Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown was limited in practice on Thursday, due to a lingering hamstring issue. The 2nd-year pro missed practice time last week but played through the injury with an electrifying 10 catch, 196 yard performance against the Steelers in week 6.
Fitz got a veterans day off. Smokey Brown limited when his hamstring tightened up. Fells, Okafor sat out.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) October 22, 2015
Brown continues to impress and is on pace for a breakout season in head coach Bruce Arians’ pass happy system. His blazing speed and reliable hands make him a primary big play threat. Carson Palmer has built a solid rapport with Brown, targeting him a team high 14 times last week. Despite the career high in targets, catches and yardage, Brown technically still sits as the number three receiver on the depth chart behind Michael Floyd and future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald. He will get an extra day to recover this week for Monday night’s prime time matchup with the Ravens.
This is a juicy matchup for the speedy Brown, as the Baltimore Ravens have numerous injuries in the secondary and have struggled defending against the deep ball. Brown is ranked third in the NFL with 3 catches of over 40 yards. The Cardinals will continue to spread the ball around but there is plenty of room for everyone to make plays in this high powered offense. Brown should remain consistent with at least 50 yards per game with a chance to go off at any given time due to his explosive, big play ability. Stay tuned for more updates on his status ahead of Monday night. Michael Floyd would take on a bigger role and would be worth considering in DFS leagues if Brown were to sit week seven out.