Antonio Brown Fantasy News

Steelers make Antonio Brown league's highest-paid receiver

Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:27pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Steelers and Antonio Brown have reached agreement on deal to make him highest paid WR in NFL, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown has finished as the #1 WR (PPR) in three straight seasons.

Steelers could rest stars in Week 17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 5:18pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

While steadfastly maintaining that the regular-season finale would be approached as “business as usual,” coach Mike Tomlin strongly indicated that several of the Steelers' star players will not be in uniform for Sunday's meaningless game against the Cleveland Browns.

Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, receiver Antonio Brown and center Maurkice Pouncey “will get that consideration” as players who will be “preserved as we look into the playoff round.”

Fantasy Impact:

At 10-5, the Steelers clinched the AFC North title with their win against Baltimore on Sunday and are locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs that begin Jan. 7-8. The Steelers will host either Kansas City or Miami one of those days in the wild-card round.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown fine with role in offense

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:52am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

If Antonio Brown is upset LeVeon Bell has become the star of the Steelers offense in the past month he’s not saying it publicly.

That downturn in Brown’s statistics means he won’t threaten two NFL records he came close to breaking a year ago. It also means he likley will have his worst statistical season since 2012.

There was a time when Brown might have lashed out about the circumstances around his production, but it hasn’t happened yet this season.

“I’m extremely grateful,” Brown said Friday. “We’ve been winning and doing some positive things. Whatever it takes to win, whether it’s running or passing, whatever gets the job done this time of the year is what we have to do."

Fantasy Impact:

Brown hasn’t had a 100-yard receiving game in the Steelers’ four-game winning streak while Bell is riding a four-game streak of 100-yard rushing games. Through 13 games, Brown has 93 receptions for 1,130 yards, a pace for 114 receptions and 1,391 receiving yards. That’s a great season for almost any NFL receiver, but not for Brown, who last season had 136 receptions for 1,834 yards.

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.

We are your friend's secret weapon.

  • Get 4 FREE downloads
  • Receive breaking news alerts & analysis.
  • Battle-Tested by 40,000+ fantasy football diehards since 1999.