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Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 19. Roethlisberger is expected to play, but isn’t close to 100% at this point. It’s a tough matchup against Denver, but the Steelers went pass-heavy when they played the Broncos in Week 15. Roethlisberger attempted 55 passes and threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He will be without his top weapon since Antonio Brown is out.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. With Brown out, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Hayward-Bey will get a bump, but this is a bad matchup against a good Denver pass defense.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown ruled out for Sunday

Friday, January 15, 2016, 11:00am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game at Denver.

Brown could not get over the concussion protocol hump.

The team announced the news Friday.

Related players: Ben Roethlisberger, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey

Fantasy Impact:

It's a big blow to the entire Steeler offense. Ben Roethlisberger may struggle without his top weapon, but Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey all get a bump. The matchup is bad, however, so Bryant and Wheaton aren't shoo-ins for productive afternoons. Heath Miller is also more attractive as a cheap play at tight end.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Roethlisberger is expected to play, but isn’t close to 100% at this point. It’s a tough matchup against Denver, but the Steelers went pass-heavy when they played the Broncos in Week 15. Roethlisberger attempted 55 passes and threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He may be without his top weapon since Antonio Brown is iffy for Sunday.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Brown is iffy at this point in the week but could be cleared by the weekend. According to a teammate he still remains hopeful that he’ll play. If he’s out, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Hayward-Bey would get a bump, but this is a bad matchup against a good Denver pass defense.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Roethlisberger is expected to play, but isn’t close to 100% at this point. It’s a tough matchup against Denver, but the Steelers went pass-heavy when they played the Broncos in Week 15. Roethlisberger attempted 55 passes and threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He may be without his top weapon since Antonio Brown is iffy for Sunday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Brown is iffy at this point in the week but could be cleared by the weekend. If he’s out, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Hayward-Bey would get a bump, but this is a bad matchup against a good Denver pass defense.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown suffered a concussion

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:30am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced after the Steelers' wild-card victory over Cincinnati that Antonio Brown was concussed on a late hit by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Burfict was called for a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness with 22 seconds left after taking a late shot to Brown's head. The ball had clearly gone by Brown before the hit.

Fantasy Impact:

If Brown can't play next week against the Broncos, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey would have to pick up the slack.

Steelers expect Richard Sherman on Antonio Brown

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 2:33pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

More and more, the Seattle Seahawks are having cornerback Richard Sherman shadow the opposing team's top wide receiver.

So when the Seahawks take on the Steelers on Sunday, Pittsburgh expects Sherman to move all over the field with No. 1 receiver Antonio Brown.

"I would anticipate Richard to follow AB," QB Ben Roethlisberger said, per ESPN.com. "If you consider AB the best, which we do, and I think they probably consider him one of the best. We consider Richard to be one of the best in the business. We would expect that matchup."

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked whether that would indeed be the case. "I don't know about that," he said. "I'll have to gauge my temptations."

Fantasy Impact:

After not doing it at all during the first four weeks of the season, Sherman has shadowed Torrey Smith (twice), A.J. Green, and Dez Bryant over the last six games. Big Ben and Brown obviously have a great connection but Sherman on Brown may put a dent in Brown's fantasy potential. It very well could mean Martavis Bryant gets a little more room.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Roethlisberger’s return is a big boost for Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. We think he’s going to play. If he does, it’s a big boost for Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller. The full participation is a good sign. Owners can pencil him in for Sunday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Roethlisberger experienced swelling in his knee last week which was determined to be “normal” by his doctors. He’s going to practice this week and see how the knee responds, but told reporters, “I’m not getting my hopes up for Sunday.” If he plays it’s a big boost for Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller, though Landry Jones helped to make both Brown and Bryant fantasy relevant last week. The full participation is a good sign.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Steelers QB Michael Vick (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Landry Jones is likely to start for the Steelers, which is an upgrade for Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Five of his 12 pass attempts were to Brown — six if you include the two-point conversion attempt. Jones completed 4-of-5 passes to Bryant for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown 'more confident and comfortable this week' with Mike Vick

Friday, October 9, 2015, 11:56am

Tribune-Live - [Full Article]

Steelers WR Antonio Brown and QB Michael Vick weren't able to be on the same page as Brown's streak of 35 consecutive games with at least five receptions and 50 yards was snapped. Brown dropped a touchdown pass from Vick, and the two couldn't connect on a critical fourth-down pass in overtime that led to Baltimore's game-winning field goal.

“Last week, it just wasn't (Vick's) fault,” Brown said. “There is a lot of blame on me. I left a lot of plays out there. All of us are getting more comfortable, not just him. I am more confident and comfortable this week with him.”

Fantasy Impact:

Had Brown held on to the potential touchdown catch, we wouldn't be panicking about his situation with Vick. Still, the comfort level that Brown has with Ben Roethlisberger just isn't there with Vick. Brown is still a fantasy WR1, but he's not the sure bet that he seems to be with Roethlisberger under center.

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