Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is facing a 4-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bryant will likely appeal the ban but is unlikely to get it reduced. He'll miss games against the Patriots, 49ers, Rams and Ravens. It puts a major dent in the value of a guy many were projecting a breakout season from. We'd been mostly avoiding Bryant at his 5th-round ADP, but it'll be interesting to see what this does to his price tag. He's still capable of emerging as a high-upside weekly play over the final 12 games. Meanwhile, Markus Wheaton is now locked in as Pittsburgh's #2 WR for those first 4 games. That makes him a sneaky spot-start option for your fantasy squad, especially with RB Le'Veon Bell out the first 2 games. QB Ben Roethlisberger gets a slight bump down the rankings.
Update: Bryant's impending suspension is for "multiple failed marijuana tests," per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely for another violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. He was banned for a year last time and figures to draw at least that long of a suspension this time around. Bryant is still just 26, but his NFL career is likely over.
Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (knee) has been placed on IR. There's no reason to push him back with that PCL injury in a lost season. Bryant is set to hit free agency this offseason. Jordy Nelson, Marcell Ateman and Seth Roberts will continue to serve as Oakland's top 3 WRs.
Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Chiefs. Jordy Nelson, Marcell Ateman and Seth Roberts will again serve as Oakland's top 3 WRs.
Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He didn't practice all week, though, so we'd be surprised if he played. Look for Jordy Nelson, Marcell Ateman and Seth Roberts to again serve as Oakland's top 3 WRs.
The Raiders believe WR Martavis Bryant tore his PCL in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll undergo an MRI to get a better idea of the damage. We should learn more over the next couple of days, but Bryant seems safe to drop from fantasy rosters. He hasn't reached 30 receiving yards since Week 5.
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