Antonio Brown Proves His Big Play Ability Against Colts: Fantasy Implications

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 19: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown on Antoine Bethea #41 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter during the game on August 19, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Antonio Brown blew up the Colts secondary in just seconds on Sunday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ben Roethlisberger targeted Antonio Brown six times throughout the first half of the Steelers week two preseason contest, the most of any Steeler. While Brown only finished with two receptions, he racked up 75 yards after a huge 57-yard touchdown.

Analysis: Brown has no problem with Mike Wallace sitting out. He continues to be the favorite target for Roethlisberger, and after signing a huge contract this offseason, both sides look like they'll benefit from this deal. Brown took a short bubble screen pass to the house in the first quarter, using the entire field to blow past several Colts defenders on the way.

As long as Wallace is missing in action, Brown reaps all the benefits from his absence. And even if/when Wallace returns to the lineup, he's well behind everyone else having sat out for so long. Big Ben started looking Brown's way often as 2011 went on, and we can only expect 2012 to bring big things for the young receiver.

For more on Brown and the Steelers, check out Behind the Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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