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Basic StatsMarquise Brown's Basic Stats

Marquise Brown
ADP: 7.7
Bye: 6
Experience: 5
Age: 26.9
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
40 Time: 4.32
Speed Score: 90.10

Injury PredictorMarquise Brown's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024

78%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

8.5%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

2.40

Durability

5.00

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 1, 2018 Non-NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Brown was carted off with a clear leg injury and returned to the sideline with crutches and a boot for his left foot.
Oct 6, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Brown suffered the ankle injury during the win over the Steelers. He missed practices in the following days and he was sidelined for to the next two games
Feb 25, 2020 NFL Pedal Lisfranc Fracture Brown had off-season surgery to remove a screw from his injured foot, hampered by a Lisfranc injury. He is expected to be fine by training camp.
Oct 7, 2020 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Brown was a limited participant ahead of Week 5 game due to a knee injury. He was active for the game against the Bengals.
Dec 24, 2020 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Brown missed practice ahead of Week 16 game due to the knee issue. He was available for the game against the Giants.
Jul 29, 2021 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Brown suffered a hamstring injury during training camp practice.
Sep 15, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Brown sat out the first two practices ahead of the Week 2 game with an ankle injury.
Nov 17, 2021 NFL Thigh Glute Strain Brown missed Week 11 game against the Bears due to a thigh injury.
Aug 29, 2022 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Coach Kliff Kingsbury is hopeful Brown (hamstring) returns to practice "next week at some point," Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. "I don't know when, but that's our hope," Kingsbury added Friday.
Oct 16, 2022 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Brown was placed on IR on October 20.
Dec 3, 2023 NFL Pedal Heel Bruise Brown left in the second half of Week 13 vs. the Steelers due to a nagging heel injury.
Dec 17, 2023 NFL Pedal Heel Bruise Brown reinjured his heel in Week 15 vs. the 49ers.

Basic StatsMarquise Brown's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

Brown is coming off a disappointing season in Arizona, missing three games and finishing 55th among WRs in PPR points per game.

He inked a one-year deal in free agency with Kansas City, where he’ll find himself in easily the best passing game of his career.

Brown will face stiff target competition, though, from TE Travis Kelce, WR Xavier Worthy, and WR Rashee Rice (after he serves an expected suspension). And it’s certainly worth noting that Brown has yet to finish better than WR26 in PPR points per game across five NFL seasons.

He has the upside to beat that mark this year, but he’s best treated as a WR3 in fantasy drafts.

What We Learned Last Year

  • Brown finished with a career-low 574 receiving yards last year. His 51 catches were his fewest since his 2019 rookie campaign.
  • Brown suffered a heel injury in late November that eventually cost him the final three games of the season. He also dealt with hamstring and thumb injuries earlier in the year.
  • He played with QBs Josh Dobbs and Clayton Tune for the first nine games. QB Kyler Murray returned for Brown’s final five games.
  • It wasn’t a great spot for production. The 2023 Cardinals ranked:
    • 26th in passing yards
    • 24th in passing TDs
    • 29th in total WR PPR points
  • Among 80 WRs with 50+ targets last year, Brown ranked:
    • 57th in Pro Football Focus receiving grade
    • 61st in yards per route
  • The PFF receiving grade and yards per route were both career lows.
  • Here’s where Brown ranked in both metrics over his first four NFL seasons:
    • 2019 - 46th and 31st out of 79
    • 2020 - 54th and 43rd out of 84
    • 2021 - 58th and 49th out of 89
    • 2022 - 45th and 46th out of 80
  • Brown’s target share in games played by season:
    • 2019 - 17.7%
    • 2020 - 26.1%
    • 2021 - 25.4%
    • 2022 - 22.5%
    • 2023 - 22.8%
  • Brown’s finishes among WRs in PPR points per game:
    • 2019 - 55th
    • 2020 - 47th
    • 2021 - 26th
    • 2022 - 30th
    • 2023 - 55th

What to Expect in 2024

  • The Chiefs inked Brown in free agency to a one-year, $7 million deal with $6.5 million guaranteed.
  • Kansas City traded up in the first round of this spring’s draft to land WR Xavier Worthy, who’s coming off three productive seasons at Texas and a Combine record 4.21-second 40 time.
  • WR Rashee Rice returns after a strong rookie season, but he’s expected to draw a multi-game suspension for his involvement in a street-racing accident in Dallas in late March.
  • TE Travis Kelce is also back after leading the Chiefs with 8.1 targets per game last year.
  • There’s plenty of receiving production to go around in Kansas City. The Chiefs have ranked top 8 in passing yards and TDs in all six seasons since QB Patrick Mahomes took over.
  • Here’s where Kansas City has ranked in total WR PPR points under Mahomes:
    • 2018 - 8th
    • 2019 - 12th
    • 2020 - 8th
    • 2021 - 10th
    • 2022 - 15th
    • 2023 - 20th

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Marquise Brown, WR KC

11:40am EST 12/29/23

Marquise Brown to IR

The Cardinals are placing WR Marquise Brown (heel) on IR, knocking him out for the final two games of the season. It was a frustrating season for Brown, who dealt with inconsistent QB play for the first nine games of the season and then struggled connecting with QB Kyler Murray over his last few outings. Brown finishes his age-26 season with career lows in yards per game (41.0), catch rate (51%), yards per target (5.7), and yards per route (1.25). Brown is set to hit free agency in March. We'll see how his market develops and where he ultimately lands, but he's a nice buy-low in dynasty leagues right now. Brown finished top 30 among WRs in PPR points per game in both 2021 and 2022.

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Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (heel) did not practice on Wednesday. We're not expecting him to play vs. the Eagles this weekend but will keep you updated on his status. Michael Wilson, Rondale Moore, and Greg Dortch operated as Arizona's top three WRs with Wilson out last week.

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Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (heel) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Bears. He's been banged up for a while, so it wouldn't be surprising if Arizona just shuts him down the rest of the way. We'll see how WR Greg Dortch (shoulder) is listed on the final injury report later today. He didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday. The Cardinals could be down to WRs Michael Wilson, Rondale Moore, and Zach Pascal this weekend.

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