Antonio Brown has mediocre day as wide receiver, fantasy option, quarterback

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The Steelers wide receiver also had a pass completion Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

It might not have been very helpful to fantasy owners, but Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown did have a 15-yard pass completion in the team's 16-9 victory over the New York Jets Sunday. That play aside, Brown had 86 receiving yards on nine receptions.

Brown had a huge game in the Steelers' Week 3 loss to the Bears, with 196 receiving yards and two touchdowns. In the two games since, he's had 88 and 86 receiving yards.

Fantasy impact: After two relatively quiet games to start the season, Brown's huge Week 3 gave fantasy owners reason to think Brown would be the viable No. 1 option in the wake of the departure of Mike Wallace. Two sub-90-yard games since, though, might have changed that opinion.

The Steelers got their first win of the season Sunday, and if they want to return to relevance in a relatively weak AFC North, they will need Brown to do more than he has the last two weeks. That said, the team has struggled with its offensive line, forcing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to hurry his passes. It's hard to imagine that changing any time soon, so fantasy owners should eye Brown as more of a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 going forward.

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