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  Antonio Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Mike Williams
2019 Schedule 
Week 1  vs. IND
Week 2  at DET
Week 3  vs. HOU
Week 4  at MIA
Week 5  vs. DEN
Week 6  vs. PIT
Week 7  at TEN
Week 8  at CHI
Week 9  vs. GB
Week 10  at OAK
Week 11  vs. KC
Week 12 BYE WEEK
Week 13  at DEN
Week 14  at JAC
Week 15  vs. MIN
Week 16  vs. OAK
Week 17  at KC
  Antonio Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Mike Williams
Receiving
   
Receptions93.760.2
Rec Yards1,208.0874.6
Rec TDs8.77.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.03.6
Rush Yards0.019.2
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points172.4133.3
   
  Antonio Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Mike Williams
2018 Points 
Week 115.38.1
Week 26.78.7
Week 311.020.1
Week 412.21.5
Week 522.14.8
Week 616.51.4
Week 711.8
Week 819.4
Week 910.29.0
Week 1015.60.0
Week 1117.75.6
Week 126.714.5
Week 1321.45.2
Week 143.54.5
Week 1510.929.5
Week 1630.51.1
Week 1711.4
  Antonio Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Mike Williams
2018 Targets 
Week 1166
Week 2172
Week 397
Week 4113
Week 5134
Week 664
Week 73
Week 88
Week 9113
Week 1060
Week 11133
Week 12134
Week 13133
Week 1476
Week 1579
Week 16193
Week 176
  Antonio Brown
WR - FA
Antonio Brown
Mike Williams
WR - LAC
Mike Williams
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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
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.Williams should benefit from RB Melvin Gordon holding out, he is a big target that will be more featured in the red zone without Gordon there to hammer the ball across the goal line.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
"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
He'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...There have been just 16 wide receivers who have been able to finish as a top-20 fantasy receiver with less than 100 targets over the last 10 years. Williams just did it with 66 targets, while Tyler Lockett did it with 71 targets in 2018. No other wide receivers can say they did it with less than 79 targets. The exit of Tyrell Williams in free agency means a lot more targets and consistency is in store for Mike Williams in 2019. It's rare to find a wide receiver being drafted outside the top-25 wide receivers with top-10 upside, but Williams has it
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
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
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.This is what upside looks like. After scoring 11 touchdowns last year and making significant progress as the season went on, Williams is in a great situation this year. Tyrell Williams is gone (though Hunter Henry returns) so even if he sees a downturn in his touchdown rate, he should make up for it with more targets. Draft him as a borderline WR2 but there's a lot more upside than that.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
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.Williams was insanely efficient despite being the 4th target. With Tyrell Williams gone and the threat of Melvin Gordon holding out, Williams could surge forward, perhaps all the way into WR1 territory. There is some risk here, but the upside is spectacular.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
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.I am slowly warming up to Mike Williams a bit more but still do not love his ADP. I do think he is safe enough at his ADP though where he will still be productive even if he doesn't break out this season. His 11 TDs are going to be hard to repeat and 43/664 line obviously leaves a lot to be desired. Needs to take a step up.
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
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. 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Move 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?) 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I 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.I think William's ADP is fair, since he does come with a ton of upside if injuries were to occur, but he needs injuries to pay off his ADP. He's currently the 4th option on the offense behind Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry. That really caps the upside of a low volume, TD dependent receiver. Last season he scored 10 TD's on just 43 receptions...a stat line that is going to regress this season. Again, Williams does have upside if guys go down, but I can't justify drafting a player this early when they need injuries to pay off.