ESPN has been doing preseason fantasy football rankings for 15 years. Every year, a running back has had the No. 1 spot on the preseason rankings.
History has been made this year.
For the first time ever, a non-running back has the No. 1 spot.
That player? Steelers' wide receiver Antonio Brown.
">@AntonioBrown84 interview! I sat down w/ this year's #1 overall draft pick & ESPN cover star. https://t.co/P1Qvtxn65x
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR)
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) June 21, 2016
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Brown caught 136 passes for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. With most fantasy leagues having a PPR (points per reception) scoring system, Brown's value is ridiculously high. He feels honored to have the No. 1 spot.
Who will you be drafting No. 1 overall this year?