The obvious way to go here is to drop whatever you’re doing and add rookie “Hollywood” Brown to your lineup. But hold on there, Brown was only on the field for 12 plays and he was only targeted by Lamar Jackson 5 times.
He did catch all 5 of those targets for 147 yards and 2 touchdowns, but you should be wary of what lies beneath those gaudy Week 1 numbers. Until he is seeing more consistent playing time, leave him on your bench.
Coming into the regular season John Brown was one of the biggest question marks of the Buffalo Bills season. He’s impressed during training camp and preseason and had Bills fans hoping he would be a big time target for second year QB Josh Allen. Well, Brown delivered on Sunday, catching 7 balls for 123 yards and a touchdown on just 10 targets. Look for those targets to rise as he builds chemistry with Allen.
It looks like all the offensive production is going to come from Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey this season. While that isn’t that much of a surprise, what is surprising is the chasm that has appeared behind McCaffery, number 1 receiver DJ Moore and tight end Greg Olsen.
Those three gobbled up 81% of the team’s targets in Week 1. If you’re a fantasy owner of Curtis Samuel, you’re really hoping that number changes, and quick.