Malcolm Brown
Malcolm Brown
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Rams in April of 2018.
Scampers for 46 yards against Cards
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 17, 2018
Brown rushed 12 times for 46 yards during Sunday's 34-0 win over Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Brown received more opportunities in the rushing game Week 2 because Todd Gurley was nursing cramps, but the No. 2 back failed to take advantage by averaging just 3.8 yards per attempt on the ground. Gurley scored three times before exiting and was reported to be fine following the game, so his workhorse role doesn't appear to be in jeopardy heading into a Week 3 matchup against the Chargers. Brown's fantasy value remains limited, as he checks out as a wait-and-see stash in deep settings and/or a Gurley handcuff.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    27
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    18
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
65
169
2017
150
141
2018
27
18
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   222 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.05 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   459.00 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.84 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   30 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   98 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   26 reps
ELITE
Los Angeles Rams Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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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Quiet in Week 1
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 11, 2018
Brown rushed once for five yards and caught both of his targets for 18 yards during Monday's 33-13 win over the Raiders. He also played just four of 63 offensive snaps.
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Remains in backup mix
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 3, 2018
Brown heads into the coming season listed as the Rams' No. 2 running back behind Todd Gurley.
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Struggles for running room
RBLos Angeles Rams
August 25, 2018
Brown rushed six times for 11 yards in the Rams' 21-20 preseason win over the Texans on Saturday.
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Starts against Oakland
RBLos Angeles Rams
August 19, 2018
Brown got the start in Saturday's preseason win over Oakland, taking seven carries for 22 yards and catching one pass for five yards.
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Eyeing another season of backup duty
RBLos Angeles Rams
April 30, 2018
Brown is expected to serve as the No. 2 running back behind Todd Gurley again this season, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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