Martavis Bryant
Martavis Bryant
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
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Free Agent
Out
Injury Suspension
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Reinstated from a year-long suspension, Bryant nearly moped his way off the Steelers midseason after complaining about his role. The problem for Bryant was the emergence of playmaking rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster, who along with usage monsters Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, cut into Bryant's target share. Bryant still managed 84 targets in 15 games, but his per-play output (12.1 YPC, 7.1 YPT) was pedestrian, especially for a 6-4, 211-pound freak of nature who runs a 4.42 40 and has a 39-inch vertical leap - think Randy Moss from a physical standpoint. Accordingly, the Steelers traded Bryant to the Raiders on draft day for a third-round pick. Alas, with a potential suspension looming, the Raiders cut Bryant as Week 1 approached. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.91 million contract with the Raiders in September of 2018.
Could be reinstated this summer
WROakland Raiders
Knee
February 8, 2019
Bryant (knee, suspension) may have a chance to be reinstated before training camp if he follows his treatment plan during the offseason, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After suffering a season-ending PCL injury Week 10 this past season, Bryant was moved back to the NFL's Reserve/Commissioner suspended list in mid-December for a violation of the terms of his April 2017 conditional reinstatement. He has an interesting offseason coming up, likely requiring treatment for both his physical and mental health. The 27-year-old wideout finally earned his fourth accrued NFL season in 2018, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Bryant may need to serve additional games on a suspension even if he receives clearance to partake in training camp.
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How do Martavis Bryant's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
39.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.42
 
% Team Air Yards
8.6%
 
% Team Targets
5.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.4%
 
Drop Rate
7.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.2
 
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How do Martavis Bryant's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
211 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.18 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Bryant is the ultimate wild card this year -- at least while Josh Gordon is still banned from the league. Bryant had already missed 11 games in his first two seasons before sitting out all 2016 for substance abuse violations. Assuming he complies with reinstatement terms, Bryant should be cleared to play at some point during the preseason. Bryant has as much per-play upside as any WR. At 6-4, 211, with 4.42 speed, a huge catch radius and excellent ball skills, Bryant is physically similar to peak Randy Moss. And the results back that up -- 10 catches of 40-plus yards and 14 TDs on 141 career targets. Of course, Bryant is second fiddle with superstar Antonio Brown opposite him, and QB Ben Roethlisberger is not the same player he was when Bryant took the league by storm in 2014. But there's no serious threat to Bryant's role should he show up with his head on straight.
With so much talent, fantasy owners can only scratch their head and wonder “what if”. Bryant has already missed 11 games in his first two seasons and, after multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, will serve a minimum one-year suspension in 2016. He still has two years remaining on his contract with Pittsburgh, so he might be worth a late-round gamble in dynasty leagues with the hope that he is reinstated next season.
Yet another member of last year's historic rookie receiver class, Bryant didn't suit up until Week 7, due to a shoulder injury. Then despite seeing limited snaps, he racked up six touchdowns in his first four contests and eight over his first 10 games. Bryant's per-play numbers were off the charts — 21.1 YPC and 11.2 YPT on 49 targets — thanks to his ability to beat defenses deep (five of his 26 receptions were for 40 or more yards). At 6-4, 211, with 4.4 speed, Bryant has the specs of a star wideout and is the team's one target — besides tight end Heath Miller — ideally suited to red-zone work. But all-world wideout Antonio Brown and star tailback Le'Veon Bell (once he serves his two-game suspension) will occupy a large percentage of the team's play calls, and Markus Wheaton, rookie Sammie Coates and Miller give the Steelers more pass-catching depth than most teams. Alas, news broke in late August that Bryant is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's Substance Abuse Policy, which obviously curtails his early-season fantasy utility.
Bryant may have been very inconsistent in college, but at 6-4 and with 4.4 speed he brings size and speed elements to the Steelers that no other receiver on their roster possesses. In theory he'll be splitting playing time with second-year pro Markus Wheaton behind Antonio Brown and free agent Lance Moore, but it wouldn't be surprising if both youngsters got snaps at Moore's expense later in the season should Bryant show more polish than expected.
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Suspended indefinitely
WROakland Raiders
Knee
December 14, 2018
Bryant (knee) has been has been returned to the NFL's Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely under the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
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Out for season
WROakland Raiders
Knee - PCL
December 5, 2018
The Raiders will place Bryant (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Status still in limbo
WROakland Raiders
Knee
December 3, 2018
Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that he doesn't know when Bryant (knee) will be healthy enough to play, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play Sunday
WROakland Raiders
Knee
December 2, 2018
Bryant (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
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Downgraded to doubtful
WROakland Raiders
Knee
December 1, 2018
Bryant (knee) was downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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