Fantasy Football Profile: Ronnie Brown

Jul 29, 2009

Ronnie Brown Wildcat
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Ronnie Brown set the NFL ablaze with his role in the Wildcat Formation.  Most have Ronnie rated a bit lower, partly because four of his 10 rushing TDs came in a 38-13 drubbing of the Patriots (he threw the other TD).  His workload was kept light with just 214 carries as he recovered from a knee injury.  He still managed to gain 916 yards on the ground and 254 yards on 33 receptions.  Prior to his knee injury in 2007 he was putting together a monster year (991 yards, 5 TDs in seven games) despite playing on a terrible team.  The team has improved dramatically and he should be back to full strength.  Ricky Williams turned 32 in May, and it’s a fair assumption that his 160 carries will be reduced slightly in 2009.  With the addition of Pat White, it’s unlikely Ronnie plays the lead role in the Wildcat Formation, but he’ll still get plenty of touches.

The Dolphins schedule is tougher than last year.  They face an improved Jets D twice, the Patriots, Tampa, Carolina, Tennessee, and Pittsburgh (though it’s in Week 17).  His fantasy playoff schedule consist of games against Jacksonville, Tennessee, and Houston.  Not ideal, but his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield help his cause.  Ronnie will likely go somewhere in the second round.  He could slip to the third round in smaller leagues.  I’m looking for him to produce about 1400 total yards and 9 TDs.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Chris Farmer
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Solid advice. I am way excited to see Pat White in the wildcat, but Ronnie Brown is one of those players who isn’t usually talked about as a premier fantasy weapon. If his knee is 100% there is no reason he can’t put together 1400+ total yards.

  2. LestersLegends
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    Thanks man. I probably value him more than I should. I just remember he was the best RB not named LT before he tore his knee after his QB threw an INT two years ago.

  3. Fantasy Sports Blog
    August 6th, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

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