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John Brown Injury Update Puts Week 2 Fantasy Outlook in Jeopardy

Larry Rupp
John Brown's latest injury update calls for concern for his fantasy outlook moving forward.
John Brown's latest injury update calls for concern for his fantasy outlook moving forward. / Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

It was reported that a foot injury sidelined John Brown at Buffalo Bills practice on Wednesday. It is yet to be known how severe the injury is, but any kind of foot injury for a deep threat wide receiver like Brown can be cause for concern moving forward.

Brown played great on Sunday in a win over the New York Jets, racking up 70 yards on 6 receptions and a team high 10 targets. He played 93 percent of the offensive snaps, which makes the foot injury seem minor for now. He has developed quite the chemistry with quarterback Josh Allen over the past two seasons, becoming one of his favorite targets.

It's important to note that Brown has only missed one game in the past two seasons and has built a reputation for staying healthy. However, foot injuries can linger for a player shifting and cutting as much as Brown does on the field so it is worth keeping an eye on, particularly if he misses Thursday's practice as well.

If Brown is forced to miss any time, it could possibly allow Gabriel Davis to step in and see more snaps as the No. 3 receiver, but it most likely just causes an increase in targets for wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. Brown does draw up a decent matchup if he is able to suit up in Week 2 against a Dolphins' defense that gave up the sixth-most passing yards per game in the NFL last season (262.4).

Brown comes in at No. 30 among wide receivers in our Week 2 fantasy football rankings, but keep an eye on his injury throughout the week. If he isn't able to play or will be on a limited snap count of any kind, it may be worth it to look at other options until he is back to 100 percent healthy.

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