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 12 73 71 39 562 12.8 4 2 9 0 0 571 5 0 1 3

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 1 10 9 4 32 8.0 0 1 10 0 0 42 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 12/29/2016 7:25pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) returned to practice and was a limited participant Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been streaky all year, and he will continue to be an all-or-nothing flex option against the Rams in Week 17.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 12:10pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is active for the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been battling an illness and is only worth using in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/23/2016 1:31pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 23, and is being listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game versus the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Brown is coming off his first notable performance in weeks, thanks to an uptick in snaps, but even so, it's hard to trust him as anything more than a WR4 with fantasy championships at stake. Only owners in deeper formats should consider deploying him this weekend.

  • Posted: 12/22/2016 6:28pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been an all-or-nothing option all season, and he should be avoided in Week 16 with a tough matchup with Seattle on tap.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 9:56pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown posted five receptions for a team-high 81 yards and a score in the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints. He was targeted six times.

    Huddle Up: Brown was not even targeted last week in Miami and he had just one target over the past two games as he dealt with an illness. He appears to be back, as the touchdown was his first in six games and the yardage total was his highest since Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams. The sudden release of Michael Floyd should led to a bigger role for Brown down the stretch.

  • Posted: 12/16/2016 7:53pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been playing limited snaps in recent weeks, and his production has plummeted. Stay away from him in Week 15.

  • Posted: 12/15/2016 6:34pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) returned to practice and was a limited participant Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: Brown hasn't been a factor in the offense in several weeks, and at this point in the season, you can cut him loose in redraft leagues.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 5:06pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown was active in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins but he did not have a catch and he wasn't even targeted.

    Huddle Up: Brown appears to have slipped behind JJ Nelson and Brittan Golden on the pecking order among the wideouts. He was also battling an illness, so that might have contributed to the non-production.

  • Posted: 12/8/2016 2:24pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals are still trying to figure out how to handle Browns' sickle cell trait. Even though he'll probably play, his snaps should be limited in an effort to minimize health risks. As such, he is not a recommended start with a possible fantasy playoff win on the line.

  • Posted: 12/5/2016 3:09pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) will have his snaps limited to about 20 per game until the Cardinals can maintain Brown's sickle cell trait.

    Huddle Up: A player can still put up a respectable stat line in just 20 snaps, but it's best to refrain from starting Brown until he's full go. In the meantime, Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson, Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson should split most of Brown's targets.

  • Posted: 12/2/2016 7:04pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Brown has struggled to stay on the field and to produce this season, and even if he manages to suit up, he isn't worth starting in Week 13.

  • Posted: 12/1/2016 7:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Dec. 1.

    Huddle Up: Brown has struggled with a variety of problems related to his sickle cell trait, and he should be avoided in most formats in Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 12:52pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Sunday, Nov. 27, against the Atlanta Falcons. He is out of the game.

    Huddle Up: On most depth charts Brown is listed as a WR2 behind Larry Fitzgerald, so Brown definitely gets his share of targets and catches. Brown eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in his second season and has 48 catches and 693 yards in 2016, so to lose him would be a major fall for Arizona. Look for J.J. Nelson (15 catches, 271 yards, 2 TDs) to possibly step into a bigger role if Brown misses time.

  • Posted: 11/10/2016 6:56pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 10.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been an all-or-nothing play this season, but he could be worth a look as a WR3 a in Week 10 against an awful San Francisco defense.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 2:24pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Brown has been dealing with a hamstring injury but was able to be a part of the passing game in Week 8. He should be more involved after the team's Week 9 bye and can be a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 9:09am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, foot) is officially active for the team's Week 8 game.

    Huddle Up: Brown should receive close to his normal workload this week and will have a favorable matchup. Owners can consider Brown a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in a majority of leagues.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 6:29am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, foot) is expected to play in Week 8's game against the Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: Brown was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the most recent version of the injury report. He has yet to score a touchdown this season but has a favorable matchup this week and should be regarded as a WR3 or flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 3:16pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Brown has a decent chance to play in Week 8, but owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. He has had a decent role in his past four games and has at least 70 yards in two of those games. He should have a solid role in the passing game and could be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 1:48pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) said he expects to play in the team's Week 8 game Sunday, Oct. 30, against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Bruce Arians also believes Brown will suit up as well.

    Huddle Up: Brown missed last week's contest but even before that, he's been a real mixed bag thus far, with three games above 50 receiving yards, while the other three outings saw him produce less than 15 yards through the air. Owners might want to think about using caution this weekend regarding the third-year wide-out.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 3:38pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: Brown will have more value if Michael Floyd is sidelined, so keep an eye on that situation. The speedy deep threat has yet to score this year, but he has a positive matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Browin is solidly in WR3 territory for this week.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 3:50pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Brown has a chance to play in Week 8 if he does not have setbacks during practice this week. He has been targeted at least seven times in three of the last four games and should have a solid role in the passing game if he plays. He could be a No. 3 receiver for owners if he is able to play.

  • Posted: 10/21/2016 8:40pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) underwent a blood test Thursday, Oct. 20, which revealed he has sickle-cell trait, and the team believes the condition is responsible for the various leg issues Brown has dealt with over the past two years.

    Huddle Up: While it is good to know the source of Brown's leg problems, his fantasy owners will continue to have to deal with occasional absences and adjust their lineups accordingly.

  • Posted: 10/21/2016 7:12pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is listed as doubtful for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals face a tough Seattle secondary in Week 7, so Brown should be avoided even if he does manage to suit up.

  • Posted: 10/19/2016 5:36pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: The severity of Brown's injury is uncertain at this point, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has been a solid part of the passing game this season and can be a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues if he plays.

  • Posted: 10/17/2016 9:22pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown posted five receptions for a season-high 54 yards in the Week 6 game against the New York Jets Monday, Oct. 17. He was targeted seven times.

    Huddle Up: Brown has posted 22 receptions for 279 yards over his past four games, settling into WR4 status in most fantasy leagues. However, he has failed to find the end zone in six games this season. He faces a tough matchup in Week 7 with the Seattle Seahawks visiting.

  • Posted: 10/6/2016 8:56pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown finished with one reception for 11 yards in a 33-21 win over the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 6.

    Huddle Up: One week after piling up 144 receiving yards and 16 targets, Brown barley made an impact. He has now finished with just a single catch in three of five games, making him an all-or-nothing WR3 candidate.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 10:00pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown posted 10 receptions for a game-high 144 yards on 16 targets in the Week 4 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Brown has to contend with Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd for targets, and generally is third on the pecking order, but he shined in this one. Despite the big game he should still be treated as more of a low-end RB3 in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 2:11pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught six passes for 70 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Brown was not much of a factor in the first two games of the season but led the team in receiving yards in Week 3. He will continue to have a solid role in the passing game and can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in most leagues.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @DET 9 4 32 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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