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A.J. Brown

A.J. Brown

Wide Receiver #1
ADP:Round: 4, Pick: 5
Team: Tennessee Titans
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 226 lb.
College:Ole Miss
Age:22
Born:June 30, 1997
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 2 (51)
Draft Team:TEN

A.J. Brown: Tallies 51 yards in loss

Brown hauled in three of his six targets for 51 yards in the team's AFC Championship game loss.

Analysis: Brown made an immediate splash, hauling in a 37-yard reception on the second play of the game. However, he was held quiet for the remainder of the contest, concluding his underwhelming postseason. Setting his playoff performance aside, Brown proved to be a dynamic receiver in his rookie campaign and quickly surpassed Corey Davis as the team's top target. He'll look to build on his strong production in his second season as a pro.

January 19, 2020 5:30 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Quiet in win

Brown hauled in his long target for four yards in the team's Wild-Card Round win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Brown had topped 100 receiving yards in four of his last six contests, but failed to make much impact in the team's playoff win. However, he also wasn't given much opportunity as the team attempted just 15 passes in the contest, limiting the volume for all pass-catchers. The Titans will likely need to throw more in a tough matchup against Baltimore in the divisional round of the playoffs, though the Ravens have proven to be a stingy defense throughout the second half of the season.

January 4, 2020 9:42 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Tops 100 yards and finds end zone

Brown hauled in four of his eight targets for 124 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Brown recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving effort in his past six games, launching him past 1,000 yards in his rookie campaign. His impressive late-season surge was highlighted by a number of big plays, and he delivered again in Week 17 by finding the end zone on a 51-yard catch and run early in the first quarter. A key member of the Titans playoff push, Brown is the clear leader of the team's receiving corps heading into a tough matchup against New England in the wild card round of the playoffs. Looking ahead, Brown will enter his second professional season with massive expectations, looking to build on his 52 reception and eight touchdown inaugural campaign.

December 29, 2019 6:26 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Does damage on ground

Brown recorded one reception on two targets for 34 yards in the team's Week 16 loss to the Saints. However, he also added one rush for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: Brown was held in check for the majority of the game by standout cornerback Marshon Lattimore, though he still managed to showcase his big-play ability. Brown found the end zone on the team's second possession after he received a pitch out of the backfield and sliced through the middle of the Saints defense for a 49-yard score. His only other impact in the game came just before the two minute warning in the final quarter, when he made a bobbling 34-yard catch down the left sideline. Though his volume remains inconsistent, Brown has evolved into the team's leading receiver and will look to cap off a strong rookie campaign as the Titans take on the Texans in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 1:46 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Erupts again in Week 15

Brown hauled in eight of 13 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: The Ole Miss product is steadily evolving into an Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate as the season wears on, as he now has seven receiving scores on the year and sits just 107 yards short of the 1,000 mark. Brown has been seemingly unstoppable over the past month, specifically, racking up an incredible 111.8 receiving yards per game with four total scores since the Titans' Week 11 bye. He remains a promising fantasy play in Week 16, taking on a Saints defense that comes into Sunday Night Football as a bottom six unit in terms of both receiving yards (2,327) and receiving TDs (16) allowed to opposing wideouts.

December 15, 2019 2:45 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Explodes for two scores

Brown hauled in five of his seven targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Rams. He also had one carry for 13 yards.

Analysis: Brown exploded for two touchdowns, showcasing his ability to gain yards after the catch on each occasion. His first trip to the end zone came on a 91-yard reception when he beat the Raiders' secondary down the seam and shook off a defender around mid-field before taking his reception to the house. Later that quarter, he caught a pass down the middle of the field and broke several tackles on the way to a 16-yard trip to pay dirt. The impressive rookie remains inconsistent but now has 80 yards or more in three of his last five contests. He'll look to flaunt his big-play ability once again in Week 15 as the Titans take on the Texans.

December 8, 2019 6:07 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Will be available Week 14

Brown (calf) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game at Oakland, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: Brown was added to the Titans' injury report Thursday, being listed as a limited participant due to a calf issue. Fortunately for the wide receiver, he returned in full Friday and will be available this weekend against a Raiders defense that has conceded 9.6 yards per target and 14 total TDs to his position in 12 games this season.

December 6, 2019 12:26 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Added to injury report Thursday

Brown (calf) was limited at practice Thursday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Brown was added to the Titans' injury report Thursday, so it's possible that the wideout suffered an in-practice setback. Added clarity on that front should arrive no later than Friday, when the team releases its final practice/injury report of the week.

December 5, 2019 1:16 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Disappoints after big performance

Brown hauled in three of his four targets for 45 yards in the team's Week 13 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Brown tied for the team-lead with four targets, though Ryan Tannehill attempted only 22 passes in the contest. As a result, in spite of efficient work, Brown put up a disappointing stat-line. Even so, he provided big plays for the offense, with all of his catches going for 13 or more yards. Despite inconsistent usage and quarterback play early in the season, Brown has flashed big play potential by averaging 18.4 yards per reception to go along with four touchdowns through 12 games. Though volume may be hard to come by, Brown will be in another positive matchup to produce in Week 14 as the Titans take on the Raiders.

December 1, 2019 9:55 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Another breakout performance

Brown hauled in four of his five targets for 135 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Brown led the team in targets, receptions and yards, his third explosive performance of the season. His standout catch came halfway through the third quarter, when he caught a Ryan Tannehill pass over the middle before turning upfield for a 65-yard touchdown. He also posted several other long receptions, including gains of 36, 19 and 15 yards. While Tannehill has moved the offense more effectively than Marcus Mariota, the Titans still focus on moving the ball predominantly on the ground rather than through the air. As a result, Brown is likely to remain only a volatile producer for the remainder of the season. That said, he'll draw a positive matchup against the Dolphins in Week 13.

November 24, 2019 5:48 PM EST

A.J. Brown: No impact in Week 6

Brown hauled in two of his four targets for 23 yards in Week 6 against the Broncos.

Analysis: Brown showed moments of promise in Week 6, notably having a 42-yard catch negated by offensive pass interference. He also got involved in the offense early, hauling in a 13-yard reception on the opening play of the Titans' third possession. However, the end result was an uninspiring line, a microcosm of the team's overall passing attack. While Brown's role appears to be growing as his rookie season wears on, there's not enough pass volume to go around, particularly when Adam Humphries, Corey Davis and even Delanie Walker appear to be prioritized ahead of him in the passing attack.

October 13, 2019 9:30 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Quiet in Week 5

Brown caught both of his targets for 27 yards in Week 5 against the Bills.

Analysis: One week after delivering a splash performance, Brown disappeared to the periphery in Week 5. Though he hauled in his pair of targets, Brown was out-targeted by Adam Humphries, Corey Davis and Dion Lewis. While Brown has shown he's capable of delivering big plays, the team is hesitant to regularly air out the ball and also appears content to develop him slowly. In Week 6, the Titans will travel to Denver in what projects to be another slow-paced and low-scoring matchup, meaning Brown isn't likely to see an uptick in volume.

October 6, 2019 8:41 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Delivers splash performance

Brown hauled in all three of his targets for 94 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4 against Atlanta.

Analysis: Brown finished third on the team in targets in receptions, but led the Titans in receiving yards. The highlight was a 55-yard touchdown that came in the first quarter, when he caught a slant over the middle before racing down the sideline for the long score. Still in the opening frame, Brown hauled in his second touchdown reception on a back shoulder fade from 11 yards away. Overall, he has just 17 targets and 10 receptions through four games, but has quickly proven to be a big-play threat by averaging 22.3 yards per reception. Despite an inconsistent passing attack, Brown shows continuously growing rapport with Marcus Mariota, and that should only continue to grow as the season progresses.

September 29, 2019 1:51 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Sees five targets

Brown hauled in one of his five targets for four yards in Week 3 against Jacksonville.

Analysis: Brown was the second-most targeted Titans' receiver but failed to convert that into production. Positively, he was on the field for a season-high 40 snaps, 50 percent of the team's total. Though the output was disappointing, it appears that Brown is set to continue to increase his role on the offense as his rookie season progresses.

September 20, 2019 5:35 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Shakes off injury

Brown (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: Brown's knee injury was revealed when he was a limited participant in Monday's practice, but that issue was short-lived and he'll be ready for Thursday's game versus the Jaguars. Although he's still marked as the No. 4 wideout, Brown played 44 percent of offensive snaps in Week 2. However, he couldn't follow up his 100-yard NFL debut, posting three receptions for 25 yards on five targets in Week 2 versus the Colts. .

September 17, 2019 3:17 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Dealing with knee issue

Brown (knee) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice estimation, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Given that Tennessee played Sunday, the team didn't conduct a formal practice Monday, but Brown's limited designation makes his status worth monitoring ahead of Thursday's game against Jacksonville. The rookie second-round pick caught three of his five targets for 25 yards in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis.

September 16, 2019 1:29 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Quiet in loss

Brown caught three of five targets for 25 total yards during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Brown caught just as many balls as he did in Week 1's impressive debut, but the Colts obviously did a much better job than the Browns of staying in front of the big target as Brown was unable to get the kind of big plays he enjoyed against Cleveland. It's too early in the season to determine whether Brown and the Titans beat up on a bad Browns defense or if expectation should be tempered, but Thursday will be a good test against division rival Jacksonville.

September 15, 2019 5:28 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Leading receiver in Week 1 win

Brown hauled in three of four targets for 100 yards in Sunday's 43-13 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Brown showed off his big-play ability in his NFL debut, hauling in a 51-yard catch and leading the team in receiving yards. Tennessee's offense is still centered around running back Derrick Henry and tight end Delanie Walker -- each of whom scored two touchdowns -- but the second-round pick out of Ole Miss seems to have carved out a role as a field stretcher ahead of his team's Week 2 clash with the Colts.

September 8, 2019 2:46 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Hauls in one pass

Brown caught one of three targets in the team's third preseason game against the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Brown worked with the first team, joining Corey Davis and Adam Humphries as the wide receiver corps. Though it wasn't a spectacular statistical performance, it was positive to see Brown regularly targeted in the offense. Originally slowed by a leg injury to start training camp, Brown appears set to earn a relatively large role in the Titans' offense throughout his rookie campaign.

August 26, 2019 3:43 PM EST

A.J. Brown: Quiet in preseason debut

Brown did not record a catch during Saturday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Brown was a first-team All-SEC receiver in each of the past two seasons -- alongside Calvin Ridley (2017) and Jerry Jeudy (2018) -- but had little offensive impact on the stat sheet Saturday night, other than drawing a 27-yard pass interference penalty on JC Jackson to set up a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to Delanie Walker on the subsequent play. He aims to record his first reception next Sunday in the "dress rehearsal" game against a Steelers defense that looked formidable in containing Kansas City to 223 passing yards and seven total points in Week 2 of the preseason.

August 17, 2019 9:59 PM EST

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