Antonio Brown WR PIT 4 months ago

Brown was among the Steelers present for Monday's offseason workout.

Previous reports suggested that Brown might be looking to re-work his deal with the Steelers -- which has three years remaining on it -- but his presence at the team's current voluntary workouts indicates that at this stage, things are trending away from any sort of contentious holdout. On the heels of a 2014 season in in which he led the NFL with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards, Brown approaches the upcoming campaign as one of the elite fantasy options at his position.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 4 months ago2 Comments

Brown is said to be looking for a new contract with the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Per the report, Brown, who has three more seasons left on his current six-year, $43 million deal with the team, will not attend the Steelers' voluntary conditioning program and may consider holding out of the team's mandatory minicamp in June and/or training camp. While it's too early for this situation to impact fantasy draft boards, it's nonetheless worth monitoring in the coming months, with Brown coming off a 2014 season in which he led the NFL with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 8 months ago

Brown caught nine passes for 117 yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Ravens.

Brown put up big numbers just as he did all season, and he just missed adding a long touchdown on a 44-yard reception that ended up inches short of the goal line. Brown will be at or near the top of draft boards in all formats next season after leading NFL receivers in receptions and receiving yards in 2014 -- and finishing tied for second in receiving touchdowns to boot.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 8 months ago

Brown had seven receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown, adding two punt returns for 84 yards and another touchdown, in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Bengals.

Brown uncharacteristically failed to haul in a couple of catchable passes, but he more than made up for it with a pair of fantastic plays. His 71-yard punt return provided the first points of the night, while his 63-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter clinched a victory for the Steelers. Brown's 129 receptions represent the second-best single-season total in NFL history, and his 1,698 receiving yards are good for sixth on the all-time list. In addition to leading the league in both of those categories, Brown tied for second in touchdown receptions, finishing with 13. While he's always a crucial part of the Pittsburgh gameplan, Brown may be more important than ever for a first-round playoff matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, as there's some chance that star running back Le'Veon Bell (hyperextended knee) won't be able to play. Of course, Bell's absence would allow the Ravens to pay more attention to Brown, and it would also make it significantly harder for the Steelers to pile up points. Last time the rivals met, Ben Roethlisberger completed 25-of-37 passes for 340 yards and six touchdowns, with Brown producing 11 catches for 144 yards and a score. The Baltimore secondary has made progress since that game, but it's still a vulnerable group.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 8 months ago

Brown had seven catches on nine targets for 72 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

The 72 yards were his lowest total of the season, but he still managed to score his fourth touchdown in the last five games. Brown now has 1,570 yards on the season, tops in the NFL, and he'll look to increase his lead in Week 17 against the Bengals, with the winner taking home the AFC North title.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 9 months ago4 Comments

Brown had 10 catches on 10 targets for 123 yards during Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Unable to score for the second consecutive game, Brown continues to pile up the yardage, posting his sixth game with at least 100 yards this season. He's had double-digit targets in all but two games this year and will likely be heavily-used again in Week 16 against the Chiefs, though it should be noted that Kansas City allows the second-fewest passing yards per game this season.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 9 months ago

Brown had nine catches on 14 targets for 117 yards during Sunday's 42-21 win over the Bengals.

Brown led the team in targets and receptions, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's three touchdowns went to Martavius Bryant, Le'Veon Bell and Heath Miller. Brown has posted at least 90 receiving yards or scored a touchdown in all but two games this season and he remains a top-tier fantasy wideout. He now has 105 receptions and 1,375 receiving yards this season, both of which lead the NFL, and he'll have a great opportunity to add to his totals in Week 15 against a Falcons defense allowing the most passing yards per game in the league.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 9 months ago

Brown had eight catches on 12 targets for 97 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Saints.

Brown struggled for most of the contest, but he caught his first touchdown with 2:34 left in the game to make it 35-24 and then scored the ultimate garbage-time touchdown, a three-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to make it 35-32 as time expired. The two scores now give him six in his last five games, though he may be hard-pressed to continue the streak in Week 14 against Cincinnati, as the Bengals have allowed the fewest receiving touchdowns in the league this season.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 9 months ago5 Comments

Brown caught 9-of-11 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 27-24 win over the Titans.

Brown picked up a number of key first downs, and he caught the game-winning touchdown from 12 yards out with just over nine minutes remaining. He also broke free for a potential 17-yard touchdown in the final minute of the first half, only to watch Ben Roethlisberger badly underthrow the ball for an interception. While Roethlisberger's body language hinted at a miscommunication, the location of the ball would have been odd for any route. Whatever may have happened on that one play, Brown mostly played yet another excellent game, after falling short of 80 receiving yards for the first time this season in last week's contest. He heads into Pittsburgh's bye week as the NFL leader in both receptions (88) and receiving yards (1,161), with eight touchdowns in 11 games to boot.

Antonio Brown WR PIT 10 months ago6 Comments

Brown had eight catches for 74 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Once again Brown's nine targets lead all Steelers' wide receivers. The fact that he was able to turn in a decent stat line on a day that the Steelers' passing attack was stymied is a testament to his skills and his status as Ben Roethlisberger's top target. Brown has been remarkably consistent this year (never below 80 receiving yards until Sunday), so it would not be at all surprising to see him back over 100 yards against a soft Titans secondary next week.