Antonio Brown | WR | Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted: 11/5/2013 11:00pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown was benched late in the team's Week 9 loss to the New England Patriots after missing an assignment that led to an interception.
Huddle Up: Brown still was able to deliver 13 fantasy points (standard scoring) so his owners didn't have to pay a price. Hopefully it was a lesson learned for the Steelers' No. 1 wideout.
Posted: 9/23/2013 12:13pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown had nine catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Brown provided just about all of Pittsburgh's offense, and going forward that doesn't project to change too much. And if a vaunted defense like the Bears struggles to cover him, Brown should be able to find room each week regardless of opponent.
Posted: 9/18/2013 10:03am et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown confronted offensive coordinator Todd Haley on the sidelines in Week 2 and complained about not getting the ball enough.
Huddle Up: It's hardly news when a wide receiver--the prima donna diva position of the NFL--gets into it with his offensive coordinator, and Haley himself has taken plenty of bashing. We'll see if the Steelers respond like the Dolphins did when former Steeler Mike Wallace squeaked after being lightly used in Week 1; if so, you'll want Brown in your fantasy lineup this week.
Posted: 2/27/2013 9:29pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has agreed to restructure his contract, which will create $3.08 million in salary cap space for the team. His 2013 base salary has gone from $4.5 million to $650,000.
Huddle Up: Brown just inked this deal last offseason, while Mike Wallace was holding out. Now Brown restructures and Wallace will likely be wearing a different uniform in 2013; that's some interesting cap management in Pittsburgh.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:24pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown said he is ready for a bigger offensive role next season if impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace does not return. "I am always ready," Brown said. "I am ready no matter who is here, no matter who goes. I am always working on getting better. I will be ready no matter what the situation is. Whoever stays in the room, we just have to know the importance of working hard and with the right attitude."
Huddle Up: All signs point towards Wallace being in a different uniform this season, which provides Brown with a tremendous opportunity. He has flashed significant potential over the past couple of seasons, but now he may have to deal with the additional pressures of being a WR1. Fantasy-wise, if Wallace leaves Brown isn't going to sneak up on anyone; he'll clearly be Ben Roethlisberger's top target and will be priced accordingly.
Posted: 1/17/2013 1:12pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown, who might be the team's No. 1 receiver next year, said he plans on working on his ball-security issues this offseason. With WR Mike Wallace expected to depart in free agency, the wide receiver position could become a position of need for the team in the draft.
Huddle Up: Brown finished second on the team with 66 receptions and was third with 787 receiving yards and 5 TDs. He had a pair of fumbles and didn't have an excessive number of drops, so it's nothing that shouldn't keep Brown from becoming the Steelers' No. 1 WR if Wallace departs.