|Week 13 (NO) - Average||3.0||57.0||1.0||0||0||0||11|
|Week 13 (NO) - Dave Richard||3||58||1||0||0||0||11|
|Week 13 (NO) - Jamey Eisenberg||3||56||1||0||0||0||11|
|2014 Season - Average||23.5||386.5||3.0||1.0||7.0||0||49|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||16||262||2||2||14||0||30|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||31||511||4||0||0||0||67|
|Current Player Ranking: 85|
|Red Zone Stats|
|Illness - Full practice. Probable for Week 13 vs. New Orleans|
|11/28/2014||Antonio Brown, WR PIT||Martavis Bryant, WR PIT|
Denard Robinson, RB JAC
|11/28/2014||Tre Mason, RB STL|
Kyle Orton, QB BUF
|Martavis Bryant, WR PIT|
Eric Decker, WR NYJ
|11/28/2014||Andrew Luck, QB IND|
Mike Wallace, WR MIA
|Martavis Bryant, WR PIT|
Keenan Allen, WR SD
Rank Among Leaders
Frustrating night for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(11/17/14) Steelers rookie wideout Martavis Bryant was targeted in the end zone three times Monday night at Tennessee, but he was unable to corral any of them. He finished with two catches for 11 yards.
Bryant broke loose in the first quarter for what could have been an easy touchdown, but Ben Roethlisberger floated the ball too high and too late. The pass was broken up. Roethlisberger then overthrew Bryant on an end-zone fade.
Finally, Bryant had a chance to score on a post route. He couldn't haul in the throw in tight coverage.
Bryant, who had six touchdowns in his previous four games, is on a bye Week 12.
Martavis Bryant keeps on cooking
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(11/9/14) Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant continues to be a touchdown machine, as he scored for the fourth straight game to open his career in Week 10 against the Jets.
Coming off a pair of two-touchdown games, Bryant had to have been disappointed to only score once Sunday. However, he put together his most complete game yet, hauling in four passes for a career-best 143 yards, including an 80-yard score, his longest yet.
Bryant has introduced a new element to the team's offense since making his debut, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has quickly gotten on the same page as him. Eventually, he will fail to find the end zone, so seeing him produce otherwise was a good sign Sunday. At this point, he should be viewed as a high-upside option at wide-receiver moving forward, though still a somewhat risky one heading into Week 11 against the Titans.
Steelers WR Bryant has biggest game of young career Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/9/14) It takes a lot to outshine Antonio Brown, but that's what fellow Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant did Sunday in a loss to the host Jets.
Bryant caught four passes for a game-high 143 yards and made things interesting by breaking free with 1:16 remaining for an 80-yard touchdown, giving him at least one in each of the last six games. Not bad considering he was held without a reception in the first half.
Now with 310 yards receiving in four games, Bryant will try to take his momentum and run with it when the Steelers play at Tennessee next Monday night.
Martavis Bryant may have another big game in him
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(11/6/14) Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been active for three games this season and scored a touchdown in every one, including two in each of the last two. But quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also threw for six touchdowns in each of those two -- a pace he obviously can't sustain.
For as much throwing as Roethlisberger has done the last two weeks, Bryant has gotten a total of 12 targets, averaging 4.0 catches for 63.5 yards during that span, which means he's not so productive apart from the touchdowns. So his viability for Week 10 at the Jets really comes down to how much you like Roethlisberger's chances.
I'll speak for myself: I like them a lot. I've been as skeptical as anyone of Roethlisberger's ability to put up stud numbers every week, but this is a tailor-made matchup for him. The Jets have allowed an NFL-high 24 touchdown passes, six more than any other team, while recording an NFL-low one interception, two fewer than any other team. As you might expect, they've given up the most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.
Of course, Bryant isn't a quarterback, and they've only given up the 11th-most Fantasy points per game to wide receivers. But it stands to reason that if Roethlisberger has a good game, so will what has become one of his preferred red-zone targets.
Can Martavis Bryant keep it up?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(11/3/14) Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant scored two touchdowns for the second straight game Week 9 against Baltimore, giving him five touchdowns since the Steelers first activated him in Week 7. That's a stud, right?
Gosh, I don't know. If he keeps it up, sure, but as infrequently as he gets the ball, what reason do we have to believe he will?
His incredible run coincides with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's even more incredible run -- in case you haven't heard, he's thrown for six touchdowns in back-to-back games -- so presumably, when Roethlisberger's scoring slows to something more sustainable, so will Bryant's.
And what will be left for him then? Even with all the touchdowns, he's gone for less than 50 yards in two of his three games, including Week 9. He's averaged 3.3 catches on 5.7 targets. Playing alongside ball hawk Antonio Brown, he's just not very productive, apart from the touchdowns. It kind of reminds me of the Cowboys' Terrance Williams over the first five weeks, when he had five touchdowns. With only one in four games since, those who bought into him are feeling a bit cheated.
Of course, there is that possibility that Roethlisberger's scoring doesn't slow to something more sustainable and that he's on the verge of joining Peyton Manning in Fantasy superstardom, but I tend to reject that idea given his past inconsistencies.
Week 13 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
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Week 12 Fantasy Trade Values
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Week 11 Snap Count Snapshot
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|The Steelers were a little thin at receiver heading into the draft, so their selection of Clemson receiver Martavis Bryant was a very good one. Playing opposite Sammy Watkins, Bryant was the taller, leaner receiver with very good speed. He had 42 receptions for 828 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. Keeping tabs on him in training camp will be important -- it's been a while since a Steelers rookie made an impact at receiver but Bryant could end up with a lot of playing time if he can outperform Markus Wheaton. There's no doubt that his size and deep speed will be very appealing to Ben Roethlisberger, who misses having a lanky deep ball threat now that Mike Wallace is over a year removed from the Steel City. Bryant is worth a late flier in deeper seasonal leagues, a mid- to late-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a second- to third-round choice in rookie-only drafts.
(Updated 5/28/14) |