Antonio Brown Fantasy Outlook on the Rise Following Comments by Bruce Arians

Devon Platana
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown's fantasy football stock is on the rise following comments made by head coach Bruce Arians.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown's fantasy football stock is on the rise following comments made by head coach Bruce Arians. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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It's no secret that Antonio Brown was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL just a few years ago. His career took a downward turn following a long list of off-field issues, however, joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season and helping them win Super Bowl 55 has given Brown a new lease on life.

On Monday, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that Brown has been looking like himself from "4-5 years ago" throughout training camp. If that holds true during actual games, the 33-year-old's fantasy outlook could continue to rise ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

Antonio Brown Fantasy Outlook

Due to a suspension delaying his start to the 2020 campaign, Brown suited up in just eight games for the Buccaneers last year. He still managed to finish the season with 45 receptions for 483 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. That production saw him rank as WR22 from Weeks 9-17, according to PPR data.

Brown also finds himself in one of the best positions that any wide receiver could ask for. Once again, he'll have Tom Brady targeting him. One area of concern is competition for volume, considering Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are still the 1A/1B options in the pass-catching game. That could work in Brown's favor with an opportunity to put up stats against weaker coverage, which would certainly make a lot of fantasy owners happy.

Brady is also one quarterback that doesn't feel a need to give his top receivers volume. He'll just throw to whoever is open, and that could end up being Brown thanks to opposing coverages.

Brown is listed as WR40 on FantasyPros with an average draft position of 103.8. Meanwhile, The Duel's fantasy football rankings have him listed at WR36.


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