What is Marquise Brown’s Fantasy outlook for this season?
Marquise Brown Fantasy profile of the electrifying dynamic wide receiver nicknamed Hollywood. He had a shake-up in his career this off-season. Brown was surprisingly traded by his former team the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s NFL draft for a 1st round pick. The Arizona Cardinals in return received Brown and a third-rounder from Baltimore.
I believe the consensus of fans was a bit surprised by this move. Brown seemed to gel nicely with now former teammate and Quarterback, Lamar Jackson. But later reports surfaced that Brown privately asked for the trade and the Ravens respectfully granted his request.
Does this change help or hurt Brown in fantasy for 2022?
n previous seasons Brown has had up and down weeks of production. Managers like myself have deemed Brown more boom or bust due to inconsistency. Now the question you ask is “Was it Brown or is it the offensive scheme?”.
Baltimore is known to be a more run-heavy offense and you would think it would be hard for a Wide receiver to thrive. But in actuality, as stated Brown has been a productive player for fantasy. In his three seasons with Baltimore, he finished as the wide receiver 46 in 2019, 36 in 2020, and 22 in 2021 in full PPR formats.
So Initial reaction you would be excited that Brown goes from a run-heavy offense to one of the most Pass happy offenses. Kyler Murray loves to throw the ball and what better talent than Brown to help keep that uptempo offense running smooth. Brown and Murray have a past connection being teammates in college at the University of Oklahoma.
The two were able to put up big numbers in college and are looking to continue that in the NFL this season. Brown should be peppered with targets especially early in the season due to the six-game suspension of All-pro DeAndre Hopkins.
The Key is being consistent!
That’s the biggest knock on Brown in my opinion. With inconsistency not only in the offense he was in but also in his play in the games. Now on the Cardinals, I believe more consistency will be shown due to increased opportunity. The Cardinals offense runs a very high volume uptempo style. Brown has made his mark being an impact player and field stretcher so this should be an easy transition to an offense that will be without DeAndre Hopkins for six games and losing Christian Kirk in free agency. With this increased opportunity, Fantasy managers should feel a lot more comfortable drafting Brown in startups and inserting him in lineups this season.
Per sleeper’s ADP Brown is currently going off the board as the wide receiver 23. So basically he is a back-end wide receiver two predicted for the season according to managers participating in current startups.
That’s a good spot for Brown at the moment because of the upside of increased opportunity. I can see him being a high-end wide receiver two or sneaking in as a back-end one if he fully unlocks with Quarterback Kyler Murray. A fully healthy Brown can be a dangerous player to have on your team.
He will be a solid wide receiver two or flex option this season and capable to have more consistency with his new team and scheme. Draft him with confidence.
What are your thoughts on Marquise Brown?
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