Report: Steelers WR Martavis Bryant facing 4-game suspension

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is facing 4-game suspension for violating Substance Abuse Policy, per league sources. Suspension under appeal.

Fantasy Impact: 

It looks like the Steelers will be without both Bryant and LeVeon Bell to start the season. Third year wideout Markus Wheaton will have every opportunity to live up to the hype Ben Roethlisberger has been sending his way this off-season. Bryant's stock will take a hit, but we'd expect him to have a big role when he returns. Our rankings are based on projections, and we've basically reduced his output by 25 percent, which makes him a high-end WR4 in standard formats and a low-end WR in PPR. If owners can get through the first month, he's a player who should really be able to help down the stretch. There's also the possibility that the suspension is reduced, which would boost his draft value. As for Wheaton, he should be startable while Bryant is out, but we're not too bullish on his season-long production once Bryant returns.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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