Yes, Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown led the team in receiving on Sunday, with five catches. But he was on the field a lot less than he previously had been.
Emerging from the bye week, a time during which the coaching staff presumably made conscious, strategic adjustments to the offensive approach, Antonio Brown’s playing time plummeted from nearly 75 percent to below 50.
The story makes about good point about this change coming after a bye. But the team did say Brown was more of an insurance policy when they signed him.
Against the Chiefs in Week 12, Brown participated in 43 offensive snaps, which equated to 73 percent of the total plays. Against the Vikings, Brown played only 49 percent of the time on offense, taking part in 25 snaps, the story said.
TB WR Antonio Brown - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Antonio Brown wasn't crazy productive last week (4-35-1), but he did score for the second consecutive week. Brown has been up-and-down with his production for Tampa Bay, but his best game of the season (93 yards) came against the Falcons — his opponent this week. We're not anticipating that kind of game again, but Brown is a promising WR3 play in Week 17 in a favorable matchup (No. 25 aFPA).