WR - FA
Week 8 Outlook
According to Broncos' beat writer Nicki Jhabvala, Marlon Brown, who re-signed with the team last week after being cut during training camp due to a back injury, is ready to play.
Marlon Brown enjoyed a small amount of fantasy relevance under Kubiak in Baltimore in 2013, but is unlikely to see that happen again in Denver. The Broncos now have seven WRs on their active roster and Brown will have much competition for the few leftover receptions after target-hogs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders get theirs.
The Broncos released Marlon Brown on Thursday, who had been dealing with a back injury.
The Broncos signed Brown to a one-year deal just over a week ago, but it sounds like the back problems that he dealt with last year are still an issue for the 25-year old WR. Brown had a promising 2013 season as an undrafted rookie free agent, but has been trending downward ever since. As a fantasy asset, Brown should be ignored in all formats.
According to Ian Rapoport, Marlon Brown has signed a one-year deal to play for the Broncos this season. The deal reunites Brown with his former Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who is now the head coach of the Broncos.
Brown will struggle to make the final 53 man roster and should be avoided in all fantasy drafts.
Former Ravens WR Marlon Brown is signing a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
Brown had the best season of his career under Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak in Baltimore in 2013, so this move makes some sense. The Broncos WR depth is very thin behind established starters Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, so it wouldn't be all that surprising to see Brown make his way up to 3rd on the Broncos WR depth chart during training camp. However, it would probably still take an injury to one of the guys ahead of him for him to have any kind of fantasy relevance in 2016.
WR Marlon Brown was placed on season-ending injured reserve today due to a back injury he has battled the last several weeks. Brown is the 20th Raven placed on injured reserve this season, a franchise record.
Brown hasn't seen the field in any productive capacity in a while, but his injury does have implications for what's sure to be an open competition at the WR spot this off-season. The third-year receiver produced only 112 yards on 14 receptions this season and with Steve Smith, Sr. returning, Kamar Aiken coming into his own, and 2015 first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman waiting in the wings there might not be much space for Marlon Brown on offense in 2016.