Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown has been quite possibly the most dependable fantasy WR of 2023 so far, scoring at least 14.2 fantasy points in all of the eight games he’s played and ranking as the overall WR6 in fantasy points per game. While those numbers have obviously been fantastic, St. Brown has taken things to a new level over his last four games, a development that’s been overshadowed by the excellence of WRs like Ceedee Lamb and A.J. Brown in that same time frame.
After averaging just 17.6 fantasy points per game through his first four games –still good for the WR11 in average points per game in that span – and missing Week 5 against the Panthers, St. Brown’s average points per game have skyrocketed to 25.2 over his past four games, good for 3rd in the NFL behind the aforementioned Ceedee Lamb and A.J. Brown in that span. He’s also caught eight passes in three of his last four games as opposed to having just 8+ catches in a game just once through his first four games, and also has two 30+ point outings in the past four games, as well.
He’s definitely found his ceiling, and what’s even better about that is that it hasn’t come at the cost of a lower weekly floor. On the season, St. Brown has had at least six catches and 50 yards OR a touchdown in every game he’s played, and 70+ receiving yards in every game but one this year. Even with the return of Jameson Williams and the emergence of stars in Sam LaPorta and Jahmyr Gibbs, Amon-Ra St. Brown has not only maintained his league-winning fantasy production, but he’s become even more productive. He’s as matchup-proof as a fantasy wide receiver can be, and will likely find himself being ranked as a weekly top-5 receiver for the rest of the season.