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Antonio Brown | Wide Receiver | #84

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 181
College: Central Michigan
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (195) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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Antonio Brown nabbed 12-of-18 targets for 140 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.
Brown was the only bright spot for Pittsburgh on an otherwise miserable afternoon in Philadelphia. The Steelers were forced to throw in the second half and Antonio took full advantage with seven grabs for 85 yards on 11 targets. His longest catch came early in the second quarter on a 20-yard reception down the left sideline. It was a nice bounce-back game for Antonio after a quiet outing against the Bengals in Week 2. He’ll be a top-three receiving option next week at home against the Chiefs. Sep 25 - 8:11 PM

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Antonio Brown caught just 4-of-11 targets for 39 yards Week 2 against the Bengals.

Brown did drop what should have been a third-down conversion in the second quarter, but his struggles were almost all on Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben threw well behind Brown on what should have been a big gain and possible touchdown early in the game, and he missed the star receiver plenty of other times throughout the game. Brown should bounce back in a big way next week against the Eagles.
Sep 18 - 5:00 PM

Since the start of 2015, Antonio Brown has averaged 60 fewer receiving yards in three games against the Bengals than his other 11 with Ben Roethlisberger under center.

Brown and Ben have hooked up for 144.6 yards per game against non-Cincinnati opponents in the last year but "just" 84.4 yards in three games against the Bengals. The stat comes via NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala. While it is true Brown struggled -- at least by his standards -- in the regular season against the Bengals last year, he did put up 119 yards on seven catches in the playoffs. He is still a must-play WR1.
Sep 15 - 9:46 AM

Antonio Brown corralled eight-of-11 targets for 126 yards and two touchdowns Monday in the Steelers' Week 1 win over the Redskins.

Brown was the first overall pick in most fantasy drafts this summer and proved a lot of people right on Monday with a dominating effort against the Redskins. We were expecting him to be matched up with Josh Norman, but instead Brown was mostly shadowed by Bashaud Breeland. Predictably, it did not end well for Breeland, who was the victim on both of Brown’s touchdown catches. They were essentially the same play as Ben Roethlisberger lobbed it up, correctly assuming that Brown would make the play both times. There’s simply no one in the league who can cover Brown and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he becomes the first player to reach 2,000 yards this season. Expect him to have another monster game against the Bengals in Week 2.
Sep 12 - 10:35 PM

Redskins RCB Josh Norman will shadow Antonio Brown for some of Monday's opener.

"It's easier to do that when a guy is in one spot all the time," Redskins DC Joe Barry said. "But we will do some (shadowing). We'll deploy a different number of players on him, but they counter-balance that just by moving him around." Brown will also draw attention from tough LCB Bashaud Breeland, but his targets are so voluminous he still has a great claim to No. 1 overall status this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 8 - 6:05 PM

The Steelers and Antonio Brown agreed to a restructured contract, moving $4 million of his 2017 salary up to 2016.

Brown was originally set to earn $6.25 million this season, but will now make a little north of $10 million. It's still a massive discount for the Steelers, as Brown would likely be the league's highest-paid receiver if he hit the open market. Brown has two seasons left on his contract, but this likely means a mega-extension will be coming his way next offseason at 28 years old.
Aug 31 - 10:59 AM

Antonio Brown secured 4-of-4 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' third preseason game.

Brown did all of his damage in just over eight minutes of action. The Steelers' offense cut through the Saints' barely-there defense like a hot knife in butter. Brown was Ben Roethlisberger's go-to guy as usual, dusting past Saints rookie CB De'Vante Harris on his 57-yard touchdown. Due to the Steelers' weapons shortage, Brown has the highest raw target projection in the league this season. He should be the consensus 1.01 fantasy pick.
Aug 26 - 9:33 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are unlikely to negotiate an extension with Antonio Brown this summer.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler — a great reporter — reports the sides have been "in communication," but GM Kevin Colbert keeps claiming Brown won't get special treatment. The Steelers, like most teams, only negotiate with players in their contract years. Brown is signed through 2017. It's unfair for Brown, who is woefully underpaid, but he's not making waves. If Brown's 2016 is anything like his past three seasons, the Steelers might regret letting him get another year expensive.
Aug 4 - 4:22 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers have "been in communication" with Antonio Brown's agent about his contract.

Brown has said, correctly, that he deserves a new deal. The Steelers supposedly have a policy against negotiating with non-contract year players who aren't quarterbacks, but Brown is a unique case. He's been historically good the past three seasons and isn't even in the top 10 of receiver pay. Brown is taking the goodwill approach, saying he has no plans to skip any of camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 4 - 2:18 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Antonio Brown's contract situation "bears watching."

Brown is scheduled to earn a $8.25 million base salary in 2016, which makes him a relative bargain compared to other top receivers like A.J. Green ($13 million) and Julio Jones ($15.9 million). Per Rapsheet, Brown has been closely following DeAndre Hopkins' holdout in Houston. He also noted that Brown is disappointed that the Steelers haven't matched his sense of urgency in negotiations. Brown was optimistic about a new deal when he entered training camp but obviously there hasn't been much progress. AB is still under contract through 2017.
Jul 31 - 11:15 AM

Antonio Brown will not hold out of Steelers camp despite displeasure with his contract.

Brown is still working on the six-year, $43 million deal the Steelers gave him in 2012 after Mike Wallace rejected it. He caught 136 balls last season and collected a $1 million salary. Brown's salary this year is $6.25 million. As Brown is signed through 2017 and Pittsburgh has one of the worst cap situations in the league, an extension will probably be put off until next offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 27 - 8:55 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler believes it is possible Antonio Brown catches 150 passes this season.

Marvin Harrison currently holds the NFL record with 143 receptions in 2002, but it is not crazy to think Brown could blow by that mark. Brown caught 136 balls last year, and he managed 9.91 receptions per game while Ben Roethlisberger was healthy, which would have been good enough for 159 catches over a full season. With Martavis Bryant suspended, Brown will be the unquestioned focal point of the offense. If he and Ben stay healthy, he could set some records. Brown is the clear-cut No. 1 fantasy receiver this season.
Source: ESPN
May 31 - 9:19 AM

Antonio Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Broncos.

But, according to Bengals RCB Adam Jones, Brown was "acting" and faking his concussion. Apparently not. Brown was on the field at practice this week, but didn't actually participate at all. He just didn't have enough time to gain clearance. It's a monster loss for the Steelers and a big blow to their chances Sunday. Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton will be tasked with more. Darrius Heyward-Bey should play significant snaps as the No. 3 receiver.
Jan 15 - 9:31 AM

Antonio Brown (concussion) remained sidelined Thursday.

Brown's odds of suiting up for Sunday's game against the Broncos are looking long. With Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) expected to be highly limited, the Steelers are going to have a tough time springing the road upset.
Jan 14 - 3:46 PM

Antonio Brown (concussion) has told at least one teammate that he remains "hopeful" of playing in the Divisional Round.

Brown didn't practice on Wednesday and reportedly admitted to experiencing concussion symptoms, but there is still some long-shot hope Brown will be ready to face the Broncos. If Brown can't go, Pittsburgh would trot out Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, and Darrius Heyward-Bey as its three-wide set.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 13 - 9:31 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Sammie Coates
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Eli Rogers
WR31Eli Rogers
TE1Jesse James
2David Johnson
3Xavier Grimble
4Ladarius Green
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell