FantasySP / NFL / Antonio Brown FantasySP / NFL / Antonio Brown Copyright 2019 5414811 <![CDATA[Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster proved he can be a No. 1 wide receiver]]> JuJu Smith-Schuster led the Pittsburgh Steelers in receptions with 111 and receiving yards with 1,426 in 2018. He was No. 2 in the AFC in catches and No. 3 in receiving yards. Yet many point to his success as a product of the coverage drawn by teammate Antonio Brown.

But do the numbers really show this? Keep in mind, Smith-Schuster only averaged 12.8 yards per catch. But according to Pro Football Focus, Smith-Schuster was best in the league in yards after the catch with 660 and second-best in the NFL in contested catches with 21. Nearly 20 percent of Smith-Schuster’s receptions came on contested catches. A guy who is drawing softer coverages isn’t likely to be high in these two categories but would have a much higher average]]> 5414811 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:33:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Should Ben Roethlisberger take more criticism for the Antonio Brown situation?]]> Antonio Brown skipped out on multiple practices leading up to the game and was unable to play because of it. This series of events has sparked tremendous criticism of Brown. But ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith questions if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is getting his fair share of the criticism.

According to Smith, things have been back between Brown and Roethlisberger this season. He didn’t offer any specifics but if he is to be believed it probably involves the fact JuJu Smith-Schuster amassed incredible stats this season and Brown didn’t see as many opportunities as a result]]> 5414550 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 1:09:02 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[49ers the favorite to land Antonio Brown]]> Antonio Brown looks more every day like it will end in his exit via trade. Strong speculation has connected the wide receiver-needy 49ers to the four-time All-Pro, and that’s manifested itself in San Francisco getting the best odds to land him on betting site BetDSI.

Here is what the odds look like:

San Francisco 49ers +200New York Jets +300Buffalo Bills +450Arizona Cardinals +500Indianapolis Colts +600Houston Texans +750Cleveland Browns +1000Oakland Raiders +1000Chicago Bears +1000Tennessee Titans +1500Green Bay Packers +1500Denver Broncos +150]]> 5414423 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:36:01 EDT Niners Wire
<![CDATA[Richard Sherman has message for Antonio Brown in his bid to join 49ers]]> Richard Sherman knows what it's like to leave the only franchise he's ever known to join the 49ers. So, what's his advice for Antonio Brown?]]> 5414395 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:30:02 EDT CSN Bay Area <![CDATA[First call: Does Antonio Brown have a ‘burner’ Twitter account?]]> Antonio Brown have a burner account? A first look at the draft for the Steelers. And an honor for Jarome ... ]]> 5414024 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 9:18:01 EDT Pittsburgh Tribune-Review <![CDATA[Kenny Golladay doesn't see a need for Antonio Brown with the Lions]]> Antonio Brown being available for trade or possibly even as a free agent if released. The perennial Pro Bowler and team management are at a nasty impasse and divorce seems imminent.

You might think a team like the Lions would jump at the chance to add a premium talent like Brown, But one Lions wideout doesn’t see it that way. Kenny Golladay, who emerged as the team’s top target in 2018, doesn’t see a need for Brown in the Honolulu Blue.

“To be honest, I feel like the Lions are good where we’re at,” Golladay told 97.1 the Ticket in Detroit in a recent guest appearance]]> 5414014 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 9:00:02 EDT Lions Wire
<![CDATA[The Steelers trading Antonio Brown would be a mistake]]> Antonio Brown. The new league year doesn’t start for two months so between now and then there will be plenty of speculation about potential trades and conversation as to whether or not the two sides can come together and make peace. But as much as everyone wants to vilify Brown for his handling of this situation, a case can be made the team has done no better and even considering trading Brown is a huge mistake.

When team president Art Rooney II came out recently and said it was hard to envision Brown with the team when training camp starts, I cringed. Everyone wants to call out players for speaking out of turn in public but this was so much worse. Everyone concedes Brown is eccentric and narcissistic and lives his life very different than others. But he’s still one of the two or three best wide receivers in the league and his impact on the team when he’s on the field is undeniable]]> 5413525 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:27:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[First call: Terry Bradshaw on ‘The Masked Singer’; a player who doesn’t want Antonio Brown]]> Antonio Brown on his team, Alexander Ovechkin channels his inner Mike ... ]]> 5413385 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 9:30:01 EDT Pittsburgh Tribune-Review <![CDATA[6 reasons why Bills should not trade for Antonio Brown]]> Antonio Brown could be on the move. The nine-year pro sat out the final week of the season, leading to speculation that his time in Pittsburgh is over. Since the conclusion of the regular season, many pundits have made predictions on the next move for Brown and the Steelers.

It makes sense that teams would be clamoring for the service of Brown. He is a seven-time Pro-Bowler and four-time All-Pro. The 2010 sixth-round pick has been one of the premier players during his tenure in Pittsburgh, leading the NFL in receptions twice,  in receiving yards two time, and leading the circuit in touchdown receptions once. He in the midst of six-consecutive 100-plus reception seasons streak, in addition to six-consecutive 1,000-plus yard receiving seasons streak.]]> 5413364 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 8:24:02 EDT Bills Wire
<![CDATA[Steelers brace for 'tough' reality of losing top talent]]> Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown but that it needs to add talent.]]> 5413362 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 8:18:01 EDT espnnflblog <![CDATA[Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders throw barbs at each other on Twitter]]> Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders were teammates on the Pittsburgh Steelers. But there is no love lost between at this point. Sanders was on NFL Network last week to do playoff analysis and the crew asked him about Brown. Sanders didn’t feel the need to hold back which got plenty of people talking. On Wednesday night it got Brown tweeting.

He didn’t draft me he drafted @ESanders_10 same guy who missed rehab to go on networks to talk about me on situation he have zero clue! Arians now wears kangoo hats n glasses but ima diva! Done seen it all then they say we friends stop lien]]> 5413289 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 0:51:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Two tweet beef makes Brown and Sanders look silly]]> Antonio Brown got into a very short Twitter beef Wednesday afternoon with Denver Broncos receiver and former teammate Emmanuel Sanders. Sparked by ... ]]> 5413182 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:36:01 EDT Pittsburgh Tribune-Review <![CDATA[Steelers owner says Antonio Brown trade talks will heat up in mid-March]]> Antonio Brown, you're going to have to wait a little while.It likely won't happen next]]> 5413166 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:54:01 EDT CSN Bay Area <![CDATA[Art Rooney II: No trade talks yet involving Antonio Brown]]> Antonio Brown will remain property of the Pittsburgh Steelers for at least the next two months -- until the new NFL season begins. Beyond that? ... ]]> 5413138 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:30:02 EDT Pittsburgh Tribune-Review <![CDATA[Antonio Brown fires back at Bruce Arians over 'diva' comments, criticism]]>
Arians, who was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator when wide receiver Antonio Brown was drafted, recently commented on the All-Pro’s current locker-room drama:

Brown wasted little time firing back at his former coach:

He didn’t draft me he drafted @ESanders_10 same guy who missed rehab to go on networks to talk about me on situation he have zero clue! Arians now wears kangoo hats n glasses but ima diva! Done seen it all then they say we friends stop lien]]> 5413092 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:27:02 EDT Bucs Wire