Brown is a free agent at the time of publication, but he's not worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues even if he lands with a team prior to Week 1. In 2021, Brown was with the Dolphins, but he appeared in just seven games before going on injured reserve with a quad injury. He's never been a lead running back, and his best Fantasy season was 6.8 PPR points in 2020 with the Rams. Keep an eye on where he ends up, but he has minimal Fantasy value in all leagues in 2022.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said Wednesday that Brown (quadriceps) won't be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Patriots, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports. Brown was designated to return from IR in mid-December, but his 2021 season will come to an end without him making another appearance. Through seven games prior to suffering his quad injury, Brown handled 33 carries for 125 yards and a score. He also secured three of five targets for 10 yards.
The Dolphins didn't activate Brown (quad) off IR ahead off Sunday's game against the Jets, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Meanwhile, per Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald, Phillip Lindsay will remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list , which sets the stage for Miami's Week 15 backfield to include Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Duke Johnson.
The Dolphins have designated Brown (quadriceps) to return from IR, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports. Brown appears to have a real chance at retaking the field Week 15 versus the Jets, and his return to practice is a notable step in the right direction. The veteran running back hasn't played since Week 7 due to a lingering quad injury. All of Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Phillip Lindsay currently reside on the COVID-19 list after having returned positive tests, and though all three could have a chance to face New York due to being vaccinated, it's also possible that Brown could end up operating as one of the only available options in a backfield that currently only houses a healthy Duke Johnson.
The Dolphins anticipate Brown (quadriceps) will resume practicing this week, and he could be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Before suffering the quad injury Week 7 and landing on IR, Brown had been a secondary member of a Miami backfield committee headlined by Myles Gaskin. In seven appearances, Brown averaged 5.1 touches and 19.3 yards from scrimmage per game, but he could be headed for his largest workload of the season if he's activated from IR for Week 15. At the moment, Duke Johnson is the only healthy back on the 53-man roster, as the three players ahead of him on the depth chart (Gaskin, Phillip Lindsay and Salvon Ahmed) have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days. Because all three players are vaccinated, they'll have a shot at suiting up Sunday if they can clear the necessary protocols in expedient fashion, but Brown still could have a role on offense if he's able to show the quad injury isn't bothering him in practice. Miami will likely officially designate Brown for return from IR later this week.
Brown (quadriceps) won't participate in Wednesday's walk-through practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Brown remains on injured reserve and hasn't yet recovered from the quad injury that he sustained Week 7. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return, but the Dolphins may revisit where he stands in the rehab process when the team returns from its Week 14 bye.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||New England Patriots||20||17.22|
|5||10/09||@New York Jets||32||25.65|
|13||12/04||@San Francisco 49ers||7||14.60|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Chargers||28||20.65|
|16||12/25||Green Bay Packers||8||14.78|
|17||01/01||@New England Patriots||20||17.22|
|18||01/08||New York Jets||32||25.65|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||68||266||4||9||63||0||56|