Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
5 days ago

Brown secured 11 of 18 targets for 213 yards during Sunday's 39-28 victory over the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Brown remained white hot while also serving as an integral part of this come-from-behind victory that kept the Steelers atop the AFC. His uncanny ability to identify soft spots in defensive coverages is seemingly unrivaled in today's game and helped the Steelers offense hum up and down the field during the games final minutes. The three-time All Pro is now averaging 156.8 receiving yards across his past four outings but now enters a Week 15 matchup with a New England team that's allowed just 158.0 receiving yards across its past three games, which is second lowest in the league during that time span.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
1 week ago

Brown (toe) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Joe Rutter of TribLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown played through the same injury last week and caught eight of 15 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 win over the Bengals. Unlike last week, his availability won't be in any question as the Steelers prepare for a primetime matchup with an AFC North foe. The Baltimore pass defense has been among the best in the league, but the loss of top cornerback Jimmy Smith (Achilles) should work in Brown's favor.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
1 week ago

Brown (toe) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Brown ended up as a game-time decision for this past Monday night's win over the Bengals after missing practice both Friday and Saturday, but he ended up playing every snap on offense in the game, en route to hauling in eight catches for 101 yards and a TD. We suspect that the star wideout isn't in danger of missing Sunday's contest against the Ravens, a notion that would be solidified by Brown's return to practice, in any capacity, Friday.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
2 weeks ago

Brown caught eight of 15 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-20 win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Brown overcame a toe injury to suit up, and although the rainy conditions were less than ideal, he still put up another 100-yard game. The wideout has now hit the century mark in three straight appearances, each of which have seen him hit pay dirt at least once as well. Brown's touchdown Monday was particularly important, as it tied the game with under four minutes remaining. Although Brown also took a shot to the head while making that catch, a six-yard reception in the back of the end zone, he was able to remain in the contest. That should leave fantasy owners with no worries ahead of Sunday's game versus the Ravens.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
2 weeks ago

Brown (toe) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Bengals, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

It remains to be seen how much the toe issue that caused the wideout to miss practice both Friday and Saturday, impacts Brown's mobility Monday night, but those who waited things out on the NFL's leader in receiving yards (1,195) are in line to see some production from him in Week 13. Note that he appeared to favor his sprained toe during a pregame workout, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. As a result, an in-game setbacks would allow the likes of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Justin Hunter to see added snaps, Meanwhile, Martavis Bryant occupies one starting spot out wide and Eli Rogers works in the slot.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
2 weeks ago

Brown, who is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bengals, plans to test out his injured toe in warmups before the Steelers render a decision on his status, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the Steelers are treating Brown as a game-time decision, putting the wideout at risk of sitting out a game for the first time since the 2015 playoffs, when he sat out a divisional-round loss to the Broncos while recovering from a concussion. In the event Brown is sidelined, the Steelers would lean on some combination of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Justin Hunter to split Brown's role, while Martavis Bryant and Eli Rogers would be used in their more traditional capacities. Regardless, all of those receivers would likely be in store for added involvement in the passing game if the Steelers are forced to replace Brown and his 11.4 targets per contest. Expect a decision on Brown's fate to be made approximately 90 minutes before Monday's 8:30 p.m. EST kickoff.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
2 weeks ago

Brown (toe) is called a game-time decision for Monday night's game against the Bengals by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

EDGE Analysis

If Brown ends up active Monday night, he's a hard player withhold from fantasy lineups. However, in the event that he's scratched for the contest, Martavis Bryant, and possibly JuJu Smith-Schuster, would figure to head the team's Week 13 wideout corps, with Eli Rogers, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Justin Hunter also in the mix. On the Bengals' side, while A.J. Green is obviously not a last-minute waiver-wire option, Brandon LaFell -- and perhaps even Tyler Boyd -- could be for those scrambling for a plug-in.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
2 weeks ago

The Steelers are hopeful that Brown (toe), who is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bengals, will play in the contest, but the team has been preparing its other receivers in the event the wideout is sidelined, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that Brown has shown incredible toughness while playing through pain in the past -- he's missed only one game (the Steelers' divisional-round loss to the Broncos in 2015 while he was dealing with a concussion) due to injury the last four-plus seasons -- it would be difficult to bet against the wideout suiting up Monday, though his status may go down as a game-time call. Brown was held out of practice for a second straight day Saturday due to the toe injury, but he was dressed for the session, according to Joe Rutter of TribLive.com. There's simply no way for the Steelers to replace Brown, a five-time Pro Bowler and the NFL's leading receiver, but if his situation worsens enough to keep him inactive Monday, Pittsburgh would apparently lean on some combination of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Justin Hunter to handle the multiple spots where Brown lines up. That would free up Martavis Bryant to handle his usual role as a downfield threat on the outside, though he too would benefit from added targets in the event of the subtraction of a target hog like Brown.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
2 weeks ago

The Steelers have listed Brown (toe) as questionable for Monday's game against the Bengals, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown was added to the injury report Friday after missing practice to nurse an ailing toe. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network subsequently reported the issue was minor and the pass-catcher "should be fine going forward." However, his presence on the team's final injury report does put his status for Monday night's game into question. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant, and Eli Rogers all figure to be in line for increased usage should Brown ultimately miss the contest. Final confirmation on his status is unlikely to be made until he tests out his toe in pregame warmups.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (9)
2 weeks ago

Brown (toe) missed Friday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

In-week additions to the injury report can be concerning, but in this case, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays that Brown's toe issue is minor and that the wideout "should be fine going forward." We'll circle back on Brown's status Saturday in order to see if he draws an injury designation for Monday night's game against the Bengals, or ends up being removed from the Steelers' Week 13 injury report altogether.