Antonio Brown Puts In Decent Fantasy Performance Against Broncos

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a 22-yard punt return against the Denver Broncos during the NFL season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Antonio Brown finished with solid numbers against the Broncos. We break down the fantasy implications.

Antonio Brown managed to haul in four catches for 74 yards against the Broncos Sunday night. He was targeted for a team-high of eight times, and also handled the punt return duties for the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Ben Roethlisberger took several shots for Brown in the end zone, but unfortunately for his owners he wasn't able to bring any of those down. It's a promising start, though, to see Brown getting some good looks down field and for potential scoring plays. Mike Wallace managed to grab a touchdown, but he does help take pressure off Brown with coverage downfield, so it is a good thing he's back. Big Ben clearly sees Brown as a favorite target. Fantasy owners shouldn't have a problem starting him every week going forward.

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