WR: Antonio Brown

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said Antonio Brown (ankle) is out for Week 7 against the Bears.

Brown was never likely to suit up this week after so much missed practice time. Fourth among wideouts in targets per route run this season, Brown's absence opens up targets for Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Brown has a 20 percent target share in his five 2021 games. When he was sidelined against the Rams in Week 3, Mike Evans led the Bucs with 11 targets while Godwin saw seven targets. Tyler Johnson -- who had six targets when Brown missed Week 3 -- has fleeting fantasy appeal for Tampa's Week 7 game against a middling Chicago secondary.

SOURCE: Greg Auman on Twitter Oct 22, 2021, 12:21 PM ET