Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown

WR - OAK
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 181 lbsAge: 31College: Central MichiganDrafted: #195 (6th Rd. by Pittsburgh)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 31st (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) #21
Best / Worst #14 / #75
ADP #21

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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.

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?)

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.

He's now going away from Ben Roethlisberger, so let's see if he remains an elite fantasy wide receiver like 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, making him a safe second-round pick.

Brown will not have as good of QB play in Oakland as he did in Pittsburgh, but he

30 yo. Age is the only thing keeping AB down this low. In Dynasty, you want to ideally trade at their peak value, which we've already seen, so it's not getting any better that's for sure. If you're an AB owner, you have to hold unless you can get one of the players above.