Antonio Brown: Temporary Fantasy Replacements for Injured Steelers WR

Jesse ReedCorrespondent INovember 8, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 21:  Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball while defended by Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Antonio Brown isn't expected to play on Monday Night Football, so fantasy football owners are scrambling to find a quick-fix replacement for the injured Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver. 

Per Steelers Digest's Bob Labriola:

Troy, Sylvester, ABrown miss practice. Gilbert, Mendenhall are limited. Dwyer, Rainey, Suisham (ankle) full participants

— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) November 8, 2012


As I'm sure you're aware, it's tough to find a receiver on the waiver wire who will match Brown's production, but fantasy beggars can't be choosers.

With that in mind, let's take a look at three viable alternatives for Week 10.


Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams

There's a chance that Amendola's already gone in your league, but if nobody had the foresight to pick him up last week and he's still available, you better snatch him off the wire before he's gone. 

Although the matchup against the San Francisco 49ers doesn't seem like a good one, Amendola's quickness and chemistry with Sam Bradford make him an attractive option. 

Before Amendola was injured against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5, he was averaging over six receptions for 88 yards and half a touchdown per game. 


Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers have come alive on offense the past five weeks. Josh Freeman has thrown 12 touchdowns during this stretch, and Williams has benefited from his quarterback's improved play. 

Over the course of these five games, Williams is averaging over four receptions and 80 yards per game and has caught three touchdowns. 

The San Diego Chargers have a tough front seven, but given the way the Bucs offensive line has protected Freeman this season, and given the Chargers weak secondary, Williams is liable to have another big game—especially considering the Chargers will be busy trying to keep Vincent Jackson in check. 


Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins

Hartline has had a couple of monster games against poor secondaries recently—namely the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts—and the Dolphins host the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. 

The Titans have one of the worst secondaries in the NFL. This team allows opposing wide receivers an average of 22 points (ESPN standard scoring) and 273 yards per game (No. 27 in the NFL). 

Ryan Tannehill hit Hartline for eight receptions and 107 yards last week, and I expect to see similar production from him again this week. 


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