Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
5 days ago7 Comments

Brown will be present at the Steelers' facility Wednesday as the team begins preparation for its Week 3 matchup with the Buccaneers, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown's relationship with the Pittsburgh brass was called into question after he wasn't in attendance Monday for a team meeting and film-review session. He also posted a comment on his personal Twitter account that same day, which seemed to suggest he would be receptive to a trade. On Tuesday, Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, released a statement through Adam Schefter of ESPN denying that the wideout had any interest in being traded, while also adding that Brown was absent from the team Monday to address a personal matter. Head coach Mike Tomlin met with Brown on Tuesday, and while the details of their conversation aren't known, it appears the six-time Pro Bowler has no intention of staying away from the team. Despite the Steelers' tumultuous start to the season, Brown remains an elite fantasy option, even if his 18 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown through two games register as somewhat of a disappointment.

Antonio Brown
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6 days ago6 Comments

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he plans to meet with Brown later Tuesday but wouldn't reveal whether the wideout was excused from Monday's team meeting and film-review session, Judy Battista of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to missing the mandatory meeting, Brown made a post on his personal Twitter account suggesting that the Steelers should trade him. While it's unclear if Brown's comments were serious or not, Tomlin clarified Tuesday that the six-time Pro Bowler hasn't requested a trade, per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The details regarding Brown's meeting with Tomlin likely won't be made public, but regardless of what topics are discussed, the prevailing belief is that the receiver will be on the field Week 3 against the Buccaneers and draw his usual high volume of targets.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
6 days ago

Brown wasn't present for the Steelers' team meeting and film review Monday, though it's unclear if his absence was excused or not, Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, head coach Mike Tomlin will address the media Tuesday at noon EDT, at which point the reason behind Brown's absence could be addressed. So long as Brown is present when the team reconvenes for practice Thursday, his status for the Week 3 game in Tampa Bay won't be much of a question, but his lack of attendance Monday may be more noteworthy than usual in light of a post made the same day on his personal Twitter account. In response to a comment, Brown suggested the Steelers should "trade" him to find out how valuable he is to the team, though it's unclear if he was actually making a serious request.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
1 week ago

Brown grabbed nine of 17 passes for 67 yards during Sunday's 42-37 loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Brown was targeted a whopping 17 times, but was kept mostly in check by Kansas City's defense. Frustrations boiled over as Brown could be seen arguing with his offensive coordinator. It shows how dominant Brown is that tempers can fly after back-to-back nine-catch games.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Brown caught nine of 16 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-all tie with the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Brown was peppered with targets from the get go, and although he struggled to connect with Ben Roethlisberger at times, he wound up with an impressive season debut through sheer volume. He generated a long gain of just 22 yards, which coincidentally came on his touchdown reception in the third quarter. Brown is a sure bet to handle as much work as he can handle virtually every week, and he's bound to break off larger gains because of his elite playmaking ability. He'll look to build on a solid start to the season next week against the Chiefs.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
3 weeks ago

Coach Mike Tomlin expects Brown (groin/hip) to be full-go for Sunday's season opener against the Browns, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown didn't play in the preseason as he managed his groin/hip issue, but he's back at practice and looks good to go for Week 1. That notion would be cemented if the wideout is either not listed on Wednesday's injury report at all or is listed as a full practice participant. Whereas Brown's Week 1 status is not in doubt, Pittsburgh's star running back, Le'Veon Bell, has yet to sign his franchise tag with the team.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
3 weeks ago

Brown, who sat out the Steelers' preseason finale, was at practice Monday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

That's more than can be said of star running back Le'Veon Bell, who has yet to sign his franchise tag with the Steelers. While Bell's situation hasn't been settled, Brown signed an extension with the Steelers last February that ensures he'll remain a centerpiece of the team's offense for the foreseeable future.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
1 month ago

Brown wasn't in uniform for Saturday's preseason contest against the Titans, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers indeed made the decision to hold out Brown at the last second, all but ensuring he won't play in a game before the regular season. With an unimpeded week of practice under his belt, though, he appears to have proven the health of the quad injury that has hindered him on occasion for the past month.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
1 month ago

Coach Mike Tomlin relayed Thursday that the Steelers will "decide at the 11th hour" if Brown (quad) will play Saturday against the Titans, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown has been a limited practice participant this week, though Tomlin noted that the team simply is "managing" the star wideout's reps and "being smart." Brown thus represents a risky DFS play this week, but his Week 1 status is not in question at this time, nor is his standing as the top fantasy option at his position.

Antonio Brown
WR PIT (7)
1 month ago

Brown (quad) participated in Sunday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Brown has been bothered by his quad on-and-off since the beginning of training camp, but he's mostly been able to practice the past couple weeks. After sitting out Thursday's preseason loss to Green Bay, the 30-year-old wideout practiced in full pads Sunday and appeared to be moving without any issue. The Steelers may look to get Brown his first and only action of the preseason in Saturday's game against the Titans.