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Steelers | Martavis Bryant not a lock to rejoin Pitt

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:17:52 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has "a ways to go" before the Steelers can count on him playing, according to owner Art Rooney.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant is a great talent on the field, but he has had more than his fair share of off-field issues. It remains to be seen what happens this offseason, but there's just too much risk involved to seriously consider taking a chance on Bryant at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gerry Dulac

Steelers | Pittsburgh hopeful about Martavis Bryant

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:37:02 -0800

Suspended Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant applied for reinstatement early this month, but head coach Mike Tomlin said while he is "hopeful", he is also in "wait-and-see mode" in regards to his potential return to the team.

Fantasy Tip: It is an expected reaction from a coach regarding a player who has suited up in only 21 of a potential 48 regular-season games since he was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Bryant reportedly considered retirement at one point during his year-long suspension, but his application for reinstatement suggests that is no longer an issue. Bryant has been a huge big-play threat during his brief rollercoaster career and a player the Steelers missed while he sat out in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette

Steelers | Martavis Bryant applies for reinstatement

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:12:02 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant applied for reinstatement Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a source. Bryant will not be able to return for the playoffs, but he could return for the 2017 regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant's size, speed and deep-play ability would give the Steelers yet another offensive weapon. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell will still be the focal points of Pittsburgh's offense if Bryant is reinstated, but Bryant should not be overlooked. He tallied 765 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 despite playing in just 11 games.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Steelers | Martavis Bryant making improvements

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:15:45 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant said he has taken his year-long suspension seriously because he understands he is out of chances. Bryant said he has trimmed down his friend circle and has put on 10 pounds of muscle.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant said all the right things, but it remains to be seen if he can stay out of trouble. His big-play ability gives him tons of upside in Pittsburgh's offense, and he will be worth the risk as a WR4 in 2017 drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Jacob Feldman

Steelers | Markus Wheaton not sure of role

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:45:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton said he isn't sure if he will remain in the slot or will see more time on the outside with WR Martavis Bryant suspended for the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: Wheaton will have a golden opportunity to carve out a big role in the offense, especially if Sammie Coates is slow to develop. Consider Wheaton a WR4 with intriguing upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Ralph N. Paulk

Steelers | Pittsburgh confident in Sammie Coates

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:13:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates will be one of the next men up in light of WR Martavis Bryant's year-long suspension for violating the NFL' substance abuse policy. There is no urgency to sign or draft another wide receiver, according to general manager Kevin Colbert, who said they feel good about Coates.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, Coates, Markus Wheaton and Ladarius Green will all play larger roles with Bryant out for the year. Coates will ideally help open up the field with his deep-threat ability. He'll still only be in his second season in the NFL, though, so don't set expectations too high. Antonio Brown should be the first wide receiver taken in fantasy drafts, though, especially in PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gerry Dulac

Steelers | Pittsburgh won't cut Martavis Bryant

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:37:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will not be released despite his one-year ban for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

Fantasy Tip: The Steelers have lost an important part of their offense for 2016, but the likes of Ladarius Green, Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates are capable of replacing him together. Green and Coates should help spread the field more, while Wheaton serves as more of a possession receiver. Green is now a borderline TE1, while Wheaton and Coates should be viewed as a WR3 and WR5, respectively.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Steelers | Martavis Bryant's contract unchanged

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:35:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will have two years on his contract after he serves his one-year suspension, according to team president Art Rooney.

Fantasy Tip: There looks to be little recourse for Bryant this season. Markus Wheaton will be the second receiver, as he was for the first half of last season. He didn't set the world on fire last season and is more of a WR4 in fantasy. TE Ladarius Green could be huge, though, as a low-end TE1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gerry Dulac

Steelers | Martavis Bryant accepts suspension

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:18:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has accepted his one-year suspension from the NFL and will begin serving it immediately, according to a source. The suspension will span an entire calendar year under NFL rules governing suspended players. Bryant had originally planned to appeal the suspension.

He was suspended last year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. This second offense included missing several scheduled drug tests, having a diluted specimen and a failed drug test for marijuana.

Fantasy Tip: Markus Wheaton and Ladarius Green should be the primary beneficiaries with Bryant gone for the year. Wheaton has more value in PPR formats as more of a possession receiver. Green is one of the better downfield tight end threats in the league and should be in the TE1 conversation, while Wheaton should be viewed as a lower-end WR3. Sammie Coates gets an uptick in fantasy value, too. He's a viable deep threat that is better suited for non-PPR leagues. Le'Veon Bell was already fairly involved in the passing game, but he could see even more targets, too, with Bryant's absence. Bryant's suspension may also solidify Antonio Brown as the top wide receiver in fantasy football, too, especially in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Aaron Wilson

Steelers | Martavis Bryant checking into rehab

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:08:17 -0800

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant plans to check into rehab and undergo evaluation for depression, according to one of his agents, Brian Fettner. Fettner confirmed Bryant is appealing his suspension, though getting it overturned is seen as a long shot. It stems from multiple missed drug tests, Fettner said, while also acknowledging Bryant has a problem with marijuana.

"We're all stunned, me included," Fettner said. "We clearly miscalculated the issue. His isn't a party issue. It's a coping issue and a depression issue, and he's got to take care of it."

Fantasy Tip: Ladarius Green could emerge as a bigger factor with the news. He'll be a high-end TE2 with upside in this offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

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