AJ Brown Injury Update Boosts Week 5 Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
AJ Brown injury update points to a Week 5 return.
AJ Brown injury update points to a Week 5 return. / Elsa/Getty Images

The Week 4 game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed. It's still unclear how exactly the NFL will deal with the scheduling problems this decision presents, but Tennessee does benefit from this move, in some respects.

The extra week off gives the injured AJ Brown more time to recover, and it looks like he's trending toward a Week 5 return.

AJ Brown Fantasy Outlook

Brown's 2020 campaign has been a huge disappointment thus far. He hasn't played since Week 1, and he wasn't particularly effective in that one. He turned 8 targets into 5 catches for 39 yards, and he hasn't seen the field since.

Assuming Brown does indeed return in Week 5, he'd be coming into a tough situation. The Titans play the Buffalo Bills and that means Brown would likely be shadowed by Tre'Davious White all game long. White held opposing quarterbacks to a 43.3 passer rating last year, so a matchup with him is obviously bad news for any receiver – even one as talented as Brown.

While fantasy managers will certainly be glad to have Brown back next week, he's going to be a pretty risky start even if he's fully healthy. It might be best to take a wait-and-see approach with the Titans' wideout.

Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!

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.