Fantasy Football leagues are won by savvy owners who can pluck a diamond in the rough from the later rounds of the draft. One name popping up early this year on the fantasy radar is San Diego’s third year wide receiver, Vincent Brown.
While there has been plenty of hype surrounding Brown since his entrance into the league three years ago, he has yet to put together a breakthrough season. Coming into the league with the reputation as a polished route runner, Brown capped his rookie season with totals of 19 receptions for 329 yards and 2 TDs in 14 games. Brown entered 2012 as the star of training camp last season, but his season was cut short last year when he fractured his ankle during the preseason.
Heading into training camp this year, Brown is currently competing with Chargers mainstay, Malcom Floyd, to become the Chargers’ number 2 wideout. Brown has shined in camp, blowing by his defensive teammates, while developing a valuable chemistry with quarterback, Philip Rivers.
But once again, Brown’s training camp has again hit a snag in the form of a strained hamstring. The Chargers are hoping that this is a minor speed bump for a player who is poised to break out.
With a current average draft position in the 140’s, Brown is essentially a lottery ticket for fantasy owners. His position as San Diego’s second starting wide receiver seems locked up due to his precise routes while fellow starter, Danario Alexander, is an injury risk which could open the door for even more targets later in the season for Brown.
A season with 70 receptions/850 yards/6 TDs is the type of potential pay out coming from this late round sleeper out of San Diego.