Over the final weeks of his rookie season in 2021, Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown fit the label of a "league-winner". In 2022, despite missing or being limited in a few games, the "Sun God" was a top-10 fantasy wide receiver.
Fantasy owners who wanted St. Brown this year had to use a second-round draft pick to get him. He was confident he would pay off that ADP during the height of draft season, even as he sort of lamented the volume of messages he gets about fantasy football.
St. Brown has missed one game this season (Week 5), and after a downturn for a couple games (Week 13 and Week 14) he has re-surged with finishes as WR6 and WR4 in the first two fantasy playoff weeks in most leagues (PPR scoring).
For the season, St. Brown is WR3 (PPR scoring), WR5 (0.5-point PPR) and WR5 (standard scoring). In PPR scoring, he has posted one game with less than 12.9 fantasy points (the same lone game with less than 11.2 points in 0.5 point-PPR).
Amon-Ra St. Brown has perfect message for his fantasy football owners
"I get … I don’t know how many (direct messages), every day, about fantasy,” St. Brown said. “I don’t read all of them. I can’t read all of them. I can’t even click on all of them, but I’m aware.”
St. Brown then dropped the perfect message for the fantasy owners who invested in him, or were able to invest in him without having him go a pick before they would have taken him (not that I'm bitter) this year.
"I'm aware of the people that love fantasy. Shoot, I don’t play fantasy, but for all those who do, you’re welcome,”
A little bit cold and calculated, yet completely appropriate. St. Brown is one of few NFL players who would address fantasy football without vitriol toward those who message him, then drop a "you're welcome" for his contributions to the success of said fantasy owners. And the recent momentum should easily continue in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys.