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The NFL’s best outside receivers, No. 1: Antonio Brown, Steelers

Brown is an unstoppable fantasy star and the most dynamic player in the NFL right now.
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An unstoppable star in fantasy football—our Michael Beller has him ranked as the No. 1 overall player in that realm—Brown is the most dynamic player in the NFL right now. He has led the league in receptions each of the past two seasons (129 and 136, respectively) while averaging 1,766 yards receiving. Add in his punt-return prowess, and Brown is a threat to top 2,000 all-purpose yards every season, just as he has in three of the past five years. Ben Roethlisberger targeted him at least 10 times in games eight through 16 last regular season. Brown responded with a ridiculous 17-catch, 284-yard showing against Oakland (52 yards shy of the all-time mark) and later hauled in 16 receptions against Denver. The Steelers can line him up anywhere on the field without worrying about him getting open. He’ll make defenders miss time and again once he has the ball in his hands, too.