Buccaneers Get Great Antonio Brown Injury Update

Max Staley
Antonio Brown's injury update is great news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Antonio Brown's injury update is great news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. / Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers skill-position group looks like it's going to be at full strength for Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs. Wide receiver Antonio Brown was sidelined in the Divisional Round with a knee injury and was unable to suit up against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

But thankfully, it looks like AB is reportedly trending toward playing in the biggest game of his life.

Antonio Brown Injury Update

Per ESPN's Dianna Russini, both Brown and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. are expected to suit up next Sunday. This is the best possible news for the Bucs, as it's hard to see Tampa Bay defending or keeping pace with KC if AB and Winfield were out again.

Antonio Brown Fantasy

After an underwhelming start in Tampa Bay, Brown really came alive down the stretch. averaging 78.8 receiving yards per game with 5 TDs across his final four games prior to suffering the injury against the Saints.

As for his fantasy value in the Super Bowl, Brown is an interesting and cost-effective option. He could pop off for a big game as he has done a lot recently, with at least 1 TD in his last four healthy games. But he has also posted fewer than 50 receiving yards in three of his last five healthy appearances. That makes him a boom-or-bust, TD-dependent option, so use him at your own risk.

Tampa Bay is currently a 3-point underdog in a game that's expected to turn into a shootout, boasting a sizable 56.5-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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