The question many fantasy footballers are pondering – can Martavis Bryant become a WR1 in the upcoming season? Unfortunately, there are no recent stats available to review because Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season because of a second failed drug test. To reach a conclusion, the 2014 and 2015 seasons then come into play. During the 2014 season, he started just three games, but had an impact in the final 10 games of the season and the playoffs, accumulating 32 receptions on 57 attempts for 548 yards and 4 touchdowns. In 2015, while Bryant’s season was cut short due to his first failed drug test and an injury, he still was able to rack up 1,027, 6 touchdowns, and 67 receptions on 113 attempts through 11 regular season games and two playoff games.
A WR1 ranking refers to the pecking order on a team’s depth chart. From a fantasy football perspective, WR1’s usually translate to a top 12 receiver overall. So can Bryant become a WR1 this season? First, he has to play! Also, his catch rate, yards, and TD’s have all been on the low end for a W1 receiver. Overall, the consensus is mixed. The Fantasy Footballers podcasters give the possibility at 55% for this season.