WR Martavis Bryant - Oakland Raiders
|6-4, 211||Born: 12-20-1991||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2014|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 8): Bryant is getting deep targets from Derek Carr and starting to convert them into big gains. He's just a desperation play, but one with a big payoff if he hits.
General News (Sat Oct 13): was added to the injury report Saturday, Oct. 13, because of an illness. He is considered questionable for Week 6's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Week 6: vs Seattle Seahawks
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Raiders passing offense has put up big yardage totals with Derek Carr averaging nearly 330 passing yards while completing over 70 percent of his passes this season. Carr has made his fair share of mistakes on his way to those gaudy yardage numbers though, leading the league with eight interceptions while only passing for seven touchdowns--four of which came in the overtime thriller against Cleveland. Tight end Jared Cook has been the top target for Carr this season, surprising most of the industry with his bounce-back of a start to this season. Cook was quiet last week but has seen consistent volume with a couple big games on his resume. Amari Cooper has been the epitome of boom or bust this season. In Week 2 and Week 4, Cooper has a combined 18 receptions for 244 yards and a touchdown. In his other three games, Cooper has only four receptions for 36 yards. Jordy Nelson, on the other hand, has hauled in at least four receptions and a touchdown in three straight weeks since shifting to more of the slot receiver role--including the 173-yard explosion in Week 3. The Seahawks defense played relatively against the league's top offense last week despite being without both Earl Thomas and Mychal Kendricks, but they still have a few flaws to be exploited. Frank Clark anchored a defensive line that applied pressure at times on Jared Goff last week, but they only managed to notch one sack as the pressure was neither persistent nor particularly strong. Clark and company should have a chance to feast this week though as they square off against a pair of young Raiders tackles. Safety continues to be a strong position for the Seahawks as Tedric Thompson has looked great in replacement of Thomas while Bradley McDougald continues to play at a high level. Their weakness remains cornerback though, as all three of the starters have struggled this season. Nelson should see the toughest matchup against Justin Coleman if he continues taking snaps from the slot, but the veteran Nelson still should be able to get free a few times. The outside receivers for Oakland can also find success here as Tre Flowers has played poorly for most of this season while Shaquill Griffin had a tough time with the Rams receivers last week. The Seahawks have held tight ends relatively in check this season though as Jared Cook will see an unfavorable matchup against safety Bradley McDougald.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Martavis Bryant's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 5 vs LAC (3 / 3 / 91 / 0 rec)
Bryant made a pretty over the shoulder catch and tapped his toes along the sideline for a 23-yard gain on a fade route. Bryant had a 21-yard catch that was going to be called back for offensive pass interference but he fumbled the ball while trying to switch hands and the Chargers recovered. Bryant caught a deep crossing route for a 47-yard gain late in the game. He has made a few splash plays but has also made way too many costly mistakes over the past few weeks.
2018 Week 4 vs CLE (7 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Bryant was wide open for what should have been a 53-yard touchdown. He seemed to panic with the ball in the air and so much time and space to make the catch, stumbled and then couldn't hold on. Bryant had a gain of 28 on a post route. He showed his elite speed running away from the defender and carried a tackler for a few yards after contact as well. Bryant had an incredible effort as a blocker on Marshawn Lynch's 52-yard run. He had the key block to spring Lynch to the outside and then ran ahead and destroyed the safety, allowing Lynch to pick up another 20 yards on the end of the run.
2018 Week 3 vs MIA (5 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
With Seth Roberts a healthy scratch, Bryant operated as the unquestioned third receiver. He was able to pick up 11 yards on a quick wide receiver screen early. The Raiders have tried to get the ball into Bryant's hands short and let him try to make plays as a runner. So far, he has proven adept with these opportunities. The targets deeper down the field were more of a mixed bag. He was able to hang on through contact on a 19-yard completion down the sideline. However, with the game on the line in the final minutes, Bryant was targeted in the corner of the end zone on a fade route and Xavien Howard won the jump ball away from Bryant for a game-winning interception.
2018 Week 2 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Bryant operated as the fourth receiver. He showed his elite speed on a wide receiver screen for a gain of 22 yards on his first touch of the game. While Bryant didn't do anything spectacular, he had a solid debut performance that gives him something positive to build on moving forward.
Latest NewsRaiders | Martavis Bryant questionable for Week 6 (Sat Oct 13, 11:29 AM) - Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (illness) was added to the injury report Saturday, Oct. 13, because of an illness. Our View: He is considered questionable for Week 6's game against the Seattle Seahawks. That makes Bryant a 'what the heck' flex ...at best...for Sunday.
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