Brown signed a one-year contract extension with the Jets on Thursday. Brown appeared in all 16 regular-season games with the Jets in 2019, hauling in seven catches for 72 yards and one touchdown. He also played a key role on special teams. The veteran tight end stands to handle a similar role on the tight end depth chart for 2020.
Brown caught three of four targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 13-6 win over Buffalo. Brown came in with just four catches all season but closed out the campaign in style with his first multicatch effort. He was forced into a larger role with injuries ravaging the tight end depth chart above him, but Brown will go back to a depth role next season, be it with the Jets or elsewhere.
Brown failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers. With their top two tight ends both injured, the Jets have largely ignored the position in the passing game recently. Brown and rookie Tevon Wesco combined for one catch, and the team has more incentive to find out what it has in Wesco than the 27-year-old Brown.
Brown started at tight end and caught one of two targets for four yards during Thursday's 42-21 loss to the Ravens. Brown played 29 offensive snaps (49 percent) after Ryan Griffin (ankle) was ruled out for the season ahead of the season. The James Madison product stands to continue splitting tight-end reps with Trevon Wesco going forward, but his lack of upside as a pass catcher probably will keep him off the fantasy radar.
Brown is expected to start at tight end Thursday against the Ravens with Ryan Griffin (ankle) ruled out for the contest, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. After Griffin exited early in the Week 14 win over the Dolphins, Brown stepped in to play 87 percent of the Jets' offensive snaps, finishing with a seven-yard reception across two targets. The James Madison product doesn't offer much upside as a pass catcher, but he could nonetheless warrant fantasy consideration in leagues that start multiple tight ends due to the extended snaps he'll likely earn again Thursday.
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