In reality, watching Antonio Brown’s Patriots debut in Week 2 didn’t exactly stir wholesome feelings inside. Amid NFL investigation for alleged sexual assault, Brown avoided the commissioner’s exempt list after forcing his way out of Oakland and immediately made the NFL’s best team basically unstoppable, albeit against the Dolphin tank.After only three practices with his new team, AB and Tom Brady weren’t yet on the same page, yet the Pats’ new receiver finished as WR25 overall with four catches for 56 yards — including a pretty 18-yard back-shoulder touchdown, after earlier coaxing DPI on Miami’s best cover man to set up Sony Michel’s scoring dive and punctuate Brown’s dominant first drive as a Patriot.
Ew.
Meantime, New England’s two incumbent fantasy stud receivers, Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon, combined for only six score-less catches for 70 yards on one fewer target than AB’s 8.
Is it already time for Edelman and Gordon owners to panic? That might be a stretch, especially before Brown’s still-likely suspension comes down once the league wraps up its case. But what’s already crystal clear is that when Brown’s on the field, he’s going to be the focal point. Who knows, that might make Edelman and Gordon more dangerous, but they’ll obviously also need to be more efficient because their volume is already taking a big hit.

The Patriots play the Jets on Sunday, and AB slots in as our WR12, with Edelman (WR24) and Gordon distantly trailing (WR30). Of course, his new teammates’ fantasy owners don’t belong on the growing list of people AB allegedly has wronged, but it does appear they could also get caught in his wake.
1. Julio Jones, Falcons at Colts
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans at Chargers

3. Odell Beckham, Browns vs. Rams
4. Davante Adams, Packers vs. Broncos
5. Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Texans

6. Mike Evans, Bucs vs. Giants
7. Amari Cooper, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
8. Chris Godwin, Bucs vs. Giants

9. Michael Thomas, Saints at Seahawks
10. T.Y. Hilton, Colts vs. Falcons
11. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Saints

12. Antonio Brown, Patriots vs. Jets
13. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs vs. Ravens
14. Kenny Golladay, Lions at Eagles

15. Tyler Boyd, Bengals at Bills
16. Cooper Kupp, Rams at Browns
17. Marquise Brown, Ravens at Chiefs

18. Brandin Cooks, Rams at Browns
19. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals at Panthers
20. Robert Woods, Rams at Browns

21. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos at Packers
22. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers at 49ers
23. Stefon Diggs, Vikings vs. Raiders

24. Julian Edelman, Patriots vs. Jets
25. Adam Thielen, Vikings vs. Raiders
26. Allen Robinson, Bears at Washington

27. Christian Kirk, Cardinals at Panthers
28. Calvin Ridley, Falcons at Colts
29. D.J. Moore, Panthers vs. Cardinals

30. Josh Gordon, Patriots vs. Jets
31. Sterling Shepard, Giants at Bucs
32. Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs vs. Ravens

33. John Ross, Bengals at Bills
34. Will Fuller, Texans at Chargers
35. John Brown, Bills vs. Bengals

36. Mecole Hardman, Chiefs vs. Ravens
37. Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Texans
38. Curtis Samuel, Panthers vs. Cardinals

39. Jarvis Landy, Browns vs. Rams
40. Courland Sutton, Broncos at Packers
41. Jamison Crowder, Jets at Patriots

42. Nelson Agholor, Eagles vs. Lions
43. Devin Smith, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
44. Corey Davis, Titans at Jaguars

45. Deebo Samuel, 49ers vs. Steelers
46. DK Metcalf, Seahawks vs. Saints
47. DJ Chark, Jaguars vs. Titans

48. Marvin Jones, Lions at Eagles
49. Randall Cobb, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
50. Terry McLaurin, Washington vs. Bears

51. Marquise Goodwin, 49ers vs. Steelers
52. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars vs. Titans
53. Geronimo Allison, Packers vs. Broncos

54. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons at Colts
55. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers vs. Broncos
56. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Eagles vs. Lions

57. James Washington, Steelers at Seahawks
58. Robby Anderson, Jets at Patriots
59. Kenny Stills, Texans at Chargers

60. Tre’Quan Smith, Saints at Seahawks
61. Danny Amendola, Lions at Eagles
62. Cole Beasley, Bills vs. Bengals

63. DeVante Parker, Dolphins at Cowboys
64. Travis Benjamin, Chargers vs. Texans
65. Preston Williams, Dolphins at Cowboys

66. David Moore, Seahawks vs. Saints
67. Trey Quinn, Washington vs. Bears
68. Willie Snead, Ravens at Chiefs

69. Anthony Miller, Bears at Washington
70. KeeSean Johnson, Cardinals at Panthers
Not listed: A.J. Green, Michael Gallup, Alshon Jeffery, Sterling Shepard, DeSean Jackson



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