Marquise Brown Fantasy Football Outlook Massively Altered After 2 TDs in First Career NFL Quarter

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 29: Marquise Brown #15 of the Baltimore Ravens catches a pass before a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 29, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Marquise Brown came into his first career NFL game with massive upside and was seen as a potential sleeper in 2019 fantasy football drafts. Well, all it took was one quarter for the rookie to prove his worth.

Brown caught his first two NFL passes, both for touchdowns, while racking up 130 yards against the Miami Dolphins.

The wideout looks like he's already a favorite of Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, who started off the game going 4-for-4 for 140 yards with all but 10 of those going to "Hollywood" Brown.

While this all took place while taking on a Dolphins team that should be vying for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the speedy rookie should still be a high-priority waiver wire pickup following Week 1. Brown should put up more big weeks like this, but also has the risk of a low floor in fantasy. His value will come from splash plays, like his first two career touchdowns, but he did also snag all four of his first-half targets for a total of 147 receiving yards.

Make Brown a priority add this coming week, but be surprised if his Week 1 performance ends up being his best of the 2019 NFL season.

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