Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #7 21.00 PIT Active 6 years 26 5'10 186 @AntonioBrown84

2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jun-30-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

Antonio Brown was a dominant force last season. He finished second in both receptions (110) and receiving yards (1,499). Brown is locked in as a Top 5 fantasy receiver, particularly in PPR formats. Believe it or not, Brown may be even more of a focal point for the Steelers' passing game due to the departure of Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery. Aside from tight end Heath Miller, Brown will be the only pass-catcher on the team that has proven chemistry with Ben Roethlisberger. Markus Wheaton leads the pack to assume the No. 2 role. If he doesn't perform up to expectations, even more of the offense will flow through Brown. Brown is an elite WR1 and will be a starter in all formats.

Editor's note: When the Steelers allowed Mike Wallace to depart via free agency last offseason, it was clear they were very high on Brown. The decision may have been based on finances; however, teams don't allow one of their better players leave without a contingency plan or solid backup. Needless to say, Brown turned out to be more than just a backup. A more balanced offensive attack should increase efficiency and lead to longer drives with more first downs.

Latest Update

May-05-15 Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says WR Sammie Coates was 'too good to pass up'

Former Auburn wideout Sammie Coates was projected to be a borderline first-round pick before questions were raised about his ability as an NFL receiver. The biggest questions were regarding his ability to catch. Steelers' general manager Kevin Colbert had very high praise of the young receiver and disagrees with the notion that Coates has subpar hands. 'When we went into this draft, we thought we'd probably come out with six defensive guys and two offensive guys, and we were going to interject (offensive) players who we feel were too good to pass up,' Colbert said. 'He's big, he's fast, he's strong and he has good hands. People drop balls. Trust me, he has good hands.'

Fantasy Analysis:

Dropped passes aside, Coates has a ton of upside. He will likely be the third-option at WR in Pittsburgh behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. He has more dynasty value, however, that doesn't mean he can't develop into a solid fantasy WR this year much like Bryant did in 2014. Still, he'll more likely be a potential waiver wire pickup and not a draft-worthy prospect as a rookie.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

5/5 - Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says WR Sammie Coates was 'too good to pass up'
5/1 - Steelers draft WR Sammie Coates
4/27 - Steelers WR Antonio Brown reports to voluntary workouts
4/25 - Steelers WR Antonio Brown debunks holdout rumors with tweet
4/24 - Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown wants a new deal and is considering a holdout

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
2.06 Bluefish Blitz - There's no slowing down Antonio this year. Should be a target monster as Wheaton gets his training wheels taken off. A healthy Heath Miller shouldn't hurt
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
1.12 SiriusXM Fantasy - Antonio Brown maybe the second best WR in Fantasy Football, check the numbers and the system is perfect for him. Don't Sleep on Antonio Brown
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