The future has not looked good for Antonio Brown ever since he left the Pittsburgh Steelers. For a while, it seemed like we did not go a day without him doing something ridiculous and, in many cases, outright stupid. Because of all his outlandish and questionable behavior, it seemed like his NFL career was over.
But it seems like Bruce Arians is willing to overlook it all. Fans were surprised to hear late last week that the Buccaneers were signing Antonio Brown. They did, and in a week, his suspension will be over.
That means it is time to ask a few questions about Brown, or to be more specific, how much he will produce. BetMGM.com is offering several prop bets:
- Total Regular Season Appearances
- Over 5.5 -176
- Under 5.5 +140
Assuming he can still play and does not act like a fool at any point in the near future, he will likely appear in all eight games. However, there is no guarantee he will behave once he gets back in a locker room– especially if he does not play much early on.
He could also get suspended again. If you must, take the over—but don’t risk a lot.
- Total Regular Season Touchdowns
- Over 3.5 -125
- Under 3.5 +100
It will not be surprising if the Bucs get him reps with the special teams. If they do, he will be a threat to break to return a kick for a touchdown every time he touches the ball. But if we are looking just at receiving touchdowns, the Bucs are a passing team and seem to have trouble keeping wide receivers healthy.
Because of that, it is not hard to see him play a significant number of snaps in at least a few games. If he is in the game, Brady will look for him. Take the over.
- 2+ touchdowns in any regular-season game +100
It was not unusual for him to have multi-touchdown games with the Steelers. However, he was also the No. 1 option for them. That will not be the case with the Buccaneers. Of course, it is possible, but since we have no idea how much he will play, the risk is not worth the reward.
Pass on this one.
- 200+ receiving yards in any regular-season game +400
Unless he breaks a few big runs after the catch, it is hard to see this one happening. At best, he will be the third option for Brady and the Bucs behind Chris Godwin and Mike Evans.
Pass on this one, too.
- 10+ receptions in any regular-season game +175
Tom Brady spreads the ball around too much and has too many good receivers for Brown to get targeted ten times, let alone make ten catches in a game. Pass.
- Total Regular Season Receiving Yards
- Over 399.5 -125
- Under 399.5 +100
Scotty Miller is leading the team through seven games with 365 yards. Mike Evans has 318, Rob Gronkowski has 280, and Chris Godwin 279. Take the under.
To score a touchdown in his first regular-season appearance +110
Brady seems to be a fan of Brown. Because of that, it would not be shocking to see him target Brown in the end zone against the Saints in Week Nine.
- NFL AP MVP +50000
- Super Bowl MVP +3500
Come on. Does anyone need to be told? No.