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Zach Brown

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills

2015 Defensive Stats

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77

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0.5

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2

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0

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Zach Brown in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 248   DOB: 10/23/1989  College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zach Brown Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Bills in April of 2016.

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Bills GM Doug Whaley expects Reggie Ragland - the 41st overall selection in the draft - to start at inside linebacker in the team's 3-4 defense, The Buffalo News reports. Brown, picked up by the team in early April, had been eyed for that spot prior to the draft.

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Zach Brown NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 Ten 16 92 68 24 5.5 5 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Ten 16 91 72 19 4 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Ten 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 Ten 16 77 55 22 0.5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Zach Brown – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

493

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Zach Brown was on the field for 493 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

87

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Zach Brown was on the field for 87 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 709 97
2014 4 0
2015 493 87
Zach Brown 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Ind 53 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 49 5 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Mia 51 5 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG
5 @Ten 15 12 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 67 6 12 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax 33 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 26 3 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ
10 @NE
11 @KC 10 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Hou 17 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Phi 34 9 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Was 14 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Dal 27 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYJ 34 15 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Zach Brown
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   248 lbs
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Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Zach Brown: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Coach Rex Ryan says that, as of now, Brown is a starter at inside linebacker along with Preston Brown, The Buffalo News reports.

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Brown has signed a one-year contract with the Bills, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports.

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Brown got the start Sunday against the Dolphins and responded with a team-leading 12 tackles (eight solo).

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Brown will enter the starting lineup Sunday against the Dolphins, replacing the injured Avery Williamson (hamstring), John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

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Brown stuffed the stat sheet Sunday against the Colts, recording five tackles (three solo), a pass defensed, and a 45-yard interception of quarterback Andrew Luck.

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Brown led the Titans with seven tackles (five solo) Sunday against the Browns, recording one tackle for loss.

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Brown recorded seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay.

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Brown appears to have the inside track to a starting spot at inside linebacker position over veteran Wesley Woodyard, the Tennessean reports.

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Brown (shoulder) has looked healthy and impressive so far in OTA’s, ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Zach Brown.

2015

Brown is a slight injury worry after suffering a torn pectoral muscle Week 1 last year, but his IDP upside is among the best when he's healthy. Brown runs a 4.4 40 at 245 pounds, giving him major playmaking upside both as a pass rusher and in coverage. Despite playing less than 750 snaps both years, Brown averaged 92 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions in his first two years, and he scored two defensive touchdowns, as well. He needs to earn a three-down role in a fairly crowded linebacker group to ensure maximum snaps, however.

2014

Consistency has been an issue with Brown going back to his days at North Carolina, so it wasn't shocking to see him follow up his exciting rookie season with uneven play in 2013. Blessed with 4.4 speed at around 245 pounds, Brown has shown the ability to make a huge impact in both coverage and the pass rush. He has 9.5 sacks in his first two seasons, along with four interceptions and two touchdowns, so his ceiling is rather high. Unfortunately, he'll remain a boom-or-bust pick in 2014 since his exact role in Tennessee's 3-4 defense is unclear. The Titans have all of Brown, Akeem Ayers, Wesley Woodyard and Zaviar Gooden as potential inside linebacker starters.

2013

It would seem at a glance as if Tennessee is crowded at linebacker, but a closer look hints at a big role for Brown in 2013 nonetheless. Akeem Ayers plays a limited snap count and splits his time between linebacker and defensive end, Colin McCarthy has a long history of injury troubles (12 games missed the last two years) and third-round pick Zaviar Gooden is a speedy linebacker whose skill set is redundant to Brown's. The Titans are in any case compelled to give Brown more work in 2013 after he posted 92 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) in just 739 defensive snaps as a rookie.