Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver and NFL fantasy stud. We take a look at why Brown is the NFL fantasy equivalent of Russell Westbrook
As many NBA fantasy players will attest too, there is no bigger stud than Russell Westbrook who lead the league in triple-double last year and amassed one of the best statistical seasons in recent memory along the way.
Put simply, if you or your NBA DFS counterparts faded Russ in season 2015/16 you’d have had a very rough season.
He’s consistent and can stuff the stat sheet in a multitude of ways. He’s almost always the most premium fantasy option on the board and he almost always finds his way into a stack of our lineups!
Antonio Brown is starting to become a little bit that way as well.
Since the start of the 2013 season, Brown has elevated himself to an elite level.
Three consecutive years of at least 110 catches and at least 1499 receiving yards. The guy has arrived and he’s here to stay.
How can you afford not to play him in a stack of your lineups each week? There is no other receiver in the league that you can be as confident of a big score as you can with Brown.
There is no other receiver in the league that you can be as confident of a big score as you can with Brown.
In 2015: Only three games with less than five catches. nine games over 100 yards,
In 2014: Eight games over 100 yards, only two games with less than 70 catches and zero games with less than 70 yards receiving.
In 2013: Five games over 100 yards receiving, zero games with less than 5 catches, only two games with less than 70 yards receiving.
He started season 2016 in signature fashion with an eight catch, two touchdown 126-yard beatdown of the Washington Redskins.
Next on the list, the Steelers division rival Bengals in a grudge match this Sunday.
Can you afford not to start him?