In 2015, Antonio Brown finished 2nd in receiving yards with 1,834. He also finished tied for 3rd with 25 red zone targets. Antonio Brown's first regular season game will be an interesting test as he will face newly signed defensive back, Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins. What will be of interest to those considering drafting Antonio Brown is the suspension of Martavis Bryant and how they dynamic will change with Markus Wheaton assuming the role as the number 2 Wide Receiver in Pittsburgh. I am projecting 11 TDs and 1,700+ receiving yards for Antonio Brown this season.
Brown was the most dominant receiver in the NFL, finishing with 136 for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns, despite Big Ben missing 4 games. Brown figures to be the best receiver in fantasy for a third straight year.
Brown has led ALL NFL players in PPR fantasy points in each of the last three years and is still just 27, going on 28 at the start of next season. Marvin Harrison broke the receptions record at 30, and Calvin Johnson broke the yardage record at 27. Brown is at a prime age to continue his incredible run of great play.
Brown's 2015 numbers were absolutely crazy. He caught 136 passes for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns and had Michael Vick and Landry Jones as his quarterback for four of those games. If you just take Brown's average numbers from when Ben Roethlisberger was able to play, and extrapolate them to 16 games, Brown could have reasonably finished with a line of 159/2,141/13. That's an average of 9.92 receptions, 133.8 receiving yards and .83 touchdowns per game with Roethlisberger as his quarterback. That's Brown's upside, so that's why he's the No. 1 fantasy receiver.