College: Central Michigan | 9 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 181 lbs
Birth Date: 7/10/1988
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Brown had his usual big season, topping 100 receptions for the sixth straight season. He had a career-high 15 touchdowns. He found the end zone all but three games. Brown had five 100-yard games and was his usual consistent self. He was fifth overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He did miss the last game of the season because of a dispute with the Steelers, causing him to demand a trade after the season. He got his wish, getting dealt to the Raiders. He becomes the clear top option in the Raiders passing game, but moves to a team with a lot less prolific pass-ing attack. Brown has six straight seasons with 100-plus receptions and 1,000-plus yards. He also has double-digit scores four of his last five seasons. Brown remains one of the best at his position. He has top speed and great hands. He is good at making plays after the catch, show-ing explosiveness for the big play. Brown is a top route running, making him a top possession receiver as well as a big-play threat. He is the complete package at receiver. Brown is 31 years old but doesn't seem to be slowing down just yet. Fantasy Outlook: A move to the Raiders is not a good one for Brown's fantasy value. He should get a ton of tar-gets but his overall production could be down some. He remains a No. 1 but more so a low-end No. 1 fantasy receiver. He will get around 100 receptions for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown was the talk of the NFL and fantasy communities earlier this offseason. After all the drama with his former team and former teammates, Brown ended up in Oakland and will be a Raider for the 2019 season. It remains to be seen how the move will affect Brown's fantasy value, with some analysts calling it a mostly lateral move and others seeing it as a massive downgrade. Brown is too consistent and too talented to move from the top-10, but it is likely that his age and a new (less talented) team could cause his numbers to drop a bit in 2019. He put up an excellent 2018, catching 104 passes for 1297 yards and 15 touchdowns. Those numbers might all take a small hit this season, but he also won't have someone with the talent of JuJu Smith-Schuster to compete with, so who knows? Brown is still a top receiver in redraft formats and is a great buy-low target in dynasty leagues for win-now teams.
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is not only bringing his dynamic skillset over to the Bay Area, but his leadership qualities as well. Teammates are raving about his willingness to advise younger players and his "positive presence" around the team. This feedback comes as a bit of a surprise with all the bad blood that's been brewing between his former teammates this offseason, but it's good news for Brown and his new teammates that they can work well with each other. The 30-year-old's fantasy stock takes a small hit this season with a downgrade in quarterback and offense in general, but he remains a top-10 option at the position despite the lack of talent surrounding him.
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown is participating in practice Wednesday, May 22.
Fantasy Spin: Brown is working with a new quarterback and needs to learn the offense but will be the focal point in the passing game. He can still be a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues but probably will not be the first receiver off the board.
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown was not present during practice Tuesday, May 21.
Fantasy Spin: Brown was with the team earlier in the preseason and should return for at least the mandatory minicamp. He will be working in a new offense and with a new quarterback but should still be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he's not planning on playing wide receiver Antonio Brown at all in the preseason. It's Brown's first season with the Raiders, but it doesn't sound like Gruden is worried about him gaining any chemistry with quarterback Derek Carr in preseason games. The 30-year-old wideout should be just fine and has been one of the best wideouts in the league for a while now, recording six straight 1,000-yard seasons. He's also caught double-digit touchdowns in four of the last five seasons. While his production could suffer away from Pittsburgh and Big Ben, Brown should remain an elite WR1 for fantasy purposes.
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown won't play at all in the preseason, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
Fantasy Spin: Brown is going to have a tough time putting up the same lofty numbers that he did in Pittsburgh, but he could still finish as a WR1. Just make sure you don't treat him like a sure-fire, top-five fantasy option at the position.
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown said he would love to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers even though he is the cousin of Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown.
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown was sought after by the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills and the Raiders, according to his agent, before Oakland stepped up and dealt a third-round pick as well as a fifth-round pick in order to acquire him.
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent wide receiver J.J. Nelson to an undisclosed deal on Friday. Nelson spent the last four seasons with the Cardinals and caught 81 passes for 1,439 yards in 56 career games. The former fifth-rounder had his worst season in 2018, though, catching just seven passes for 64 yards and no scores in 14 games in Arizona's inept offense. The speedster does boast 17.8 yards per catch in his career and will provide another deep threat in Oakland alongside Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams after the team released veteran Jordy Nelson.
Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown has officially been traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for third- and fifth-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. The trade became official with the new league year beginning Wednesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. EDT.
Fantasy Spin: Brown is a low-end No. 1 receiver and is probable to be overdrafted in some fantasy circles. He has to learn a new system and build chemistry with a suspect quarterback. However, given Brown's elite skill set, he should adapt sooner than later.
The Raiders have acquired wide receiver Antonio Brown from the Steelers. In exchange, Pittsburgh will receive two 2019 draft picks, reportedly in the third and fifth rounds. The 30-year-old is also expected to receive a significant increase in guaranteed cash which includes performance incentives that could allow him to make over $54 million throughout the next three seasons. Brown, who has spent the past nine seasons in Pittsburgh, is still considered one of the league's top receivers, finishing with 15 touchdown receptions in 2018-19, good for first in the league, in addition to 104 receptions on 168 targets. He will undoubtedly be the top option for quarterback Derek Carr for a Raiders team that struggled at times on the offensive end last season. Subsequently, he will also be one of the first wideouts off the board in fantasy drafts this fall, despite the change in scenery.
Updating an ongoing saga, the Pittsburgh Steelers will receive 2019 third-round and fifth-round draft choices in a deal that will send WR Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.
Updating an ongoing saga, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown will be traded to the Oakland Raiders, per a source. The verbal agreement reached will send 2019 third-round and fifth-round picks to Pittsburgh, and Oakland will add $30.125 million in guaranteed money to the remaining three years of Brown's contract. The deal is worth $50.125 million with incentives to reach a maximum value of $54.125.
Fantasy Spin: Brown will be the primary target in Oakland and should remain a No. 1 receiver in fantasy. Age, mileage, a new quarterback, Brown's drama, and having to learn a new system are all factors of concern, but talent and volume make him a late first-round pick in most all formats. He shouldn't fall much beyond the early quarter of the second round in any conventional 2019 format.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles in regards to a potential trade, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. The main hindrance for a Brown trade seems to be related to his contract.
Fantasy Spin: The Eagles, Oakland Raiders and who knows who else are candidates to trade for Brown. His fantasy value will likely decrease, but he remains a WR1 option as arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are now saying they are out on trade talks for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown after they were in intense talks for the star wideout on Thursday night, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bills general manager Brandon Beane said the team has moved on from Brown and is focused on free agency. Brown would not commit to showing up in Buffalo and the Bills decided the drama wasn't worth it. While Brown has six straight seasons of 100-plus catches and 1,000-plus receiving yards, moving to Buffalo would've been bad for business. He's been an elite WR1, but you have to wonder if his production will dip significantly away from Pittsburgh.
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown nixed a potential trade to the Buffalo Bills because he wouldn't commit to playing for them. The Steelers are at square one and running out of potential suitors Friday, March 8.
Fantasy Spin: Brown will be an elite WR1 in another uniform, but he's not a lock to be the top option away from the Steelers.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown, who is reportedly close to being dealt to the Buffalo Bills, was the subject of some talks between the Steelers and Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini.
The Buffalo Bills are closing in on a trade to acquire Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, a source close to the situation told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The two sides aren't ready to disclose the compensation, however. Pittsburgh has said they won't give Brown, one of the best receivers in the game, away for pennies. With Robert Foster and Zay Jones currently atop the receiving depth chart in Buffalo, adding Brown would be a monumental upgrade at the position. A no-doubt WR1 worth a first-round selection the last six seasons, the move to Buffalo to be paired with young quarterback Josh Allen won't be great news for Brown's fantasy value, however.
Ian Rapoport is reporting the Steelers are closing in on a deal to send star WR Antonio Brown to the Buffalo Bills.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is no longer a trade target for the New Orleans Saints, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Brown would have been a nice addition to the Saints passing game, but they will stay with the pass catchers they have. Brown will be a No. 1 fantasy receiver no matter where he plays in 2019.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is no longer a trade target for the Washington Redskins, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Brown is expected to be traded in the next few days and probably will be the top option in the passing game for his new team. He will continue to be a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues but may not be the first receiver selected in drafts.