A.J. Brown Fantasy Outlook Includes Elite Upside in 2020 Season

Jason Schandl
A.J. Brown's fantasy outlook includes elite upside, making him an interesting pick in 2020 fantasy football drafts.
A.J. Brown's fantasy outlook includes elite upside, making him an interesting pick in 2020 fantasy football drafts. / Tim Warner/Getty Images
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A.J. Brown had one of the most impressive breakout seasons in the NFL in 2019. Brown didn't get much volume in the first half of the season, but from Week 12 through Week 17 he averaged 100.8 receiving yards per game.

Fantasy football drafters can expect even bigger things from Brown in 2020, and he has the kind of upside to make the leap as an elite fantasy wideout this year.

A.J. Brown Fantasy Football Value

A slow start to the season can easily be forgiven in the Titans' offense, as Ryan Tannehill didn't take over as the starting quarterback until Week 7. Even still, Brown showed flashes early in the year when he caught 3 passes for 100 yards in Week 1 and 3 passes for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 4.

Once Tannehill took over, Brown clearly passed Corey Davis as the team's top receiving option. From Week 7 through 17, Brown accounted for 23.2 percent of the team's targets, while nobody else accounted for even 16.0 percent.

Brown also showed rare upside for a rookie. He had five games with at least 100 receiving yards, and since the AFL-NFL merger only Odell Beckham Jr. has ever had more than five as a rookie. The last three players to do it five times before Brown were Amari Cooper, T.Y. Hilton and Julio Jones. That's some pretty good company to keep.

Now getting a full season as a WR1 in an offense that has had an entire offseason to gameplan around having Tannehill at quarterback, it really looks like the sky is the limit for Brown.

Brown checks in at WR13 in our 2020 fantasy football rankings.


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