College: | 11 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 185 lbs
Birth Date: 7/10/1988
2021 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 94
Avg Pts: 5.88
Rank: 64 WR
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.
During Antonio Brown's incredible run over the second half of the 2010s as the unquestioned best wide receiver in football, I always thought his skill set would age well. As he enters his age 33 season, I'm taking the win on that prediction. Nothing about Brown's 2020 suggested any significant drop-off in ability. I firmly believe the only thing standing between AB and a return to being an elite WR1 is volume. The days of 150 targets are probably over, but the fact that it's even remotely possible makes AB a ridiculous value in 2021 fantasy drafts. In his eight regular season games with the Bucs last season, AB averaged 14.6 ppg. The historical threshold for WR1 level production is about 15 ppg. Even though he was just the WR23, he was perilously close to WR1 level production. AB was targeted 7.7 times per game last season. After AB returned, Chris Godwin was targeted 6.9 times per game and Mike Evans 7.8 times per game. That is much closer than the 5-6 round discrepancy in the ADPs of Evans/Godwin vs. Brown would suggest. AB can still play football at an extremely high level. He is a WR2 at a WR4 price and his upside is still elite WR1 if something happened that resulted in him getting more volume. Draft him as your WR4 and reap the benefits.
|Week 9||5.00||Antonio Brown 31 receiving yds (3.00 pts)|
Antonio Brown 3 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 10||10.00||Antonio Brown 69 receiving yds (6.00 pts)|
Antonio Brown 7 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 11||9.00||Antonio Brown 57 receiving yds (5.00 pts)|
Antonio Brown 8 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 12||2.00||Antonio Brown 11 receiving yds (1.00 pts)|
Antonio Brown 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2||7.00||Antonio Brown 49 receiving yds (4.00 pts)|
Antonio Brown 5 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||18.00||Antonio Brown 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Antonio Brown 46 yd TD pass from Tom Brady
Antonio Brown 93 receiving yds (9.00 pts)
Antonio Brown 5 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 4||11.00||Antonio Brown 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Antonio Brown 12 yd TD pass from Tom Brady
Antonio Brown 35 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Antonio Brown 4 receptions (2.00 pts)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing a civil lawsuit over allegations of assault and battery stemming from an altercation with a moving truck driver last year. Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt, both face one count of battery and one count of assault in the lawsuit. Brown pleaded no contest to a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor charges of battery and criminal mischief in the same incident and received two years of probation. His attorneys are questioning the new lawsuit, which was filed more than a year after the incident. The wideout was suspended for the first eight games of last year for violations of the league's personal-conduct policy, but it's unknown if he might face another suspension for this new lawsuit. Brown had 45 catches for 483 yards and four touchdowns last regular season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a one-year deal worth up to $6.25 million on Wednesday. He'll receive $3.1 million fully guaranteed, including a $2 million signing bonus. There was always mutual interest on both sides in a reunion, and Brown all along wanted to return to continue playing with quarterback Tom Brady after winning the Super Bowl last year. The seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro signed with Tampa midseason in 2020 and was used in more of a complementary role alongside all the team's other offensive weapons. Brown had 45 catches for 483 yards and four touchdowns in eight regular season games last year, adding a TD grab in the Super Bowl win over the Chiefs. Resolving his civil dispute with former trainer Britney Taylor was key to the Bucs re-signing him. Brown will once again serve as the No. 3 receiver in Tampa behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in 2021.
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 28. The deal guarantees him $3.1 million, and he can earn a total of $6.25 million.
Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has been in conversation with his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throughout the offseason, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic. Brown reached a settlement on Wednesday in the sexual assault case he'd been embroiled in over the past two years. Tampa seems ready to bring Brown back now that the legal issues are resolved, so it wouldn't be a shock to see a deal done in the coming days, even though the team has reportedly not been close yet to reaching a deal with him. Brown played in eight games last season, catching 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He'd have value in fantasy leagues as a WR4/5 with upside if he stays in Tampa. That value could be higher if he heads elsewhere to a team with a more apparent need at receiver.
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) remains unsigned, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told reporters Wednesday, April 21, that the two sides have 'had discussions throughout the offseason.'
Fantasy Spin: Brown reportedly has reportedly settled his legal issues, so there is nothing holding teams back from signing him in theory - assuming they are willing to overlook several years' worth of questionable behavior on or near the field. Tampa Bay has made it a priority to bring back the core of last year's championship team, so there is a chance of a reunion. With that said, Licht's comments suggest the team is in no hurry to make it happen.
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) settled the civil dispute between he and Britney Taylor, according to his representation Wednesday, April 21.
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown appears to be no closer to re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than he was when free agency began about a month ago, according to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.
Fantasy Spin: Tampa Bay seems to be holding firm on its reported offer from last month for around $2 million, while Brown is reportedly seeking considerably more. It's beginning to look at this point like Brown will have little choice to swallow his pride if he wants to play in 2021.
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are far apart in terms of compensation in talks on a new deal.
Fantasy Spin: AB proved he still has what it takes to be at least a WR2 in fantasy, and he would be such again if he's able to strike a deal with Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Antonio Brown ranked seventh in receptions and was tied for second with four receiving touchdowns over the final four weeks of 2020.
Fantasy Spin: Brown's numbers were partly inflated by his big performance in Week 17, but his chemistry with Tom Brady was undeniable. Brown's future is unclear, but if he returns to Tampa Bay and Chris Godwin signs elsewhere, Brown would quickly become a valuable fantasy asset.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown hauled in five of six targets for 22 yards and a score in a 31-9 Super Bowl victory over the Chiefs. Brown played much better in his second Super Bowl appearance, as he found the end zone in the first half to extend Tampa Bay's lead. The veteran wideout signed a one-year deal to rejoin forces with Tom Brady this year- and you have to think he'll be back next year, especially if the Buccaneers are unable to retain Chris Godwin. Brown's days as an elite WR1 are probably over, but he could certainly still have solid fantasy value with Tom Brady throwing him passes.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 21 of his 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. RB Leonard Fournette rushed 16 times for 89 yards and a touchdown and added four catches for 46 yards, and RB Ronald Jones logged 61 yards on 12 carries. TE Rob Gronkowski led the passing attack, catching six of his seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns. WR Antonio Brown caught five of his six targets for 22 yards and a score, Mike Williams had one grab for 31 yards, and WR Chris Godwin had two receptions for nine yards. LB Devin White led an impressive defensive effort, registering a game-high 12 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and an interception. DT Ndamukong Suh finished with 1.5 sacks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is officially active for Super Bowl LV.
Fantasy Spin: Brown should receive his normal workload and will be targeted in the passing game a handful of times. He can be a starting option in some fantasy leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is expected to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Brown has three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown in two games this postseason, but with all the firepower that both sides have at receiver and tight end, Brown is only a worth a flier as a big play-dependent fantasy lottery ticket.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LV on Sunday. WR Antonio Brown (knee) was a full participant in practice Friday, and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) and DT Ndamukong Suh (non-injury) missed practice Friday but carry no game status designations on the injury report. DL Steve McLendon (non-injury), LB Lavonte David (hamstring), S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder, knee), S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle), WR Mike Evans (knee) and WR Chris Godwin (hip, quadriceps) all fully practiced Friday and do not have game status designations on the injury report.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 5, for the second straight day, and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
Fantasy Spin: Strong sign with Brown's back-to-back full-participation designations to close the week. We won't officially know his game status until the game-day inactives are posted, but Brown seems to have shifted to the right side of questionable.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Feb. 4.
Fantasy Spin: Brown is on track to play in Super Bowl LV as long as he does not suffer a setback in the next few days. He has had a solid role in the passing game since joining the Bucs and can be a starting option in some fantasy leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Steve McLendon (non-injury) was added to the injury report and did not participate in practice Thursday, Feb. 4. LB Lavonte David (hamstring), LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder) and S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) were limited. TE Cameron Brate (back) was added to the injury report Thursday and was also limited. WRs Antonio Brown (knee), Mike Evans (knee) and Chris Godwin (elbow) practiced in full.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) and safeties Jordan Whitehead (shoulder) and Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) took part in practice on Thursday and "ran around pretty good." Brown and Whitehead were listed as doubtful for the Super Bowl on last week's injury report, but they have made progress this week and could suit up on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Winfield was limited after missing the NFC Championship. The Bucs secondary will need both players if they hope to slow down KC's high-octane offense. Tampa will monitor the swelling in Brown's knee as we head into Friday. The veteran wideout missed the NFC Championship but has 59 yards and a touchdown in two postseason games, albeit on just three receptions. Brown will be a shaky boom/bust fantasy wideout in Super Bowl LV.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) moved around well during practice Thursday, Feb. 4, according to head coach Bruce Arians, who added that a key will be how much, if any, swelling Brown experiences Friday as a result of Thursday's work.
Fantasy Spin: Sounds like another limited practice for Brown -- we won't know for sure until the Bucs' official Thursday practice report comes out -- but it sounds like another step in the right direction for Brown playing Sunday. Stay tuned ...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) said Wednesday, Feb. 3, the arrow's pointing up for him playing Super Bowl LV Sunday, Feb. 7.
Fantasy Spin: Brown's usage will be difficult to predict, even if he's cleared sooner than later. He'll be a flier for any fantasy purposes among a pool of Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller and Chiefs WRs Mecole Hardman, Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson.