Another not-so big surprise here with Antonio Brown. I mean come on, the only other receiver you can really argue as to being on his level is Julio Jones. I don’t know about you, but being on the same list as Jones is a pretty impressive in itself.
Brown has had only two seasons where he hasn’t eclipsed 1,000 yards, one being his rookie year and another being when he missed 3 games due to injury. This past season Brown tallied 1,284 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He did this with missing a game and playing against constant double teams.
This season, the return of a certain receiver who will be listed later on may change his fortunes. In 2015 when the Steelers were at full strength Brown was able to find miss matches due to the surplus of talent at the position. That season he posted career bests in receiving yards (1,834), receptions (136) and targets (195). Also, the addition of Juju Smith-Schuster will allow Brown to play in the slot more and expose nickel corners as well as safeties who aren’t as quick as him.