Antonio Brown Fantasy News

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. No worries here.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Thursday. Brown is our #1-ranked receiver this week, as usual.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (hip) took full practice reps all week. No worries here.

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (hip) took full practice reps again Thursday. Brown will be out there against the Ravens. With Roethlisberger back, he’s locked in as a top three play at his position.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:39pm

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (hip) practiced fully Wednesday. Brown will be out there against the Ravens. With Roethlisberger back, he’s locked in as a top three play at his position.

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey listed as starter this week

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is now in a starter's role alongside Antonio Brown on Pittsburgh's depth chart for this week's game.

The team had no choice but to move Markus Wheaton to second string after he's missed four games with a shoulder injury and has struggled to find a rhythm in the three games he has played. Plus, Heyward-Bey has been a valuable reserve receiver and special-teamer; he nearly caught two touchdown passes in Week 7 against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Impact:

Sammie Coates will eventually regain a prominent role once his broken finger heals, but he's been listed as a No. 2 all season. Heyward-Bey will have more value if Ben Roethlisberger is able to play at QB this week.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to miss 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 11:22am

Jeremy Fowler, Twitter - [Full Article]

Post-surgery outlook for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger shifted from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 weeks. Steelers have NE, bye, BAL, DAL, CLE on slate.

Related players: Landry Jones, Antonio Brown, Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers, LeVeon Bell

Fantasy Impact:

This is obviously a blow to the entire Pittsburgh offense. Since 2015, Roethlisberger has missed four games, and the team's passing yards decreased by 45%, total points decreased by 25% and passing touchdowns decreased by 39%. So all the Pittsburgh receivers take a hit while Roethlisberger is out. Landry Jones will start in the interim. He has a career completion percentage of 57.1% with a good YPA (9.2) and a not-so-good TD-to-INT ratio (3:4). He may work his way into streaming consideration if things break his way, but this is a sizable downgrade at quarterback. Roethlisberger's absence might benefit Bell, who tends to see more carries when his quarterback his out. But last season that increase in carries was offset by a reduced role in the passing game, so it looks like a wash for Bell. UPDATE: Our source in Pittsburgh said that the timeline came from Roethlisberger, who tends to “play up” his injuries so that he looks “tough” when he returns early. Our source said that he was told Roethlisberger is expected to return in Week 9 after the team’s bye. So owners should stream for the next couple of weeks and see how his recovery is going at that point.

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm

Steelers WR Eli Rogers (toe, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5. Sammie Coates and Markus Wheaton figure to play most of the snaps opposite Antonio Brown. Coates looks like a great play this week.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown targeted on 53.3 percent of passes to WRs

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:08pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

Antonio Brown is catching Ben Roethlisberger's eye at an incredibly high rate relative to other Steelers wide receivers.

Through three weeks, Brown led the NFL in targets with 40. Roethlisberger has thrown just 35 passes combined to the team's other wide receivers.

That means 53.3 percent of Steelers passes going to wide receivers have gone to Brown.

For comparison's sake, Mike Evans, No. 2 in the NFL in targets, has been targeted on 42.9 percent of Tampa Bay's throws to wide receivers.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say in the past three seasons, when Brown had more catches than any player over a three-year span in NFL history, he accounted for 44.4 percent, 48.1 percent and 47.8 percent, respectively, of Steelers wideouts targets. But those teams had dynamic receivers like Martavis Bryant and Emmanuel Sanders.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Steelers WR Eli Rogers (toe, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. There’s a good chance that Wheaton will play in the slot with Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates outside. Wheaton was very effective in the slot last year. Both he and Coates are Sneaky Starts against the Chiefs.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Steelers WR Eli Rogers (toe) missed practice again Thursday. Rogers has a case of turf toe, and if he misses, there’s a good chance that Wheaton will play in the slot with Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates outside. Wheaton was very effective in the slot last year.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Steelers WR Eli Rogers (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Rogers has a case of turf toe, and if he misses, there’s a good chance that Wheaton will play in the slot with Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates outside. Wheaton was very effective in the slot last year.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Wheaton will make his return this week. He should start outside and play in most two-WR sets with Antonio Brown.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Wheaton will make his return this week. He should start outside and play in most two-WR sets with Antonio Brown.

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