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GSOFFL Est. 2010
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

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College: Central Michigan | 10 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 185 lbs
Birth Date: 7/10/1988
2020 Bye Week: -

Total Pts: 10
Avg Pts: 0.59
Rank: 145 WR

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Brown had quite the year. He was traded to the Raiders but never played a down with his new team, getting released after causing all sorts of issues. The Patriots picked him up and he got in a game with them, catching four pages for 56 yards and a touchdown. New England released him after more off-the-field incidents emerged with Brown. He ended up throwing many under the bus after his second release, making it very tough for him to ever play another down in the NFL. Brown was once arguably the best receiver in the game, but those days seem behind him with his recent run-ins around the league and off the field. Fantasy Outlook: Brown is a mess. It doesn't look good for him to play another down in the NFL. He isn't worth the roster space unless he makes a huge transformation this offseason.

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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.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Player Notes
May 22 5:23pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is a player that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants the Seahawks to sign this offseason, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: Brown has not played since early in the 2019 season and still is dealing with some off-field issues, so he likely will be dealing with a suspension if he signs with a team. He has been one of the better receivers in the NFL since he joined the league but is a risky fantasy option because of his uncertain status. Fantasy players can monitor the situation over the next few months.

From TheHuddle

Apr 4 4:30pm ET

Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown was charged with felony burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges for an alleged January assault that resulted in the former All-Pro's arrest. The misdemeanor battery charge states that Brown was "actually and intentionally striking" a delivery truck driver against his will. It's possible the state of Florida will offer him the chance to work out a plea deal. The NFL opened an investigation of Brown in the fall when his former trainer Britney Taylor accused him of rape and sexual assault in a civil lawsuit. No matter what transpires with Brown's charges, he's expected to be punished by the NFL, and it remains to be seen if any team will give him another chance in 2020 or beyond.

From RotoBaller

Mar 26 7:43pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) won't be signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Bruce Arians Thursday, March 26. 'There's no room and probably not enough money,' Arians said. 'It's just not going to happen here. It's not a fit here.'

From TheHuddle

Mar 19 3:43pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) likely will not be an option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even though he has a good relationship with QB Tom Brady. Head coach Bruce Arians coached Brown when they were both with the Pittsburgh Steelers and do not appear to have a good relationship.

Fantasy Spin: Brown has not played since the early part of the 2019 season and may be facing a suspension if he signs with a team. Fantasy players can monitor his situation during the offseason but should not count on him next season.

From TheHuddle

Mar 18 9:53am ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) could be an option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. Rival suitors for free-agent QB Tom Brady were under the impression he wanted Brown to come with him.

Fantasy Spin: The NFL is still reviewing AB's status, and he could have to serve a suspension for possible violations of the personal conduct policy. Brown still has WR2 clout in fantasy, but the cloud of uncertainty should push him to an upside WR3 pick.

From TheHuddle

Mar 2 3:03pm ET

Impending free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) has reportedly remained in 'consistent contact' with free-agent WR Antonio Brown and told him to 'keep mentally and physically strong' so the duo can reunite on the field at Brady's next stop, according to two people close to Brown.

Fantasy Spin: Other than the fact Brady took Brown under his wing for the short time the duo was in New England together early last season, it's hard to believe Brady's next employer would not only take on a quarterback who will turn 43 before the start of the season, but also a receiver with as much baggage as Brown. Stranger things have happened, but this reunion doesn't stand a great chance of happening.

From TheHuddle

Feb 20 4:33pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is scheduled to have his grievance against the Oakland Raiders heard by an arbitrator in May, according to a source.

From TheHuddle

Feb 17 2:23pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is not an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Fantasy Spin: Brown is expected to meet with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine, but his playing status is still in question. He likely will serve a suspension once he signs with a team and would be a risky fantasy option.

From TheHuddle

Feb 15 4:23pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) said Saturday, Feb. 15, he's 'excited and looking forward to' meeting with NFL teams at the 2020 Scouting Combine. 'I'm (going to) be out there ready to get things back on the right page,' Brown told TMZ.com.

Fantasy Spin: Brown remains a longshot to be on an NFL roster for Week 1 of the 2020 season. It's obviously a situation worth monitoring, but this information does little to resurrect his fantasy value.

From TheHuddle

Feb 1 2:23pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) on Friday, Jan. 31, told ESPN in an interviews that he is remorseful about his recent behavior and actions. 'I think I owe the whole NFL an apology and my past behavior,' Brown said. 'I think I could have done a lot of things better.'

Fantasy Spin: Brown, who turns 32 in July, is still in his prime but it's become clear he's going to need to stay out of the negative headlines for an extended period this offseason to have a shot at resuming his career next season, and even then he'll likely have to get the OK from the league.

From TheHuddle

Jan 28 5:23pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) said he is optimistic about playing in the NFL again.

Fantasy Spin: Brown is dealing with multiple off-field issues and likely will receive a suspension from the NFL at some point. Fantasy players can monitor the situation during the offseason, but Brown would be a risky fantasy option if he signs with a team.

From TheHuddle

Jan 24 12:00pm ET

Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown was granted bail by a Broward County judge on Friday morning at $110,000 for a felony burglary with battery charge. Brown will be monitored by GPS and be required to release his passport and guns, go through drug and alcohol testing and get a mental-health evaluation. He's facing charges of felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief stemming from an alleged assault of a moving-truck driver earlier this week. This isn't Brown's first run-in with the law, and all of his off-field issues virtually assure that no NFL team will take a chance on him moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Jan 23 8:03pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is expected to turn himself in to police but hadn't done so as of the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 23, according to a public information officer for the Hollywood Police Department in Florida. 'I believe they've given him ample opportunity to turn himself in,'' Christian Lata told USA TODAY Sports. An arrest warrant was issued against Brown following an incident with a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21. 'I'm sure it's going to be within today or tomorrow, but I'm not sure exactly when,'' Lata said late Thursday afternoon. 'I would assume it would be sooner than later.''

Fantasy Spin: There's less and less reason to hold out hope of Brown finding his way onto an NFL roster and becoming fantasy relevant in 2020. Dynasty owners should be looking to move on.

From TheHuddle

Jan 22 10:13pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had an arrest warrant on a felony charge of burglary and battery issued against him Wednesday, Jan. 22, by Hollywood, Fla. police. A moving truck driver claimed he was assaulted by Brown and his trainer. Brown also was charged with one count of burglary of an occupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief.

Fantasy Spin: Dynasty owners should be preparing to move on from Brown before finalizing their rosters ahead of 2020 drafts.

From TheHuddle

Jan 22 3:03pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) has been accused of battery after Brown and his trainer allegedly battered a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to the Hollywood Police Department. Brown is a suspect in the incident, but the police have not been able to contact him.

Fantasy Spin: Brown has dealt with multiple off field issues over the last year and there is no timetable for his return to the field. Fantasy players can monitor the situation over the next few months because Brown may not be a fantasy option next season.

From TheHuddle

Jan 16 2:43pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) had his relationship with agent Drew Rosenhaus conditionally terminated Thursday, Jan. 16, until the wide receiver seeks counseling, per a source.

Fantasy Spin: While the talent remains alluring, it's become clear Brown is going to have to make some personal changes before he gets a chance to play again the league.

From TheHuddle

Dec 28 10:23am ET

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said a possible signing of free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is not imminent after he worked out for the team Friday, Dec. 27.

From TheHuddle

Dec 27 9:33am ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is visiting the New Orleans Saints Friday, Dec. 27.

Fantasy Spin: If he lands with the Saints, AB could wind up being a nice DFS play in the playoffs.

From TheHuddle

Dec 27 9:20am ET

Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown is working out with the New Orleans Saints this morning, per Adam Schefter. The Saints have been without a legitimate number-two receiver next to Michael Thomas all year- and Brown would be more than capable. As Schefter stated, the Saints are doing their "due diligence", so it will be interesting to see what comes of the workout. Thomas and Brown have both caught at least 125 passes twice in their careers. Having them on the same team would be a nightmare for opposing DBs and a dream come true for Drew Brees.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 20-Sep-2019: NWE - Cut
  • 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)
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