Guest of the League
Steve Grogan
FFL: Week 11 | NFL: Week 11


College: Clemson | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 12/20/1991
Depth Chart: WR1.2
2017 Bye Week: 9
Day To Day - illness

Owned: 63.1%
Started: 18.2%
Total Pts: 33
Avg Pts: 3.67
Rank: 71 WR

Dumpster Fire Sale

Fantasy Week
Week 11Martavis Bryant 14 rush and rec yds (1 pts)
Week 215Martavis Bryant 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Martavis Bryant 27 yd TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger
Martavis Bryant 98 rush and rec yds (9 pts)
Week 33Martavis Bryant 30 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 44Martavis Bryant 48 rush and rec yds (4 pts)
Week 53Martavis Bryant 34 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 62Martavis Bryant 27 rush and rec yds (2 pts)
Week 70
Week 8
Week 9
Week 105Martavis Bryant 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)
Martavis Bryant 33 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 113Martavis Bryant 30 rush and rec yds (3 pts)
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Playoff Week 3
Player Notes
Nov 17 1:13am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was targeted four times, catching two passes for 30 yards against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Nov 16 8:20am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant saw five targets in Week 10, his highest number since Week 5. He turned those looks into three catches for 42 yards. On Thursday night, he draws a favorable matchup against the Tennessee Titans, who have struggled against opposing pass offenses this season. Tennessee is allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers and their pass defense ranks 24th in DVOA. Despite the strong matchup, Bryant has been overtaken in the pecking order by JuJu Smith-Schuster, which limits his weekly chances. That makes him a low-end flex option if you are desperate in Week 11.

Nov 15 6:23pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden (fibula) and TE Vance McDonald (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 15. Haden has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans. LB James Harrison (back) and S Mike Mitchell (ankle) were limited in practice. Both players, and McDonald, are listed as questionable. WR Martavis Bryant (illness), OG Ramon Foster (rest), CB William Gay (rest), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (rest) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (rest) practiced in full and are off the injury report.

Nov 12 6:23pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant posted three receptions for 42 yards on five targets in Week 10 against the Indianapolis Colts and he also had a two-point conversion reception.

Nov 10 8:00am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant appears to be out of the team's doghouse following a one-game suspension for some questionable posts on social media. He was back working with the first-team offense this week and will presumably reclaim his starting role opposite Antonio Brown. While Bryant has been a disappointment for all but one of his games this season, he has huge upside in Week 10 against the Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis' leaky secondary could be exactly what Bryant needs to get going in the second half of the season as the Colts' pass defense ranks just 25th in the league in DVOA. Starting Bryant isn't without risk but he's on the radar as a boom/bust flex play this weekend.

Nov 7 2:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told the media on Tuesday that he plans to play wide receiver Martavis Bryant this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Bryant was benched for Pittsburgh's last game after using social media to complain about his role in the offense. The Steelers practiced Tuesday for the first time in four days following their bye and Bryant was back with the first-team offense. Bryant has not been a major part of the Steelers' offense this season which prompted rumors to circulate about him demanding a trade. That obviously never happened and it appears the team is ready to move past the incidents from last month. Bryant has a nice matchup against a leaky Colts secondary this Sunday.

Nov 7 10:13am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant practiced with the first-team offense Monday, Nov. 6, and he anticipates playing in Week 10.

Oct 31 8:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant will be a part of the Week 10 game plan after their Week 9 bye, according to sources. The fact that the Steelers didn't trade Bryant at the deadline Tuesday suggests that they still have a role for him, but that exact role remains to be seen. Bryant was inactive as punishment in Week 9, and rookie wideout Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster exploded for seven catches, 193 yards and a score. Smith-Schuster has already made a case as the No. 2 behind Antonio Brown, and even though Bryant remains with Pittsburgh, he's not a necessary hold in fantasy leagues now.

Oct 31 3:13pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will not be traded before the deadline Tuesday, Oct. 31, and will report back to practice Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Oct 31 1:13pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will be part of the team's Week 10 game plan, according to multiple sources.

Oct 29 7:13pm ET

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Brian Allen, OT Jerald Hawkins, QB Joshua Dobbs, OT Marcus Gilbert, WR Martavis Bryant, DL Stephon Tuitt, TE Vance McDonald inactive for Week 8.

Oct 25 8:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant said that head coach Mike Tomlin told him he will not play this Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Tomlin is punishing Bryant for being a distraction to the team over the past two weeks, culminating on a social media outburst this past Sunday. Bryant was demoted to the Steelers' practice squad during Wednesday's practice, setting off warning signs that the team might be planning on leaving him on the bench this weekend. Pittsburgh continues to insist that they have no plans to trade Bryant. We will find out if they are telling the truth this upcoming week as the NFL trade deadline is October 31. He's not a must-hold in standard-sized fantasy leagues.

Oct 25 3:53pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was demoted to the scout team Wednesday, Oct. 25, and will not be active for Week 8.

Oct 25 2:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has returned to the team after being absent from mandatory meetings on Monday morning. Bryant's displeasure with the team has been making headlines over the past two weeks but it appears he will remain a part of the organization for the time being. Bryant is set to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 8 in what sets up as a good spot for him. The Lions are expected to use top cornerback Darius Slay to shadow Antonio Brown, leaving Bryant to run the majority of his routes at Nevin Lawson, who grades out at just 44.6 according to Pro Football Focus. Either way, at this point, fantasy owners are going to have to see Bryant blow up on their benches before trusting him in their starting lineups. Bryant is a boom/bust low-end WR4 for Week 8.

Oct 24 2:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant finally cleared the air regarding his recent trade request. He told ESPN reporter Josina Anderson, "If they don't try to include me more and continue to do the same thing, then I want out period. I just want to be happy...I would like for it to be here but if not, oh well. Just got to move on." Bryant originally denied asking for a trade so this recent quote sheds some light on the situation. For what it is worth, the Steelers have already stated they have no plans to trade Bryant. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters that he plans to meet face to face with Bryant in attempts to clear the air. Bryant, when asked what he would do if the Steelers don't trade him, stated that he has no intentions of re-signing with the team when his contract expires at the end of the 2018 season.

Oct 24 8:40am ET

According to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers still have no plans to trade or discipline disgruntled wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Bryant has made headlines for two straight weeks. Most recently a comment on his Instagram account disparaging rookie wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster made headlines. The comment has since been deleted. On Monday, Bryant failed to report to mandatory team meetings, with his agent telling reporters that Bryant was at the doctor's office. It has been a strange few weeks with Bryant acting up and the Steelers refusing to acknowledge there's an issue between him and the team. The NFL trade deadline is October 31 at 4:00 PM EST.

Oct 23 2:43pm ET

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to discipline or trade WR Martavis Bryant after he did not show up for a required team meeting Monday, Oct. 23.

Oct 23 2:20pm ET

In yet another chapter of the Martavis Bryant/Pittsburgh Steelers mini-drama, the fourth-year receiver did not show up for required team meetings on Monday morning. According to several teammates, Bryant "called in sick." NFL insider Ian Rapoport later tweeted that he followed up with Tom Santanello, Bryant's agent, who did confirm that Bryant went to the doctor on Monday morning. Of course, it is expected that Santanello would say whatever it takes to protect his client. Whether Bryant's illness was legitimate or not, this is yet another piece to an increasingly jumbled puzzle. As the old adage goes, where there's smoke, there's fire. While the organization is not making much known publicly, it is clear that Bryant is unhappy whether he's willing to admit it to the media or not. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, October 31 at 4:00 PM EST. Bryant is looking more and more likely to be playing for another team by then.

Oct 23 1:53pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant did not show up for a required team meeting Monday, Oct. 23, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

Oct 23 7:20am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant had another slow day in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bryant caught just 1-of-2 targets for three yards and added one rush for two yards. Rumors broke after Week 6 that Bryant had requested a trade away from the Steelers but he refuted those rumors in a public statement during the past week. After Sunday's win over the Bengals, the drama reemerged as Bryant used an Instagram post to share his opinion that he's much better than rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster. Even though the team continues to say that there are no issues with Bryant it is clear that something is going on behind the scenes. Stay tuned as this could get interesting.

Player Transactions
  • 01-Sep-2017: PIT - Suspension Lifted
  • 25-Apr-2017: PIT - Reinstated
  • 14-Mar-2016: PIT - Suspended - Indefinite (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
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