Brown had one of the best seasons in NFL history in 2014 with a league leading 129 receptions and 1,698 yards. He also scored 13 touchdowns. Brown turns 27-years old this year and he is entering the prime years of his career.
Here is a perfect example of why it's important to dig deeper into the stats and let them do the talking. In 2014, Brown was 1st in receptions (129), a close 2nd in targets (182), 1st in receiving yards (1,698), tied for 2nd in receiving TDs (13), 1st in receiving yards per game (106.1), 1st in first downs (85), and 6th in yards after catch (568). The stat that really jumps out at you is the receptions. Brown had 129 receptions versus Dez Bryant who had 88 receptions last season. That's a difference of 41 fantasy points in PPR leagues. He is a model of consistency and has increased his numbers each season over the past 3 years. I like his added value with returning punts for potential TDs. His fantasy playoff schedule includes a neutral matchup at Cincinnati in week 14, a tough matchup versus Denver, and a tough matchup against Baltimore in week 16. Here is a model of consistency fantasy football nugget: Pittsburgh Wide Receiver Antonio Brown has at least 5 receptions, 50+ receiving yards in 33 straight games.
1. Antonio Brown, PIT Brown was far and away the best fantasy wideout in 2014. He totaled a ludicrous 129 receptions, 1,698 yards and 13 TDs. He was also the model of consistency. Brown had zero games with less than five receptions. Brown had zero games with less than 70
If you aren't going to draft a QB in the first round then grab Antonio Brown who won't fail to score solid points weekly for your team. Over 1,500 yards and double digit TD's will happen again in 2015.
Last season, we saw Mr. Brown become the most consistent fantasy wide receiver in the league by a wide margin. This season, he'll be going for his third-consecutive 100+-reception and 1,400+-receiving-yard season, and there is little besides injury to believe that won't happen. With the Steelers' defense tilting toward the bottom half of the NFL, there won't be many games where Ben Roethlisberger won't be throwing in the fourth quarter, and with Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant helping to take some pressure off Brown, there should be plenty of scoring opportunities for him to take advantage of this season.
Perennially one of the teams with a strong defense and running game, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have one of the league's best passing offenses. (They also have a strong run defense led by Le'Veon Bell, but this is clearly a team that now has to rely on its offense.) Will Antonio Brown finish with at least 5/50 in all 16 games in 2015? Not only did Ben Roethlisberger tie Drew Brees for the league ...
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