By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:25pm EDT
Early in the first quarter, Brown caught a short pass from Roethlisberger and took it to the house for a 76 yard score as he torched the Bills secondary. He ended his night with two catches on two targets, and 93 total yards with his score. (Source: Yahoo)
Fantasy Impact: Brown's night was short and sweet, but he's continuing to be Mr. Reliable for Ben Roethlisberger. Perhaps overshadowed by Mike Wallace during his years in Pittsburgh, Brown never was openly praised for his speed, but he brought it tonight. Brown is currently ranked as the ninth best WR in FantasyPros' Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). Brown seems to not get the respect like some of the flashier guys (AJ Green, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery to name a few), but he is an absolute stud WR1 and should be drafted in any format with absolute confidence.
By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:10pm EDT
Brown had 2 receptions for 93 yards and a TD in 1+ quarter of action. (Source: Sports Illustrated
Fantasy Impact: Brown had a long 76 yard TD reception on a shallow crossing pattern when he outran the defense to the end zone. He's the clear cut WR1 for the Steelers that could draw double coverage until the younger receivers prove themselves to opposing defensive coordinators. He still has 4.4 speed and will continue to run past corners. If afforded multiple opportunities in single coverage during the season, he will make the opponents pay with long TD catches like tonight. With projected stats of 104 receptions for 1366 yards and 7-8 TDs, Brown's current ADP is 27 overall and the 8th WR off the board. In PPR leagues, Brown should be strongly considered in the middle of the second round.
By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Aug 1st 9:27pm EDT
By all objective standards, Antonio Brown’s spectacular breakout season in 2013 was an unassailable success. He obliterated the Steelers' single-season receiving record with 1,499 yards and came within two catches of tying Hines Ward’s 2002 team mark of 112 receptions. (Source: Sports Illustrated
Fantasy Impact: Antonio Brown is the undeniable WR1 on the Steelers. He will be Roethlisberger's first choice on the majority of pass plays and will draw double coverage most of the time due to the youth and inexperience of the other WRs lining up across from him. His 110 receptions and 1499 yards from 2013 may not be achievable this year. Per FantasyPros current projections, Brown is set for 104 catches for 1366 yards and 7-8 TDs. His current ADP is as a WR8 and the 27th player off the board. If the younger WRs excel during the preseason, this might alleviate some of the double coverage and his receptions and yardage totals could go up slightly. Brown has some upside available.
By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Sat, Jul 26th 5:17pm EDT
Various reports on Twitter show that Dri Archer is working as the number one punt returner early in camp. (Source: Dale Lolley on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: If this does pan out, it has the potential of saving Antonio Brown from some brutal hits during the season and limiting his exposure to injury. He is the clear cut choice to be the team's WR1 and giving up punt return duties seems the prudent thing to do. He should be a little less fatigued later during games which could help out his yardage numbers. Per Fantasy Pros projections, he is forecast to get 102 receptions for 1343 yards. A little less work, even in punt returns, should help him achieve those numbers.
RotoBaller | Aug 16th
This post was originally featured on Rotoback Antonio Brown’s ADP Makes Him Overvalued in 2014 Just like my article on Alshon Jeffery being slightly undervalued, this is another Rotoballer debate turned article. The conversation about Antonio Brown was a real back and forth with a RotoBaller writer adamant that Brown was worth a top pick […]