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Antonio Brown set to deliver another big fantasy year

Brown enjoyed a breakout season in 2013 and looks to do more of the same this year. We break down the fantasy implications.

Joe Sargent

When the Pittsburgh Steelers let Mike Wallace walk in free agency after 2012, Antonio Brown was set up as the new No. 1 receiver. He more than lived up to the billing, emerging as one the league's elite receiving talents. Brown had a career year in every respect in 2013, putting up 110 receptions, 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns.

Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley loved feeding Brown, and 2014 looks to be more of the same. Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery both moved on to other teams, leaving Markus Wheaton as the team's No. 2 receiver.

Fantasy impact: The Steelers might run the ball more with a healthy Le'Veon Bell, and Wheaton has plenty of promise, but don't expect much of a drop-off from Brown. With an ADP in the late second to early third round, Brown might still be underrated in fantasy circles, particularly in PPR leagues. He checks in at No. 8 in SB Nation's wide receiver rankings.