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Fantasy Football Spotlight: Steelers WR Martavis Bryant


Oct 26, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) catches a pass in front of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler (20) during the first half of their game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers may have found something in rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant, but most fantasy leagues are still trying to figure out who he is. According to’s Fantasy Football league, he is owned in 37% of leagues across their fantasy football. He is a fourth round pick out of Clemson and at 6 foot 4 inches tall, he could be a dangerous weapon in the red zone.

Now I am not saying he will replace the Steelers top wide receiver, Antonio Brown, by any means. It does mean he is a solid WR3 option and for those leagues looking deep, a valuable player. In two games, he has 7 receptions on 12 targets for 123 yards and 3 touchdowns. Yes I know it is a small sample size, but with few teams having the opportunity to see Bryant in action, plus limited film available, it makes him a viable weapon for Big Ben over the next few weeks.

Bryant has no turnovers and has proven to have solid hands so far. He is a rookie and inexperienced in the NFL which is a small risk, but one that after two games, might be worth it especially for a league with a flex player position to fill. He is not a receiver to make every PPR (Points Per Reception) league drool, but is a solid 3 to 4 receptions a game option and if he can gain a touchdown, could product double digit points.

Bryan still has a lot to prove in the NFL and for some fantasy owners it may be too much a risk at this point, but for those who take a chance, high risk could mean high reward. Martavis Bryant should be a solid option and I look forward to watching him improve my fantasy stock over the lack luster, Wes Welker.