10. John Brown, week 4 vs. Los Angeles Rams
John Brown was missing in action quite a bit in 2016. Much of that was out of his control however.
During the 2016 season, Brown was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Trait. The Cardinals originally though he could be experiencing something with his hamstring.
Brown was in and out of the lineup and was not the same player he was in his first two seasons in the NFL. It is easy to say that Brown had a down year.
However in week four against the Los Angeles Rams, Brown had his best day of the season, hands down. It was a day in which Brown was targeted 16 times.
He found himself getting free more than the other receivers. He ended up with 10 receptions for 144-yards. He didn’t find himself in the end zone. On this day that would have been helpful as the Cardinals dropped a 17-13 contest that saw Carson Palmer leave with a concussion.
With the loss of Palmer and receiver Michael Floyd still struggling, the Cardinals found Brown to rely on for this Sunday afternoon in Glendale.