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Antonio Brown will not play in NFC Championship game

Antonio Brown is out for the NFC Championship game against the Packers.

The Favorites: Breaking Down Tampa Bay at Green Bay

Friday PM update: Bruce Arians says that Antonio Brown will not play against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, per Greg Auman. That will elevate Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson, with Miller likely seeing the best chance for fantasy upside.

Friday AM update: Brown wasn’t at the media portion of practice on Friday, per greg Auman. We’ll need to see the final injury report later in the day to see if he gets a questionable designation, which he could, as Bruce Arians called him a game time decision yesterday. But anyway you look at this, it’s not a good sign for his workload on Sunday.

Thursday PM update: Coach Bruce Arians said on Thursday that Brown won’t necessarily need to practice to be able to play on Sunday, per ESPN’s Jenna Laine. But, I would be more confident in playing him in fantasy or DFS if he gets in a limited practice Friday.

Thursday AM update: Brown was missing once again during the media portion of practice on Thursday, per Greg Auman. We’ll need to see him get some practice time in on Friday if he is to have a chance of playing.

Wednesday AM update: Brown wasn’t seen at the media portion of practice as he deals with a knee injury, per Greg Auman. Wednesday was more of a walkthrough according to Auman, and Brown’s status for Thursday and Friday will be more telling for his status on Sunday.

Tuesday update: Brown had an MRI on his knee and no structural damage was found. He’s considered day-to-day, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Antonio Brown wasn’t much of a factor in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ win over the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round and he’s dealing with an injury ahead of this weekend’s NFC Championship matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Brown underwent an MRI for a knee injury he suffered on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine.

There’s been no indication that Brown’s injury is significant, per Laine, but his absence could be a major factor this weekend against a Packers team that scored more points than any team in the NFL during the regular season. Brown has caught at least one touchdown pass in four of his last five games but hauled in just one of his two targets for 10 yards in his latest outing.

Tampa Bay tallied less than 200 passing yards for just the second time this season over the weekend but its defense carried it to a win.