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By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 11:20pm EDT

Brown was the lead receiver yet again, hauling in ten receptions for 133 yards and two scores.

Fantasy Impact: Antonio Brown just can't be stopped. He may be the fantasy MVP by the end of the year. Brown extended his own record of consecutive games with at least 5 catches and 50 yards. Despite a matchup with a tough Ravens' defense in Week 9, Brown is about as sure-fire stud WR1 in this game you can find and treat him as such.

By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 9:32pm EDT

Antonio Brown led all receivers in targets (13) and caught 9 of them for 90 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 7 win over the Houston Texans. Antonio Brown caught a TD but it was overturned after review. He also threw a TD pass to Lance Moore from three yards out on a reverse in the red zone.

Fantasy Impact: Antonio Brown remains one of the most consistent fantasy players out there for owners and is a sure-fire WR1. Despite a likely date with Colts' lock-down corner Vontae Davis in their Week 8 matchup, don't count Antonio Brown out. Count on him as a stud in a game where the Steelers will likely have to pass a ton to come out on top.

By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 5:08pm EDT

Brown broke the 100-yard mark yet again with a 7 catch performance for 118 yards.

Fantasy Impact: It was just another day of Antonio Brown putting up stats. Despite not scoring, he managed to post solid numbers for fantasy owners. He's been the most consistent offensive weapon for Pittsburgh, and you can chalk him up as a top-flight receiver against anyone. Don't expect his craziest game of the season in Week 7 though, against a tough Houston Texans defense that has proven to be pretty stout against the pass.

By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 9:04pm EDT

Antonio Brown sure had a down day-- for his standards. He keeps getting it done, even though teams know that Roethlisberger will be going his way often. Despite not scoring for only the second game this season, he did extend his own record with twenty-one straight games with at least five completions.

Fantasy Impact: Brown had a season low in average at 84 yards, but still came through for owners with an at worst "average" day. He's been, without a doubt, the most consistent receiver in fantasy this year. Fire him up as a WR1 against a Browns secondary that just got torched by Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter.

By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 9:35pm EDT

Antonio Brown racked up 131 receiving yards on seven receptions and found the end zone twice.

Fantasy Impact: Brown is becoming one of the few "sure things" in fantasy this year. He just gets it done regardless of the opponent and has a knack of turning nothing into something. Lock him in as a top-5 WR next week in Jacksonville in what could turn into a high-scoring affair against Blake Bortles and the Jaguars.

By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 1:18pm EDT

Brown scored twice Sunday night, catching ten balls for 90 yards overall against a tough Carolina Panthers defense.

Fantasy Impact: Brown's a monster WR1 in any format. Coming on strong just last year as the WR1 for Pittsburgh, Brown is one of the most consistent fantasy WRs in the game and should be treated as such. He has now played three tough defenses and is thriving in every game. Brown isn't the biggest pass-catcher, but surely does not act like it. He just finds ways to get open and the targets will keep flowing. Lock Brown in as a WR1 against a Tampa Bay defense that got torched by Julio Jones and a Roddy White-less WR crew on Thursday Night Football.

By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 3:17pm EDT

Antonio Brown was one of the few bright spots for the Steelers, getting the Steelers in situations to score though they couldn't pull through. He got rocked in the first quarter and was tested for a concussion, but quickly returned to play.

Fantasy Impact: Antonio Brown is a WR1 week in and week out. He now has had back to back games with over 90 yards receiving, and that has been against two good defenses in the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens. He somehow finds ways to make a five-yard play and turn it into something special, as few players in the league are more dangerous than Brown in open space. Antonio Brown will be low-end WR1 at worst in the Week 3 contest against the Carolina Panthers. Start him every week.

By Eric McQuillen, Steelers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 7:38pm EDT

Antonio Brown was targeted six times and ended the game with five receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: It was just another day at the office for Antonio Brown. He is dangerous anytime he gets his hands on the ball, whether it is thrown down field, a screen pass, or through his special teams play. He is an absolute WR1 every game regardless of the opponent. He put up huge numbers today against one of the best cover-corners in Joe Haden. Start Brown with confidence this Thursday as your WR1 against the Baltimore Ravens.

By , Steelers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 8:15am EDT

Antonio Brown is projected to get 7 receptions for 83 yards and a TD. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: Pittsburgh will need to establish the run against Cleveland's solid front 7 early in the game. This will allow the passing lanes to open up thus giving Brown all the room he needs to run his routes. Brown is a WR1 this week and should be started in all formats.

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 , 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 , 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 , 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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 30th
Baltimore is ranked 26th against fantasy receivers and defenses are finding it impossible to guard Brown this year.
Breaking Football | Oct 20th
A Houston Texans-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup doesn’t exactly jump off the page when it comes to “great” prime time NFL matchups, but these are some fairly evenly-matched teams. So there’s that. They’re both 3-3 and seemingly on the fringe of the AFC playoff picture at the moment. What can we expect when it comes to fantasy tonight? Who should you start? Quarterbacks R...
EDSFootball | Oct 13th
Although the Steelers managed only one touchdown (from Lance Moore with only 2:36 to go in the game), Antonio Brown had another strong performance. Brown extended his streak of games with at least five catches and 50 yards to 22 games as he finished with seven catches for 118 yards, both of which were team highs. Entering the week as fantasy football's top-scoring wide receiver, Brown now has ...
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 4th
The Shuffle Up series is all about going-forward value. These are not Week 5 ranks, they're "if we drafted today" ranks.  Players at the same price are considered even. Be careful not to give someone a 10-15 percent upgrade (or downgrade) just because they're on your fake football team.  Prices for now, commentary up shortly. If you're looking for the Quarterback Shuffle, click here. The...
RotoGrinders | Oct 3rd
Antonio Brown did it again week 4 by bringing in seven catches for 131 yards and two TDs. He currently is the most consistent and dominant wide receiver in the NFL. Speaking of consistency, Brown set the record for the most consecutive games with at least 5 catches and 50 yards with his 20th straight such game.
The Fantasy Fix | Oct 2nd
If you happened to miss my QB/RB version of this article that was published yesterday, you can check it out right here. Without any further ado, here is the WR/TE Week 4 version of The Good, The Mediocre, and The Ugly. WR: The Good 1. Antonio Brown: 7-131-2… With another sensational effort this past Sunday, […]