The offense relied heavily on Derrick Henry in this game and Brown was a non-factor in the 1st half. Brown went into halftime without a single touch. However, he was instrumental in the Titans’ comeback win. Tannehill consistently looked for him in the 2nd half when the Titans had to pass. Brown led the team in targets, receptions and yards in this game. Julio Jones had to leave the game with a hamstring injury, so the Titans continued to lean on Brown in the passing game. He finished the game with 7 catches for 91 yards.
Brown and the Titans receivers will have an opportunity to feast this weekend against a Kansas City defense that has given up 850 receiving yards and 7 TDs to WRs through 6 weeks. Julio Jones may miss some more time with a hamstring injury, so Brown will likely see an uptick in targets moving forward. We have him at WR7 this week against the Chiefs. The next three games on the schedule for the Titans are KC, @IND, and @LAR. We have Brown ranked as our WR17 the rest of the way.
Brown caught 3 of 6 targets for 36 yards in Week 5 against Jacksonville.
Brown looked healthy and didn't suffer any setbacks after sitting out last week with a hamstring injury. Brown has had a slow start to the season but was tackled inside the 1-yard line in the first half and will certainly have some big games in the 2nd half of the season.
It was a tough day for Brown as he was credited with 3 drops. This includes a deep pass down the sideline that could have completely changed the outlook of his fantasy day. Unfortunately this bad day from Brown hurt fantasy owners as he only finished with a 3-43 line. The drops shouldn’t be an issue for Brown moving forward as he only had 11 in his first two seasons combined.
In 2020, A.J Brown was up and down vs. their week 3 opponent, the Colts, but did have a big day in week 12 with 4-98-1. This makes A.J. Brown a player to buy as he still led the team in routes with 41 and targets with 9 last week.
Brown was one of the lone bright spots for this anemic offense. He led the team in targets with 8, catching 4 for 49 yards and a score. If this is a floor performance, those who rostered him will be thrilled. Going forward, Brown should be just fine. He proved to be the alpha yet again this season with Tannehill looking his way with regularity. If the offensive line improves, Brown should see a higher quality of targets, improving his catch rate and production. Look for a more well-rounded showing this week at Seattle.