QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 1/17/21 11:11 PM

Brown secured one of three targets for 10 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports Brown appeared to be dealing with a knee injury in the second half.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran speedster's sparse line is largely explained by his physical issues, which appeared to surface just before halftime. Brown was seen talking to Tom Brady walking off the field at halftime on the FOX broadcast about what was presumed to be the injury, and he spent large portions of the second half on the sideline. The coming days leading up to next Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the Packers will naturally shed more light on Brown's chances of suiting up for that contest, but the Buccaneers' passing game could be in for a challenging day in the frigid weather at Lambeau Field.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 1/10/21 12:22 AM

Brown brought in two of three targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

With Mike Evans (knee) active and filling his usual No. 1 role, Brown saw a lot less of Tom Brady's attention than in Week 17 against the Falcons. The veteran wideout still made his presence felt, however, recording a 36-yard touchdown grab late in the first quarter to extend the Buccaneers' lead to 9-0 at the time. Despite logging his fewest targets since Week 12, Brown could well be right back to a larger role in next weekend's divisional-round matchup against either the Saints or Rams.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 1/3/21 4:27 PM

Brown secured 11 of 14 targets for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Flashing the type of speed and sure hands that made him one of the NFL's elite pass catchers for multiple seasons in Pittsburgh, Brown put together season highs across the board while pacing the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yardage and targets. Brown's two scores, his third and fourth over the last three contests, came from 25 and 30 yards out in the second and fourth quarter, respectively. With Mike Evans set to undergo an MRI on the knee he injured in the first quarter per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com, Brown's potential role in a first-round playoff game against either the Giants or Washington next weekend should become a lot clearer early in the week.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sat 12/26/20 4:24 PM

Brown brought in four of six targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

While the veteran speedster didn't quite enjoy as prolific an afternoon as fellow wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, he was a part of Tom Brady's record-setting first half with an impressive 12-yard touchdown grab in very tight coverage late in the second quarter. After being kept out of the end zone in his first five games as a Buc, Brown has now notched scoring catches in back-to-back contests. He'll have one more chance to tune up for the postseason in a Week 17 divisional tilt versus the Falcons.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 12/20/20 5:15 PM

Brown brought in five of seven targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Brown appeared to be on his way to another so-so outing until hauling in a beautifully thrown 46-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady with 6:19 remaining, which would turn out to be the difference in the game. The former Pro Bowler checked in second in receptions and receiving yards to Mike Evans on the afternoon while tying both he and Rob Gronkowski for the team lead in targets. Brown still continues to be utilized in a short-area role more often than not -- his other four catches went for a relatively modest 47 yards -- but he'll carry plenty of upside into a Saturday afternoon matchup versus the vulnerable Lions secondary.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 12/13/20 5:30 PM

Brown brought in all five targets for 49 yards in the Buccaneers' 26-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Brown tied Mike Evans for the team lead in targets while setting the pace in receptions on a day when there were only 23 total targets to go around. The veteran multi-time Pro Bowler has delivered only modest production in what has mostly been a short-area role thus far in Tampa Bay, posting a 25-217-0 line on 34 targets through five games. Brown does continue to draw plenty of Brady's attention, however, giving him a fighting chance at generating better numbers in a favorable Week 15 matchup against the vulnerable Falcons secondary.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 11/29/20 9:00 PM

Brown brought in two of three targets for 11 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. He also returned one punt for two yards.

EDGE Analysis

Brown had given fantasy managers reason for optimism with his ascending numbers over the previous two games, but Sunday brought season-low figures across the board. The speedy veteran was regularly passed over in the passing game in favor of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski despite Tom Brady putting the ball up a robust 41 times. Brown will look to further acclimate to coach Bruce Arians' offense during the upcoming bye week before reemerging for a Week 14 battle against the Vikings.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Mon 11/23/20 11:58 PM

Brown caught eight of 13 targets for 57 yards in Monday night's 27-24 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Brown flashed some chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady by connecting on a couple difficult passes over the course of Monday's contest. While that relationship helped Brown lead the Bucs in receptions, targets and yards, teammates Chris Godwin and Mike Evans both scored touchdowns. Additionally, Brown had a critical deep ball brush off his fingertips during the second half. Despite leaving room for improvement, Brown still demonstrated his fast-evolving role in Tampa Bay's offense, as his catch and target tallies have grown in each of his three games for the team. The veteran will now aim for a true breakout in Week 12 versus the Chiefs.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 11/15/20 5:02 PM1 Comment

Brown hauled in seven of eight targets for 69 yards and lost three yards on his sole rush in the Buccaneers' 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Brown was exponentially more involved than during his Week 9 debut, pacing the Buccaneers in receptions while checking in second in targets. The veteran speedster and Tom Brady displayed excellent chemistry in their third career game together, lending credence to the notion the pair may just be scratching the surface. Brown will look to build on Sunday's encouraging effort in a Week 11 Monday night showdown against the Rams' tough secondary.

QAntonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Mon 11/9/20 4:31 AM

Brown (suspension) had three receptions (five targets) for 31 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Brown made his long-awaited return to pro football after getting himself exiled from the NFL and serving an eight-game suspension upon his reinstatement due to off-the-field issues. The 32-year-old didn't appear to lose a step during the extended layoff, running his signature option routes with crispness. While the stat line wasn't anything to write home about, the polarizing wideout was able to beat his free safety assignment deep for what would have been a long gain or potentially a touchdown had Tom Brady not underthrown the ball for an interception. This game was one to forget altogether for the Buccaneers, but there were glimpses of potential between Brown and Brady. Fantasy managers should tempter their expectations for the star's return, as he is no longer the clear top receiving option like he was during his days in Pittsburgh. However, operating as the slot man for a historically talented receiving corps will certainly produce some useful stat lines.