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