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Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 222 lbsAge: 27College: Texas

Week 13 Outlook

Sun 4:05pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #43
Projection 5 pts


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We've talked about this backfield and it's unpredictability on a weekly basis. In fact, you may not be able to predict it from quarter-to-quarter, as Akers saw just one carry in the first half, but then saw eight of them in the second half. Over the last three weeks, here are the touches and yardages for each back: Henderson (28 - 61), Akers (25 - 141), and Brown (17 - 98). Akers has had the most success, but 61 of his yards came on one play. He's been stuck in the 5-10 carry range for the last month, so it's tough to see that changing overnight. The Cardinals haven't faced more than 21 carries by a team of running backs since way back in Week 7, which doesn't bode well for this timeshare. The good news is that the Cardinals have allowed a massive 2.44 yards before contact to ball carriers this year, which ranks as the fifth-most in the league, and much of that was with interior lineman Corey Peters in the lineup (he's out for the year). All in all, the Cardinals have faced 25.5 running back touches per game, so even if Akers were to get a bump into 40-45 percent of the touches (he's averaged 35.7 percent over the last three weeks), we're talking about 10-12 touches if that number holds true. There have been six running backs who've totaled 15-plus PPR points against the Cardinals, but five of them totaled at least 16 touches. Akers might be the preferred option right now, but he's still nothing more than an RB3 until we see him get a larger share of the touches. Henderson is still in the high-end RB4 conversation, as he's received the most touches over the last three games, and it's possible he is still the most valuable one, though he's been trending downward. Brown is seemingly an afterthought with Akers earning a bigger role.

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Malcolm Brown handles five touches in Week 12

Malcolm Brown rushed three times for four yards and hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards during the Rams' 20-23 loss to the 49ers' on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Brown also lost a fumble in the first-half and was out-touched by both Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson. It appears he is the third-option in this backfield at the moment but his pass-catching prowess is keeping him on the field, especially when the Rams' fall behind in the game. Brown will be a risky fantasy play in Week 13 against the Cardinals.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13RB #43RB #35RB #5214
Rest of Season RB #63RB #56RB #683
Dynasty RB #65RB #52RB #7610
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week402-0.1
Last 3 Weeks190.71.76.6
Season to Date33.70.51.77
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 12vs. SF402-0.1
Week 11@ TB20012.8
Week 10vs. SEA332217.1
Week 8@ MIA40025.7
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ ARI20th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesNE, NYJ, SEA14th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)NE, NYJ, SEA14th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--17th easiest remaining opponents
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