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Steelers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals after not practicing all week. He went for tests on the knee on Friday after experiencing “discomfort,” HC Mike Tomlin said. We’ll look for further updates on Brown’s status. Steelers-Bengals doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday. If Brown is unable to play, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster would get a boost in volume, and rookie James Washington would likely step in as the #2 WR.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown was held out of Thursday's practice with what ESPN's Aditi Kinkhabwala hears is a "sore knee." Two Steelers told Kinkhabwala that they expect Brown to play against the Bengals this weekend. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow, but he can stay penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

The weather for today's Steelers-Browns game doesn't look quite as bad as it appeared it might be 24 hours ago. Light rain is expected throughout with winds of 10-20 mph. We'd try to avoid the kickers in this game and use the weather as a tiebreaker for passing-game pieces. But we're not adjusting our projections.

Cleveland could see heavy rain throughout the day Sunday along with potentially strong winds, according to multiple reports. That obviously has a chance to impact Browns-Steelers, especially the passing games. We'll keep an eye on the situation heading toward the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Try to have an insurance option available behind players such as Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and Browns QB Tyrod Taylor.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that WR Antonio Brown will be a "full-go" for this weekend's opener in Cleveland. Brown missed some time in August with quad and hip issues, but his Week 1 status was never in doubt. Here are his last 6 lines against the Browns: 11-182, 8-76, 13-187-1, 10-139-2, 7-118 and 5-116-1.

Just 2 days after returning from injury, Steelers WR Antonio Brown limped off the practice field after limited individual work, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Brown already missed 10 days with a quad strain. We'll see what the issue is this time around.

Update: Brown later tweeted at Bouchette about "making [stuff] up." HC Mike Tomlin, meanwhile, said Brown left early as part of the plan and suffered no injury in the workout. Sounds like there's no reason to worry here.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (hip) returned to practice on Saturday. He ended up missing about a week-and-a-half with a minor hip flexor. Barring some sort of setback, it'll be a non-issue for Brown's fantasy value. He remains 1 of the safest picks in fantasy football.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown's chiropractor revealed on Instagram Monday that Brown is dealing with a hip flexor issue. It was previously reported as a quad injury. Brown has been sidelined for about a week now and won't play in Pittsburgh's preseason opener -- but he did re-join the team on Tuesday after being in Pittsburgh to have that injury re-evaluated. We're still not worried about Brown at this point but would like to see him back on the field by next week.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown has missed the last 2 days of training camp with what HC Mike Tomlin called a "minor injury." Tomlin added that Brown has been sent back to Pittsburgh to have the injury evaluated further. "I’ll have more information, but again, largely, it probably could be characterized as a day-to-day type deal," Tomlin said. Pro Football Talk hears that Brown is dealing with a "strained" quad and is expected back in a few days. This doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but we'll continue to keep an eye on fantasy football's #1 WR.

The Steelers nabbed Oklahoma State WR James Washington with the 60th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Washington posted huge numbers in the Cowboys’ pass-friendly offense. He broke out for a 53-1,087-10 line as a sophomore and improved to 71-1,380-10 as a junior. This past year, Washington led the entire country with 1,549 receiving yards and tied for 4th with 13 TDs. He ranked 5th among all draft-eligible players with 3.47 yards per route run, per Pro Football Focus, and won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top WR. Washington goes just 5’11, 213 pounds but plays bigger thanks to hand size, arm length and wingspan all in the 62nd percentile or better among WRs. He also boasts some of our favorite tape in this WR class, flashing technique and craftiness that belies a 21-year-old. This isn’t a great landing spot for Washington, though. He’ll sit behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster on the target totem pole in the short term. In the long term, Pittsburgh needs to find a successor to QB Ben Roethlisberger.

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) is officially active for today's game against the Jaguars. So pregame warmups evidently went well enough. Brown remains a risk/reward fantasy play at less than 100% in a tough matchup.

A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Steelers WR Antonio Brown's calf is "not close to 100%." He'll test it in pregame warmups and is expected to "give it a go" against the Jaguars, the source said. But Brown's effectiveness and ability to make it through the game are now in question. He's a tournament-only play in DFS.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf, illness) participated in Saturday's walkthrough and looked healthy, teammates told NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala. Brown was sent home sick on Friday. He put in full practices on Wednesday and Thursday, which means the calf shouldn't be a major issue. He's a nice DFS tournament play with what figures to be depressed ownership.

ProFootballTalk.com hears that Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf, illness) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's Divisional Round meeting with the Jaguars. Brown missed Friday's practice with an illness, but PFT reports the calf "remains an issue." HC Mike Tomlin didn't express much concern on Friday afternoon, saying he didn't “have a lot of reservations about [Brown] from a physical health standpoint.” We'll continue to keep an eye on this situation -- and will get Brown's official status around noon ET on Sunday.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars -- not with his calf injury, but with an illness. Brown put in full workouts on Wednesday and Thursday, so the calf shouldn't be an issue. The illness kept him out of Friday's practice but shouldn't be a factor come Sunday. We'll keep an eye on him into the weekend, though.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) was a full-go in Monday's practice, HC Mike Tomlin said. It's confirmation that he'll be ready for his usual role against the Jaguars this weekend. Brown turned 19 targets into a 10-157 line vs. Jacksonville back in October.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Steelers WR Antonio Brown will be at 100% for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Jaguars. He'll be 4 weeks removed from the calf strain at that point. Brown posted a 10-157 line on 19 targets vs. Jacksonville's league-best pass defense back in October.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that WR Antonio Brown's recovery from his calf strain is "going well." Tomlin added that Brown would be questionable if Pittsburgh was playing this weekend. That seemingly puts him on track to be ready for the Divisional Round, but we'll continue to track his progress.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) is not expected to be ready for the Wild Card round of the playoffs, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pittsburgh can avoid playing in that round by winnings its final 2 games against the Texans and Browns. But this report raises the question of whether Brown will be available for the Divisional Round. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his status for those of you playing in postseason fantasy contests.

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