25-Year-Old Linebacker – Baltimore Ravens
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
A former second-round draft pick, Brown enters the final year of his rookie contract with very little experience on defense. He may even be on the roster bubble....
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Arthur Brown Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $3.554 million deal with the Ravens in May of 2013.
Brown (thigh) is on the roster bubble, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
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Arthur Brown: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Brown is tentatively expected to make his first career start, with Josh Bynes sidelined by an infected finger. The Ravens could also turn to Jameel McClain, who was activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, after dealing with a spinal cord contusion for 10 months. While he isn't in Brown's class as an athlete, McClain has 45 career starts to his name, and is entirely familiar with his role in the defense. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach with Brown, as he isn't a valuable commodity outside of dynasty leagues.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Brown, a second-round round selection in the 2013 draft, was mostly used in passing situations last season, and he finished the year with only 15 tackles and a half-sack. The expectation was that Brown would step in as a starter in 2014, but then the Ravens used a first-round draft pick on C.J. Mosley, who is now expected to start alongside Daryl Smith. It's unclear whether the Ravens have doubts about Brown, or if they just feel in love with Mosley. Either way, Brown will likely have a minimal role to open the season, as both Mosley and Smith have three-down skill sets.
It takes a leap of faith to expect a rookie to be among the league's tackle leaders, particularly when that rookie fell to the 56th pick, but everything is in place for Brown to be an instant hit. The Ravens lost Ray Lewis (retirement) and Dannell Ellerbe (free agency) in the offseason, and Jameel McClain isn't good enough to keep Brown off the field. Brown is a highly athletic linebacker who identifies plays quickly and pursues with a high motor, and the Ravens should give him all the work he can handle. It's worth noting Brown had a sports hernia this spring, though he should be ready in the early part of training camp.