2019 Fantasy Football Antonio Brown Player Profile

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 players 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 most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  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.

Antonio Brown ADP and AAV

Standard: 8th among WRs, 21st overall

PPR: 7th among WRs, 18th overall

Antonio Brown Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $41



Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 2nd 219.7 2nd 14.6
2017 2nd 209.3 1st 15.0
2016 3rd 201.3 1st 13.4


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 5th 323.7 2nd 21.6
2017 1st 310.3 1st 22.2
2016 1st 307.3 1st 20.5


Receptions Receptions Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2018 104 6.9 168 11.2
2017 101 7.2 163 11.6
2016 106 7.1 154 10.2

Overview: Perennial first-WR-off-the-board Brown had a rocky year with Pittsburgh’s management, culminating in him being traded to the Raiders. Time will tell if he can click with Derek Carr and fill in the role Amari Cooper never could.

Strategy: Our Antonio Brown Auction Value ($200 Budget): $35

We’re not buying it. The Raiders is where wide receivers go to DIE!!! The emergence of Amari Cooper once he left the Raider’s system shows the difficulty a talented WR1 can have. We’re happy to let someone else reach or overbid for him.

Best Case Scenario: Derek Carr decides Brown is his new favorite guy and Brown ends up a top 12 WR.

Worst Case Scenario: Brown continues to be disgruntled with management, as the Raiders’ is horrible. Brown stops trying and barely creeps into the top 24 WRs.