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Brown’s WR1 season is back. The superstar receiver has now scored double-digit fantasy points in three of his past four contests, with his lone quiet performance coming against a great Los Angeles Rams secondary last week.
There’s good news on the horizon in the form of Brown’s matchup against Adebo and the Saints. The rookie corner ranks 11th in passing yards allowed and is tied for third in receiving touchdowns allowed among all cornerbacks with 10-plus targets.
Adebo isn’t the lone weak spot. The Saints have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing receivers this season.
New Orleans Saints secondary vs. opposing receivers | 2021
|Category||Fantasy points allowed (Rank)|
|Week 1||29.5 (5th)|
|Week 2||46.8 (28th)|
|Week 3||43.7 (25th)|
|Week 4||48.2 (26th)|
|Week 5||32.6 (14th)|
|Week 7||29.5 (11th)|
|Week 8||68.4 (30th)|
|Week 9||36.4 (25th)|
Johnson leads the Steelers with a 24.3% target share, and his 70 targets rank 10th among receivers despite Johnson playing in just seven games. His already-high target share is trending even higher now that teammate Chase Claypool is sidelined with a toe injury.
The Toledo product’s matchup against the Lions is an interesting one. Detroit ranks around the league average in yards allowed to receivers. Still, they rank dead last in passing yards per attempt and explosive pass percentage allowed to the position. Not to mention, the Lions are also PFF’s 32nd-graded defense. A big-play receiver like Johnson has a top-five ceiling in a matchup of this caliber.