A.J. Brown Injury Update Leaves Return Date Clouded

Zach Brunner
A.J. Brown injury update leaves his return date clouded.
A.J. Brown injury update leaves his return date clouded. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans have gone 2-0 through their first two games, despite top wide receiver A.J. Brown leaving the Week 1 game injured. The Titans receiver has been dealing with a knee bruise, with his return date expecting to be close. However, after a negative injury update for Brown, his return date is up in the air.

While a knee bruise is certainly better than having structural damage, this significance of Brown's bruise is more serous than initially thought. Because of this, the lack of speedy improvement appears to have his team a cautious, meaning he could continue to be out for a couple more games.

Brown broke out as a rookie for the Titans last season, thriving as an explosive receiving threat. He would not be close to the same player without this explosion, which is why his team is playing the long game with him. Brown finished with 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie year, showing just how much potential he has and how big of a boost he will give this offense upon his return.

Corey Davis Fantasy Outlook

With Brown on the shelf, look for Corey Davis to continue offering increased fantasy football value.

Davis notched 17.1 PPR fantasy points in Week 1 and 12.6 in Week 2, playing 81 percent of the Titans' offensive snaps in each outing. His volume should be solid as the team's WR1, though his upcoming schedule is rough. Matchups with the Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills from Weeks 3 to 5 will limit Davis' value.

With a Week 7 bye, Titans fans hope Brown can return before then, but Tennessee may opt to keep him out, if they continue winning games.

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