Antonio Brown Week 2 Targets Could Hurt Fantasy Value for Patriots WRs Julian Edelman & Josh Gordon

Jason Schandl
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There was question as to whether Antonio Brown would play for the New England Patriots in Week 2. But after he was declared active, the wideout made an immediate impact for the Pats.

While Brown wasn't on the field for the first snap of the game, he went on to see three targets during the opening drive of the game, compared to only one for Julian Edelman and zero for Josh Gordon.

Brown hauled in all three of those looks from Tom Brady, showing that the wide receiver is going to be as dangerous as ever when he's on the field for the Patriots. It's clear that he's going to be a featured part of the New England offense, something that could spell trouble for Edelman and Gordon's fantasy value moving forward.

Gordon had already been limited to only four targets in Week 1, and Brown's ability to work out of the slot (where he lined up for his first snap for New England) makes him a real threat to cut into Edelman's output as well.

This was just a one-drive sample, but it's hard to ignore the huge workload Brown has already commanded, especially considering he wasn't even on the field for a full complement of snaps.

Gordon and Edelman could see more scoring chances with Brown giving a boost to the offense overall, but a potential drop in targets is likely a big blow to both of their fantasy values.

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