FANTASY FOOTBALL (MABGA)
MAKE ANTONIO BROWN GREAT AGAIN
BEAST DOME NATION.
It was a year ago at this time, Antonio Brown was more or less guaranteed a 1st or 2nd Round Pick in all Fantasy Leagues. There was no drama, there was no frostbite. Antonio Brown was slated to be the Raiders #1 WR with Derek Carr throwing him passes. Then in early August, it was a downward spiral that we all were made very aware of. ESPN turned into Antonio Brown news station and just like that, Brown vanished from the league.
It is now 2020 and Antonio Brown coming back to the NFL seems almost like an obvious event that would occur in our lives compared to what has happened this year. On top of that, QBs are now petitioning their GM and coaches to pick him up after the Bucs said no against Tom Brady’s wishes. Lamar Jackson wants him, AB’s cousin is Marquise Brown. Russell Wilson has been training with him. Deshaun Watson has begged for him, among many other QBs.
Despite the QBs begging and trying to manifest Antonio Brown into their offensive systems, GMs are still hesitant. They are hesitant because he is in the middle of legal trouble and there is no reason to risk picking him up as he brings the media circus with him every step of the way. However despite the media and despite the allegations. Antonio Brown is on a mission to play again, and everybody knows it. Maybe it is because he needs the cash, maybe because he loves the game. I am sure it is a combo of both.
If Antonio Brown returned to the NFL, how quickly would he shoot up everyone’s draft board and be a Top 10 WR? Instantly is the correct answer. There is not a WR with more overall talent in the game today. He has superstar hands that are probably better than Mike Thomas’. His top notch speed is probably right around Tyreek Hill. He runs routes quicker and more precise than Julian Edelman.
He is every QB’s dream wrapped up into one. If you are drafting before Antonio Brown is on an NFL team, you can probably land him in the 13th or 14th Round of 10 man leagues without any doubt at this moment. I say you take that leap of faith, because I can already point to multiple WRs who will have strong seasons that are likely on every Waiver Wire after the draft if you need to waive him.