Amon-Ra St. Brown makes it fun to watch the Detroit Lions play football. Brown’s hot streak has made him the certified WR1 for the Lions.
The Detroit Lions have been abysmal probably longer than I have been alive. Every year, they make their fans suffer from years and years of losing. This year is no different, BUT there is hope and that is where greatness starts.
With injuries to their two best weapons on offense, the Lions had nothing left. No D’Andre Swift and no TJ Hockenson mean a TON of targets. Someone had to step up and that someone is the Sun God.
Amon-Ra St. Brown’s fantasy production
No, that is not a Yu-Gi-Oh card. That is Amon-Ra St. Brown, the new WR1 for the Detroit Lions. St. Brown started the season slowly, only posting two double-digit scoring games in the first eight weeks.
Since then, he has had five double-digit scoring games. He has come alive and given an extra spark to fantasy managers everywhere. I for one follow volume when it comes to fantasy football and Amon has plenty of that, too.
Since week 13, St. Brown has seen at least 11 targets and over 70 receiving yards. In that span, he ranks as the WR4 and has outscored players such as Deebo Samuel and Stefon Diggs.
St. Brown has been a late bloomer for this season and has without a doubt helped numerous managers reach and win fantasy championships.
Amon is the Lions WR1 and a Dynasty WR1
Amon-Ra St. Brown should be the Lions WR1 for the future and there is no debating it. He has set the record for most receptions by a Lions rookie receiver and he has given the team a spark in the last quarter of the season.
St. Brown will take a step back when Swift and Hockenson return next season, but the future is so bright in Detroit. Whether it is Jared Goff or someone else. The Lions have realized that St. Brown is a special talent and is a playmaker. There will be even more opportunity in the coming seasons with fewer eyes on him and more on Swift and Hockenson.
When it comes to dynasty football, I personally believe St. Brown can give WR1 numbers but not how it’s been going the past month. I believe St. Brown can be sold in fantasy for a young receiver that is on a down year.
There are a handful of receivers with weak quarterback play. A frustrated manager may bite on a St. Brown trade. Chase Claypool, Terry McLaurin, and DJ Moore are names that come to my mind.