A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tennessee Titans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $5.65 million contract with the Titans in June of 2019.
Huge Week 7 performance
WRTennessee Titans
October 25, 2020
Brown tallied six receptions on eight targets for 153 yards and one touchdown in Week 7 against the Steelers.
ANALYSIS
Brown had only one reception at the close of the first half but erupted late in the game to top 100 receiving yards for the first time this season. His longest reception of the day came on a 73-yard touchdown early in the third quarter that kickstarted a Titans rally. Brown remained active after the long score, connecting for receptions of 21, 20 and 17 yards -- all of which came in the fourth quarter. Brown appears to be fully healthy after battling a knee injury early on and will draw a positive matchup in Week 8 against the Bengals.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do A.J. Brown's 2020 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.
Air Yards Per Game
74.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.98
 
% Team Air Yards
17.3%
 
% Team Targets
14.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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229
163
223
52
189
72
124
58
99
20
92
74
31
27
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Steelers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Oct 25th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
71.6
 
Cornerbacks
67.0
 
Safeties
95.5
 
Linebackers
49.1
 
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2020 A.J. Brown Split Stats
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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' 0"
 
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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring A.J. Brown
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Yesterday
Aaron Rodgers needed a strong Week 7 bounce back after imploding against the Buccaneers in Week 6, and a four-touchdown showing against Houston should suffice.
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Yesterday
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FanDuel Sportsbook: Week 7 NFL Tickets
2 days ago
The Bengals will be without starting running back Joe Mixon on Sunday against the Browns, and RotoWire's Andrew Laird is expecting Joe Burrow to pick up some of the rushing slack.
Corner Report: Week 7
3 days ago
Rarely does a receiver have as good of an on-paper matchup as Terry McLaurin against the hapless yet uptempo Cowboys -- both efficiency and volume appear close to ideal.
DraftKings NFL: Week 7 Tournament Guide
3 days ago
The Washington Football Team is a surprising source of value this week, with Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson and the D/ST all offering fantastic upside relative to their prices.
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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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Good to go Sunday
WRTennessee Titans
October 23, 2020
Brown (knee) practiced fully Friday and won't carry a designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
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Back at practice
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
October 23, 2020
Brown (knee) returned to practice Friday, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
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Misses practice Thursday
WRTennessee Titans
Knee
October 22, 2020
Brown didn't practice Thursday due to a knee issue, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Absent from practice
WRTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
October 22, 2020
Brown wasn't present during the media-access portion of Thursday's practice, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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Scores twice in OT win
WRTennessee Titans
October 18, 2020
Brown caught five of seven targets for 56 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 42-36 overtime win over Houston.
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