|Ravens add former Raiders' WR Seth Roberts|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Apr 5, 2:00 pm
|Ravens are signing former Raiders' WR Seth Roberts to a one-year deal, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Roberts was recently released by the Raiders who have sent wide receivers packing after the acquisition of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams. Roberts joins the run-first Ravens which doesn't do much for his fantasy stock but he should get an opportunity for significant playing time given the lack of depth at the position in Baltimore. Currently, Roberts, Willie Snead and Chris Moore sit atop the Ravens depth chart.
|WR Tyrell Williams latest to join silver and black|
Stays in the AFC West
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Mar 13, 2:00 pm
|Former Chargers’ WR Tyrell Williams intends to sign with the Oakland Raiders, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Raiders have reshaped their wide receiver room by adding arguably the best wide receiver in the game and now Tyrell Williams. With Antonio Brown on the opposite side and Derek Carr at quarterback, it's tough to see Williams gaining much fantasy value although him being in the starting lineup will allow him to have weekly WR3 or Flex value in redraft leagues.
|Antonio Brown will wear silver and black|
Steelers get 3rd and 5th round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Mar 9, 11:30 pm
|The Antonio Brown saga is finally nearing a close. Sources say the #Steelers are dealing AB to the #Raiders in exchange for a third round pick and a fifth round pick in this 2019 draft. Brown will also get a reworked contract that makes him the NFL’s highest paid WR. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Raiders appeared to be the favorite all along in the AB sweepstakes and in the end they get their man. Derek Carr now has a legitimate No.1 WR after Oakland shipped Amari Cooper to Dallas last season. Brown will still be a sought after fantasy asset, but his days as the top wide receiver taken in fantasy drafts are likely over.
|No deal: AB not heading to Buffalo|
Brown wouldn't report to Bills if traded
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Mar 8, 6:42 am
|Steelers and Bills had "positive" trade talks last night, but deal fell apart because Antonio Brown nixed going to Buffalo, per source. (Gerry Dulac on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Albert Breer reports that there are now "very few options left" for the Brown and the Steelers. It's not surprising AB didn't want to go to Buffalo and it's also clear that he at least has some say in the process. The search for an AB landing spot continues...
|Antonio Brown headed for fantasy purgatory?|
Steelers and Bills working out trade for Brown
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Mar 7, 11:00 pm
|Sources: The #Steelers are closing in on a deal to send star WR Antonio Brown to the Buffalo #Bills. There it is. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: If this deal goes through, Brown's fantasy stock will take a hit working the inaccurate Josh Allen who completed 52.8 percent of his passes last season never throwing for more than 245 yards in a game. You have to wonder if Brown will pull the retirement card if he's disgruntled with the landing spot.
|Antonio Brown says it's time to move on|
Steelers star wideout thanks SteelerNation for 9 years
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Feb 12, 12:32 pm
|Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward.......... #NewDemands (Antonio Brown on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Antonio Brown has certainly lived up to the stereotype of a diva wide receiver. He missed team meetings and practices in the final week of the season leading up to his de-activation in Week 17. He's reportedly requested a trade and the Steelers seem willing to accommodate but have to navigate some serious cap and money issues in order to ship Brown to a new destination.
|Brown hasn't closed the door on returning to PIT|
Steelers exploring trade options
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Jan 27, 2:00 pm
|More on Antonio Brown: The #Steelers are exploring trade options, but Brown hasn’t closed the door on returning. He’s maintained a steady dialogue with some in the organization he’s close with to express that sentiment. Still, he should draw significant interest on the market. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: There's been rumblings that Brown is interested in playing for the 49ers which isn't a surprise given they have the third most available cap space of any team heading into 2019, plus San Francisco has a need at the position. Brown's status will be an on-going saga during the NFL off-season.
|Door still open on Antonio Brown return?|
Team president believes it can mend fences with star WR
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 24, 2:45 pm
|Art Rooney II isn’t closing the door on Antonio Brown returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers. In fact, the door may be open a little wider than in previous weeks. On a conference call with fans Wednesday, the Steelers president indicated the team can mend its fractured relationship with Brown, who has not returned calls from players, coaches and even Rooney since he skipped team meetings and a walkthrough in the final week of the season. “There are a lot of factors we have to take into account on it,” Rooney said. “We’d have to sit down with Antonio and understand where he is and make sure he understands where we are. There is some work to do before we figure that out.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)|
FFToday's Take: Two weeks ago, Rooney said it was “hard to envision” Brown returning to the Steelers. Last week, he said there weren’t “many signs” that Brown would apologize to the team for his behavior. The likelihood here is that Pittsburgh sent out some feelers about what Brown's trade value and didn't like the answers. Brown is due a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 17, so it wouldn't be surprised if the two sides are stuck with each other in 2019 if no deal has been reached by then.