News: The Lions signed defensive end Everette Brown on Thursday, adding another pass rusher to their rotation. Brown was a second-round pick by Carolina in 2009 and was signed by the Chargers in the middle of last season.
Analysis: Brown has six sacks in three seasons. He's never lived up to his potential and shouldn't be considered a worthwhile Fantasy draft pick.
News: The San Diego Chargers have released cornerback Dante Hughes and waived linebackers Everette Brown and Nate Triplett, and wide receiver Bryan Walters.
Analysis: None of these guys were or are expected to put up quality stats to help Fantasy owners. Keep them off rosters for now.
News: The Chargers signed LB Everette Brown to a two-year contract the team announced on Tuesday. To make room for him on the roster, the team released DL Ogemdi Nwagbuo.
Analysis: Brown was a second-round pick by the Panthers back in 2009 and racked up 47 tackles and six sacks in his two years in Carolina. While he is considered a pass-rush specialist, owners should hold off from scooping him up until he proves he can be productive on Sunday's.
News: The Panthers were very active the day after cut-down day on Sunday, picking up five players that other teams released. In turn, they had to shed some players to make room. Among the casualties were DE Everette Brown, WR David Clowney, S Kevin Payne and DE Thomas Keiser.
Analysis: All of the aforementioned players were potential reserve options for the team, but they had little to no Fantasy value. Ignore them in all formats until they make a mark elsewhere.
News: Panthers DE Everette Brown broke his wrist in Week 14 when he sacked Falcons QB Matt Ryan on back-to-back plays. Brown had 1.5 sacks in that game, which gave him 3.5 sacks for the season. He was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Analysis: Brown was a promising sleeper back in August but he didn't live up to his potential. He's a safe drop from all seasonal rosters now that his season is over.
News: Panthers DL Everette Brown had arguably the best performance of his career Week 14 against the Falcons, recording 1 1/2 sacks to finish with three tackles, two solo. But he left early in the fourth quarter with a wrist injury and didn't return.
Analysis: Brown entered the game with only two sacks all season, so it's not like his injury should send shockwaves through the Fantasy universe. Still, it's disappointing after such a good performance. Brown has some low-end appeal in deeper Fantasy IDP leagues, but he still belongs on the waiver wire in most.
News: Panthers DL Everette Brown recorded his first sack of the season Week 10 at Tampa Bay. It was his only tackle. He recorded 2 1/2 sacks last year.
Analysis: Clearly, Brown isn't a reliable source of sacks. Despite Sunday's performance, he's no more than a last resort in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: The Panthers had several defenders play well Sunday at the Jets. Jon Beason led the way with 17 tackles and a fumble recovery. Tyler Brayton had nine tackles and 1.5 sacks. Chris Gamble had one tackle and an interception. Richard Marshall had eight tackles and recovered a fumble. And Julius Peppers, Everette Brown and Damione Lewis each had a half-sack.
Analysis: The Panthers have several standout defensive players, and they should all play well in Week 13 against Tampa Bay. Use your regular starters in IDP formats.
News: Rookie DE Everette Brown, who missed the Dallas game, said he has a high left ankle sprain. He first hurt his ankle in the season opener, then aggravated it in practice last week. Brown said he hopes to be ready for Washington Oct. 11.
Analysis: Brown hasn't been productive enough to warrant Fantasy use in the first place. Keep him off all but deeper dynasty/keeper league rosters.
News: Carolina RB Brad Hoover, RB Tyrell Sutton, 3rd QB A.J. Feeley, DB Chris Harris, LB Na'il Diggs and DL Everette Brown are inactive for Monday night against Dallas.
Analysis: As a fullback, Hoover rarely makes a statistical contribution. Leave him on waivers in Fantasy -- healthy or not. The rest of the listed names above should be left on waivers in most weeks.
News: The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers rookie DL Everette Brown is ready for the season. Brown, the Panthers' top selection when they took him in the second round with the 43rd pick of April's draft, agreed to terms with Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis: Brown has the potential to play well as a rookie, but he should not be drafted in most seasonal IDP leagues. Instead, see how Brown does early in the year and add him off the waiver wire.
News: The Panthers traded a first-round pick in 2010 to land Florida State DE Everette Brown, who slipped into Round 2 of the 2009 draft. The former Seminole had 13.5 sacks as a senior with four forced fumbles and 36 tackles. Brown is considered a solid 4-3 defensive end who should help with the Panthers' pass rush as a rookie and potentially be their premier rusher if Julius Peppers leaves the team. "When you look at giving up next year's first for a guy like Everette Brown, you have him for a year and then he's that much better in 2010," GM Marty Hurney rationalized after the draft.
Analysis: The upside on Brown, who is a charitable with his time off the field, is enormous. Consider him a late-round flier in seasonal formats this summer, but a solid middle-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a Top-20 pick in rookie-only drafts.