Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Date of Birth:  07/11/1988
Age:  29
Height  5'10"
Weight:   181
College:  Central Michigan
Drafted:  2010 | Round 6 | Pick 195
Depth Chart:  Starter

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR


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Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown plays great in playoff loss to the Jags.

Brown entered the game with some concerns about his calf injury (according to some reports), but he certainly didn't show any issues and appeared to be 100%. AB caught seven passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the Divisional Round loss, with the scores coming on two spectacular caches on go routes to the left side of the end zone. The first was a one-handed catch, and the second was on a deep ball that he went out and snatched in tight coverage. AB will turn 30 this July, but he takes care of his body unlike most players and is still right in his prime. He'll be among the safest selections early in fantasy drafts this summer.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown (calf) is officially active for the Divisional Round.

Despite reports emerging that stated Brown was no lock to play today against the Jaguars, AB practiced fully on Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday with an illness, and teammates and head coach Mike Tomlin both indicated the All-Pro receiver looked like himself. Now some reports are saying he’s not close to 100%, but there could be a couple of reasons for those reporters emerging: one, it could be some mind games by the Steelers to get the Jaguars to think Brown might not be himself; and two, it could be an excuse inserted in case Brown doesn’t play well in a difficult playoff matchup. We expect to see the usual Antonio Brown out there after he worked extremely hard to get himself ready to play, and he should make a lot of big plays like he usually does each week.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown (calf/illness) is officially listed as questionable for the Sunday.

Brown is basically just listed on the injury report because of the illness that forced him to miss practice practice today, as he was a full participant on Wednesday and Thursday and is apparently over the severe calf injury he suffered in Week 15 against the Patriots. AB is still fully expected to play in the Divisional Round matchup with the Jaguars, and he's expected to be in his usual All-Pro form; but check back in on Sunday to make sure.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown (calf) says he'll play in the Divisional Round.

This basically just confirms what has been clear: The Steelers will have their All-Pro receiver in time for their first playoff game. AB told reporters he's not sure if he'll be his usual self, but he hasn't tested the calf fully yet and it sounds like he'll continue hitting rehab hard to get where he needs to be. The good news is Pittsburgh doesn't play until Sunday, giving Brown at least an extra 12+ hours compared to if he had to play on Saturday. Even at potentially less than 100% and against an elite secondary, Brown is a great WR1 option for fantasy purposes.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown (calf) would be questionable if the Steelers played this week.

Pittsburgh has a first-round bye and won't play until next weekend, and it sounds like Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic about Brown's status. AB has posted some videos on social media of himself working out and trying to get back to full strength, and with the way he's attacking his rehab, it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't show any issues when he makes his return—hopefully in the Divisional Round.

Via: NFL.com

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown has a partially torn calf muscle, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter says Brown is expected to miss next week but be back for the postseason, so it sounds like he’ll miss both Weeks 16 and 17. However, it’s certainly no lock AB will be ready to go for the playoffs, either, as calf injuries can linger. For now, just expect to be without your best player for fantasy championships.

Via: Adam Schefter

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown (calf) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.

The team announced Brown will actually be taken to the hospital, which is a bit of a surprise. Pittsburgh is up seven on New England at halftime, but now we need to worry about Brown moving forward. Hopefully he ends up being OK and able to get back on the field soon.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown is questionable to return with a calf injury.

The team isn't ruling Brown out yet, but his status isn't looking great. A calf injury is probably better than a high-ankle sprain or something else, but we'll see what the severity is.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown leaves with an apparent lower leg injury.

Brown just nearly had a touchdown on a deep pass to the end zone but instead went down with an injury and had to be helped off the field. AB wasn't putting any pressure on on his leg, which clearly isn't a positive sign. In the biggest regular season game of the season for the Steelers, Brown is someone they can't afford to lose in what's shaping up to be a shootout with the Patriots. His leg did twist a bit on the play, but it's difficult to identify what the potential injury might be. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown goes over 200 yards as the Steelers clinch the AFC North.

Brown was given a ton of opportunities against the Ravens, as Ben Roethlisberger targeted him a whopping 18 times in the victory. AB caught 11 passes for 213 yards, as he picked up chunk yardage throughout the night, particularly on a few go routes where he probably got away with pushing off Ravens defenders. Next week against New England might be a big challenge if they try to completely take him out of the game, but it’s unclear what the Patriots will try to do. Obviously, you’re keeping Brown in your lineup as an elite WR1 regardless.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown scores versus Cincinnati.

Brown was a target monster in tonight's Week 13 win, catching eight of 15 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown. Entering the game battling a toe injury, AB did appear hobbled at the start of the game, but you couldn't notice Brown was having any issues by game's end. The touchdown was on a slant route in the end zone late in the fourth quarter, and he was drilled with a helmet-to-helmet hit but thankfully was fine. Brown nearly had a touchdown earlier in the game, too, but Bengals cornerback Williams Jackson made an excellent play of poking the ball out in the end zone, not allowing Brown to finish the process of the catch. You're obviously keeping Brown locked into fantasy lineups for the first week of the fantasy playoffs next week.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown (toe) is active tonight against the Bengals.

Brown was just testing his toe in pregame and didn’t look 100%, but he told ESPN's Lisa Salters that he's giving it a go versus Cincinnati. We'll update you if Brown happens to be inactive when the actives/inactives are released in just under ten minutes, but we would expect Brown is telling the truth when he says he's going to play. AB is simply too good of a player to keep out of lineups if he’s in the game, so you can keep him in your lineup as your WR1.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown (toe) misses practice again.

Brown missed practice yesterday and it wasn't seen as a big issue, but a second-straight misses practice today puts his Week 14 status in a some doubt. AB is officially listed as questionable for Monday night versus the Bengals, and we would expect him to play, but be sure to have a backup option from the Steelers or Bengals in case Brown is inactive.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown goes off again in primetime.

Brown caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns, but the most important play might have been an unbelievable sideline catch to help set up the game-winning field goal. It wasn't quite as good as Julio Jones' performance from earlier in the day, but Brown continues to play his best when the lights come on. With Jones set to contend with Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings, Brown should be the top fantasy play in Week 13.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown goes off in Steelers' win.

The superstar receiver had yet another big-time game in primetime, with the Titans being his victim this time. Brown caught ten of 13 targets for 144 yard and three touchdowns in the Thursday night win, as he made great plays from start to finish. The first touchdown came on the first drive of the game, as Ben Roethlisberger drew the Titans offsides and took a shot to the end zone to Brown, who went up for a 41-yard touchdown catch amid poor play on the ball by the Titans. The second touchdown was on a slant route to the end zone that Brown hauled in. And the third touchdown was the most spectacular—a great helmet catch that Brown made look easy on a fade from the slot. So far, this was the best game of another great season for Brown, who with this game went over 1,000 yards for the fifth straight season. He'll obviously be an elite WR1 in Week 12 versus the Packers.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown held to 47 yards in win over Indianapolis.

Brown caught three passes for 47 yards, as he was held to 15 yards for most of the day until a 32-yard catch-and-run on the game's final drive to set up a game-winning field goal. AB also uncharacteristically dropped a potential touchdown, but that probably won't happen again. He's probably the top option for Week 11 with the Titans coming to town on Thursday night.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown caught five passes for 70 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Brown had to deal with Darius Slay all night, and it allowed JuJu Smith-Schuster to go off for nearly 200 yards. Also, he had a touchdown called back due to an offensive pass interference call where he pushed off on Slay. Through eight games, AB is on pace for 114 receptions for 1,670 yards, and six touchdowns. He's obviously a high-end WR1 option when the Steelers return from their Week 9 bye to take on the Colts.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown scores against the Bengals.

AB capped the first drive for the Steelers with a nice touchdown grab on an in-breaking route in the end zone, as he made what wasn't an easy catch look easy. Overall, Brown had four receptions on ten targets for 65 yards and the touchdown. Young Bengals corner did do a very good job on Brown after the quick start, but fantasy owners will take another solid afternoon for the All Pro receiver.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown caught eight passes for 155 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

The highlight was a 51-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to put the Steelers up 19-10, as a Big Ben pass bounced off Phillip Gaines' helmet and Brown was able to snatch it and avoid a hit from the safety before sprinting down the left sideline for a score. AB has really turned it on over the past couple weeks, and he now has exactly 700 receiving yards through six games. He's obviously a top-end WR1 next week against Cincinnati.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown bounces back in a difficult matchup, but Steelers are blown out at home.

Brown caught 10 passes for 157 yards in a 30-9 loss to Jacksonville. Big Ben looked his way after AB has a sidelines outburst in last week's win, and while it turned into big numbers for Brown, the Steelers were on the wrong end of the outcome this week. Even with the team's offensive struggles, Brown is a top-two option next week against the Chiefs in a big Sunday afternoon game.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown shows frustration on sidelines as Steelers defeat Ravens.

Brown caught four passes for 34 yards, as Big Ben spread the ball around with Le'Veon Bell carrying the load on offense. AB's frustration came after his quarterback didn't attempt a deep ball to him when he was wide open, but it wasn't a good look for the superstar receiver, as he threw a Gatorade container and slapped offensive coordinator Todd Haley's hand away when he tried talking to him. Things won't get much easier against the Jaguars in Week 5, but Brown remains a no-doubt top-five option.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown catches 10 passes in Week 3 loss to Chicago.

Brown caught 10 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown, which was a seven-yard score in the fourth quarter. AB now has 10+ receptions in two out of three games to start the season, and he's a top-two option for next week's matchup with the Ravens.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown gets team-high 11 targets in Week 2.

AB had a difficult matchup against Minnesota and shutdown corner Xavier Rhodes, but he still had an OK day, catching five passes for 62 yards. Brown should have an easier time next week against the Bears.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown is unstoppable in Week 1 victory.

Brown caught all 11 of his targets for 182 yards, with the highlight being a jump ball over three defenders. The chemistry between AB and Big Ben remains as good as anyone's. He will have a tough matchup with the Vikings next Sunday, but Brown obviously needs to be in lineups as an elite WR1.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown catches both targets in Steelers' preseason game.

AB and Ben Roethlisberger looked to have their usual great connection, as Brown caught two passes for 28 yards in the exhibition against Indy. You can't go wrong with drafting Brown on your fantasy team, as he's probably the safest player in all of fantasy, offering an insanely high floor and also has great upside.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

The Steelers and Antonio Brown have agreed to a new contract to make Brown the highest paid receiver in the NFL, according to Adam Schefter.

We'll update you when the exact numbers come in, but it'll be over $15 million per year. The speculation that the Steelers might trade Brown was obviously off base, as the two sides came to an agreement even before the combine. AB will be with the Steelers for a long time.

*UPDATE: The extension is worth $68 million over four years, according to Schefter.

Via: Adam Schefter

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown catches seven passes for 77 yards as Steelers are eliminated by New England.

Brown was shadowed by Malcolm Butler for most of the game and seemed to be double teamed a lot. In 2017, Brown will be among the safest, if not the safest, fantasy options.

Antonio Brown catches game-sealing catch to send Steelers to AFC Championship.

Brown had six receptions for 108 yards against the Chiefs. He didn't have any catches in the second half, until he converted a third down to seal the game for the Steelers. It was a key play that if not converted would have given the Chiefs the ball in need of only a field goal to win.

   

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown scores two 50-yard first quarter touchdowns in first round of the playoffs.

AB's touchdowns came on the Steelers' first two possessions of the game. His first came on a short screen that he took down the sideline for six. The next score came on a slant route against man coverage and then Brown easily juked the safety and was off to the races. He had five receptions for 124 yards and the two touchdowns in the game. He'll have a tougher matchup next weekend versus the Chiefs, after he faced a banged up Dolphins secondary without top corner Byron Maxwell today.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

AB inactive for Pittsburgh.

The Steelers aren't going to risk injury while they're locked into the third seed in the AFC. Antonio Brown finishes his regular season with 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was absolutely worthy of being the first receiver off the board in fantasy drafts this season and did nothing to disappoint.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Best player in the league? Brown stretches for Christmas Day win.

Antonio Brown caught 10-of-11 targets for 96 yards and the game-winning touchdown in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Ravens. His touchdown was pure determination. The Steelers were down three with no timeouts remaining, and Roethlisberger hit Brown on an in route that he caught at the one-yard line; had he been tackled, the game could have ended, but AB reached the ball over the goal line with defenders pulling him back. There's a good chance the Steelers rest everyone with the #3 seed locked up, but Brown could push the coaching staff to let him pad his All-Pro numbers. If he does play, it'll be tough to bench him against Cleveland.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown caught three passes for 58 yards in the Steelers' win over the Bengals.

Brown could have had a huge day but his two missed targets were both near touchdowns in the end zone, and he also had a long score called back on a Le'Veon Bell penalty. AB84 doesn't usually shred the Ravens, but he remains the overall WR1 for Christmas Day against Baltimore. Fantasy owners should be due at least one explosion over the final two weeks.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown caught five passes for 78 yards in Sunday's win over Buffalo.

Brown didn't need to do much with Le'Veon Bell totaling nearly 300 yards as the snow fell in Western New York. AB had just four catches for 39 yards in the Steelers' first meeting with the Bengals this season, but he is sure to improve on those numbers in Week 15. Brown is the no-doubt #1 wide receiver with Julio Jones battling turf toe.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

AB84 makes spectacular touchdown catch in win.

Brown finished with six catches for 54 yards, including the 22-yard score over a mismatched Janoris Jenkins where Brown got his elbow down after skying for the ball in the back of the end zone. Despite facing negative game flows over the past three weeks, Brown is averaging 15.0 fantasy points per game. He's, as he has been all season, a top-two option for the fantasy playoffs.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

He'll have thirds: Antonio Brown catches three touchdowns on Thanksgiving Night.

AB had five catches for 91 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts. It's Brown's first career game with three receiving touchdowns. He leads the league with 10 receiving touchdowns and is obviously an elite WR1 next week against the Giants.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

Antonio Brown caught eight passes for 76 yards in Sunday’s win over the Browns.

With the wind being a huge factor in the passing attack, Brown did well to end up with the numbers he did. AB had a couple end zone targets at the end of the first half, but was interfered with on both plays, which eventually led to a Le’Veon Bell rushing touchdown. Have fun watching Brown dominate this week against the Colts on Thanksgiving Night.

Antonio Brown | Steelers WR

AB dominates Cowboys in Week 10.

Brown had 14 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. The TD came on a fake spike play. Obviously Brown is the top WR to own along with Julio Jones. Keep him in your lineup.