It’s the first we’ve heard of any major football-related news regarding Brown since being released from the Patriots after Week 1. It’s definitely possible nothing comes of it, Schefter notes the Saints are doing their due diligence. But crazy things have happened, like the Seahawks signing Marshawn Lynch.
NE WR Antonio Brown - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 vs New York Jets
It didn't take long for Antonio Brown to see valuable targets in his Patriots debut, as he was the target for Tom Brady's first three passes of the game. Brown was used in a variety of ways, but with an aDOT of 11.5, his primary usage was in the intermediate range downfield. He was targeted five times in the red zone, which he turned into 28 yards and a score. He's now tied for third among all receivers in red-zone targets through two weeks despite playing in only one game.
Brown was still being implemented into the offense in Week 2, playing in only 24 of New England's 72 total snaps, and that snap share will almost certainly increase in Week 3. The Jets have allowed the 10th-most 0.5 PPR fantasy points per game to wide receivers, while Brown's 0.67 PPR points per snap were the highest among all offensive Patriots players in Week 2. He may not yet see enough target volume on Sunday to make him a no-doubt WR1, but he's a must-start as a WR2 with a good shot at WR1 numbers if his snap share increases faster than expected.