Michael Thomas and Antonio Brown are two of the best receivers in the NFL and fantasy football. Strangely enough, however, there's one particular stat that neither is dominating this season, and they're not even within striking distance of the leaders.
Believe it or not, Brown and Thomas are both averaging under 10 yards per catch despite being the top-targeted wideouts in the league this season.
#Steelers better get Antonio Brown more involved MON vs. Tampa Bay so Ochocinco Act will dissipate. Currently 8.9 Ypc down from 13.5 in 2017— Lloyd Vance (@lloydvance) September 19, 2018
Thomas is doing slightly better than Brown as we enter Week 3, averaging just 9.6 yards per reception.
It's a quirky stat, but this doesn't mean owners of either player should be concerned going forward. Both are the top options on their respective teams and will continue to see a big target share.
Brown owners in standard-scoring leagues may want to keep a close eye on him. The Pittsburgh Steelers wideout hasn't recorded enough receiving yards this season, despite his target share, and could be a touchdown-dependent option until the Steelers find their groove again.
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