WR Antonio Brown, Oakland Raiders
HT: 5-10, WT: 186, Born: 7-10-1988, College: Central Michigan, Drafted: Round 6
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Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]Overall: A Jeffery (24), A Morris (25), Antonio Brown (26), Z Stacy (27), R Cobb (28)
Position: J Nelson (22-WR7), A Jeffery (24-WR8), Antonio Brown (26 - WR9), R Cobb (28-WR10), V Jackson (33-WR11)
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PPR Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]Overall: J Nelson (19), D Brees (20), Antonio Brown (21), L Bell (22), A Foster (23)
Position: B Marshall (14-WR6), J Nelson (19-WR7), Antonio Brown (21 - WR8), A Jeffery (24-WR9), R Cobb (26-WR10)
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There are few players in the NFL who work as hard as Antonio Brown. Brown’s hard work paid off with big-time receiving production last year. He has a perfect skill set for Todd Haley’s system. Working in Haley’s system for the second year, Brown was targeted 166 times, hauled in 110 passes for 1,499 yards and eight receiving touchdowns. He finished second in receptions and receiving yards last year, and he could put up similar numbers this season. Brown is a threat with the ball in his hands. His run-after-the-catch ability is among the best in the league. Last year, Brown finished 4th in the league with 585 yards after the catch. His quickness and agility make him a threat to take it to the house on any play. He’s an integral part of the offense, and Brown is always on the field. Last season, Brown ran 535 routes. His reception-per-route-run ratio of 20.6 percent was good for 7th-best in the league. In 2013, Brown finished the season as the 7th-best fantasy receiver. His targets, receptions and touchdowns should stay about this same in 2014. This makes Brown a WR1 who can be relied on as a set-it-and-forget-it starter for your fantasy team.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | Antonio Brown grabs eight receptions (Tue Nov 24, 12:42 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown registered team highs with eight receptions, 57 yards and 13 targets in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams. link to story Buccaneers | Seven grabs for Antonio Brown (Sun Nov 15, 05:43 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown registered a game-high seven receptions for 69 yards on eight targets in Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers. Our View: Brown proved worthy of a start in PPR leagues and could have had a huge day if Tom Brady hadn't missed him when he was open deep. He'll be an upside WR3/Flex against the Rams next week.
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Brown caught his first target down the field after he extended his route when Roethlisberger escaped into the flat. The Steelers went straight back to Brown on an end-around that went for three yards. Brown's second reception was a bubble screen that went for four yards and a first down. The ball wasn't coming Brown's way very often early on, but when it did good things happened. He caught a first down against zone coverage after running a crisp curl route. A few plays later, on third and eight, Roethlisberger found Brown on a slant route against man coverage for a first down. Brown's next target didn't come until the fourth quarter, when Jason McCourty prevented the pass by interfering with him. The flag never came however, just like it didn't for Kendall Wright early in the game. Brown's longest reception went for 22 yards late in the fourth quarter as he found a soft spot in the zone coverage.
Week 2 - Brown set up the Steelers' field goal with an excellent punt return, but his first reception didn't come until the start of the third drive. The Bengals were playing off coverage, so Roethlisberger threw it to Brown in the flat and he beat a defender for a first down. Brown was causing the Bengals many problems, even though he wasn't getting the receptions. Adam Jones bought on a double move from Brown to give up a pass interference penalty. On third and eight, Roethlisberger hit Brown on another screen pass. Brown initially used his blocking well to get a first down, but then he appeared confused about where to go with the ball and just slid down. Brown caught another screen on the Steelers' second play of the second half. He was tackled immediately by Terrence Newman however. Roethlisberger came back to Brown on the very next play however, as he extended the play to find Brown streaking across the field. The play was negated for a foul on Marcus Gilbert. Brown caught an in route for 11 yards on second and 13 midway through the third quarter. After Roethlisberger extended another play, he tried to find Brown down the sideline, but dramatically overthrew him again. Brown caught a 10 yard pass underneath as the Bengald dropped off in prevent defense late in the fourth quarter. Brown added a similar 14 yard reception later on the same drive.
Week 3 - Brown's first reception was a shallow crossing route that he turned into an 18 yard gain down the sideline with his speed. Brown soon after had another big play when he found space down the sideine for a huge gain. Three plays later, Brown dropped a pass running a shallow cross at the goalline when he was open. Brown caught a quick slant pass in front of Charles Tillman to start a Steelers drive midway through the second half. Brown was the Steelers best player early on and he highlighted that with an excellent reception in the end zone over Charles Tillman. Brown's first touchdown reception was impressive, but the second was even better. Brown came free on a deep corner route in the back of the endzone, before trapping the ball with one hand and dragging his feet for a touchdown. On the next drive, Brown found space between the linebackers and safeties after play action for a 21 yard gain. On the next drive, late in the fourth quarter, Brown caught a very similar pass for 16 yards. Brown caught a deep crossing route late on when the game had long been decided. Brown caught a quick pass underneath for a six yard gain on fourth and 10 late in the fourth quarter.
Week 4 - Brown's first reception was a quick pass in the flat when he fended off a defender for a six yard gain. Early during their next drive, the Steelers gave the ball to Brown on a sweep as he took the ball out of the backfield before turning upfield for a first down. On third and two, Brown ran a slant route for a first down, beating rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Brown caught an underneath crossing route that was stopped for a short gain, but the play was negated for a penalty. Two plays later, Brown caught a screen pass for 15 yards on third and 17. Brown made multiple defenders miss, but was stopped just short of the first down marker. On third and 11 soon after, Brown was able to convert a screen pass for a first down when he used his blocking well before finishing strong. Two plays later, Brown converted a second and 8 as he continued working across the field when Roethlisberger extended a play. On second and three in the redzone, Brown caught a shallow crossing route for three yards and a first down. Brown beat Josh Robinson deep down the middle of the field after play action. Brown didn't catch the ball, but he drew a pass interference penalty in the endzone. Brown was tackled for a four yard loss on a quick screen that was terribly designed. On second and inches late in the fourth quarter, the Vikings left Brown uncovered so he was able to catch a free six yards on a slant route. Brown caught a crossing route for 10 yards early on the Steelers final drive of the game. A few plays later, Brown caught another first down reception on third and three. Brown caught an eight yard reception on the next play, before he showed excellent concentration to cradle a pass that initially got away from him over the middle of the field for a first down.
Week 6 - The Steelers' first play of the game was a bubble screen to Brown. Brown slipped through a gap for a short gain. Two plays later, the Steelers threw another bubble screen to Brown, but it was poorly thrown as the ball hit Heath Miller's helmet before it got close to the receiver. On a third bubble screen, Brown extended well to catch a high pass before escaping downfield for a first down conversion on third and 15. On third and 13, Brown caught a curl route for 12 yards just short of the first down marker. Brown's next play saw him catch the ball, but he did so behind his quarterback before throwing the ball downfield to Felix Jones for a first down. A few plays later, Brown created separation for a backshoulder throw at the pylon. Roethlisberger threw a perfect pass, but Brown dropped a pass that had to be caught. Brown made a very nice low catch on third and 10 when he fought back for the football ahead of Antonio Cromartie. Roethlisberger went straight back to Brown on the next play for 12 yards on a crossing route for a first down. Brown caught an eight yard bubble screen after he cut inside an excellent block from Emmanuel Sanders. Roethlisberger was only looking at Brown now, as he found him on an out route for 10 yards on third and 12. Brown caught a pass over the middle on third and seven for a first down. In the redzone, Brown caught a bubble screen that was well defended by aggressive play on the edge. Brown was stopped for no gain.
Week 7 - On the very first play of the game, Brown caught a deep curl route for a first down. Brown caught a six yard in route a few plays later on first and 10. He carried the ball once when the Steelers ran the wildcat in the first quarter, but didn't have another catch early in the game. Brown caught a bubble screen for four yards late in the second quarter. On first and 20 in the third quarter, Brown caught a bubble screen for three yards. On the game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, Brown caught a curl pass before breaking a tackle and running out of bounds to bring the Steelers close to field goal range. Brown then ran an in route for another 10 yards to set up the field goal attempt.
Week 8 - Brown's first reception came on a bubble screen in the first quarter as he ran forward for a five yard gain. Brown caught a shallow crossing route for six yards on third and 20. Soon after, Brown made an excellent reception down the sideline for a first down. Brown caught an underneath pass for a six yard gain on second and 12. Late in the third quarter, Brown gained five yards on a bubble screen. Early in the fourth, he added three yards on another bubble screen. Later in the fourth quarter, Brown caught a slant pass against zone coverage for 12 yards and a first down. He followed that up with a nine yard gain on a crosing route against tight coverage.
Week 9 - Brown caught a quick curl route underneath on the first play of the game. In the second quarter, Brown caught a backshoulder throw for a first down. Brown caught a touchdown pass down the right sideline inside of two minutes of the first half. He comfortably beat the defensive back and made an easy catch in the end zone. Brown caught a short slant in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Brown caught a curl route before making a defender miss for a 10 yard gain and a first down.
Week 10 - Roethlisberger missed Brown on his first target. The quarterback threw a curl pass into the ground. On the very next play, Brown did catch his first pass as he was wide open down the sideline. Brown caught a comeback route in the dying seconds of the first half. Brown added a curl route after that to set up a hail mary attempt. Brown caught a backshoulder throw down the sideline to start the third quarter. After play-action, Brown was open on a crossing route. Roethlisberger found him before he spun away from a defender and continued running downfield. Brown caught a screen pass for a short gain soon after.
Week 11 - Brown's first reception came on third and 11, as he took a screen pass up the seam for a first down. Roethlisberger went straight back to Brown on the next play as he threw the ball to him underneath. Brown broke two weak tackle attempts for a touchdown. On the next drive, Brown converted a 3rd-and-7 when he ran a comeback route down the sideline. Immediately after, Brown came free on a crossing route over the middle of the field before catching the ball and running down the seam for a huge touchdown. To start the second quarter, Brown lost seven yards on a reverse before he was stopped quickly on a screen pass on 3rd-and-17. Brown's next reception came in the third quarter, as he ran a comeback route before making a defender miss in space. With the Steelers on their own one yard line, Brown caught a deep in route for a first down on 3rd-and-9. Brown dropped a touchdown route in the flat when the Steelers ran a bootleg at the goal line.
Week 12 - Brown's first reception was a bubble screen early in the second quarter as he broke a tackle to gain four yards. Two plays later, he caught a shallow crossing route before turning upfield for a first down on third and two. On the next play, he beat Joe Haden on an in route for nine yards. On first and 15, Brown caught a deep comeback route for a first down on first and 15. Late in the second quarter, Brown beat Haden down the sideline for a touchdown. He beat Haden comfortably, but was forced to react to an underthrow ball and fight off the defensive back. Late in the third quarter, Brown caught a bubble screen for an eight yard gain.
Week 13 - Brown caught Roethlisberger's first pass of the game, as he beat Lardarius Webb on a crossing route for a first down. Brown caught a 12 yard pass by the sideline after Roethlisberger rolled out of the pocket. Brown caught a bubble screen for two yards. Brown caught a deep comeback route on third and 10 for a first down. Brown got behind a cornerback before catching a 19 yard pass and absorbing a hit from an incoming safety for a first down.
Week 14 - On third and 17 early in the first quarter, Brown caught a shallow crossing route for 15 yards. Brown caught a quick slant route for a short gain in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Brown caught a slant route on first and 10 before running to the end zone for a big touchdown reception. Brown caught a screen pass for six yards on first and 10 in the third quarter, but the play was negated for a holding penalty. A few plays later, Brown caught a first down pass by the sideline. Brown caught a bubble screen in the fourth quarter for five yards.
Week 15 - With the Bengals missing Leon Hall and Terence Newman, Brown was always going to be desperate to get the football in this game. He immediately made Kirkpatrick miss in space with his first reception underneath for a first down. Brown capped off the Steelers' third drive of the first quarter with a touchdown. The Bengals only rushed two defenders after Roethlisberger, meaning that Brown had plenty of time to find a soft spot in the coverage. As the Steelers looked to open their offense up more and begin throwing down the field, Brown caught a comeback route for a first down by the sideline. In the third quarter, Brown was wide open down the sideline on a deep out route for a first down. Brown appeared to catch his fifth pass of the game at the start of the fourth quarter, but the ball actually arrived to him on a lateral. Two plays later, Brown did catch his fifth pass on a slant route and turned it into a first down. Brown has at least five receptions in every game this season, solidifying the fact that he is the Steelers' best receiver.
Week 16 - Predictably, Brown opened the game with an impressive run after the catch on a bubble screen. He evaded a defender behind the line of scrimmage before using his blocking for six yards. As dangerous as Brown has been on underneath routes this year, he has consistently made plays down the field too. One of those plays came early as he beat Tramon Williams down the sideline for a big reception that set the offense up in the end zone. Williams wasn't enjoying himself working against Brown. On second and 10 in the second quarter, Brown caught a backshoulder pass down the sideline for a first down. Two plays later, Brown beat Williams deep again, but he was overthrown by Roethlisberger. Nothing changed to start the second half. Brown caught two consecutive passes to start the third quarter for a first down and 16 total yards. The Steelers didn't get much of an opportunity to pass the ball until the fourth quarter. Brown was their go-to option on third and four, but he couldn't make a reception over the middle of the field. The replay showed that he was pulled back by the defensive back in coverage. With the teams tied late in the fourth quarter, Roethlisberger overthrew Brown down the sideline again. However, he went right back to his star receiver who caught a first down pass before evading a defender in the open field for added yardage. After a run from Bell, Brown couldn't bring in a pass that would have gone for a first down on a curl route. That set up a crucial third down that the Steelers couldn't convert.
Week 17 - Brown began his final regular season game of 2013 the way he had played for the majority of the season itself. After initially being covered down the field, he caught a pass over the middle by working back to his quarterback before running across the field for a big gain. That was Brown's only reception fo the first quarter. His second came early in the second quarter, as he did well to hold onto a first down pass while running out of bounds. With it being the final week of the season, it's no surprise that the Steelers decided to try something different. The first new wrinkle in the offense saw Brown line up in the backfield before he caught a pass in the flat for seven yards. Brown could have had a huge touchdown reception to finish the first half, but Ben Roethlisberger overthrew him. Brown simply ran past the Browns' defensive back down the sideline. Roethlisberger heaved a pass to Brown early in the third quarter to try and make amends, but the duo couldn't connect as the ball bounced off of Brown's extended arm. Roethlisberger quickly went back to him underneath for a first down pass on third down. Entering this game, Brown needed five receptions to become the second ever player to catch five passes in every single game during the regular season. On a slant route in the third quarter, Brown caught his fifth pass for 21 yards and a first down. The offense was completely focused on Brown now, as he added another short reception on the next play. One first down pass to Heath Miller broke up his streak of plays, but Roethlisberger immediately went back to Brown. The receiver was open underneath, but his quarterback overthrew him slightly. Another break in the Brown-Roethlisberger connection went to Jerricho Cotchery, before Brown caught a three yard screen pass on third and 10 to set up a field goal. To start the fourth quarter, Brown caught a deep comeback route.