Is John Brown to Buffalo a Deep Ball Match Made in Heaven?
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Wide receiver John Brown signed a three-year, $27M contract with the Buffalo Bills this week, $11.7M of which is guaranteed. It’s a decent haul for the 28-year old, whose promising 2018 comeback year was flattened by the arrival of Lamar Jackson under center in Baltimore. Brown was on pace for a 1,000-yard season and a WR2 finish in the nine games before Jackson took over in Week 10. Under Jackson, the Ravens became the run-heaviest team in the league, cutting Brown’s targets by some 75 percent. Now he moves to Buffalo and to a QB similarly-fleet-footed QB in Josh Allen. But unlike Jackson, Allen is at least willing and able to throw up Brown’s bread and butter — the deep ball. Is it a fit? What can we expect from Brown? And is he a value in best ball drafts?