Tom Brady will likely be with out one among his high targets Sunday as he and the Buccaneers look to stay undefeated after they face the Rams on the highway.
Broad receiver Antonio Brown did not make the journey to Los Angeles after testing optimistic for COVID-19 throughout the week.
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Brown first examined optimistic Wednesday. His capacity to play this weekend hinged on recording two damaging checks 24 hours aside. That did not occur, so he’ll miss Sunday’s recreation.
Brown, 33, has turn out to be a stable secondary receiving choice in Tampa behind Chris Godwin and Mike Evans since becoming a member of the crew final October. He performed in each of the crew’s first two video games (one begin) this season and had six catches for 138 yards and a landing. He totaled 483 yards and 4 touchdowns in eight video games final yr with Tampa Bay.
He signed with the Bucs every week earlier than he was reinstated from an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL’s private conduct coverage.
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SN’s Fantasy Supply crew tasks that tight finish Cameron Brate or broad receivers Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller will almost definitely be the “subsequent man up” in Brown’s absence.
Brate has one catch for 8 yards by means of the primary two video games. Johnson has one reception for five yards. Miller, Tampa Bay’s No. 3 receiver final yr, has no catches or targets in 2021 and has performed simply 20 snaps complete, in accordance with Professional Soccer Reference.
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Brown made his mark in Pittsburgh as one of many league’s high receivers, garnering seven Professional Bowl and 4 All-Professional nods with the Steelers. He led the NFL in receiving yards twice.
Tampa Bay (2-0) enters Sunday main the NFL with 79 factors. A win over the Rams would transfer it right into a first-place tie with the 3-0 Panthers within the NFC South.