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College: Central Michigan | 10 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 185 lbs
Birth Date: 7/10/1988
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Probable - Personal

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 52 WR

2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

RotoBaller's Outlook

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. Then the drama, dare we say, intensified. From frostbitten feet to reports than Brown will refuse to play unless he can wear his old helmet, it remains to be seen just 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. Then, of course, there's the risk that he'll take things further than most expect and actually sit out for a silly reason. 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 despite the risk involved with his off-the-field troubles.

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Player Notes
Sep 15 4:20pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown caught four passes for 56 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots 43-0 drubbing of the Dolphins. Brown was not on the field for the first offensive play but made his debut on the following play and immediately caught a pass down the middle for a first down. Quarterback Tom Brady looked Brown's way early and often, punctuating their newfound romance with a 20-yard touchdown connection in the first half. Brown, wearing jersey number 17, looked crisp and elite running his routes. This performance could be just the tip of the iceberg for a Patriots offense that has come out of the gate dominating the opposition.

From RotoBaller

Sep 15 10:43am ET

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Antonio Brown will be active for Week 2's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Spin: Brown has only had a few days to become accustomed to a complicated offense, so expectations should be somewhat tempered for his first game in a New England uniform. However, he's too talented to remain on anyone's fantasy bench this week.

From TheHuddle

Sep 15 9:57am ET

The New England Patriots will have their newest acquisition -- wide receiver Antonio Brown -- suit up and play on Sunday against the Dolphins despite facing sexual assault allegations, and the plan appears to be for the team to get Brown involved early and often offensively, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Brown's talent and the porous Miami Dolphins Defense should allow him to find space and make plays in the passing game, though it'll be interesting to see how the team handles targets between Brown, Julian Edelman, and Josh Gordon. Brown's in the WR2 tier on Sunday, but there's a lot of volatility in that ranking.

From RotoBaller

Sep 14 3:20pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is slated to make his Patriots debut in Week 2 against the Dolphins. The 'Antonio Brown Saga' has taken so many twists and turns this offseason that him simply being on the field will qualify as an achievement. Brown has had minimal practice time with quarterback Tom Brady and the offense but the All-Pro receiver is as talented as they come. He will go up against a Dolphins secondary that was absolutely shredded by the Ravens in Week 1 and Brown could easily post elite fantasy numbers. But fantasy owners should temper expectations as Brown works his way into the rhythm of a very potent Patriots offense.

From RotoBaller

Sep 14 2:10pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is making the trip to Miami and is expected to play in Week 2 against the Dolphins. Head coach Bill Belichick hinted that Brown hasn't really mastered the playbook in his limited time with the team since signing last week, so it remains to be seen how many snaps he'll actually play if he's active. We don't recommend benching Brown if he's playing in an excellent matchup with safety Reshad Jones out, but Brown will be a volatile WR3 if he makes his season debut. Phillip Dorsett's fantasy value takes the biggest hit with the presence of Brown.

From RotoBaller

Sep 13 12:10pm ET

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that wide receiver Antonio Brown has a "long way to go" in learning the team's offense and that there are few similarities between their offense and the systems that Brown played in at Pittsburgh and Oakland. The NFL won't put Brown on the commissioner's exempt list at this time while he deals with a sexual-assault lawsuit, but it remains to be seen how much, if at all, the outspoken receiver will play in Week 2 against the Dolphins. The matchup is a great one, but Brown will be a risk/reward WR3 if he makes his season debut this weekend. Phillip Dorsett will lose the most value whenever Brown is fully involved in the passing game.

From RotoBaller

Sep 13 11:50am ET

Because New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing a civil lawsuit and not criminal charges, the NFL won't put him on the commissioner's exempt list at this time, according to multiple reports on Friday. It means that he'll be eligible to make his season debut with the Pats in Week 2 against the Dolphins. Brown could go on the exempt list eventually, but it appears he's in the clear to play this Sunday, where he'll be risk/reward WR3. Without much time to learn the team's offense, there's a possibility that he'll have his snaps limited. Brown's presence is mostly bad news for Phillip Dorsett.

From RotoBaller

Sep 13 11:43am ET

New England Patriots WR Antonio Brown will be eligible to play in Week 2. The NFL decided against placing Brown on the commissioner's exempt list because no criminal charges have been filed in the civil lawsuit filed against him.

Fantasy Spin: AB only started practicing with the team a couple of days ago, but he should be starting in your lineup if he's active. You can't expect WR1 numbers, but there's no way a third receiver has more potential output than him.

From TheHuddle

Sep 11 1:13pm ET

New England Patriots WR Antonio Brown is practicing Wednesday, Sept. 11. Head coach Bill Belichick said they'll take it 'one day at a time,' in terms of whether Brown suits up in Week 2.

Fantasy Spin: AB continues to be amidst a polarizing saga off the field, but he also remains a dynamic option on the field. If he's on the field, he should be in your lineup.

From TheHuddle

Sep 11 12:20pm ET

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that wide receiver Antonio Brown will practice on Wednesday. However, it's up in the air if Brown will make his debut with the team in Week 2 against the Dolphins, and Belichick said they're taking it "one day at a time." Brown's ex-trainer is filing a lawsuit and claiming that he sexually assaulted her multiple times. The NFL will investigate the matter and Brown could be placed on the exempt list. More drama. The upside is obvious for Brown in New England's offense, but his status is up in the air. He'd be a strong starting option against a weak Dolphins Defense if he plays.

From RotoBaller

Sep 11 10:20am ET

The NFL will explore the sexual-assault lawsuit against New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown, and the plaintiff in the lawsuit, Britney Taylor, has expressed a willingness to cooperate with the league. Depending on the information they find, the NFL could place Brown on the Commissioner-Exempt list while the investigation takes place. He could also be disciplined by the league even in the absence of an arrest or conviction. The Patriots aren't expected to take any action while the investigation proceeds. It remains to be seen if Brown will make his Patriots debut in Week 2, making him a risky fantasy option. If Brown is put on the exempt list, it'd be good news for Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett.

From RotoBaller

Sep 11 3:03am ET

New England Patriots WR Antonio Brown was accused of sexually assaulting his former trainer in a civil lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Brown's attorney subsequently issued a statement denying 'each and every allegation in the lawsuit.' The Patriots also released their own statement, which indicated the NFL had informed the club that they would be investigating the matter.

Fantasy Spin: Just when it seemed like the bizarre Antonio Brown saga was winding down things took a potentially serious turn on Tuesday. There's no way to know how expeditiously the legal process will play out or what the outcome will be, but Brown's status is suddenly unclear with rumors that Roger Goodell could place AB on the commissioner's exempt list -- a move that would put Brown on the shelf indefinitely. You don't get very far predicting what the NFL will do in a given case, so for now it's best to keep the status quo and wait for an update from the league.

From TheHuddle

Sep 10 10:10pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of raping his former trainer, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in South Florida. The lawsuit claims that Brown sexually assaulted a woman named Britney Taylor on three separate occasions -- two in June 2017 and one in May 2018. Brown is denying "every allegation and lawsuit" and "will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations." Brown has been one of the most productive receivers in the NFL during his career, but the endless drama forced the Raiders to release him days before the season opener before New England took a chance on him. He'd undoubtedly have huge upside in New England's offense, but the question is whether he'll make it onto the field anytime soon.

From RotoBaller

Sep 9 1:23pm ET

New England Patriots WR Antonio Brown's one-year contract with the team includes a fully guaranteed $20 million option for 2020, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Spin: While the option was done for cap purposes, it's also a huge potential payday if he subscribes to the "Patriot Way." Most fantasy owners seem to believe it's a given Brown will return to his elite WR1 ways (and it appears he'll be paid like one if doesn't act up), but New England's offense is perhaps the most nuanced in football and Tom Brady usually takes his time building trust in his receivers before peppering them with targets. Given his unpredictable ways, owners should be wary of trading for Brown in fantasy.

From TheHuddle

Sep 7 5:13pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Raiders) agreed to terms with the New England Patriots Saturday, Sept. 7, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Spin: Brown likely will be on the field for Week 2 and should enter the starting lineup quickly. He is still one of the best receivers in the NFL despite his off-field issues and should be a weekly starting option.

From TheHuddle

Sep 7 5:10pm ET

Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to join the Patriots, per Adam Shefter. This news is a stunning development, not just for Raiders fans, but for fans of any AFC team. Terms have not been disclosed but one of the most talented receivers in the game will join Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champs. Brown's fantasy value is expected to skyrocket once he hits the field.

From RotoBaller

Sep 7 5:02pm ET

Adam Schefter is reporting receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to terms with the Patriots, per source.

Sep 7 12:33pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Raiders) is too much of a talent, and in spite of his recent troubles, will be signed by another team as soon as the risk is low enough, in the opinion of several unidentified league executives speaking with a national NFL reporter Saturday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Spin: Hold on to Brown as long as you can spare the roster space, but there is a distinct possibility that "the risk doesn't become low enough" until the offseason.

From TheHuddle

Sep 7 12:13pm ET

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown was released by the team Saturday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Spin: There it is: AB has worn out his welcome with his second team in nine months, and it will be highly interesting to see if anyone else ventures into these highly unstable waters. Keep on your fantasy roster if you can spare the roster spot, but don't be surprised if this turns out to be a wasted season for Brown.

From TheHuddle

Sep 7 12:10pm ET

The Oakland Raiders released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Saturday. Brown exploded on general manager Mike Mayock on Thursday after being fined for missing practices and then posting to social media. It wasn't the first time that he created drama within the organization this summer, either. Given all of AB's off-field baggage in the last year-plus, it's highly unlikely that another team is going to take on that headache in 2019. You can hang onto him in redraft leagues for now after you likely invested an early-round pick in him, but you obviously shouldn't have him in Week 1 lineups. Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller will all see their stock rise this year now that Brown is no longer with the team.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 09-Sep-2019: NWE - Signed
  • 07-Sep-2019: OAK - Cut
  • 13-Mar-2019: OAK - Traded - for 2019 third-round, fifth-round picks
  • 27-Feb-2017: PIT - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2021)
NFL Week
2019 Season0.004561801500
Week 1PIT0.00000000000
Week 2@MIA16.104561801500
Week 3NYJ
Week 4@BUF
Week 5@WAS
Week 6NYG
Week 7@NYJ
Week 8CLE
Week 9@BAL
Week 10bye
Week 11@PHI
Week 12DAL
Week 13@HOU
Week 14KAN
Week 15@CIN
Week 16BUF
Week 17MIA