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Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 11

Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2013

It took Antonio Brown all of one quarter to have a huge fantasy performance in Week 11. 

After the opening 15 minutes of play against the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers' wideout already had four receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns, good for 22.5 fantasy points and enough on its own to be a huge afternoon for his many fantasy owners. 

Brown ended the day with seven receptions for 147 yards and the two scores as Pittsburgh beat the Lions 37-27.

It's Brown's third straight week with double-digit fantasy points and the eighth time he's scored at least seven fantasy points, making him one of the safest, most consistent options at a position that often can be quite unpredictable. With his huge performance on Sunday, he's made a strong case to be considered a WR1 on a weekly basis.     

Roethlisberger, on the other hand, finished with 367 yards and four touchdowns in the home win.

However, the Steelers signal caller remains a QB2 option. Coming into this weekend he was averaging a ho-hum 13.8 fantasy points in standard-scoring leagues and had reached 20 fantasy points just once. Big Ben is a nice backup to have, but he isn't a player that should be started except in bye weeks or due to injuries.


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