Antonio Brown ruled out for Week 12 due to ankle injury: Fantasy implications

Andy Lyons

Antonio Brown has been ruled out for the Steelers' Week 12 matchup against the Browns due to an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Antonio Brown has been ruled out for the Pittsburgh Steelers for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com. Brown is still dealing with a nagging ankle injury suffered in Week 9 against the New York Giants.

There was some optimism for Brown's status, after he was marked questionable on Friday's injury report. He practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, but will be forced to miss his third straight game.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers will roll with Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders as the team's top two wide receivers, with David Gilreath and the newly acquired Plaxico Burress providing support. Sanders makes an intriguing fantasy option with Brown out. He caught three passes for 82 yards last week against the Baltimore Ravens.

Unfortunately, with Charlie Batch set to start at quarterback for the Steelers, none of the team's pass catchers are highly recommended this week. Wallace is still worth starting, and Sanders is a potential Flex starter for desperate owners. Burress and Gilreath should be left on waivers, however.

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