A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tennessee Titans
Questionable
Injury Knee
Fri Practice: DNP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
As a 22-year-old rookie, Brown was the best per-play wide receiver in the NFL last year. Despite seeing only 84 targets from the combination of Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill, Brown led all rookie receivers in yards and tied Darius Slayton with eight TDs. Brown's 12.5 YPT was first among the league's 52 80-target wideouts, and his eight catches of 40 yards also tied for first. And that doesn't include a 49-yard rushing TD, the icing on the cake. At 6-0, 226, Brown is a physical mismatch for most defensive backs. He's wide, strong and explosive, and his 4.49 speed makes him dangerous after the catch once the initial defender fails to bring him down. Brown also showed excellent hands with only two drops all year. While he has ideal red-zone size, he was rarely used there - only eight targets - yet he scored nine times. The biggest issue for Brown is opportunity. Coach Mike Vrabel and OC Arthur Smith ran an offense that finished last season with the second fewest pass attempts (448). That probably caps Brown's ceiling, as it's hard to see him among the league leaders in targets, especially with 2017 fifth overall pick Corey Davis, slot man Adam Humphries and emerging TE Jonnu Smith in the fold. But the team re-upped Tannehill, the QB with whom Brown had the most success, and if anything happens to Derrick Henry, whom the team franchise-tagged in March, the sky's the limit for Brown. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $5.65 million contract with the Titans in June of 2019.
Could be out beyond Week 3
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
September 27, 2020
Brown, who is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, continues to nurse a "pretty significant" bone bruise in his knee and hasn't responded as well or as quickly to treatment as the Titans had hoped, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The injury will keep Brown sidelined for a second straight game Week 3, and given his slow recovery process to date, the wideout looks to be at real risk of missing additional time. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill wasn't too troubled without Brown available in the Week 2 win over the Jaguars (18-for-24 for 239 yards and four touchdowns), with Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and Jonnu Smith taking on most of the targets for Tennessee. Tannehill may find similar success sans Brown in a Week 3 matchup with a vulnerable Vikings pass defense, but the 23-year-old's potential absence could loom larger in the near future with a couple tough home games on tap in Week 4 (Steelers) and Week 5 (Bills). The Titans should provide an update on Brown's condition again Wednesday, when the team begins Week 4 prep.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do A.J. Brown's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
  • 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.
Air Yards Per Game
47.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.71
 
% Team Air Yards
11.0%
 
% Team Targets
12.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Vikings pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Sep 27th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
118.0
 
Cornerbacks
143.1
 
Safeties
83.3
 
Linebackers
34.5
 
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2020 A.J. Brown Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do A.J. Brown's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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
6' 0"
 
Weight
226 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.88 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Taken with the 51st overall pick in this year's draft, Brown is a good prospect in a crowded situation. Not only did the Titans sign Adam Humphries to a big deal this offseason, but they already had 2017 No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis and also get tight end Delanie Walker back from injury. That said, at 6-1, 230, Brown is a powerhouse who runs exceptionally well (4.49 40) for his size. He presents matchup problems for smaller corners, is incredibly tough to bring down after the catch and has a 36.5-inch vertical leap. The question for Brown is mostly about role - not only is there competition for targets, but Marcus Mariota's star has faded the last two seasons, and Tennessee attempted 437 passes last year (31st) in an offense that eventually was built around running back Derrick Henry.
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Won't suit up Week 3
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
September 25, 2020
Brown (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Minnesota, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses another practice Thursday
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
September 24, 2020
Brown (knee) missed practice again Thursday, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
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Misses practice Wednesday
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
September 23, 2020
Brown (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
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Won't play Sunday
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
September 18, 2020
Coach Mike Vrabel relayed Friday that Brown (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Absent from early part of practice
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
September 18, 2020
Brown (knee) wasn't spotted during the early portion of Friday's practice, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
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