WR Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers
|5-10, 186||Born: 7-10-1988||College: Central Michigan||Drafted: Round 6|
Week 12: at Seattle Seahawks
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Seattle is always a tough place to visit, and that is what the Steelers have to do Sunday afternoon. Ben Roethlisberger fought through his sore foot to come off the bench and win one for the home team two weeks ago (bombing the Browns for 22/33 for 379 yards passing, three TDs and one interception thrown). His favorite wide receivers feasted on the Browns during that one, with 10 targets for 6/178/1 going to Martavis Bryant and 14 for 10/139/2 flowing to Antonio Brown. Brown and Bryant owners love Roethlisberger and his passing arm. The Seattle pass D is ranked second in the NFL this year, averaging 207.2 net passing yards allowed, with 10 passing scores handed out but a mere four interceptions (tied for dead last in the NFL) and 25 sacks generated (tied for 11th in the NFL). They gave up 22/34 for 247 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions to Blaine Gabbert last week, though, and over the past four weeks the Seahawks have flown in the middle of the NFL flock, averaging 19.2 fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (19th in the NFL), allowing the ninth-least fantasy points to opposing wide receivers (18.6 per game on average) and have given up the 13th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends (9.4 per game on average). This is not a shut-down pass D entering December, but they are hard on opposing wideouts. This will be a tough matchup for Roethlisberger, but he's also probably your fantasy starter unless you are loaded up for bear at quarterback.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 10 vs CLE (14 / 10 / 139 / 2 rec)
Antonio Brown had another monster stat-line with 10 receptions on 14 targets for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns. Once Roethlisberger entered the game, they started where they left off last week vs. Oakland. Early 1st quarter, Brown ran a short WR screen for a 8 yard gain. Mid 1st quarter, Brown ran a crossing-route for a 16 yard reception. Early 2nd quarter, Brown ran a crossing-route for a 8 yard gain. He followed that up running a hitch-route for a 9 yard gain. Mid 2nd quarter, Brown ran another hitch-route for a 3 yard reception. He followed that up with a 10 yard reception on a crossing-route. To finish the drive, Brown made a 4 yard touchdown reception on a slant-route. On the play, Brown ran behind a Heath Miller pick for the easy touchdown reception. On the next play, Brown came back for the ball to complete the 2-point conversion in the back right corner of the end-zone. Late 2nd quarter, Brown made a 3 yard reception while running a slant-route and was tackled one yard short of the end-zone. Late 2nd quarter, Brown ran a slant-route for a 20 yard reception. Mid 4th quarter, Brown ran a slant over the middle and caught a quick pass from Roethlisberger. On the play, Brown got behind the defense and ran for a 56 yard touchdown. As Brown was going into the end-zone, he did a front-flip landing on his feet.
2015 Week 9 vs OAK (23 / 17 / 284 / 0 rec, 2 / 22 / 0 rush)
Antonio Brown dominated the game with 306 total yards. He made some great receptions and was elusive running with the ball. Brown took advantage of the Raiders man-to-man coverage. During the middle of the 1st quarter, Brown completed a 13 yard reception on the right sideline. He showed good concentration dragging both feet as he came down with the ball. Brown followed that up with a 8 yard reception on a comeback route. Late 1st quarter, Brown got open deep on a play-action pass for a 59 yard reception. After he made the reception, he shook off one defender as he gained a few additional yards. A few plays later, Brown ran a crossing route completing a 11 yard reception. On the next play, he caught a pass on a slant route for 9 yards. During the middle of the second quarter, Brown ran an end-around to the right sideline for a 16 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Brown caught an over the shoulder pass for a 41 yard reception. Late 2nd quarter, Brown ran a comeback route and made a 19 yard reception on the left sideline. A couple of plays later, Brown ran a sideline route completing a 9 yard reception. At halftime, Brown stat-line read 10 receptions for 180 yards. Early 4th quarter, Brown caught a screen pass for a 9 yard gain. During the middle of the 4th quarter, Brown ran a crossing route good for a 15 yard gain. Late 4th quarter, Brown ran a sideline route completing the reception for 15 yards. Late 4th quarter with the game tied at 35 points, Brown ran a quick slant route. After completing the reception, he broke a tackle and ran down the left sideline for a 57 yard gain.
2015 Week 8 vs CIN (11 / 6 / 47 / 1 rec)
Antonio Brown started off the game on-fire but faded as the game wore on. During the 1st drive on a 3rd and 2, Brown made a 14 yard reception while coming back for the ball on the right sideline. Later in the drive, Brown found a hole in the middle of the zone for a 12 yard gain. A few plays later on 3rd and goal, Brown ran in motion from left-to-right. Brown continued running and caught a quick pass as he hustled to the right side of the end-zone for a 1 yard touchdown reception. Brown only had two receptions during the second half. Early 3rd quarter, Brown ran a post route and completed a 17 yard reception.
2015 Week 7 vs KC (8 / 6 / 124 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Antonio Brown bounced back and showed good chemistry with Landry Jones. During the second series on a 3rd and 5, Brown ran a post route and snagged the ball out of the air for a 21 yard reception. Late 2nd quarter, Brown ran a sideline route for another 21 yard reception. Early 3rd quarter, Brown ran down the left sideline and showed good concentration coming back for a 26 yard reception. During the next series, Brown ran a slant route but couldn't come up with a tipped pass. The ball was in-and-out of his hands and resulted in a Kansas City interception. Late 3rd quarter, Brown went up for a jump ball on the right sideline for a 41 yard reception. Early 4th quarter, Brown ran a comeback route for a 16 yard reception.
2015 Week 6 vs ARI (8 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown's numbers have taken a steep drop-off due to backup quarterback play. Brown is hopeful Ben Roethlisberger returns as soon as possible. Early in the 3rd quarter, Brown was visibly upset with Michael Vick after he missed him on a pass. After Landry Jones entered the game, things did not get much better for Brown. Brown was targeted on a 2 point conversion but their must have been confusion on the route. During the next series, Jones missed Brown on a crossing route which would have led to at least a 15 yard gain. A few plays later, Brown got open after a Heath Miller pick but Jones missed the pass. Brown threw up his hands as being obviously upset. Early in the 4th quarter, Brown ran a go-route down the left sideline. Brown came back for the pass and made a good reception turning around for a 23 yard gain.
2015 Week 5 vs SD (6 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown's targets have continued to suffer due to the quarterback change to Michael Vick. Late in the 1st quarter on a 3rd and 5, Brown got open on a crossing route after San Diego cornerback, Jason Verrett, was picked on the play. Brown caught the pass over the middle and ran across the field for a 39 yard reception. Brown made a short reception early in the 2nd quarter and was not targeted again until late in the 4th quarter. He completed a 4 yard reception on a crossing route during the final drive of the game.
2015 Week 4 vs BAL (9 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown's receiving numbers suffered due to the quarterback change to Michael Vick. During the third series, Brown caught a wide receiver screen pass, reversing field for a 5 yard loss on the play. Later in the series on a 3rd and 15, Brown caught a short crossing route for a 6 yard gain. During the middle of the second quarter on a 1st and 10 from the Baltimore 36 yard line, Brown dropped the ball on an end zone corner route. It was a difficult catch but one which Brown usually makes. Late in the 2nd quarter on a 2nd and 16 from the Baltimore 41 yard line, Brown caught an 8 yard reception in loose coverage. On the next play, Brown caught an out-route while dragging his right toe for the 16 yard reception. The game script went away from Brown during the second half where he only received one target in the 3rd quarter. During the second series in overtime on a 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 41 yard line, Brown made a 17 yard reception on a comeback route.
2015 Week 3 vs STL (13 / 11 / 108 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown was dominant again in the passing game. He extended his NFL record streak of 35 consecutive games with at least 5 receptions and 50 yards before the first quarter was completed. During the opening drive, Brown caught short passes for 7 and 6 yards. On a 3rd and 2, Brown caught a quick curl pass for a 12 yard gain. During the second series of the game on a 2nd and 4, Brown caught a skinny post for a 19 yard gain. Brown followed that up with a 16 yard gain on a quick slant. Later in the drive on a 3rd and 7, Roethlisberger found Brown for a 15 yard gain down the left sideline. Brown gained the bulk of his yardage, 9 receptions for 86 yards, in the first half. Early in the 3rd quarter, Brown picked up where he left off with an 8 yard gain on a quick hit. Later in the drive on a 3rd and 13, Brown caught a quick slant and fought hard for the first down. After Michael Vick entered the game, Brown did not register any more receptions.
2015 Week 2 vs SF (11 / 9 / 195 / 1 rec)
Antonio Brown was once again the main target in the passing game. Brown now has at least 7 receptions in 14 straight games including the playoffs. He was uncoverable at times even in double coverage. On the first drive, Brown caught an over the shoulder reception for a 23 yard gain. After a Heath Miller touchdown during the second series, Brown caught a 2 point conversion on a curl route. During the 3rd series on a 3rd and 6 from the Pittsburgh 39 yard line, Brown exploded out of double coverage for a 59 yard reception. He faked back across the field to gain an additional 15 yards on the play before being tacked at the 2 yard line. In the middle of the 4th quarter, Brown caught a 57 yard reception on a vertical route. Two plays later, he caught a 7 yard touchdown reception in the left corner of the end zone.
2015 Week 1 vs NE (11 / 9 / 133 / 1 rec)
Antonio Brown battled Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler throughout the game. During the second series of the game on a 3rd and 5, Brown made an amazing short catch while his arms were wrapped around Butler's helmet. A couple of series later on a 3rd and 6, Brown caught a vertical route for a 37 yard gain. On the fifth series of the game, Brown faked out Butler on a play action pass for a 33 yard gain. Late in the game from the New England 39 yard line, Brown undercut the secondary for a 29 yard gain. The play did not stand due to a offensive line penalty. With seven second left from the Patriots 11 yard line, Brown caught a touchdown in the back of the end zone against perfect coverage from Butler. Brown extended his streak of at least 5 receptions for 50 yards in 33 straight games.
Latest NewsSteelers | Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant speedy (Wed Nov 18, 01:43 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WRs Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant are first and second in maximum speed, hitting 22.30 and 21.76 mph, respectively, with the ball in their hands this year. Bryant had three of the eight fastest speeds by a ball carrier with the ball in his hands in Week 10. Brown and Bryant combined for 317 yards and three touchdowns in Week 10 and drew 141 yards worth of pass interference penalties by the Cleveland Browns. Our View: The MPH data we are privy to now is wonderful. However, we don't need a radar gun to know that Brown and Bryant are fast (and fun to watch).
link to story Steelers | Antonio Brown not slowing down (Tue Nov 17, 06:47 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has caught 27 passes for 423 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the last two weeks while catching 73% of the passes thrown to him. Our View: This is what happens with Ben Roethlisberger is on the field. Brown lacked chemistry with Michael Vick, but so long as Roethlisberger is slinging the rock he should maintain this incredible pace.
link to story Steelers | Antonio Brown busy in Week 10 (Sun Nov 15, 07:25 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught 10 passes on 14 targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-9 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. Our View: Brown is playing at a Hall of Fame level entering the bye. That he has done what he has with all of the injuries around him is spectacular. He's on pace lead a lot of playoff fantasy teams.
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