Brown (collarbone) finished the regular season with 212 rushing yards on 43 attempts for a career-best 4.9 yards per carry and five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown through 12 games before being placed on injured reserve Dec. 11. Brown's season-ending clavicle injury prompted the Rams to bring in veteran C.J. Anderson as backfield insurance behind Todd Gurley (knee), who missed the final two regular-season contests with an injury of his own. While he once again saw limited action behind Gurley when healthy, Brown was efficient when given opportunities. Brown should be fully recovered from his injury for OTAs this spring, but the impending free agent's fantasy outlook will be uncertain until he signs a new contract. If he re-signs with the Rams, the 25-year-old would offer limited upside while stuck behind Gurley once again.
The Rams placed Brown (collarbone) on injured reserve Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Coach Sean McVay indicated last week that Brown would be sidelined for the rest of the season after requiring surgery to address a clavicle injury, but the Rams waited until after Sunday's loss to the Bears to make the transaction official. Brown's recovery from the procedure is expected to carry an 8-to-10-week timeline, so he should be at full health or close to it when OTAs commence in the spring.
Brown is expected to require a procedure to reset his clavicle that will necessitate 8-to-10 weeks for recovery, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. That timeline probably ends any hope of Brown avoiding injured reserve, leaving reserve backs Justin Davis and John Kelly to fight for scraps behind workhorse Todd Gurley. The 25-year-old Brown is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this spring after a 2018 campaign in which he took 43 carries for 212 yards and caught five passes for 52 yards and a score. The Rams probably hope to retain him as their No. 2 back.
Brown (clavicle) is considered out indefinitely, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. The Rams aren't putting a timeline on Brown's recovery from the clavicle injury, but Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Tuesday that team sources expect the running back to be sidelined for the final four regular-season contests, starting with Sunday's game in Chicago. The Rams will turn to some combination of John Kelly and Justin Davis to handle the small quantity of snaps out of the backfield that don't fall to Todd Gurley. There is some chance Kelly or Davis ends up with a large workload Week 17 if the Rams are already locked into a specific playoff seed. In any case, the team seems to be holding out hope Brown can eventually return from the injury, most likely in the playoffs.
Brown (clavicle) is reportedly slated to be sidelined for the rest of the regular season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. We'll await official confirmation of this report, but with Brown now apparently on track to miss time, Justin Davis and rookie John Kelly are now in line to back up Todd Gurley, who has been dominating the Rams' carries. As long as he's healthy and the team has something to play for, the decision on his prime backup won't have fantasy lineup implications. That said, if Gurley gets hurt or 11-1 Los Angeles is able to rest players down the stretch, one of the depth RBs could hold some late-season value.
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