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  JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Antonio BrownA. Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE 
Week 2 vs. SEA 
Week 3 at SF 
Week 4 vs. CIN 
Week 5 vs. BAL 
Week 6 at LAC 
Week 7BYE WEEK 
Week 8 vs. MIA 
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Week 10 vs. LAR 
Week 11 at CLE 
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  JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Antonio BrownA. Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
Receiving
   
Receptions103.893.7
Rec Yards1,360.91,208.0
Rec TDs8.98.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.0
Rush Yards1.70.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points189.5172.4
   
  JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Antonio BrownA. Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
2018 Points 
Week 111.915.3
Week 218.16.7
Week 311.611.0
Week 46.012.2
Week 59.422.1
Week 613.116.5
Week 7
Week 83.319.4
Week 97.810.2
Week 1016.315.6
Week 1110.417.7
Week 1224.96.7
Week 134.921.4
Week 1425.03.5
Week 154.010.9
Week 169.530.5
Week 179.7
  JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Antonio BrownA. Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
2018 Targets 
Week 1816
Week 21917
Week 3119
Week 41111
Week 5413
Week 6106
Week 7
Week 868
Week 9911
Week 1056
Week 111013
Week 121713
Week 13913
Week 14127
Week 15107
Week 161519
Week 1710
  JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Antonio BrownA. Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
Expert 
Richard Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
 Antonio Brown's value is tanking just hours before the season begins. Just when we thought his antics would ease off for a football season, at least in part, he throws a fit at GM Mike Mayock. A team suspension seemed minor early on, but the situation has all the attributes of having a snowball effect as more information further reveals. This is the last note I will have on Antonio Brown in my draft rankings. Remaining positive with him is misguided from a fantasy perspective. If you drafted him, my condolences.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Smith-Schuster should be the lead receiver in Pittsburgh with WR Antonio Brown on his way out the door. Smith-Schuster had 111 receptions for 1,426 yards and 7 touchdowns last year and he should be primed for a big jump in Year 3 as the lead receiver.At this point, Brown is such a circus, that one has to wonder if he ever plays for the Raiders. There is too much uncertainty for him to be anything more than a boom / bust WR3.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
JuJu Smith-Schuster has been "focused on" being a threat on the outside and his preseason usage from last week suggests he'll play a lot less slot (23% of snaps) than he did last year (59% of snaps). @HaydenWinks"Antonio Brown's contract includes standard language that voids guarantees for, among other things, not practicing and leaving the club without written approval. So even without a suspension, contract experts with other NFL teams tell me the #Raiders have a case to void his deal."
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Antonio Brown out of town, many will automatically assume that Smith-Schuster will get more targets. You shouldn't be so quick to jump aboard that train. He saw 166 targets in 2018, which ranked fourth in the league. On top of that, the Steelers threw the ball a league-high 687 times. On top of that, he'll now see a bit more shadow coverage from top cornerbacks, making life a tad difficult. He's still going to be the focal point of their pass-attack, making him worthy of a second-round pickHe's now going away from Ben Roethlisberger, so let's see if he remains an elite fantasy wide receiver as he's claimed. We've witnessed both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree remain consistent with Derek Carr under center and it's not as if there's been a new offense installed from last year where we can expect a drastic change. Because of that, Brown is likely going to be a tad inconsistent. Still, he's one of the rare cases where you can essentially lock him in for 150 targets if he's on the field. That's where the next question is: Will he be on the field? He's dealing with frostbite on both his feet and is upset about the NFL telling him he's unable to wear his current helmet. The drama continues...
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
JuJu is a beast in his own right and takes over Antonio Brown's old role. Why are we having reservations about this?Do I trust Antonio Brown? No, but the Raiders will be throwing the ball and he was still putting up insane numbers last year. He's still a top-10 threat.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
What do you get when you take an elite wide receiver and you open up 168 targets by trading away one of the best receivers in the game? You get Smith-Schuster's 2019 season, and it's going to be glorious. Yes, he'll see more attention from defenses, but the Steelers will be creative enough to get him free. Plus, he has scored a touchdown in all three games that Antonio Brown has missed during Smith-Schuster's career. Expect an increase from the 166 targets he saw last season and another huge year.Brown is one of the great route runners in the game, and although he was looking at a sharp decline in his quarterback play and his touchdown numbers hid some of his regression last year, he was surely in line for double-digit targets per game and a likely WR1 season. Of course, with Brown comes drama, and we've already seen plenty of it this preseason. Brown has been dealing with frostbite on his feet, and is now purportedly threatening to retire unless he is permitted to use his old helmet, which is no longer allowed by the NFL. Even assuming Brown plays, which he likely will, he's cost himself time to build chemistry with Derek Carr. It's hard to draft Brown with any confidence at this point and until we see him actually on the field and practicing with Carr, fantasy owners would be wise to avoid him absent a steep drop in price.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
There is no doubt about it that JuJu was the best slot receiver in football last year. Part of that, of course, had to do with Antonio Brown drawing loads of attention, and it remains to a question how he will perform outside versus stronger cornerback matchups. The target share is expected to improve but that assumes Big Ben again throws a league-high 675 passes which seems unlikely.You can say what you want about Brown's attitude but he has one heck of a work ethic which has led to him being one of the all-time great receivers. Derek Carr is a rough draw for him, but Brown is still in the second-tier of WRs and likely to reach double-digit TDs for the 5th time in 6 seasons. His minor concerns over the frostbite and threatened retirement drop his stock a bit, but he is still a WR1.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
He's likely to have to work harder with A. Brown out of the picture, but Juju is in the mold of guys like Anquan Boldin and Hines Ward who didn't mind working hard and played like they were born to play footballMove to OAK not an upgrade in terms of QB, offensive environment, but good reason to believe that, given Raiders offensive construct, Brown could very well lead NFL in targets (200+, maybe?)
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Juju is going 100/1600/10 this season. He is a beast and while people think the TDs may not be there, he was second in the league with 16 red zone receptions last season.Antonio Brown has been a top 5 WR every single season since 2013 under Big Ben. Those days are gone. Derek Carr is not Big Ben, and AB was a worse receiver last season. He is also considering retiring because of a helmet.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Antonio Brown was third in True Target Value last season seeing 168 targets from Big Ben. If we assume AB sees the same amount of targets this season and consider the downgrade from Roethlisberger to Derek Carr throwing those passes, AB's TTV drops to 13th. He's a high-end WR2 with an unbelievable amount of off-field baggage. The value is not there at the moment in drafts.
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Without timetable for return due to frostbite in his feet from cryptotherapy. Basically undraftable until we have a more concrete timeline on his recovery
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
The Steelers passed an absurd 689 times in 2018, which lead to incredible opportunities for both Antonio Brown and Juju. With Brown now in Oakland, there's the potential for Juju to step in and receive a ridiculous amount of targets. However, I'm projecting the Steelers offense to move more towards a balanced approach by running the ball more and Juju is going to draw consistent double team coverage. While I still believe Juju can prevail under these circumstances, expectations need to be tempered with the young 22 year old.Antonio Brown now shifts from the Steelers to the Oakland Raiders and now has to begin life without Big Ben throwing him the ball. While Brown will still be a target monster in Oakland, it's easy to expect some drop-off in production due to the difference from Big Ben to Derek Carr throwing him the ball. Brown will still have every opportunity to succeed, but it's important to remember that the days of 1,500+ receiving yards for Antonio is most likely over.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Juju has the 4th most receptions of all time through a WR's first two seasons. And that was with AB there. AB accumulated 168 targets last season. Try to wrap your head around that. Juju had 166 targets last year…and now 168 have just been vacated. Please don't listen to people who tell you that he'll do worse because he's the #1 now. There is absolutely a chance that he regresses on a per target basis, but there is very little talent in that WR core and they are going to find themselves down more than usual. 180 targets is well within his range of outcomes. My latest projection update has Juju with 175 targets, and he has edged past Adams with my top overall projectionI won't be drafting AB this season. It's nothing to do with his age or his talent, there are just too many unknowns for me to spend an early second round pick on him. He's changing team, which is never something you want for a WR, and he's going to a lower volume offense with a worse QB. Brown can complain all he wants about Big Ben and Pittsburgh, but Big Ben is a great QB, fed him the ball, and they were an elite offense. Only one of those are going to be true in Oakland. Carr is far from an elite QB and they are not going to be an elite offense. The only positive is that they are likely to feed him. Unfortunately for Brown, these targets will be less numerous, and come with less upside than they did in Pittsburgh. There are so many other elite players going in his range that I just can't justify spending such a high value pick on him.