Fantasy Football Antonio Brown: 2018 Player Profile

Fantasy Football Antonio Brown

If you only want the best wide receivers on your team, then this fantasy football Antonio Brown player profile is for you. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but at the skill positions, I think three years is plenty to see what a player does.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best wide receiver value lies.

Fantasy Football Antonio Brown

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: Number 1 among wide receivers.  Number 5 overall.

PPR: Number 1 among wide receivers.  Number 5 overall.




Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 2 209.3 1 15.0
2016 1 201.3 1 13.4
2015 2 223.5 2 14.9


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 1 310.3 1 22.2
2016 1 307.3 1 20.5
2015 2 346.5 2 23.1


Targets Targets Per Game Receptions Receptions Per Game Catch Rate
2017 163 11.6 101 7.2 62.0%
2016 154 10.3 106 7.1 68.8%
2015 193 12.1 136 8.5 70.5%


Overview: The first tier of receivers only has one name.  Antonio Brown.  There has not been a more dominant, consistent fantasy football player over the last three years. The absolute worst he has finished is second place in any scoring format.  He isn’t just consistent, he is consistently great.  For context, all of the consensus top four running backs, over the past three years, have fallen out of the top ten at least once during a three-year stretch.  Frankly, I think a very strong argument could be made, with the depth of running back in fantasy football this year, that Antonio Brown should be considered the number one overall pick in most formats.  There are arguments to be made for who the top fantasy running back will be this year, but there is only one Antonio Brown.

Strategy: Obviously, I think his ADP is perfect.  While I would probably pick a running back in the top four, I still think Antonio Brown is worthy of consideration here.

Ceiling:  He will be the number one receiver in fantasy football, leading your team to a championship.

Floor:   What will actually happen is he will end the year as the number two receiver, making you really angry you made him the first receiver drafted.  You will still win your fantasy football league and everyone will hate you for being a pedantic poo-poo head, but you will still be annoyed because you are an unlikable jerk-wad who cannot find joy in the simplest things.


For more 2018 fantasy football player profiles, check out these links:

2018 Fantasy Football Player Profile: Allen Robinson

2018 Fantasy Football Player Profile: Adam Thielen

2018 Fantasy Football Player Profile: AJ Green

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