The path of th WR1 Fantasy Season Martavis Bryant?
2016 was looking like Martavis Bryant’s breakout year! Bryant is 6’4”, 211 pounds as a WR should make him the “go-to” pick. He has a 4.42 speed and a solid TD rate. Fantasy football owners pissed when Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season because he failed a drug screen for the second time! Let’s look at his 2014-2015 record to see what the league lost and what supports his Fantasy Football Rankings.
Bryant started only three games in 2014 but played in all final 10 games in the Steelers wildcard playoff loss. During those 11 games, he accumulated 32 receptions on 57 targets (13% target share in those games), 548 yards and an astounding 8 TDs, one every 4 receptions. Needless to say, Bryant didn’t hurt a team when it comes to fantasy football rankings.
If Bryant can make it to WR1 in 2017 is based on if he can just play! Out of 54 games he could play, Bryant has only played in 24 because 23 games were “missed” due to suspensions. If he can play on the field for 16 more games, it’s easy to imagine he will ascend into WR1 territory while clearly being a hot WR target.
IF Martavis Bryan can get some serious play time in the future it will help build teams and fantasy football rankings. If you are looking for a strong bench player that can help boost your fantasy football rankings and shove some wins in your friends face, Martavis Bryant might just be your man.