Antonio Brown set to be next year's No. 1 pick

Steelers WR Antonio Brown had another monster performance, this time against the Broncos. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is carrying fantasy owners to 2015 championships with his excellent December performance. With the running back position continuing to mostly frustrate, he’s making a strong case to be the first selection in 2016 drafts. It’s tough to remember the last time a running back -- or a half-dozen of them -- was bypassed as a consensus top overall pick in fantasy drafts, but Brown, with his fifth game of 27 or more standard fantasy points Sunday -- and four in the past six games -- figures to be the early favorite.