Brown also had a touchdown grab called back when it was ruled his toe came down out of bounds.
Brown drew a team-high 13 targets, catching nine balls for 90 yards. It was his 23rd straight game with at least five catches and 50 receiving yards. He'll face the Colts in Week 8.
Garbage time was kind to
Brown was held without a catch in the first quarter and didn't really get on a roll until the Browns had the game well in-hand. He snagged his first reception with just under two minutes left in the half and added a 23-yarder before intermission that merely served to run out the clock.
He caught one for 23 yards in the third quarter before padding his stats thereafter. He added three catches for 39 yards in the fourth quarter to finish with seven receptions for 118 yards.
Brown, who has totaled at least 84 yards receiving in every game this year, will try to keep up the good work next Monday night against visiting Houston.
The five catches tied a season low, but Sunday was the first time in five games Brown finished with less than 90 receiving yards. He also failed to score for just the second time in five games.
Brown has been targeted at least 10 times in four straight games. The Steelers are back in action Week 6 at Cleveland.
Over at the Fantasy Football Today blog, I noted a handful of players who left Fantasy points on the field in Week 4. Whether it was due to a play called off due to penalties or just an overthrow by a quarterback, a handful of guys could have helped you more than they did in this weekend.
The list is headlined by
Check out the blog post for video of those two plus
For the second straight game, he scored two touchdowns Week 4 against Tampa Bay, the second on a diving 27-yard grab over the top of a Buccaneers defender, and for the fourth straight game -- that's every single one, in case you've lost count -- he topped 90 yards, finishing with a season-high 131 on seven catches.
In other words, he turned in his best performance in what's already been a ridiculous season so far. Where does he go from here?
Having watched the game, I have to say I was also impressed by Markus Wheaton's ability to go get a pass, contorting his body as necessary, but he still has nothing on Brown. With no real threats to his targets, you can take Brown at face value in Fantasy.
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