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Fantasy Profile: Bryce Brown (RB, Eagles)

It’s Week 14, so at this point this kid is no longer a surprise. What a monster. With LeSean McCoy nursing a concussion and the Eagles season in the dumpster, there’s a good chance Brown will be the go to guy. No sense in rushing McCoy back for this mess of a season. That said, Brown has been lighting it up in his two weeks of starts thusfar. In the last two weeks he’s rushed 43 times for an absurd 347 yards and 4 touchdowns. You can’t argue with that kind of production.

In most leagues fantasy playoffs are kicking off, so it’s smart to look at who Brown will be facing in the next few weeks. In Week 14 the Eagles face the Bucs who are ranked 17th versus RBs, but have been relatively hot lately in terms of minimizing rush yards allowed. That tidbit is deceptive, however, since most teams have been passing against Tampa Bay’s league worst pass defense. No need to run. In Week 15 the Eagles face Cincinnati who are ranked 15th against the run and have been giving up an average of 15.1 fantasy points per week to opposing running backs. Finally, in Week 16 Brown will face the Redskins. Washington have given up relatively few amounts of points to RBs this season, but that is often more related to the fact that their games have been shootouts.

Going forward, Brown’s matchups are good enough and he remains a must start. He certainly can’t keep up the pace he’s set in his first two starts, but he is a talent and worth playing. That said, keep an eye on his fumble tendencies. He runs fairly loose with the football and has already fumbled 3 times in two games. Not likely to lose him his job to Deion Lewis, but it’s worth noting.

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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...