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Height/Weight: 5-10/179 | Birthdate: 4/3/1990 | Birthplace: Homestead, FL, USA | Team: Arizona | College: Pittsburg State | NFL Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 49/10 | Average Draft Position: 160.93
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Cardinals' Michael Floyd leads team in receiving yards vs. Rams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd caught two of his three targets for a team-high 55 yards in his team's 12-6 win over the Rams in Week 15.

Floyd kicked off the team's second scoring drive by hauling in a 49-yard pass, beating his man deep and catching a perfectly placed ball before being brought down. He didn't have much more of an impact on the game, but the Cardinals resorted to ball control and excellent defense to pick up the win.

Larry Fitzgerald was the only Arizona player with more than two receptions, catching seven passes for 30 yards. Rookie John Brown caught two of his six targets for 22 yards. Tight end John Carlson and wide receiver Ted Ginn each caught their only target.

The Cardinals have a tough matchup on the schedule next week, facing the Seahawks at home in Week 16.


Cardinals get offensive contributions in narrow victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The Cardinals got a slew of offensive contributions in their 17-14 win over the visiting Chiefs. Wideout Jaron Brown caught two passes for 48 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown, and running back Robert Hughes had a 36-yard reception.

Tight end Rob Housler made a 20-yard grab, wideout Ted Ginn had an 8-yard catch and tight end John Carlson added a 1-yard reception. Rookie receiver John Brown was targeted four times without a catch.

They'll all visit the Rams on Thursday.


Cardinals pass catchers make an impact Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Cardinals backup pass catchers managed to make an impact Week 13 against the Falcons.

Ted Ginn Jr. led the way, picking up 61 yards on four receptions. He finished second on the team in yardage during the game. John Brown only had two catches, but managed to pick up 40 yards. John Carlson also made the most of his receptions, picking up 38 yards. Stepfan Taylor only had one catch, but made it count. He hauled in a 3 yard touchdown from Drew Stanton in the fourth quarter.

They'll look for more Week 14 against the Chiefs. 


Cardinals' Andre Ellington among actives for Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Cardinals will have running back Andre Ellington Week 13 against the Falcons.

Ellington has been batting a foot injury all season, but has been able to play through it. He's also dealing with a hip issue this week, but will play.

The team will also have Lorenzo Alexander, Marcus Benard, John Brown and Drew Stanton for the contest. All four players came into the contest listed as probable. 


Stanton, Brown, Ellington among probables for Cardinals in Week 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Cardinals ruled Kenny Demens (hamstring) and Ed Stinson (toe) out for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Larry Fitzgerald, who is dealing with a MCL sprain, is the only player on Arizona's list deemed questionable. Coach Bruce Arians told reporters Fitzgerald will be a game-time call.

Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: Lorenzo Alexander (knee), Marcus Benard (shoulder), John Brown (teeth), Andre Ellington (hip, foot) and Drew Stanton (ankle).


Cardinals WR John Brown paces tepid receiving attack in Week 12


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Cardinals wide receiver John Brown caught three of his five targets for a team-high 61 yards in Arizona's 19-3 loss in Seattle in Week 12.

Brown's reception late in the third quarter was a thing of beauty, shaking off his coverage while djusting to an underthrown ball and barely keeping his toes in bounds while falling to the sideline. The play stood after being challenged by the Seahawks. Unfortunately, it was one of precious few highlights for the passing game against a stout Seattle defense.

Michael Floyd was held catchless on just two offical targets, and only four players on the Cardinals offense were able to haul in at least one reception. Running back Andre Ellington managed a team-high five catches, while tight end John Carlson caught three passes for 25 yards and wide receiver Jaron Brown hauled in three passes for 24 yards. Larry Fitzgerald was inactive with a sprained knee ligament.

The Cardinals offense will hope to bounce back with a likely easier matchup in Atlanta in Week 13.


John Brown leads Cardinals with five catches, 69 yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Cardinals rookie wideout John Brown led the team with five catches for 69 yards in the Week 11 win over Detroit. He drew a team-high nine targets as well.

Brown caught five balls for the third time in four games. He had a long gainer of 30 yards.

Brown visits the Seahawks in Week 12.


Cardinals WR John Brown makes it happen Week 10


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Cardinals wideout John Brown turned in a strong game Week 10 against the Rams.

Brown hauled in seven passes for 73 yards and a score. He finished second on the team in receiving and second in targets. Brown didn't really strike until Carson Palmer left the contest. Brown hooked up with backup Drew Stanton on a 48 yard touchdown reception shortly after Stanton entered the game. It was Brown's last catch of the day.

Brown will look for more Week 11 against the Lions.


Cardinals WR situation gets more confusing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) Suddenly, Larry Fitzgerald looks like the Cardinals wide receiver to own in Fantasy. He led the team in receiving for the second straight game Week 9 at Dallas, making five catches for 70 yards.

It was a far cry from the seven catches for 160 yards he had Week 8 against Philadelphia, but he once again proved he's still capable of delivering a big play, turning a slant route midway through the third quarter into a 20-yard gain with a quick burst up the middle and a stiff arm at the end. He also had a 31-yard catch earlier in the contest.

Michael Floyd, meanwhile, had just four catches for 36 yards and has now had fewer than 50 yards in five straight games, including all four with starting quarterback Carson Palmer back in the lineup. John Brown, who entered the mix with five catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in Week 8, had only two catches for 10 yards in this one.

So what does it mean in Fantasy? Well, even with a favorable matchup Week 10 against St. Louis, Fitzgerald is the only one you should be excited to start. Floyd is still worth owning because of his upside, but he clearly needs to win back your trust. Brown is a complete wild card who should probably be on waivers in standard 12-team leagues.


Cardinals get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) The Cardinals got a slew of offensive contributions in their Week 9 win at Dallas. Wideout Ted Ginn caught both his targets for 42 yards, and receiver Jaron Brown had two receptions for 15 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown.

No. 3 receiver John Brown secured two of five targets for 10 yards. Running back Robert Hughes added an 18-yard grab. They'll all play the Rams in Week 10.


John Brown's role growing


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Cardinals wide receiver John Brown broke free for a late touchdown in Week 8, giving him his best performance of the season.

Brown was on pace for another unremarkable game deep in the fourth quarter, as he had 44 yards on four catches at the two-minute warning. He made up for that with one play, however, his 75-yard, game-winning touchdown late in the fourth.

Brown has lived on big plays this season, with just two double-digit Fantasy-point efforts in seven games. Basically, when he finds the end zone, Brown has value, but has done little else to stand out.

Still, Brown is second on the team in targets over the last three games, with 11 receptions for 203 yards in that span. If you are desperate for help at receiver, it might make sense to look at him on waivers just in case he can turn this into something big. 


Rookie John Brown burns Eagles with late 75-yard score


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Cardinals rookie receiver John Brown blew past the Eagles secondary and made a difficult over-the-shoulder catch for a 75-yard touchdown with 1:21 left in Sunday's game. The dramatic grab gave Arizona a 24-20 win and put Brown over 100 yards for the first time this season.

Brown finished with five catches for 119 yards after never having posted more than 52 receiving yards in a game. He drew 10 targets, tied for the team lead with Larry Fitzgerald.

Brown, who's up to four touchdowns, will look to flash his blazing speed again Week 9 at Dallas.


Cardinals' probables all set for Week 8


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) All the Cardinals who were probable on the injury report are active for the game against the Eagles. The list includes wideout John Brown (ankle), safety Rashad Johnson (knee) and defensive end Frostee Rucker (calf).

Cardinals could have just one player sidelined Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The Cardinals are in excellent shape heading into their Sunday clash against Philadelphia. Only six players are listed on their Friday injury report and one is deemed less than questionable. That is tight end Troy Niklas (ankle), who has been ruled out.

Defensive end Calais Campbell (knee), who returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday, is questionable. The probables are wideout John Brown (ankle), running back Andre Ellington (foot), defensive and Frostee Rucker (calf) and safety Rashad Johnson (knee).


Cardinals backup pass catchers find ways to chip in


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Cardinals received some contributions from their backups Week 7.

John Brown led the way, gaining 41 yards on two receptions. He also received one carry, but lost five yards. Tight end John Carlson also caught two passes, gaining 20 yards. Ted Ginn Jr. caught one ball for 19 yards. He also fumbled, but the Cardinals managed to recover.

Jaron Brown picked up 9 yards on a reception, and Rob Housler gained 7 yards on his only catch.

All five players will take on the Eagles Week 8. 


Cardinals to have a number of injured players Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Cardinals will have a number of their injured players available Week 7.

John Brown, John Carlson, Alex Okafor, Patrick Peterson, Frostee Rucker and Alameda Ta'amu are all active for the contest. Carlson, Rucker and Ta'amu all entered the game questionable. 


Cardinals include 12 players on final injury report for Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Cardinals have listed 12 players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Oakland. As expected, defensive end Calais Campbell (knee) and tight end Troy Niklas (ankle) were ruled out for Sunday.

Deemed questionable were tight end John Carlson (knee), inside linebacker Glenn Carson, defensive end Frostee Rucker (calf) and defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu (illness). Meanwhile, wide receiver John Brown (hamstring), Andre Ellington (foot), wide receiver Michael Floyd (groin), outside linebacker Alex Okafor (quad), quarterback Carson Palmer (shoulder) and Patrick Peterson (ankle) were all labeled as probable on the report.


Cardinals backup pass catchers contribute little Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Cardinals backup pass catchers contributed little Week 5.

Tight end John Carlson hauled in two catches for 19 yards. John Brown also caught two passes, but only gained 4 yards. Ted Ginn didn't catch a pass, but had a rushing attempt that went for -1 yards.

All three players will take on Washington Week 6. 


John Brown's snaps expected to increase


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Cardinals rookie receiver John Brown played 35 of 67 snaps in the win over the 49ers and caught a pair of touchdowns. ESPN.com expects Brown's snaps to "continue to increase every game as Arizona figures out more ways to utilize his speed."

Brown has nine catches for 109 yards and three touchdowns through three games. Arizona is on a bye and visits Denver in Week 5.


John Brown unlikely to be a reliable source of scores


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Arizona rookie wide receiver John Brown is sure to be one of the hottest names on the waiver wire ahead of Week 4, but Fantasy owners might be searching for fool's gold if they are looking to bolster their receiving corps with the young Cardinals wide out.

Through the first three weeks of his career, Brown looks like a bonafide red-zone monster, having hauled in three touchdowns, including two in Sunday's win over the 49ers. However, he also had just 52 receiving yards in the game, with almost all of his value coming from those two scores. Unfortunately, an early proclivity for scoring doesn't necessarily mean a player has a nose for the end zone.

Over the past five seasons, 14 rookies have caught two touchdowns in a game while failing to top 55 yards in that same game, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com's play index. And though some of them -- Jimmy Graham, Dez Bryant, Rob Gronkowski -- went on to stardom, the collective isn't particularly impressive as a whole. Over their next two games played, the 14 players accounted for 10 total touchdowns but just 149 Fantasy points overall, an average of just 5.3 points per game.

Brown has been the best Fantasy option in the Cardinals' receiving corps so far, but he won't be much use if -- when -- the touchdowns run dry. He is just third on the team in targets and could be a big-time disappointment moving forward. 


John Brown hauls in two TDs in comeback win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Cardinals rookie wide receiver John Brown had his breakout performance Week 3 vs. San Francisco, totaling two touchdowns in a second-half comeback. Brown finished with four catches for 52 yards in the 23-14 win.

Brown had two catches for 7 yards in the first half before breaking out in the third quarter. His 24-yard touchdown catch with 9:20 left in the third quarter put Arizona within one point at 14-13. His 21-yard catch about five minutes later gave Arizona a 20-14 lead.

Brown came close to a third touchdown in the second half, but quarterback Drew Stanton overthrew him after Brown ran past his defender down the left sideline. It would have been a 45-yard touchdown had Stanton hit him in stride.

Brown, who was targeted six times, said after the win the game plan all week was to get him the football since the team was expecting San Francisco to give most of its attention on defense to wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. 

The Cardinals are on a by Week 4 before returning to action Week 5 at Denver.


Rookie John Brown makes instant impact


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Cardinals rookie John Brown scored the winning touchdown Monday against the Chargers, taking a slip screen and juking 13 yards to the end zone with 2:25 left in the 18-17 victory. The speedy wideout drew five targets, tied for second on the team, and caught two passes for 29 yards.

Brown visits the Giants in Week 2.


Coach: John Brown could play 60 percent of the snaps


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told Sports Illustrated that rookie receiver John Brown could play about 60 percent of the offensive snaps this year. Brown impressed throughout camp and caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bengals. He was targeted eight times.

Brown has a chance to be Arizona's primary No. 3 receiver, ahead of Ted Ginn.


John Brown to practice Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Cardinals rookie receiver John Brown, who's been hampered by a fatigued hamstring, will return to practice Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians told the team's website. Brown will try to regain the momentum he built as an early camp standout.

He's gunning for the slot receiver job vacated by Andre Roberts.


John Brown hits a speed bump


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Cardinals rookie receiver John Brown, who has wowed coaches in training camp, was unable to practice Friday due to a hamstring injury, reports the team's website. The injury is not considered serious.