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Antonio Brown recently engaged in a war of words with his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and it hasn't gone well for Brown. AB has clearly been on the losing end of these exchanges, and these outbursts have likely only boosted JuJu's reputation, which was certainly not the intended effect.
Brown is a -220 favorite to score more touchdowns than JuJu next season, and he's listed at -140 to rack up more yards than Smith-Schuster as well.
Brown more than doubled JuJu's seven touchdowns last season, catching 15, so it's difficult to envision the Steelers' receiver outscoring him in 2019. However, that does leave around 15 Ben Roethlisberger touchdown passes available for the wideouts still in Pittsburgh.
That being said, JuJu did rack up 1,426 receiving yards last season, which ranked No. 5 in the NFL, and Brown managed 1,297, which ranked No. 11. Considering that was JuJu's second season in the NFL, it's reasonable to expect some improvement, making him a nice value, at +115 odds, to have more yards than Brown next season.
JuJu also has the added benefit of familiarity with Roethlisberger and the Steelers. On the other hand, Brown is now a member of the Oakland Raiders, so he'll have to integrate himself into head coach Jon Gruden's offense with Derek Carr at the helm.
This feud has been one of the more interesting parts of an offseason that has already featured a ton of player movement. Now that Brown and JuJu will have a chance to settle the score on the field, the 2019-20 NFL season can't come soon enough.
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