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
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$Signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Rams in March of 2019.
Staying in Los Angeles
RBLos Angeles Rams
March 22, 2019
The Rams are matching Brown's two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet from the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The decision to use a low tender ultimately worked out in the Rams' favor, as they now have Brown under contract for two years at approximately the same cost as a second-round tender ($3.1 million) for one season. With C.J. Anderson unsigned and the draft still to come, Brown may eventually get some competition for the No. 2 running back spot -- a job that becomes rather interesting with the long-term stability of Todd Gurley's left knee now in question. Meanwhile, the Lions will need to look elsewhere in their search to add backfield depth behind Kerryon Johnson.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Malcolm Brown's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • 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.
Broken Tackle %
10.4%
 
Positive Run %
88.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
60.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
4.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
71.4%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.0
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.9
 
Cornerbacks
75.6
 
Safeties
91.6
 
Linebackers
83.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Malcolm Brown's measurables compare to other running backs?
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
5' 11"
 
Weight
222 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.05 sec
 
Shuttle Time
459.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.84 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
98 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Gets offer from Lions
RBLos Angeles Rams
March 19, 2019
The Lions have signed Brown to an offer sheet, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Receives RFA tender
RBLos Angeles Rams
March 12, 2019
The Rams have tendered Brown at the original-round level, Myles Simmons of the team's official website reports.
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Ran well when healthy
RBLos Angeles Rams
Collarbone
January 2, 2019
Brown (collarbone) finished the regular season with 212 rushing yards on 43 attempts for a career-best 4.9 yards per carry and five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown through 12 games before being placed on injured reserve Dec. 11.
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Moved to IR
RBLos Angeles Rams
Collarbone
December 11, 2018
The Rams placed Brown (collarbone) on injured reserve Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
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Out for rest of season
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Collarbone
December 5, 2018
Brown is expected to require a procedure to reset his clavicle that will necessitate 8-to-10 weeks for recovery, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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