Brown nearly put the Steelers up for good on the final play in the game, after a series of laterals allowed him to break free down the left sideline. He picked up 55 yards and appeared to have the Dolphins beat for what would have been the game-winning score, but he was ruled out of bounds at the 12-yard line.
Even without the touchdown at the end of the game, Brown still finished with a huge game. He racked up 137 yards on five receptions, while scoring on a 43-yard pass earlier in the game.
Brown surpassed his career-high in receiving yards for a season early in the game, and now sits at 1,240 on 90 receptions, with seven touchdowns. The Steelers face the Bengals in Week 15.
Brown has put up gaudy stats pretty much all season long, but he's got a tough matchup this Sunday against one of the league's best defensive backfields. The Dolphins allow just 13.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, the second-lowest total in the league.
The Dolphins have allowed just four wide receivers to top 100 yards receiving in a game, and have allowed just one to find the end zone, seven weeks ago.
Fantasy owners probably cannot afford to sit Brown at this point in the season, but he could put up a disappointing line in Week 14.
Brown was still solid, hauling in five of the eight passes thrown his way. However, the 59 yards he finished the game would prove to be his lowest total since Week 7, when he totaled 50 yards on six catches.
Brown continues to work his way to a career-best season. He enters Week 14 against the Dolphins with 85 catches for 1,103 yards, putting him just five yards shy of matching his career high.
Such was the case in Week 12 in Cleveland. Browns cornerback Joe Haden had shut down all in his path this season, including Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green twice, but Brown blitzed him for six catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He leads the NFL in receptions with 80 and has moved up to second in receiving yards with 1,044.
Brown had one of his worst games against Ravens lockdown cornerback Lardarius Webb in Week 7 with six grabs for a season-low 50 yards and no scores. He is unlikely to run wild on Webb Thursday night in Baltimore, but that was said about his chances against Haden as well.
Senior Fantasy writer Jamey Eisenberg has Brown ranked only 22nd among NFL wideouts this week, but that seems unduly pessimistic. He is obviously a must-play in all formats. He might even get revenge on Webb with a big night.
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