Fantasy Slant: Steelers Expect Martavis Bryant to be Reinstated

By Vincent Frank on Monday, August 7th 2017
Fantasy Slant: Steelers Expect Martavis Bryant to be Reinstated

In what could be a boon for the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the team expects the NFL to reinstate suspended wide receiver Martavis Bryant this week. 

Bryant, still only 25, was suspended for the entire 2016 season for repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy. 

When actually on the field, the 2014 fourth-round pick has been dominant at time. 

Bryant's last full season saw him put up 50 receptions for 765 yards and six touchdowns. He also tallied nine receptions for 154 yards and a touchdown in his last outing in the playoffs against the Denver Broncos that season.

Flush with seemingly unending talent, a reinstatement to the Steelers' roster could be absolutely huge for Bryant and those looking for a high-upside late-round talent in late-summer fantasy drafts. 

Though, even if Bryant is reinstated, we can fully expect Pittsburgh to make him work hard in order to earn a starting gig opposite Antonio Brown

Youngster Eli Rogers performed well as a rookie last season, recording 48 receptions for 594 yards and three touchdowns. The team has previously been high on 2015 third-round pick Sammie Coates, who proved to be incredibly inconsistent as a sophomore last season. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh also added former Tennessee Titans bust Justin Hunter in free agency. 

It will surely be something to keep an eye on once Bryant is indeed reinstated. 

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