Is Antonio Brown enjoying Week 3 after being positioned on COVID record? Fantasy harm replace forward of Buccaneers-Rams matchup

Main as much as an enormous Week 3 recreation in Los Angeles, Antonio Brown’s availability is now in query. He is been positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record, and we have seen quite a few gamers have been inactive over the previous two seasons because of this. So, will Brown play in Week 3? We’ll have the newest updates under, in addition to how fantasy rankings and begin ’em, sit ’em selections may very well be affected by a attainable Brown absence.

We’ll proceed to replace this put up with the newest information on Brown as extra data rolls in For all the newest fantasy updates, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. 

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Is Antonio Brown enjoying in Week 3?

UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Brown examined constructive. He can nonetheless play with two unfavourable assessments inside 24 hours, however clearly after a constructive take a look at (assuming it is not a false constructive), the percentages of Brown enjoying go down. 

UPDATE 2: Bucs beat author Greg Auman reported Friday that Brown is “anticipated to overlook” Sunday’s recreation.

To be out there for Week 3, Brown should have two unfavourable assessments 24 hours aside main as much as kickoff. As we’re 4 days away from Sunday, there’s loads of time, however we will not speculate on whether or not he’ll be out there simply but (although we’re optimistic). For now, pencil him into your lineups, however have a worthwhile backup able to go. Likelihood is, we’ll know Brown’s standing effectively earlier than kickoff, so this should not come down to three p.m. ET on Sunday.

UPDATE 3: Brown has formally been dominated out for the sport towards the Rams, and didn’t journey to Los Angeles, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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What we will do is work out how his absence would have an effect on different gamers if he cannot play. Mike Evans is the probably candidate to be shadowed by Jalen Ramsey, however we do not know that for a reality. If Brown is out, the choices come down to only Evans and Chris Godwin. Since Ramsey often covers the big-bodied X-receivers, Evans is much more prone to be on “Ramsey Island” in Brown’s absence.

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We have already ranked Evans because the lowest Bucs’ WR, and we’re much more assured in that if he has to cope with Ramsey all day. We can also’t fully rule out the possibility Ramsey covers Rob Gronkowski loads on this recreation, both. It is a true wild card, however Gronk ought to see extra targets on this case. Godwin will probably be used early and sometimes within the slot, so he is simply the No. 1 Bucs receiver, much more so with the uncertainly of Brown. Cameron Brate, Tyler Johnson, and Scotty Miller are all candidates to tackle expanded roles, too, however none could be fantasy related exterior of huge DFS contests.

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As at all times in fantasy, at all times have a backup plan, and for those who missed the primary spherical of waiver wire targets, verify again once more for the most effective Week 3 pickups.

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