A.J. Brown Fantasy Outlook Improves With Hot Start in Week 4 Against Falcons

Max Staley
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After bursting onto the scene in Week 1 (three receptions, 100 yards), Tennessee Titans' rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown was pretty quiet in the following two games. He was held below 26 yards receiving in both games, but he's already topped that in Week 4, hauling in two passes for 66 yards and two TDs.

Even though Brown has jumped out to a hot start, it's tough to get too excited about his season-long fantasy outlook. For one, he looks like a bit of a boom-or-bust player as he hasn't topped five targets in any of his first three games. With that little volume, it'll be tough for him to become a consistent producer.

Additionally, Brown will likely be held back by Marcus Mariota and the Titans' lackluster passing attack. Mariota has yet to throw for more than 305 yards in a single game thus far, and he's been held below 250 yards passing twice already.

Tennessee also has quite a few mouths to feed, with Corey Davis, Brown, Delanie Walker, Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis all vying for targets. Mariota simply isn't producing at a high enough level to make all of those guys to remain fantasy viable on a week-to-week basis.

While Brown is likely going to have a few more explosive games this year, it'll be tough to know when those games are coming, making him a tough player to trust on a weekly basis.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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