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Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Date of Birth:  05/15/1993
Age:  29
Height  5'11"
Weight:   222
College:  Texas
Drafted:  2015 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB


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Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (quad) placed on injured reserve.

Brown went down yesterday, and he will now miss at least three games on IR. This news is a boost for Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed, but neither will be a highly recommended play next Sunday versus Buffalo.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (quad) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

Brown is being ruled out ahead of the second half after missing most of the first 30 minutes. Before leaving, Brown had three carries for ten yards in the Week 7 matchup against the Falcon.s

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

The Dolphins are signing Malcolm Brown, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Brown has shown very well when featured for the Rams, and it’s possible he’ll have a shot at a bigger role in Miami. The team could remain a potential candidate to draft a running back in next month’s draft.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown leads the backfield in 20-17 victory over Dallas.

Rookie runner Cam Akers drew the start and handled 15 touches, but Brown ended up leading the way—rushing 18 times for 79 yards and two scores with three receptions for 31 yards through the air. Overall, the 27-year-old displayed great vision and contact balance for Los Angeles, and Sean McVay is unlikely to go away from him anytime soon. Fantasy owners should view Brown as perhaps the top pickup of the week. Next up will be a road matchup versus Philadelphia.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday.

Rams head coach Sean McVay said yesterday that Brown would not play, and now it's official as the Rams release their final Week 8 injury report ahead of the London game. Brown will miss his second consecutive game and remains week-to-week with his ankle issue.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Brown remains out of practice for the Rams as he deals with his ankle injury. We'll update you if Brown is able to return to practice tomorrow, but he's looking doubtful for Week 8 at the moment.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 7.

Brown was listed as doubtful coming into today, so this was fully expected. Todd Gurley is back for the Rams and will handle lead back duties with rookie Darrell Henderson mixing in.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (ankle) is officially doubtful for Week 7.

Brown did not practice all week, so this isn’t a surprise. Fortunately for the Rams, Todd Gurley will play on Sunday, and rookie Darrell Henderson is capable of spelling him if needed. Brown is worth holding onto as a premium handcuff.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Brown has missed the last two practices with the ankle injury suffered in Week 6, and he's looking iffy for this weekend's game versus the Falcons. Especially with Todd Gurley looking set to return from his thigh contusion, it won't be surprising if Brown is ruled out tomorrow.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Brown is considered day-to-day, and he's not thought to be dealing with an injury that will force him to miss much time, if any. Hopefully Brown can practice tomorrow on at least a limited basis.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown scores twice in season opener.

Brown carried 11 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns, working in about an even timeshare with Todd Gurley (14 carries, 97 yards) in the Rams’ Week 1 win over the Panthers. As has usually been the case when he’s been given opportunities, Brown looked very good on his carries, and both his touchdowns came deep in the red zone while Gurley was on the sidelines. Things could vary week-to-week, and third-round rookie Darrell Henderson could get more work as the season progresses, but Brown should be one of the top waiver-wire adds this week as an integral part of an elite offense.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

The Rams are matching Malcolm Brown's offer sheet, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Brown had signed a two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet with the Lions, but the Rams are matching it to keep the former Texas running back in the mix. The Rams are clearly high on Brown, and he's the heavy favorite to be Todd Gurley's backup in 2019, making him one of the top handcuffs to own in fantasy. Also, with talk of LA wanting to scale back Gurley's workload a bit, Brown could get more consistent work each week, which could lead to some FLEX-caliber production this season. Brown remaining with the Rams likely means C.J. Anderson is headed elsewhere despite exceptional play down the stretch for LA last season.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

The Lions signed Malcolm Brown to an offer sheet, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Brown is a restricted free agent of the Rams, so LA has five days to match Detroit's offer and keep Brown on the team. Because Brown was given the original-round tender and was an undrafted free agent when he joined the Rams, the Rams would get no compensation if they do not match the Lions' offer. C.J. Anderson is still lingering out there in free agency, which could impact the Rams' decision after the veteran runner had so much success for the team toward the end of last season; but the Rams are clearly high on Brown, too, and might not want to lose him.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (clavicle) is likely to miss 8-10 weeks, Rams head coach Sean McVay says.

This is unfortunate news after it sounded like he might be able to return during the postseason. Perhaps Brown could heal up for a potential Super Bowl appearance, but he might be placed on injured reserve soon.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown (clavicle) is out for the rest of the regular season, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

This adds uncertainty to the backup situation behind Todd Gurley, as Brown is one of the league's backup running backs. Justin Davis and John Kelly are the next guys up behind Gurley, and they'd likely form a committee backfield if Gurley was forced to miss any time. Hopefully Brown is back for the postseason, but he can be dropped in redraft fantasy leagues.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown is dealing with a clavicle injury.

Rams head coach Sean McVay says Brown could miss some time with the injury that forced him out of yesterday's win against the Lions. If Brown misses time, Justin Davis and John Kelly would mix in more behind Todd Gurley. We'll track Brown's practice status throughout the week.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown handles two touches win over the Lions.

Brown rushed twice for eight yards. The talented backup broke a couple tackles on one of his runs, but he is just a premium handcuff to Todd Gurley for the fantasy playoffs.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown handles four carries in win over the Chiefs.

Brown rushed four times for 15 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game. The 25-year-old is just a handcuff for Todd Gurley heading into the Week 12 bye.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown handles one touch in Week 10 win.

It was a ten-yard reception on his only target of the game, and he didn't record a carry. Brown is probably just a premium handcuff for Todd Gurley owners.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown scores highlight touchdown in Week 9 loss.

Brown took an outlet pass by Jared Goff for an 18-yard score where he somehow half-hurdled two defenders and kept his balance on the sidelines before extending for the pylon. It was the 25-year-old's only touch of the game, but he continues to impress when given opportunities behind Todd Gurley. Still, Brown is just a premium handcuff heading into Week 1o.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown handles one touch in Week 8 win.

It was a seven-yard carry, as Todd Gurley (31 touches) was featured in a 29-27 victory over the Packers. Brown has impressed when on the field, but he's just a premium handcuff heading into a matchup with the Saints.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown gets 14 touches in Rams' win.

Brown got more work than usual in a game the Rams controlled against the Niners, carrying 13 times for 65 yards along with one reception for six yards. But it was still Todd Gurley capitalizing on three touchdowns in the win. For fantasy purposes, Brown is just a handcuff right now.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown handles five touches in win over the Broncos.

Brown rushed five times for 24 yards, as the Rams went heavy with the ground attack, totaling 270 rushing yards in the victory. The 25-year-old has impressed when given an opportunity, but this is obviously Todd Gurley's backfield, so he's just a premium handcuff in Sean Mcvay's offense.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown handles five touches in Week 3 win.

Brown rushed five times for 42 yards in a 35-23 victory over the Chargers, showing good burst as a change-of-pace option to Todd Gurley. He's the clear handcuff to own ahead of rookie John Kelly.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown gets 12 touches in Week 2.

Brown came in relief of Todd Gurley (cramps) during a blowout win against the Cardinals, rushing 12 times for 46 yards. Brown isn't a fantasy option as Gurley's handcuff.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown spells Todd Gurley with three touches in Week 1 win.

Brown rushed once for five yards and caught two passes for 18 yards. The clear No. 2 running back (he was the only runner other than Gurley to be active) for Sean McVay's offense, Brown would have fantasy relevance if the superstar starter ever goes down.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown gets two carries in playoff loss.

Brown mixed in behind Todd Gurley in the backfield, carrying twice for 14 yards—including an 11-yard carry on a third-and-long that nearly went for a first down. Brown is set to be a free agent this offseason, but it seems like a good fit for both sides if he returns to the Rams.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown handles 18 touches in Week 17 loss.

Brown got the start with Todd Gurley resting, and he rushed 14 times for 54 yards. He also caught four passes for seven yards. Brown finishes the regular season with 63 attempts for 246 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and one touchdown. The Rams will probably give Gurley all the touches he can handle in the postseason.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown gets one touch in Week 16.

Brown had one attempt for four yards, as Todd Gurley dominated the backfield work with 32 touches in the win.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown gets ten carries in Week 15.

With the game an absolute blowout against the Seahawks, Brown received a good amount of work and also did damage versus Seattle's defense. Brown picked up 45 yards on his ten attempts in the victory. He's just a handcuff for a Todd Gurley in fantasy, but Brown is a very good real-life backup for the Rams.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown gets one carry in Rams' loss.

Brown had a five-yard carry that nearly got in the end zone, and he was taken out of the game in favor of Todd Gurley. It was pretty funny to see his reaction on the sideline, as he was so close to scoring and wanted another chance to punch it in from the one. Brown is just a handcuff to Gurley right now.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown sees career-high 15 touches in 51-17 win over the Giants.

Brown rushed 15 times for 57 yards, as he basically handled the clock-killing work with the Rams up big over New York. He doesn't have standalone value behind Todd Gurley, but Brown is one of the top handcuffs as a potential lead back in Sean McVay's offense.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown carries 11 times in Week 7.

The Rams defeated the Cardinals handily, so Brown got more work than usual. He picked up 48 yards on his 11 carries while also adding a seven-yard reception on his only target. Brown is a very capable runner and a great backup to Todd Gurley, but he's just stuck behind Gurley and doesn't get enough work to be a fantasy option.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown gets two targets in Week 5.

Brown worked in on passing situations, and he gained 29 yards on two receptions versus Seattle. Brown is more of a handcuff to Todd Gurley right now, but he's still a contributor in real life for his team.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown rushed seven times for 16 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' blowout win over the Colts.

Brown was able to get a decent amount of work in with the outcome not in question for LA, but Todd Gurley is the clear workhorse for the team. The second-year backup can stay on the waiver wire as no more than a decent handcuff.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown starts in Rams' third preseason game.

With starter Todd Gurley sitting out, Brown got the start against the Chargers. He carried nine times for 44 yards and looked good, picking up positive yardage on his carries while also adding a 22-yard reception. Brown is locked in as the primary backup and handcuff to Todd Gurley, and would get a lot of work if Gurley were to miss any time this season.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Malcolm Brown rushed five times for 25 yards in Saturday night's preseason opener.

He also caught an eight-yard pass. Brown has been impressive this offseason, and it continues with the real (kind of) games. The 24-year-old looks like the top handcuff for Todd Gurley in 2017, and he might earn himself a handful of carries per game if he continues to play well.

Malcolm Brown | Saints RB

Sean McVay: Malcolm Brown "is a guy we can depend on."

The Rams head coach was asked if anyone has stepped up with Lance Dunbar out indefinitely with a knee injury, and McVay made it clear he is very happy with Malcolm Brown, stating that is he "pleasantly surprised" with him. The third-year back from Texas has "kind of got a quiet confidence about himself, where he just goes about his business, very reliable, knows exactly what to do and how to do it and he is a guy that we can depend on," McVay said. It's still early, but it appears Brown will be the primary early-down backup to Todd Gurley.