Big Ben Roethlisberger will miss some time with his knee injury. When that happens, Steelers offense goes from one of the league’s best to just an average team on the offensive side of the ball. Landry Jones will start for Pittsburgh against the New England Patriots, and that makes us wonder if people should bench Antonio Brown in Week 7 of Fantasy Football.
Antonio Brown has been the most productive Steelers receiver when Landry Jones was throwing him the ball in previous games. Still, his performance is not quite the same when Big Ben is not on the field. He was good against the Patriots last year on opening night as he had over 130 receiving yards and a touchdown. So, what can we expect from AB84 on Sunday and should you start or sit him against Bill Belichick and the Patriots?
Coach Belichick knows that Steelers will try to run the ball with Le’Veon Bell. That will be the focus of his defense so Antonio Brown will have some room to operate. He will still get a lot of attention as he is the best receiver on the squad. Looking from all angles, we think that Antonio Brown will have a decent game against the Patriots and will be worth a start.
Something in the line of 85 receiving yards and a touchdown on the day is our prediction. That is good for 14.5 Fantasy points on NFL.com Fantasy Football. Not great from Brown, but you should start him in Week 7 against the Patriots.