Antonio Brown missed the last two games of the season with an ankle injury, but he's practicing fully; healthy for Pittsburgh's game against the Jaguars this week. It's a tough matchup, but Brown did fine in the Week 5 meeting. In general, No. 1 wide receivers were hit-or-miss versus that elite secondary; some struggled, but many did just fine.
The week-by-week performances of No. 1 wideouts versus the Jaguars during the regular season are shown below. I set aside the early-season Ravens debacle in England; Baltimore just didn't show up for that one, with Joe Flacco passing for a comically bad 28 yards. And I left out the Bengals game, because A.J. Green got ejected early on in that one.
|NO. 1 WIDEOUTS VERSUS JAGUARS|
I see seven good games -- No. 1s either catching touchdowns or putting up at least 70 receiving yards, or both. Six really lousy ones -- under 50 yards and no touchdowns.
Brown is the league's best wideout, plus he himself had a big game against this defense. The closest guy to him on this list, Hopkins, averaged 68 yards and scored in both games.
So maybe you get a little less than elite numbers from Brown, but I tend to think he'll be OK. Still a chance he's one of the better performers among wide receivers playing this week.