Brown played 35 offensive snaps and wasn't targeted in Saturday's wild-card loss to the Cowboys.
David Moore took over as Seattle's No. 3 wideout for most of the regular season, but he faltered over the final few weeks and Brown reclaimed the role for playoffs. Brown wasn't targeted for the seventh time this season, and he finished the campaign with 14 receptions for 166 yards and five touchdowns. He was a frustrating fantasy vulture for owners of Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett, since three of the games Brown scored in were preceded by a game where he didn't make a catch. Brown has one year left on his contract, and he'll be 29 by the beginning of next season.
Brown caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Brown hauled in his lone reception on the Seahawks' first offensive drive, and he didn't command another target until the first drive of the third quarter. Since scoring twice in Week 13 versus the 49ers, Brown has just three receptions for 16 yards and no touchdowns in the last four games. Brown is tough to lean on in fantasy settings with a low ceiling and an empty floor, but he did find the end zone in Week 3 against the Cowboys, who are Seattle's first playoff opponent.
Brown turned his lone target into a nine-yard reception in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Chiefs.
After enjoying a career year in Arizona in 2017 with 31 receptions, Brown hasn't been able to take a step forward in his first season in Seattle. The wideout has just one multi-catch game on his ledger since Week 3 and has reached the end zone only twice in his last seven outings.
Brown couldn't haul in his only target in Monday's win over the Vikings.
Brown was coming off a two-touchdown performance against the 49ers in Week 13 and looked poised to see an uptick in usage with Doug Baldwin (hip) out. However, quarterback Russell Wilson was held to just 72 passing yards by a strong defense, and Brown was underthrown on his lone target. If Baldwin stays out, Brown could be a sleeper option during the fantasy playoffs with a Week 15 matchup against the 49ers on tap.
General manager John Schneider said he expects Brown to see more snaps Monday against the Vikings with Doug Baldwin (hip) inactive, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Brown filled in for an absent Baldwin in Weeks 2 and 3 against tough defenses in the Bears and Cowboys, gathering in all five of his targets for 61 yards and one touchdown while playing a combined 97 snaps on offense. In nine contests in the interim, Brown has averaged 15 such snaps per game en route to a combined five catches (on seven targets) for 82 yards and four TDs. Even if his number of looks isn't substantial, his ridiculous TD rate (45.5 percent) as a Seahawk makes him a decent bet to make a mark with an increased workload Monday and as long as Baldwin is sidelined.
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