Steelers Beat: Martavis Bryant's 'potential is outrageous'

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers beat writer Jeremy Fowler:

If Steelers training camp is any indication, Martavis Bryant will build off his 21-yard-per-catch, eight-touchdown rookie season. Bryant is making difficult downfield catches look like a routine screen play, either beating a corner off the line or making contested catches over and around one. Bryant’s potential is outrageous once he masters the entire offense. Last year, he knew go routes and a few other plays -- a small portion of the playbook -- and still caught a touchdown nearly every third play.

Fantasy Impact: 

Bryant averaged 2.8 catches for 56 yards and 0.82 TD in the final 11 games of the season (including a 5-61-1 outing against Baltimore in the playoffs). Thanks to the incredible touchdown rate, those are high-end WR2 numbers in standard formats and solid WR2 numbers in PPR. What's more, he didn't play 60% of the snaps until the postseason, so there's upside here from a playing time standpoint. It's uncertain if he'll beat out Markus Wheaton in two-wide sets, but if he does, the sky is the limit.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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