Adam Schefter picked up Antonio Brown in his fantasy league before tweeting news


When ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news about the Seattle Seahawks and other teams that were interested in pursuing Antonio Brown after his Week 8 return, it caught many in the NFL community by surprise.

Some people probably saw it coming, however. RADIO.COM Sports' own Tim Kelly wrote a story on Monday about the very real possibility that in a few short weeks, the troubled wide receiver could make his return and become a game-changer for one of many organizations. However, much of that was speculation in the event that an interested team should come calling.

A cluster of people who were much more clued-in on the news — so long as they were paying attention — were Schefter's opponents in his ESPN fantasy league. The network's vice president of production, Seth Markman, tweeted a picture showing that Schefter sneakily added Brown to his team, just a couple of hours before breaking the news for the public to see.

Just another perk of being one of the NFL's foremost insiders and reporters: you're one step ahead in your fantasy league. Could the "Per Sources" team name be any more appropriate?

And one more observation — I'm not sure who "Feeling Dangerous" is, but I think they may have been feeling a little too dangerous holding onto Sam Darnold for as long as they did.

Even after more than a year off the field — he last played in Week 2 of 2019 for the Patriots, going for 56 yards and a touchdown — Brown would figure to make an immediate impact with his new team. The Seahawks may be a little bit too crowded for reliable fantasy purposes, considering Russell Wilson's well-established rapport with Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, but there's no doubt Brown is one of the hottest free agent commodities around. He's currently owned in 60% of Yahoo! leagues and 41% of ESPN leagues (via Fantasy Pros).

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