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Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver

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Steelers | Antonio Brown on hot streak

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:00:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is the third wide receiver in NFL history to amass at least 400 catches, 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in years four through seven of a professional career. Former WRs Herman Moore and Marvin Harrison are the other two receivers to accomplish the feat.

Fantasy Tip: Brown hasn't stopped being elite since 2013 -- the year after Hines Ward retired. Since then he has averaged 120.25 catches, 1,578.75 yards and 10.75 touchdowns per season. He has been a top three PPR wide receiver in each of those four seasons as well. Needless to say, Brown deserves consideration as early as the first overall pick of fantasy drafts.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown contract update

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:07:24 -0800

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown signed a new five-year deal Monday, Feb. 27, worth $72.71 million.

Fantasy Tip: Brown will continue to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and should be a first-round option in all fantasy leagues.

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Steelers | Five-year deal for Antonio Brown

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:55:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown's new deal is five years in length. As stated earlier, the deal is worth more than $15 million.

Fantasy Tip: There's no denying Brown's elite status. He should arguably be the first receiver taken in fantasy drafts, and possibly the first player. He has back-to-back seasons of at least 100 catches, so give him added value in PPR formats.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown agrees to big deal

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:36:40 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown reached an agreement to become the NFL's highest paid wide receiver Monday, Feb. 27, according to a source. Brown will earn more than $15 million per year.

Fantasy Tip: Brown deserves to be the highest paid receiver in the NFL because he's the best all-around receiver in the NFL. Not only that, he's the best receiver for fantasy football. Brown is an early-first round consideration once again this year, with added value in PPR leagues.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown talks progressing

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:29:54 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has made significant progress toward a contract extension, according to sources. A goal is reach a deal by March 9.

Fantasy Tip: AB is one of the best players in fantasy, and that shouldn't change with the security of a big contract. He'll be a name to ponder early in the first round.

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Steelers | Pitt wants two playmakers for life

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:19:03 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers want impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown to remain Steelers for the rest of their respective careers, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

Fantasy Tip: One would hope so. Bell and Brown are two of the best players in the NFL and arguably the best at their respective positions. Both are early first-round picks no matter the format, as long as they're healthy.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown ran wrong routes in 2016?

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:21:32 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has already had contract with the front office in regards to a contract extension, but Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes the team should consider trading him as he enters his walk year. According to Cook, Brown committed three excessive celebration penalties early in the season, jogged back to the line of scrimmage in the team's first playoff game during a two-minute drill and frequently ran the wrong routes in more than one game as a way to pout about how he was being used.

Fantasy Tip: As Cook points out, the Steelers have a lot of places to spend the money they would theoretically not use on Brown should they decide enough is enough, such as extending Le'Veon Bell and/or Stephon Tuitt. It's unlikely a trade ever comes to fruition, but it has become clear the Facebook Live incident drove some of the people on the fence about Brown's previous antics over the edge. The 28-year-old Brown is a good bet to remain a Steeler and remain a top-three fantasy receiver for at least one or two more years.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh begins talks with Antonio Brown

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:18:50 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have begun contract extension talks with WR Antonio Brown and both sides are optimistic about agreement being reached well before training camp, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Brown has been one of the best receivers in the NFL over the last few years but has been underpaid during those seasons. The two sides have plenty of time to work on a deal, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Brown will be a No. 1 receiver in leagues in 2017 and could be a first-round pick in drafts.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown deal should get done

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:27:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is expected to get a long-term deal done in his contract year, according to owner Art Rooney.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously the Steelers want to lock up Brown for a long time. He's arguably the best receiver in the NFL and is a PPR mammoth every season. As is the case every year, Brown should be one of, if not, the first receivers taken in fantasy drafts in 2017.

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Steelers | Antonio Brown not long for Pittsburgh?

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:20:46 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is about to enter the final season of a six-year contract he signed in 2012. However, his antics are reportedly "wearing thin" on some of his teammates and coaches. One week after live streaming head coach Mike Tomlin's postgame speech after the Steelers' Divisional Round over the Kansas City Chiefs, he drew criticism from Ben Roethlisberger for pouting about not getting the ball enough in the AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Brown has not missed a game in four years and is one of the hardest working players on the team, by all accounts. While he does appear to have leverage in any future negotiations with the Steelers, the team hasn't hesitated moving on from players who may bring unfavorable attention to the organization. In all likelihood, Brown will work something out with Pittsburgh sometime in the next few months. He will once again be in the running to be the first receiver off the board in fantasy drafts in 2017.

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