A.J. Brown

A.J. Brown

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Philadelphia Eagles
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Brown hasn't yet put it all together for a huge fantasy season, but there are few wide receivers who command more respect from opponents. The 2019 second-round pick topped 1,000 yards as a rookie despite initially playing limited snaps, quickly becoming one of the league's top YAC threats. Maybe that shouldn't be a surprise, considering Brown turned in back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons at Ole Miss as the No. 1 receiver ahead of D.K. Metcalf, and later ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at 226 pounds at the 2019 Combine. While not quite on Metcalf's level for measurables, Brown combines the size and strength of a running back with the fluidity and hand-eye coordination of a top receiver. Unfortunately, those gifts were only on display part-time last year, as Brown missed four full games, nearly all of a fifth and also played at less than 100 percent in a few others. He finished south of 1,000 yards for the season, despite having three games with at least 133 yards and a touchdown (plus a fourth in the playoffs). Now, Brown is on to greener pastures... or at least a greener uniform. Unable to work out an extension, the Titans traded their star wideout to the Eagles, who promptly signed Brown to a four-year, $100 million contract. He joins DeVonta Smith and TE Dallas Goedert in what may be another run-first offense, though it's also possible the Eagles open things up for QB Jalen Hurts now that they have plenty of weapons. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $100 million contract with the Eagles in April of 2022.
Part of blockbuster trade to Philly
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
April 28, 2022
Brown was traded to the Eagles from the Titans on Thursday for the 18th overall pick and a third-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Philadelphia used one of its first-round picks to move up and select nose tackle Jordan Davis. Then, the team used its other to bolster the skill positions in a big way by securing one of the best young wide receivers in the league in Brown. Now in Philadelphia, Brown stands to lead a promising receiving corps that also features DeVonta Smith, giving quarterback Jalen Hurts a dynamic top two at the position. As part of the deal, Brown will ink a four-year, $100 million extension, with $57 million guaranteed, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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How do A.J. Brown's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
  • 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
92.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.08
 
% Team Air Yards
32.0%
 
% Team Targets
20.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
% Targeted On Route
31.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.64
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do A.J. Brown's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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
6' 1"
 
Weight
226 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
Despite missing Weeks 2 and 3 last year with knee injuries the Titans’ medical staff had initially deemed season-ending, Brown managed a second straight 1,000-yard campaign. And while he regressed from his other-worldly and unsustainable 12.4 YPT as a rookie, Brown still netted 10.1 yards per look (4th). At 6-0, 226, Brown is built more like a workhorse running back than an outside receiver. As such, he’s a load to bring down, and his 4.49 speed seems to understate his ability to take short passes to the house. Despite seeing only 12 red-zone targets (T-34th), Brown scored 11 touchdowns (5th) last year. He had surgery on both knees after the year, underscoring the severity of the injuries through which he played. Still only 24, presumably healthy in time for training camp and now in Year 3, Brown is poised for another big season — this time with Julio Jones replacing Corey Davis as his running mate in Tennessee. Jones should see more targets than Davis, at least on a per-game basis, but the 32-year-old also attracts more defensive attention, and his presence could inspire new OC Todd Downing to throw more passes than predecessor Arthur Smith. Regardless of what happens with the new guy, Brown should take the lead.
As a 22-year-old rookie, Brown was the best per-play wide receiver in the NFL last year. Despite seeing only 84 targets from the combination of Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill, Brown led all rookie receivers in yards and tied Darius Slayton with eight TDs. Brown's 12.5 YPT was first among the league's 52 80-target wideouts, and his eight catches of 40 yards also tied for first. And that doesn't include a 49-yard rushing TD, the icing on the cake. At 6-0, 226, Brown is a physical mismatch for most defensive backs. He's wide, strong and explosive, and his 4.49 speed makes him dangerous after the catch once the initial defender fails to bring him down. Brown also showed excellent hands with only two drops all year. While he has ideal red-zone size, he was rarely used there - only eight targets - yet he scored nine times. The biggest issue for Brown is opportunity. Coach Mike Vrabel and OC Arthur Smith ran an offense that finished last season with the second fewest pass attempts (448). That probably caps Brown's ceiling, as it's hard to see him among the league leaders in targets, especially with 2017 fifth overall pick Corey Davis, slot man Adam Humphries and emerging TE Jonnu Smith in the fold. But the team re-upped Tannehill, the QB with whom Brown had the most success, and if anything happens to Derrick Henry, whom the team franchise-tagged in March, the sky's the limit for Brown.
Taken with the 51st overall pick in this year's draft, Brown is a good prospect in a crowded situation. Not only did the Titans sign Adam Humphries to a big deal this offseason, but they already had 2017 No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis and also get tight end Delanie Walker back from injury. That said, at 6-1, 230, Brown is a powerhouse who runs exceptionally well (4.49 40) for his size. He presents matchup problems for smaller corners, is incredibly tough to bring down after the catch and has a 36.5-inch vertical leap. The question for Brown is mostly about role - not only is there competition for targets, but Marcus Mariota's star has faded the last two seasons, and Tennessee attempted 437 passes last year (31st) in an offense that eventually was built around running back Derrick Henry.
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In line to skip offseason workouts
WRTennessee Titans
April 18, 2022
Brown isn't expected to participate in any on-field work during the Titans' offseason program, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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Talking extension with team
WRTennessee Titans
March 2, 2022
Brown and the Titans have engaged in preliminary extension in the early stages of the offseason, Jim Wyatt of Tennessee's official site reports.
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Big performance in loss
WRTennessee Titans
January 22, 2022
Brown recorded five receptions on nine targets for 142 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round loss to the Bengals.
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Helps lock in top seed
WRTennessee Titans
January 9, 2022
Brown recorded four receptions on six targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Texans.
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Quiet against Dolphins
WRTennessee Titans
January 2, 2022
Brown recorded two receptions for 41 yards on five targets in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Dolphins.
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