WR Antonio Brown - Oakland Raiders

5-10, 186Born: 7-10-1988College: Central MichiganDrafted: Round 6, pick 195 (2010)

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Antonio Brown forced his way out of Pittsburgh and burned every bridge on his way out the door. The Raiders were able to acquire him for a pair of mid-round picks due to his contractual demands and off-field issues blunting demand. While Brown's attitude can be questioned, his on-field performance has been impeccable. He has posted six-straight seasons with at least 100 receptions. His production over the past seven seasons -- 107.4 receptions, 1,419 yards and 10.3 touchdowns per season -- will go down as one of the greatest stretch of seasons for any wide receiver in NFL history. The biggest question will be when age starts to slow Brown as he enters his age-31 season. He showed only mild signs of decline last season and should be primed for yet another big year as the clear go-to guy in Oakland. Brown will also be looking to prove he can succeed without Ben Roethlisberger. Not only is Derek Carr a step down from a talent perspective, Oakland also threw the ball 8.3 fewer times per game than the Steelers did in 2018. However, there is less competition for targets in Oakland, which may make up for the lower overall volume. Brown looks likely to produce yet another WR1 fantasy season but there are enough questions regarding his situation in Oakland and possible age-related regression to push him down towards the tail end of the WR1 tier. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 13, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 14, 15
Overall Redraft - 24, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26, 26, 31, 33, 34, 35
WR Redraft PPR - 11, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 16, 18
Overall Redraft PPR - 25, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 25, 26, 28, 31, 38, 40, 41, 44
WR Dynasty - 19, 11, 11, 15, 24, 25, 28
Overall Dynasty - 25, 22, 23, 25, 30, 34

Stats and Projections

2016 PIT 15 3 9 0 154 106 1284 12
2017 PIT 14 0 0 0 162 101 1533 9
2018 PIT 15 0 0 0 169 104 1297 15
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.3 1.0 * * 82.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.5 4.0 * * 86.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 14.0 4.0 * * 92.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 93.6 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Antonio Brown's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 22
WR: 9
Overall-PPR: 22

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Latest News

Raiders | Antonio Brown traveling with team (Wed Aug 21, 05:38 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown is traveling with the team to Winnipeg for their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22. QB Derek Carr said he plans to work with Brown during pregame warmups.

Our View: Brown is catching up after missing most of camp and the preseason. He's a risky pick, but if he's falling to the third the risk is better priced in than earlier in the offseason when he was as high as an early second round pick.
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Raiders | Antonio Brown files another grievance (Mon Aug 19, 08:42 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown has filed another grievance against the NFL because he believes he should receive a one-year grace period to phase out his helmet during the 2019 season.

Our View: And the saga continues. Brown wants to wear his old helmet but the league won't allow him to. The Raiders want Brown to be 'all in' but he seems more interested in creating drama. We'll see if he figures this out.
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Raiders | Antonio Brown returns to practice (Mon Aug 19, 12:23 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.

Our View: Brown's helmet issue is still something he is going to fight for, but the league has already deemed the one he wants to use not up to standards. He may not play in the preseason, but Brown should be ready for Week 1.
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Raiders | Antonio Brown's helmet fails tests (Mon Aug 19, 12:12 AM) - Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown saw the NFL and NFLPA work hand in hand on his helmet issue. Earlier this week, they jointly said the helmet model Brown wants to use would be tested at the same lab in Ottawa as other helmets. Brown's model failed, and NFL and NFLPA engineers concurred, so the helmet may not be worn.

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Raiders | Antonio Brown skips practice amid helmet dispute (Sun Aug 18, 05:58 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown wasn't at practice Sunday, Aug. 18, because he's upset about his ongoing helmet issue with the NFL. General manager Mike Mayock said the team has 'exhausted all avenues' and it's time for Brown to be 'all in or all out.'

Our View: Just when you thought it was all over. The team hopes that Brown is ready and willing to play when Week 1 of the regular season gets here. The drama continues when it comes to Brown's helmet, but the team feels his feet are good enough to practice on when he returns. Who knows when that actually will be.
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