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Antonio Brown this week if Cromartie is out (1 Viewer)

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Cromartie was injured in practice (non-contact) and was scheduled to have an MRI on his knee. If he's out, how does this change things for him? I wasn't too keen on starting him this week, especially with how bad the Steeler o-line is and the stout nature of the Jet D. In a PPR league, Brown is a weekly start regardless of the matchup, but I think he could have a great game if Cro is out.

 
Cromartie was injured in practice (non-contact) and was scheduled to have an MRI on his knee. If he's out, how does this change things for him? I wasn't too keen on starting him this week, especially with how bad the Steeler o-line is and the stout nature of the Jet D. In a PPR league, Brown is a weekly start regardless of the matchup, but I think he could have a great game if Cro is out.
Yeah, if Cromartie is out he probably goes from a high upside flex to a high WR2.

 
Cromartie was injured in practice (non-contact) and was scheduled to have an MRI on his knee. If he's out, how does this change things for him? I wasn't too keen on starting him this week, especially with how bad the Steeler o-line is and the stout nature of the Jet D. In a PPR league, Brown is a weekly start regardless of the matchup, but I think he could have a great game if Cro is out.
Yeah, if Cromartie is out he probably goes from a high upside flex to a high WR2.
He's WR10 in PPG in 0PPR, including Blackmon, Gordon, and Julio. He's WR3 in PPR on a PPG basis behind only Blackmon and Julio.

So with or without Cromartie, he'd be much better than a flex or WR2 play.

 
To be honest, cro has been very bad so far this year. I wouldn't consider sitting a wr against the jets d if you would normally play him.

Running back might be another story

 
I agree here. While Cro has not been great, I actually thought he played pretty well on MNF locking up with Julio for much of the game. Sure, he gave up the one big play (w/ an amazing one-handed catch), but he was really solid nonetheless.

I think this moves Brown from the WR2/WR3 to the High End WR2 as Pittsburgh will have a lot of trouble running the ball, and will need to pass. The Jets Pass D is certainly a weakness. I feel like Roethlisberger, Brown, Miller, and maybe Sanders will be startable this week.

 
Only Blackmon and Bryant average more ppg than Brown. Why he is so disrespected? Because he's small?
I'm not disrespecting him, but we can't ignore that he had a career game in Week 3 this season. I'd like to see some more consistency from him. He's 'averaging' 8 receptions, 103 yards and 0.5 TDs per game. Ignoring the monster Week 3 though he's more like 7.6 receptions, 72 yards and 0 TDs per game. Rather monster difference there. I'd just like to see some more consistency from him before anointing him a WR1. Cause in non-ppr 72ypg and 0 TD average is kind of awful and despite Week 3 that's what we've been seeing from him. He's on a Colston level for me right now. Unfortunately, I happen to own both of them.

 
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Only Blackmon and Bryant average more ppg than Brown. Why he is so disrespected? Because he's small?
I'm not disrespecting him, but we can't ignore that he had a career game in Week 3 this season. I'd like to see some more consistency from him. He's 'averaging' 8 receptions, 103 yards and 0.5 TDs per game. Ignoring the monster Week 3 though he's more like 7.6 receptions, 72 yards and 0 TDs per game. Rather monster difference there. I'd just like to see some more consistency from him before anointing him a WR1. Cause in non-ppr 72ypg and 0 TD average is kind of awful and despite Week 3 that's what we've been seeing from him. He's on a Colston level for me right now. Unfortunately, I happen to own both of them.
I agree the monster game greatly affects his PPG numbers, but look at last year if you aren't convinced. I know last season gets overlooked since he missed 4.5 games, but it was pretty solid. Remove the game in which he was injured and he put up 64/768/5 in 12 games, which extrapolates to 85/1024/7 which is much better than a WR3/flex play. Depending on scoring I'd say that makes him a mid-WR2 in 0ppr, and a very high WR2 or low WR1 in ppr. And that was with Mike Wallace taking up targets.

 
I agree. But that game was against the Bears, not like they were playing the Giants or Philly.

The guy has had 35 targets in the past three weeks. I think that is significant.

 

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