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.
Tallies 51 yards in loss
WRTennessee Titans
January 19, 2020
Brown hauled in three of his six targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 35-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
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.
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How do A.J. Brown's 2019 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
69.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.61
 
% Team Air Yards
29.7%
 
% Team Targets
19.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.9%
 
Drop Rate
2.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.9
 
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2019 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
 
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9 days ago
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16 days ago
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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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Quiet in win
WRTennessee Titans
January 4, 2020
Brown hauled in his long target for four yards in the team's playoff win over the Patriots on Saturday.
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Tops 100 yards and finds end zone
WRTennessee Titans
December 29, 2019
Brown hauled in four of his eight targets for 124 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.
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Does damage on ground
WRTennessee Titans
December 22, 2019
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.
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Erupts again Week 15
WRTennessee Titans
December 15, 2019
Brown hauled in eight of 13 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Texans.
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Explodes for two scores
WRTennessee Titans
December 8, 2019
Brown hauled in five of his seven targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Raiders. He also had one carry for 13 yards.
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