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What to do with Antonio Brown in Week 9 fantasy football

We go over Antonio Brown’s fantasy football outlook ahead of his first game with the Bucs Week 9 matchup against the Saints.

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) looks on during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Game day update: Antonio Brown will be making his Bucs’ debut on Sunday night football against the Saints. However, the question everybody wants to know is how much will he play? As of right now, it’s tough to say because of the litany of targets QB Tom Brady has at his disposal. Therefore, you should shy away from starting Antonio Brown in your respective fantasy league. ESPN projects Brown to score 7.5 fantasy points.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to get a boost at wide receiver in Week 9, as Antonio Brown is set to make his 2020 debut against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Brown will have to compete with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski for targets. Can he be a viable fantasy play?

Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs WR Antonio Brown

The last NFL Brown caught was from Tom Brady in Week 2 of the 2019 season. He caught four passes for 56 yards and a score as a New England Patriot against the Miami Dolphins. He played 24 snaps in that game and should be limited in his first game with Tampa Bay as well. Brady targeted Brown eight times the last time he played with him but the Buccaneers have plenty of talented pass catchers, It could be difficult for Brown to command that much attention after being away from the game for so long.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

I’d stay away from starting Brown in season-long leagues unless you’re sure that the rest of your fantasy receiving corps is strong. Brown seems like more of a risky DFS play until we see him actually take the field.