LAR 6 2 22 0
16 SEA 8 3 54 0
17 @SF 9 4 51 0
P1 @CAR 5 4 34 0

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