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WR Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers

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

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Preseason player page

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

Week 8: vs Indianapolis Colts

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 vs TB 0 0 0 11 7 131 2 0
5 at JAX 0 0 0 12 5 84 0 0
6 at CLE 1 -2 0 10 7 118 0 0
7 vs HOU 0 0 0 13 9 90 0 0
8 vs IND PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 7 * * *
8 vs IND PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 7 * * *
8 vs IND PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs JAX (12 / 5 / 84 / 0 rec)

Brown was the favorite target on the Steelers' offense once again. He finished the day with 12 targets, but managed to only pull in 5 receptions for 84 yards. His day, however, could have been much more productive, as he caught 2 other passes for an additional 37 yards; the first was negated by a illegal use of the hands penalty and the second was a beautiful reception that was caught just a few inches out of bounds. Brown was also targeted 3 times in the endzone, but was unable to capitalize on any of those opportunities. Overall, it was a relatively quiet day for Brown despite a great matchup, but he was heavily involved and just missed several opportunities that would have otherwise produced heavy fantasy goodness.

2014 Week 6 vs CLE (10 / 7 / 118 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)

The only fantasy value coming from the Steelers in Week #6 was Antonio Brown; he continued his dominance of cornerback Joe Haden, finishing with another 100-yard receiving day. Brown worked Haden throughout the afternoon and was the only Steelers' receiver who was consistently open; Ben Roethlisberger rewarded those efforts with 10 targets, of which Brown managed to haul in 7 receptions. In the 1st quarter, Brown missed an opportunity for a touchdown catch when he beat Buster Skrine in coverage and Roethlisberger lofted a catchable pass for Brown near the endzone, but Skrine latched onto Brown's jersey to slow him down and prevent the touchdown. Later in the game (4th quarter), Skrine somehow escaped a blatant pass interference call when he leveled Brown on a quick slant route in the endzone, which would have otherwise been a touchdown for Brown. Brown got a single carry in the game on an end-around play that went for negative yardage.

2014 Week 7 vs HOU (13 / 9 / 90 / 0 rec)

Antonio Brown was once again the keystone of the Steelers' passing game; he now has 19 consecutive 5-catch, 50-yard games. Against the Texans, Brown caught 9 passes for 90 yards, but he would have finished with 100+ yards and a touchdown if not for a questionable replay decision on a touchdown reception in the 4th quarter; the replay booth determined that the tip of his foot touched the sideline prior to getting both feet in bounds, which reversed the 16-yard touchdown. Brown did, however, get involved in a touchdown play when he threw a 3-yard TD pass to Lance Moore on a designed trick play in the 2nd quarter; on the play, Brown took a toss from Ben Roethlisberger on a sweep, but reversed direction and found Lance Moore on a crossing pattern in the endzone for the touchdown.

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Latest News

Steelers | Martavis Bryant emerges as another WR option (Tue Oct 21, 12:48 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cut into WR Markus Wheaton's workload in Week 7 against the Houston Texans, and QB Ben Roethlisberger took three 'shot' plays down the field to Bryant. The team is unsettled at receiver behind WR Antonio Brown, with WRs Wheaton, Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey fighting for targets. It was the first game in which Bryant was active this year.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown to come up big again? (Sat Oct 11, 12:38 AM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown will face the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. He punished he Browns for 116 yards on five receptions with a touchdown in Week 1, and he has 87 or more receiving yards in five of his past six games against Cleveland, scoring four times in those six outings.

Our View: We're expecting big numbers from Brown this week, and have him pegged as one of the top fantasy receivers for Week 6. 100+ yards and a touchdown are a likely outcome against the Browns.
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Schedule

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