August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Brown (86) is helped off the field after being injured during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Vincent Brown: 2013 Fantasy Football Sleeper?


You’ve got to love hype, right? I’ll be the first to admit that I was through the roof when we drafted the guy, he absolutely fits our offense perfectly. Unfortunately, we’ve yet to see a full season of Vincent Brown’s true potential. In 2011, he played in 14 games catching 19 of his 41 targets for 329 yards and 2 touchdowns. He missed all of 2012 with a broken foot. Nowadays, everyone is predicting him as a breakout player for 2013.

NFL.com says: Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego Chargers: Brown missed the entire 2012 season due to a broken left ankle, but he’s fully expected to be back in action in time for training camp. A great route runner who will no doubt be in the plans of new coach Mike McCoy, Brown will have a chance to pushMalcom Floyd for the right to start opposite Danario Alexander. The San Diego State product will be a solid target for owners in the late rounds, even after the addition of rookie Keenan Allen.

ESPN.com says: In the 2012 NFL campaign, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, all of them wide receivers playing their third seasons, broke out in a big way. The temptation, therefore, to expect a similar step forward in 2013 from third-year wide receivers Torrey Smith, Cecil Shorts and Vincent Brown might be irresistible.

So Chargers fans, you know more about your team than these national sports writers. Would you take Vincent Brown in the first 8-10 rounds of your fantasy draft or do you still want to see more from the young man? What are your season prediction for him?

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  • arnie

    Whether he breaks out or not, having him your roster would be a good investment.

  • Alex Pitrofsky

    I’m very excited to watch him play. Wether he’s a starter or not, I think he will contribute a lot

  • Alter Ego

    I’m in 31 fantasy leagues…yeah – I define fanatical. I love the prospect of grabbing Vincent Brown, especially in PPR formats. The issue I have or the eternal argument I have with myself – nobody or not many – know about Danario Alexander. He is available in the latter rounds and he is a better choice than Brown IMO. I just can’t bring myself to have both guys starting for me from the same team.

  • Adam

    He WILL beast this year. End of story. With MM’s use of the screen pass, Browns YAC-ability, and the new emphasis on PR getting the ball out of his hands in a hurry, he will be a force. I’m just glad Norvs not here anymore to play him late into preseason games!

  • BoltsFanTillDeath

    There is a lot worse you can Draft in those rounds that’s where you are starting to draft Flex and bench players I would take a shot on brown no doubt he could end up giving you top 20 at his position maybe 15

  • miketuck

    I predict that River will have a year like the one Jackson set out. He’ll spread the ball all over the place making any Charger reciever a bad fantasy player and who cares. That is really special when you have the luxury of having so many outlets. Woodhead will get more than his share. I believe if DePalma wins the slot reciever spot that he’ll get lots of action until the Oline gets really settled in and Rivers confidence in them is solid. Royal and Meachum were really bad investments and hopefully Telesco gets De Palma and Keenan really involved in the slot and on special teams.