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Donald Brown

29-Year-Old Running Back – New England Patriots

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

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59

Yds

229

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1

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88

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2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

After a productive run in Indianapolis, Brown’s first season in San Diego was a bit of a disappointment. He was supposed to be a big part of the offense, but despite Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead bo...

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2015 ADP:

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Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  4

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 207   DOB: 4/11/1987  College: Connecticut  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed by the Patriots in March of 2016.

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Donald Brown NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 22 11 78 281 3 3.6 0 0 - - - 11 169 15.4 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Ind 13 129 497 2 3.9 0 0 1 0 0 20 205 10.3 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Ind 16 134 645 5 4.8 4 1 1 1 0 16 86 5.4 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Ind 10 108 417 1 3.9 0 0 0 0 0 9 93 10.3 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 102 537 6 5.3 4 2 0 0 0 27 214 7.9 2 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 SD 13 85 223 0 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 29 211 7.3 0 41 8 0 0 0 1 0
2015 28 SD 10 59 229 1 3.9 2 1 0 0 0 8 88 11.0 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 Proj 28 NE Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Donald Brown

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Donald Brown Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 22 11 5.7 6.7 6.2 7 26 0 0 0 1 15 0.0 0 0 0
2010 23 Ind 13 6.3 7.9 7.1 10 38 0 0 0 2 16 7.3 0 0 0
2011 24 Ind 16 6.4 7.4 6.9 8 40 20 9 2 1 5 4.5 1 1 1
2012 25 Ind 10 5.7 6.6 6.2 11 42 9 2 1 1 9 7.2 2 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 7.7 9.4 8.5 6 34 12 5 2 2 13 6.1 7 2 1
2014 27 SD 13 3.3 5.6 4.5 7 17 13 6 1 2 16 5.1 5 1 1
2015 28 SD 10 3.8 4.6 4.2 6 23 7 1 1 1 9 6.8 2 0 0
2015 Proj 28 NE Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Donald Brown

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Donald Brown – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

120

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Donald Brown was on the field for 120 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

51

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Donald Brown was on the field for 51 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 319 88
2014 358 121
2015 120 51
Donald Brown 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Pit
2 @Buf
3 Jax
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Dal
6 @Ind 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYJ 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia
9 Was
10 @NYG
11 Buf
12 @Den 9 9 3 2 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Phi 12 6 7 26 0 3.7 0 0 1 31 31.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Hou 0 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ten 26 5 12 90 0 7.5 1 1 2 14 7.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NYJ
17 @Mia 41 0 21 81 0 3.9 1 0 2 10 5.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
18 BYE Bye Week
Playoffs KC
Playoffs @Den

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Donald Brown  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   207 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.10 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.93 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   125 in
ELITE
Bench Press
Not Available
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Doubtful
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Donald Brown: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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The Chargers released Brown on Thursday, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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Brown gained 81 yards on 21 carries and secured two of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Broncos.

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Brown rushed 14 times for 17 yards and a score while catching three of his four targets for 33 yards in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Raiders.

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Brown is on track to see an expanded workload down the stretch, with Melvin Gordon headed to IR.

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Brown gained 90 yards on 12 carries and secured two of three targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 30-14 victory over the Dolphins.

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Brown rushed for 26 yards on seven carries and caught his lone target for 31 yards in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Broncos.

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Brown had three carries for two yards and didn't catch either of the two passes thrown his way in Sunday's win at Jacksonville.

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Brown, who has only been active for two of eight games this season, is ready to step into Branden Oliver's backup role, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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The Chargers have re-signed Brown.

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The Chargers let Brown go this past Saturday in order to add an offensive lineman for Week 4's game, but he was quickly brought back Monday to bolster the team's backfield depth in advance of next Monday night's contest against the Steelers.
Brown was released by the Chargers on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Despite having arguably his best season – setting career highs with 5.3 YPC and 27 receptions – last year, Brown couldn't stick with the Colts and now will have to settle for trying to wrestle carries away from Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead in San Diego. He's likely to see a limited role at first, but Mathews has had some propensity for injury in his career. If Mathews goes down, Brown – a one-cut, downhill runner not dissimilar to Mathews – is a more natural choice than Woodhead or rookie Marion Grice to carry the load.

2013

Brown will likely have to step into a backup role behind upstart running back Vick Ballard and the newly acquired Ahmad Bradshaw heading into 2013.

2012

Brown finished with just 29 more yards from scrimmage last season than the year before, but his 4.8 YPC mark was easily a career high, as were his five touchdowns. He missed the first four games of the season but looked like a much-improved player after returning. The former first-round pick enters 2012 as the favorite for carries in Indy for the first time in his career, as Joseph Addai is no longer around. He’ll have to beat out Delone Carter, who was a major disappointment as a rookie. While the team’s offense should improve with Andrew Luck taking over QB duties, it’s still likely to be below average, and Brown doesn’t project to be a true workhorse.

2011

Two years into the league, Brown looks like a bust. The former first-round pick has constantly battled injuries, and when on the field, he’s averaged just 3.8 YPC during his career while struggling in pass protection, which isn’t acceptable in Indianapolis. As a result, the Colts drafted Delone Carter, and re-signed Joseph Addai, so Brown enters 2011 likely no better than third on the depth chart.

2010

Brown failed to impress during his rookie year, getting just 3.6 YPC while constantly battling injuries. The Colts’ offensive line is built more to protect Peyton Manning than run block, but 29.8 percent of Brown’s carries went for no yards or lost yardage, which was the worst percentage of any back in football. Brown is faster and possesses more big-play ability than Joseph Addai, but he needs to prove he can stay healthy and improve in pass protection. The only way Brown isn’t on the lesser end of a timeshare is if injuries strike Addai, who has proven to be brittle in the past. If Brown were thrust into a feature role in the Colts’ potent offense, he’s the type of late-round flier who could win your fantasy league for you.

2009

Indianapolis selected Brown, an early-entry junior, with the No. 27 pick in the draft. He led the nation in rushing last season with 2,083 yards (5.7 YPC) and 18 touchdowns. Brown has excellent vision with good instincts but isn’t overly powerful. He ran a 4.51 40 at the Combine, which was faster than Knowshon Moreno, Chris Wells and Shonn Greene. He projects as a similar runner to new teammate Joseph Addai. While Colts GM Bill Polian has compared Brown to Thurman Thomas, coach Jim Caldwell has said Addai remains the team’s No. 1 back. That’s not surprising given the veteran culture of the NFL, but a statement made in April hardly matters come September and beyond. Addai is solid in pass protection and effective as a receiver, but he’s injury-prone and averaged 3.5 YPC last season. Over the past two seasons, he’s got just 3.9 YPC despite playing for one of the league’s elite offenses. Addai may be the safer choice, but we already know what he can, and more appropriately can’t, do, whereas Brown’s ceiling is unknown. With Addai so injury-prone and the Colts producing so many scoring opportunities, Brown could pay huge dividends.