Malcolm Brown
Malcolm Brown
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Brown has never seen more than 63 carries in a season during his four years with the Rams, but the club still valued him enough to match the Lions' two-year offer sheet for his services this offseason. A big, physical runner at 5-11, 222, Brown is no Todd Gurley when it comes to speed, elusiveness or receiving skills, but his ability to absorb punishment between the tackles could result in an increased workload if Los Angeles makes it a priority to lessen the burden on Gurley's shoulders - or rather, on his achy knee. Third-round pick Darrell Henderson could also have a big role in the offense, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be the next Alvin Kamara or just another speedy gadget player (or something in between). Brown seems headed for increased snaps this season, but how big an increase depends largely on Gurley's health and Henderson's development rather than Brown's own performance. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Rams in March of 2019.
Gets big opportunity sans Gurley
RBLos Angeles Rams
March 20, 2020
Brown and Darrell Henderson (ankle) are in line for increased roles after the Rams cut Todd Gurley on Thursday, Rich Hammond of The Athletic reports.
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The Rams figure to add another body or three to their backfield before Week 1, but the options may be limited for a team with a tough cap situation and no top-50 pick in the upcoming draft. Brown has experience and size working in his favor, while the small but speedy Henderson would be the upside play. Brown served as the No. 2 back for the majority of last season, with Henderson occasionally mixing in until an ankle injury required season-ending surgery in December. Henderson's status as a recent third-round pick may work in his favor, though the same could be said of Brown's familiarity with coach Sean McVay's offense.
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How do Malcolm Brown's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
17.4%
 
Positive Run %
76.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
7.2%
 
Touches Per Game
5.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Malcolm Brown's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
222 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.86 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Being Todd Gurley's backup proved to be one of the most thankless jobs in the NFL last year, but Brown delivered on the rare occasions when he was called upon, with 4.1 YPC during the four games in which he got double-digit carries. The vast majority of that work came in blowouts, as the Rams were rightfully hesitant to take Gurley off the field in competitive situations. While Brown lacks anything resembling finesse or elusiveness in his game, he's shown enough to step in whenever Gurley needs a breather, whether it's on 3rd-and-long or 1st-and-goal. Sixth-round pick John Kelly will provide some competition for snaps in training camp, and even if Gurley were to get hurt, Brown's limited athleticism likely would point the Rams toward a committee approach in the backfield.
Brown's prospects didn't look too bright after the Rams signed Lance Dunbar to replace Benny Cunningham as a pass-catching and change-of-pace back behind bell cow Todd Gurley. However, Dunbar quickly added a new chapter to his lengthy history of knee injuries, missing all of training camp with an ailment of undisclosed severity. Dunbar is expected to open the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, leaving Brown as the likely top backup to Gurley, who is poised to take on a three-down role. Brown won't get much work as the backup, but he's just one Gurley injury away from a probable starting job. It's unclear if Brown would be able to take advantage of such an opportunity, as he didn't show well when given an opportunity last season with just 39 rushing yards on 18 attempts (2.2 per carry). Undrafted free agent Justin Davis could push Brown for backup work.
The Rams are excited to see what Brown can do this preseason, as he and Chase Reynolds are likely to battle for the third spot on the depth chart with Tre Mason's availability in question. Brown had four carries for 17 yards in the season finale last year, and did have a couple standout performances in the 2015 preseason. However, carries are still going to be hard to come by with at least Todd Gurley and Benny Cunningham ahead of him.
Brown was released by the Rams in September of 2015.
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Caps off campaign with score
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 30, 2019
Brown rushed nine times for 26 yards and a touchdown and caught a six-yard pass during Sunday's 31-24 win over Arizona.
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Barely plays in loss
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 23, 2019
Brown rushed once for negative yardage and failed to catch his only target during Saturday's 34-31 loss to San Francisco.
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No tread in blowout loss
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 17, 2019
Brown didn't receive a touch in Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Cowboys.
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Finds end zone in win
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 9, 2019
Brown rushed five times for 21 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 28-12 win over Seattle.
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Effective in win over Cards
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 2, 2019
Brown rushed six times for 30 yards during Sunday's 34-7 win over Arizona. He played just 18 of 79 offensive snaps.
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