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WR Martavis Bryant - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-4, 211Born: 12-20-1991College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 4

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Bryant carries risk of rust from a year layoff, but he had three top 12 wide receiver weeks in each of 2014 and 2015 despite only playing in 21 games. Bryant gives your best ball lineup a higher weekly ceiling at the cost of a 5th/6th round pick - which means you can hedge for another suspension or disappointment while still getting the possible benefit of a big play receiver in a big play offense.

Summary

Martavis Bryant was out of the league for the entire 2016 season due to a suspension. He worked diligently to get things in order so the league would reinstate him this year, and that's what they did. Bryant hopefully has his life back on track and his priorities in order. He's got star potential but he could end up being another cautionary tale (Josh Gordon anyone?) if his addiction gets the best of him. On the field, Bryant has the speed to take the top off the defense in the blink of an eye. He has incredible 'my ball' mentality and can make difficult/contested catches seem routine. Bryant can be a force in the red zone due to his leaping ability and knack for making plays 'above the rim.' In 2015, Bryant finished the season as the 32nd-ranked fantasy receiver in the NFL. He only played in 11 games that year and finished the season with 50 catches for 765 yards. Eclipsing 50 catches and perhaps even over 1,000 receiving yards is not out of the question in 2017. He's got everything to play for as 2017 is a contract season for the talented but oft-troubled receiver. If it comes together for Bryant this year he could easily outperform his current ADP of WR24 in 12-team PPR leagues. Consider Bryant a boom/bust prospect this season. (July 10)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 30, 13, 16, 18, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 34, 37, 40, 74
Overall Redraft - 63, 33, 41, 44, 53, 55, 60, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 33, 18, 22, 22, 22, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 34, 36, 36, 37, 38, 38, 40, 45, 74
Overall Redraft PPR - 62, 36, 41, 42, 44, 49, 55, 60
WR Dynasty - 48, 19, 22, 43, 63, 70, 83
Overall Dynasty - 59, 26, 39

Stats and Projections

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2014 PIT 10 3 12 0 48 26 549 8
2015 PIT 11 5 37 1 92 50 765 6 1
2016 PIT 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 56 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 14 0 * * 57 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 15 0 * * 61 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 62 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 58
WR: 26
Overall-PPR: 55
WR-PPR: 27

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Latest News

Steelers | Martavis Bryant wants to talk to QB (Fri Jul 14, 09:31 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant said he wants to talk with QB Ben Roethlisberger 'man-to-man' about the public comments Roethlisberger made about Bryant's suspension. 'Hopefully we'll have it before the season starts,' Bryant said. 'If not, that's fine. I'm still going to go out and perform and do what I have to do to be the best teammate I can be.'

Our View: We have a feeling the two are going to make big plays for the Steelers this year. Bryant comes with plenty of risk, but he's a high-end WR2 for fantasy owners when he's playing at his best.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Cleveland Browns
2vs Minnesota Vikings
3@ Chicago Bears
4@ Baltimore Ravens
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Kansas City Chiefs
7vs Cincinnati Bengals
8@ Detroit Lions
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10@ Indianapolis Colts
11vs Tennessee Titans
12vs Green Bay Packers
13@ Cincinnati Bengals
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15vs New England Patriots
16@ Houston Texans
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