A.J. Brown Fantasy Football Analysis with Titans
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- See Matthew Freedman's fantasy football analysis for wide receiver A.J. Brown, who was drafted No. 51 overall by the Tennessee Titans.
A.J. Brown Fantasy Football Analysis
- Height: 6′ | Weight: 226 pounds
- 40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds
- School: Mississippi | Class: Junior
- 2019 age: 22 | Draft position: No. 51 overall
From a situation-agnostic perspective, Brown might be the best non-quarterback skill position player in this class. A case could at least be made for it.
Despite playing a chunk of his games with D.K. Metcalf, Brown dominated the SEC over his two final seasons, averaging 111.8 yards receiving per game over that span.
With back-to-back campaigns of more than 1,250 yards, he has strong production and he owns a high-end blend of size and speed. Although he often played in the slot, Brown also lined up out wide more than occasionally and displayed good route-running ability.
To compare him to another big-bodied productive receiver with good athleticism: Brown doesn’t have the all-around versatility of first-rounder N’Keal Harry. Brown didn’t produce as either a runner or return man, but he might be a better receiver. He creates more separation with his routes and has more after-the-catch capability.
But I really hate his landing spot, at least for 2019.
The Titans use a run-heavy offense, and Brown will have to fight for targets with wide receiver Corey Davis, tight end Delanie Walker and maybe even running back Dion Lewis. And Marcus Mariota has failed to develop into a reliable starter. He might even be in his final season with the team.
For dynasty, though, Brown is intriguing. And his subpar landing spot might make him acquirable at a slight discount. And his long-term prospects probably won’t be too impacted by his current situation. After all, he might have a new quarterback as soon as next year.
For rookie drafts, I’ll be surprised if Brown’s not in my top four when I finalize my board: Big athletic productive SEC wide receivers don’t come along every year.
NFL Comp: Andre Johnson with more production and less athleticism