Brown caught three of six targets for 15 yards in a 23-16 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. Brown came nowhere close to his 3-116-1 receiving line from the first matchup between these divisional rivals, and he's now fallen shy of 30 yards in three of the past four games. He nonetheless remains on pace for a 1,000-yard season as the Ravens enter their bye week, with his boom-or-bust nature reflected in a low catch rate (51 percent) and a strong mark of 17.7 yards per catch. Brown gets a run of favorable matchups on the other side of his bye, facing the Raiders, Bengals, Falcons, Buccaneers and Chiefs in Weeks 11-15.
Brown caught three of seven targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 36-21 loss to Carolina. Brown was second on the team in targets for the game but was held to just 28 yards for the second time in the last three weeks. While the 28-year-old has established himself as the Ravens' No. 1 receiver with four games of at least 86 yards on the year, only one came in the last four contests. He'll look forward to a Week 9 home rematch with Pittsburgh, whom he torched for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 4.
Brown caught all seven of his targets for 134 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-23 loss to New Orleans. Brown put the Ravens in position to tie the game in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, swinging up the right sideline to settle under a 14-yard Joe Flacco loft pass. A Justin Tucker missed PAT proved to be the difference. Brown entered Sunday with back-to-back off-games against the stingy pass defenses of Cleveland and Tennessee. Sunday's performance, however, showed why he's the Baltimore receiver to own as he extended his streak of games with a 20-yard reception to seven. He'll try to extend it to eight next Sunday against a Panthers pass defense ranked 17th in yards per reception at 11.7.
Brown hauled in two of his three targets for 28 yards in the Ravens' 21-0 win over the Titans on Sunday. After drawing a season-high 14 targets in the Week 5 loss to Cleveland, Brown saw his least involvement in the passing game to date in the Ravens' resounding win. Game flow was largely responsible for Brown's lack of work, as Baltimore took an early lead that was never truly threatened while the Titans punted on all nine of their possessions. The Ravens' Week 7 home date against a high-powered Saints offense should prove to be a more competitive battle, so fantasy owners who have been consistently relying on Brown thus far shouldn't hesitate to keep him active again after one down performance.
Brown hauled in just four of 14 targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to Cleveland. Brown struggled to get on the same page as quarterback Joe Flacco in this one, but he was still Flacco's target of choice on 14 of 56 throws. Between his big-play ability and large target share in Baltimore's offense, Brown should stay in the mainstream fantasy conversation all season long, including the upcoming Week 6 clash with Tennessee.
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