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WR Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-10, 186Born: 7-10-1988College: Central MichiganDrafted: Round 6

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Though the Steelers drafted Dri Archer to be a returner, for the time being Antonio Brown still is handling punt returns.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 22): Brown showed that receivers don't have to be big to notch two short touches against the Panthers. The Steelers offense found its way in the tough matchup, and Brown's numbers don't appear to be dropping one bit from their stratospheric levels of 2013.

Week 4: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs CLE 0 0 0 6 5 116 1 0
2 at BAL 2 10 0 12 7 90 0 0
3 at CAR 0 0 0 10 10 90 2 0
4 vs TB PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs CLE (6 / 5 / 116 / 1 rec)

Brown made a strong 2014 debut despite being covered by perennial all-star cornerback, Joe Haden. On the 2nd play from scrimmage, Brown ran an inside screen route and broke it down the right sideline for a nice 41-yard gain. In the second quarter, Brown managed to get past Haden, as Roethlisberger scrambled from the defense, and subsequently pulled in a 35-yard touchdown pass; he also had a dazzling catch near the end of the first half, where he plucked a pass that looked almost uncatchable. He was, however, puzzlingly quiet in the second half of the game. Brown provided the highlight of NFL Week #1 when he karate kicked Cleveland's punter, Spencer Lanning, in the head during a 36-yard punt return. Brown finished the day catching 5 of the 6 passes directed to him and looks to be in prime form for a top-ten 2014 campaign.

2014 Week 2 vs BAL (12 / 7 / 90 / 0 rec, 2 / 10 / 0 rush)

Brown pulled in an 18-yard reception on a crossing route on the Steelers' first drive, but was blasted by Ravens' Strong Safety, Darian Stewart, causing Brown to leave the game briefly. After a concussion was ruled out, Brown returned and was an active part of the Steelers' offense thereafter--there should be no residual concerns about his health heading into Week #3. It is worth pointing out that 51 of Brown's 90 receiving yards were generated during the last Steelers' drive when the game was out of reach, an observation that underscores the general inefficiency of the Steelers' offense in this game. Brown was also given the opportunity to run the ball on two different occasions; the first was an 'end around' for 9 yards, while the latter attempt was a quick handoff while Brown was in motion that only gained a single yard.

2014 Week 3 vs CAR (10 / 10 / 90 / 2 rec)

Antonio Brown is the keystone of the Steelers' passing game. He did everything asked of him from the offense, finishing the night catching every target thrown his way, as well as collecting a pair of touchdowns. Brown's best play of the game occurred in the second quarter when he pulled in a nifty over-the-shoulder catch for a 30-yard gain under tight coverage. His first touchdown pass occurred in the third quarter when Markus Wheaton, the primary receiver on the play, was double-covered; Brown saw Roethlisberger under duress and found open space near the back right end of the endzone where Roethlisberger placed a perfect pass that Brown pulled in with some nimble footwork. His second touchdown came on a crossing route, where he went uncovered across the middle and easily found the endzone on a 7-yard pass from Roethlisberger.

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Latest News

Steelers | Antonio Brown cleared to return (Thu Sep 11, 09:35 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (head) passed all tests after being evaluated for a concussion and will return to the team's Week 2 Game Thursday, Sept. 11.

Our View: Brown spent the requisite time in the locker room that would indicate the full battery of tests. We'll trust the Steelers on this one. Brown did not look at all off after he returned.
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Steelers | Concussion for Antonio Brown? (Thu Sep 11, 09:02 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (head) left the team's Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11, and is being evaluated for a possible concussion. His return is questionable.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown fined (Thu Sep 11, 06:28 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has been fined $8,200 for cleating Cleveland Browns P Spencer Lanning in the face in Sunday's game, according to a source.

Our View: If only he would have screamed, "This is SPARTA!!!1!" as he was kicking Lanning.
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Steelers | Steelers top skill players probable (Wed Sep 10, 04:27 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury), RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury), WR Antonio Brown (non-injury), WR Markus Wheaton (non-injury) and TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and are listed as probable for Week 2.

Our View: No surprise here. It's a short week as the Steelers face the Ravens on Thursday night. Start Roethlisberger, Bell and Brown with confidence. We like Wheaton as a WR3 with upside, and Miller is a decent option at TE in Week 2.
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Steelers | Steelers starters return to full practice (Tue Sep 9, 07:34 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury), WR Antonio Brown (non-injury) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) practiced in full Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Our View: Start all three with confidence in Week 2. The Steelers have a short week as they play the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
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Schedule

4vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5@ Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Cleveland Browns
7vs Houston Texans
8vs Indianapolis Colts
9vs Baltimore Ravens
10@ New York Jets
11@ Tennessee Titans
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs New Orleans Saints
14@ Cincinnati Bengals
15@ Atlanta Falcons
16vs Kansas City Chiefs
17vs Cincinnati Bengals