2013 Fantasy Outlook: Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | WR
2013 Experience: 4th Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: The Steelers decided to basically give Antonio Brown the contract they offered Mike Wallace last summer. While Brown is a solid receiver, he’s not Wallace. Brown may have one season in his career of 10 touchdowns, but don’t expect that to be the norm.
A better PPR receiver Brown should lead the Steelers in receptions and could be a threat for over 90 on the season. It’s a matter of health, as Brown isn’t one of the bigger receivers in the league so a large volume of catches could be more than he can take physically.
Going in the 6th round of 12-team standard leagues I think Brown’s value is fair, but if you can get him around that point in PPR leagues, consider that solid value.
|2013 Projected Stats||85||1,088||6|
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Antonio Brown here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projection
Quickly becoming one of my favorite receivers in the game, Antonio Brown isn’t flashy, and maybe he will never be a WR1 in fantasy leagues, but he’s clearly the best route runner in Pittsburgh, and Ben Roethlisberger’s go to receiver.
Brown came along as we went deeper into last year, and by seasons end he was one of the top three receivers in third-down yardage.
This should tell you when Roethlisberger needs a play to move the chains, he’s looking to Brown often. With Mike Wallace on the other side of the field, drawing top coverage, Brown will have miss-match opportunities, and should build on his 69 receptions.
What stands out to me about Brown, is unlike other “possession” receivers, he had a 16 yard per catch average. Yes, his speed is solid and he can make big plays like the game-winning touchdown he had against the Cleveland.
My main knock on Brown from last year was his two touchdowns, but with the Steelers likely to use a spread offense and his continued development, I expect Brown to easily improve.
Current ADP trends have Brown sliding down to 26th off the board in what is a deep class of receivers. Consider him a great value as a WR3 this summer, and jump on that price.
|2012 Projected Stats||90||1,332||6|