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Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown

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

Week 12 Outlook

Sun 4:05pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #48
Projection 6.9 pts


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Whew boy. It seems like Sean McVay has made good on his promise to model his run game after Kyle Shanahan. We now have a three-man timeshare where none of them have finished with more than 10 touches in either of the last two games. Even worse, there are just five teams in the NFL who've held running backs to 3.50 or less yards per carry this season, and the 49ers are one of them. The 49ers are also one of five teams who've allowed less than 10.0 fantasy points per game on the ground to running backs. Running backs have combined to touch the ball just 24.9 times per game against them, which doesn't bode well for a three-way timeshare. There hasn't been a game this year where the 49ers have allowed more than 96 yards on the ground to an entire team of running backs. They've been less efficient through the air as a defense, but even when you add the receiving production in, they've allowed just 110.1 total yards per game to running backs. While Henderson looks better than the others, he's totaled just 15 carries over the last two games combined, so when you look at his limited involvement in the passing game, there's no way you can start him with confidence as anything more than a back-end RB3/high-end RB4. Brown is the primary receiving back but with Akers' involvement as of late, Brown has totaled just 12 touches over the last two weeks and is just a low-ceiling/low-floor RB4. Akers' role is growing but he's played just 30 snaps over the last two games combined. He's just a touchdown-or-bust RB4/5 option, and not a great one in this matchup.

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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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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts photo
Here's a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football ...
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasyNov 28, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #48RB #39RB #5936
Rest of Season RB #58RB #56RB #672
Dynasty ----
(Week 12)
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Projections (Week 12)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week20012.8
Last 3 Weeks310.71.78.5
Season to Date36.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 11@ TB20012.8
Week 10vs. SEA332217.1
Week 8@ MIA40025.7
Week 7vs. CHI571011.7
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. SF26th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesARI, NE, NYJ19th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)NE, NYJ, SEA13th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--21st easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
recommended by 84% of experts
recommended by 59% of experts
Cam Akers RB-LAR
recommended by 41% of experts
recommended by 28% of experts
Most Accurate Experts
for Malcolm Brown
Most accurate experts for Malcolm Brown
T-1.Matthew FreedmanRB #58
T-1.Andrew SeifterRB #50
3.Raju ByfieldRB #50
T-4.Chris RaybonRB #55
T-4.Mick CiallelaRB #50
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