Sleeper Vincent Brown breaks ankle
August, 20, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
The second full weekend of preseason NFL action looked much like the first, with most of the top fantasy options getting precious little playing time, but injuries emerging as the main story. Just like the preceding weekend, the San Diego Chargers fell victim, but unlike running back Ryan Mathews, who could still return by the first regular-season game, it will be a while before anyone sees sleeper wide receiver Vincent Brown helping a fantasy lineup.
Brown broke his left ankle on an 18-yard touchdown catch Saturday night, and is expected to miss at least eight weeks. A 15th-rounder in ESPN average live drafts, Brown's stock was rising over the past week, as he had 81 receiving yards and a touchdown a week earlier. In fact, as of Sunday night only Austin Collie of the Indianapolis Colts had seen his seven-day snake draft ADP rise more among wide receivers; Collie has been held back by concussions in the past and unfortunately he left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after a particularly high hit. Stay tuned.