While Brown picked up 120 total tackles in 2015, the defense struggled for most of the season and Brown - normally a strong student of the game - had a tough time with Rex Ryan's new defense and the calls he had to make to his teammates. Brown is by far the team's best linebacker entering 2016, so expect him to stay on the field in almost all scenarios. A 100-plus tackle season seems like a good bet once again.
Preston Brown finished the 2015 season with 120 tackles, two interceptions (one for a touchdown), four passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
Brown probably raised more eyebrows with less stats in his rookie 2014 season (109 tackles, one pick, two passes defensed, and one fumble recovery), as the Buffalo defense was quite the force under Jim Schwartz, but the unit suffered a big drop this year with Schwartz out and Rex Ryan overseeing the defense with Dennis Thurman as his coordinator. Still, Brown quietly ended up with even better numbers, as he avoided empty games and was a little more aggressive on the football. He hasn't missed a game in two seasons while playing pretty much every defensive snap, and will be a great bet to hit 100 tackles again next season for the third time.
Preston Brown (hamstring) is active Sunday against Washington.
Brown has been a solid fantasy IDP option this season, as he heads into Sunday's game needing just two tackles to hit the century mark, and he's finished with fewer than five just once.
Preston Brown (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Washington after practicing on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday.
Brown will be counted on for his usual amassing of tackles with Buffalo playing shorthanded in several defensive areas. He's only had one week with less than five tackles all season, and with just two more Sunday he'll hit triple-digits for both of his NFL seasons.
Preston Brown was a limited participant for the second straight day Thursday, but coach Rex Ryan seems optimistic about his best linebacker's chances to play this week, saying, "I believe all of those guys will play. I know Preston is fighting through that hamstring, but he was able to do a little more today."
The Buffalo Bills have a slew of defensive injuries, so they'll likely be counting on Brown to be active and all over the field Sunday in Washington. The second-year linebacker has 98 tackles through 13 games, so he should easily be able to beat the nice 109 total he put up as a rookie.
|P3||8/26/16||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|