College: Clemson | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 12/20/1991
2018 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 133.4
Avg Pts: 8.34
Rank: 21 WR
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|Week 2||15.80||Martavis Bryant 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Martavis Bryant 36 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
Martavis Bryant 78 receiving yds (7.80 pts)
Martavis Bryant 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant was the topic of an unusual analogy by head coach Jon Gruden, who referred to him as a "white tiger". According to Michael Gehlken, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Gruden was quoted as saying "...sometimes he comes out to play and sometimes he doesn't. It's good to see him because he's really special like the white tiger." Bryant has always been hit or miss in terms of fantasy production and with him fighting for his role on the team, his upside and overall value are both very limited.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (head) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, after he missed the previous two practices because of headaches.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant is back at practice Wednesday after missing the last two days due to headaches. The headaches/migraines have affected him for years but will be taking part in drills today, since it's a no-pads practice. Bryant is competing for the third receiver role on the team, but has been struggling in camp and has been called out for not picking up the offensive playbook by head coach Jon Gruden.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (head) was held out of practice for a second straight day as he continues to deal with migraine headaches. Migraines have bothered Bryant for years now, according to The Athletic's Vic Tafur.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (head) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 13, because he was dealing with a headache, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has been locked to the second unit, without many 11-on-11 reps early in camp, according to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who was called out recently by head coach Jon Gruden, has mostly been locked to the second unit in training camp and hasn't had many repetitions in 11-on-11 drills. However, he made the most of his reps in Wednesday's practice and showed urgency by catching two long touchdowns. It's looking right now like Bryant is third on the depth chart behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson. He's mostly been inconsistent in his career and has off-field issues as well. Bryant should be more of a deep option for the Raiders this year, but his inconsistency will make it tough for fantasy owners to invest much in him.
After being criticized recently by Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, wide receiver Martavis Bryant had an excellent practice against the Lions on Wednesday with several quality receptions that showcased his speed and hands. Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson are ahead of Bryant, and Ryan Switzer has found a home in the slot, leaving Bryant to work mostly with the second-team offense. "Martavis is not a good talent, he's a great talent and we're going to continue to work him into our offense," Gruden said. "Today showed, I think, what he's capable of doing. … We have big plans for him." Bryant still has time to learn the offense and pick things up, but as of now he doesn't have much of a role as the fourth wideout. He's a boom-or-bust fantasy option that is often consistent for his fantasy owners. He's a much better target late in standard-scoring leagues.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant is struggling to learn the playbook so far in training camp, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. The Raiders are trying to simplify Bryant's learning process so they can get him on the field more.
Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver James Jones said on NFL Network that wide receiver Martavis Bryant is struggling to learn the team's playbook after talking to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. "They've only got him lining up in one spot to try to slow it down and help him out," Jones said. "They need him to pick it up." Head coach Jon Gruden said recently that Bryant has been a disappointment so far in training camp. Add in the fact that Bryant could be facing a suspension and he's looking like a player to potentially avoid in fantasy drafts. The 26-year-old has a lot of deep-ball potential as a field stretcher, but he's been inconsistent in his three seasons with the Steelers and hasn't caught more than 50 passes, although he does have 17 touchdowns in 36 games. It's looking like he's No. 3 behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson in this offense.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant is having his ups and downs at training camp and Coach Jon Gruden is expecting more from him. Bryant is sitting behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson on the depth chart, but his role isn't yet set in stone. According to Michael Gehlken, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bryant has looked good in camp, but the pressure from other receivers on the roster is there. Coach Gruden was quoted as saying, "He's (Bryant) got to master the offense and become more versatile, and that's the key to making this team better." Over the course of his career, Bryant has always proven to be a downfield threat, giving him decent fantasy value due to his touchdown upside. Until he has a defined role in the offense, he will continue to be a fringe fantasy option, with two other receivers comfortably ahead of him on the depth chart.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has flashed his size and speed in training camp, but head coach Jon Gruden wants to see more scheme versatility and consistency from him this summer. 'He's got to get out here and play better. He's in a competitive situation. Right now, a lot of other receivers have had a good nice camp. He's just got to learn the offense. He's got to stay out here. He's had some illnesses. He's got to get on the field. He's got to master the offense and become more versatile, and that's the key to making this team better,' Gruden told The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 1, because of an illness, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant has not heard anything from the league on a potential suspension and is expected to be on the practice field for the start of training camp on Thursday, according to sources. He will work as a deep-ball specialist with his new team in 2018 and has a chance to be the No. 2 receiver behind Amari Cooper. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too excited, though, as a potential suspension still looms. Bryant has also been too boom or bust for fantasy owners and is more attractive in standard-scoring formats.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant hasn't failed any drug tests or missed any of his tests, and the NFL hasn't notified him of any suspension, according to sources. A report recently came out that the Raiders were fearing a suspension for Bryant, but nothing has come of it yet. The 26-year-old missed an entire season in 2016 due to a suspension, so this may not be over quite yet. He has a chance to improve on his career-high 50 catches in 2018 with his new team, but Bryant is a bit of a risk right now in fantasy drafts until we know more.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has stayed clean and hasn't missed a drug test amid rumors that he could be suspended for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
The Oakland Raiders fear WR Martavis Bryant could be facing a suspension, believed to be related to the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review's Michael Gehlken.
The Oakland Raiders fear that wide receiver Martavis Bryant could be facing discipline from the league, according to sources. The belief is that it pertains to the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Bryant missed the entire 2016 with the Steelers after repeated policy violations, so another suspension could be for all of the 2018 season or worse. He is entering the final year of his rookie deal and will be a free agent next March. Bryant can give the Raiders a potent deep threat alongside Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson, but Bryant's fantasy value will be in limbo until we know more. If he receives a lengthy suspension, it'd benefit Nelson, Seth Roberts, Ryan Switzer and tight end Jared Cook.
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant can be a 'dynamic receiver' for quarterback Derek Carr, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie, and McKenzie said Oakland had been working on trading for Bryant for some time.
The Pittsburgh Steelers traded WR Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the 79th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.