Brown was held without a catch on four targets against the Falcons.
Brown's downturn since the bye week bottomed out in Week 13 as he was held without a catch for the first time all season. Since Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback, Brown has a grand total of two catches for 48 yards on 12 targets. Baltimore has shifted to a ground-heavy approach overall under Jackson, so the overall target pie has shrunk. But even with that, Brown's role relative to other Baltimore pass-catchers is diminishing him in a way that's making him a non-factor in fantasy.
Brown hooked up with Lamar Jackson on just one of seven targets for a 25-yard gain during Sunday's 34-17 win over the Raiders.
Brown and Jackson connected for a nice 25-yard catch-and-run over the middle midway through the first quarter, but the fun ended there. Brown has just one catch each in of Jackson's two starts in place of Joe Flacco (hip) and it isn't as if he was dominating with Flacco -- tallying just 43 total yards in his last two games with Flacco. Next Sunday brings a pretty poor Atlanta defense that has, despite its struggles, actually been solid against big-play threats like Brown, surrendering just 11.0 yards per reception.
Brown gained 23 yards on his single target and did not gain any yardage on his lone carry during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bengals.
Entering Sunday, Brown had been targeted at least six times in seven of his previous eight games. That went out the window with rookie Lamar Jackson and a run-first approach against the Bengals. It's seldom a good idea to read too much into one game, but Brown's worth Sunday against the Raiders will likely depend heavily on whether it's Jackson or Joe Flacco (hip) under center. If it's Flacco with, presumably, a more pass-heavy attack, the speedy Brown has a great matchup against a Raiders defense dead last in the league in yards per reception at 14.0.
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' number-one receiver with four games of at least 86 yards on the year, only one of those 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.
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