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Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  12/20/1991
Age:  30
Height  6'4"
Weight:   211
College:  Clemson
Drafted:  2014 | Round 4 | Pick 118
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Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR


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Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant signed with the Toronto Argonauts.

The former Steelers and Raiders receiver has not played since 2018, and he remains suspended by the NFL. So for now at least, he's headed north of the border to the CFL. Bryant is 29 years old, so this may be his last shot to make an impact and catch the attention of NFL teams to go on to have a productive career.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant has officially applied to the NFL for reinstatement.

This was basically just a formality, but ESPN's Dan Graziano says Bryant has been working with the NFL and NFLPA to address mental health issues, which is good to hear. It sounds like Bryant wanted to get things in order before applying for reinstatement, so hopefully he's able to get reinstated quickly as he looks to earn a role in training camp with a team. Bryant doesn't need to be owned in dynasty leagues.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant lost his appeal and has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL, according to Michael Gehlken.

Bryant is currently on injured reserve with a knee injury, but this could be the final straw for his career after being suspended multiple times, including for the entirety of the 2016 season. Oakland will look to rebuild the receiving corps in the offseason.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

The Raiders have placed Martavis Bryant (knee) on injured reserve.

Bryant was surprisingly listed as questionable last Friday before being downgraded to doubtful and ultimately missing Week 13 against the Chiefs, and the Raiders have now decided to shut him down for the season. It's certainly been an up and down season for the talented receiver, as he had a suspension hanging over his head that never came to fruition, and in between he was released and re-signed by the Raiders. His season ends with 19 receptions for 266 yards along with three carries for 23 yards in eight games. Right now, he's not looking like a recommended fantasy selection in 2019, but things can change.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (knee) is inactive against the Chiefs.

Bryant was downgraded to doubtful yesterday, so this was expected. Bryant is week-to-week.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (knee) has been downgraded to doubtful for tomorrow's game.

Bryant hasn't practiced in three weeks, and frankly it was a surprise he was listed as questionable yesterday. Expect Bryant to be ruled out tomorrow.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Bryant surprisingly has a shot to play this week despite dealing with a PCL injury that had his status for the rest of the season in doubt. The Raiders don't play until 4:05 PM ET on Sunday, so Bryant's status might not be known until after the 1:00 PM ET games have kicked off.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (knee) did not practice today.

Bryant is dealing with a PCL injury, and the Raiders have indicated he's going to miss at least one or two games. We'll let you know if anything changes, but consider Bryant week-to-week for now. Young Raiders receivers like rookie Marcell Ateman should get more time with Bryant out of the lineup.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

The Raiders fear a PCL tear for Martavis Bryant, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Word from the team after tests will give more clarity on the situation, but it sounds like Bryant is at least going to miss some time if not the rest of the season. More information should become available in the next day or so.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (knee) has been ruled out against the Chargers.

It's not a great sign that Bryant was ruled out with over a quarter to go in the game, but hopefully the injury doesn't keep him out for much longer than today. Bryant caught three passes for 17 yards before leaving.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant caught two passes for 29 yards in Thursday night's loss to San Francisco.

He also added a 17-yard rush. The six-foot-five receiver doesn't see enough looks to be worth considering as a shot-in-the-dark FLEX option in deeper leagues based on his big-play ability. The Raiders take on the Cardinals in Week 10.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant not targeted in loss to the Colts.

Bryant seemed to be set up for an expanded role following the trade of Amari Cooper, but it was Brandon LaFell (three receptions for 39 yards and a score) that ended up producing on Sunday. We'll see if Bryant can make an impact on Thursday night against the Niners, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant catches two passes against the Seahawks.

Bryant was listed as questionable with an illness coming into the game, but he appeared to be fine. Bryant caught two passes for 18 yards in the Week 6 loss, and he was also targeted on a deep ball in the game. When the Raiders return to the field after their bye week, Bryant will be a volatile FLEX option.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (illness) is active for the Raiders.

Bryant popped up on the injury report with an illness and was listed as questionable, but he’s feeling good enough to go in today’s London game versus the Seahawks. Bryant is a desperate FLEX option that probably needs a big play to deliver fantasy value.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

The Raiders have added Martavis Bryant (illness) to the Week 6 injury report.

Bryant is now listed as questionable for Sunday against the Seahawks. Hopefully Bryant is feeling OK after the long trip to London, as that could be what's causing this illness. The good news for fantasy owners is that Bryant's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET tomorrow, with the London game kicking off at 1:00 PM ET.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant caught three passes for 91 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Bryant caught all three of his targets and led the team in receiving, but he also lost a fumble in the 26-10 defeat. Oakland's big-play No. 3 receiver carries plenty of weekly upside, so he is worth considering as a desperation option in a good matchup against Seattle next Sunday. That said, there are probably more reliable plays in 10- and 12-team leagues for Week 6.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant caught three passes for 51 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Bryant has certainly helped Oakland's offense since being re-signed after the opener, and he's even made a significant impact as a downfield blocker, which is encouraging to see. Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson are the clear starters for the Raiders, but Bryant is always worth considering as a high-upside desperation play, including next week against the Chargers.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant catches two passes against the Dolphins.

With Seth Roberts a healthy inactive, Bryant worked as more of a clear No. 3 receiver for Oakland. Bryant gained 30 yards on his two receptions, and he added one carry for four yards. Late in the game, there was a fade intended for Bryant in the end zone, but it was slightly underthrown and Xavien Howard made a nice play on the ball for a clutch interception. Bryant is not a highly-recommended fantasy option next week against the Browns.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant catches all four targets in Raiders debut.

Bryant received a good amount of playing time after Oakland re-signed him earlier in the week, and he caught all four targets for 30 yards in the close loss to the Broncos. Bryant’s presence helps the Raiders for as long as he remains on the field, but he’s not a highly-recommended fantasy option right now.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

The Raiders are re-signing Martavis Bryant, according to multiple reports.

Reports have just begun to emerge about Bryant re-signing with Oakland after they released him ahead of 53-man roster cuts, and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero said they are signing him to a one-year deal with the expectation of him playing this week against the Broncos. Bryant probably isn't going to have a huge role, but he'll be a situational deep threat that should help open things up for everyone else on offense. Bryant's presence is a boost for Derek Carr, who struggled to get much going down the field last night against the Rams. A suspension is still looming for Bryant, but the Raiders will apparently take him on the field for as long as he's available.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

The Raiders are releasing Martavis Bryant.

Bryant has another suspension looming, according to multiple reports, so the Raiders just went ahead and released him. This locks Seth Roberts into the No. 3 receiver role for Oakland. Meanwhile, Bryant is running out of opportunities and might never play another snap in the NFL. The Raiders gave up a third-round pick for Bryant, which was obviously a waste, though hindsight is 20/20 and they decided to take a chance on a very talented player.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Jon Gruden says Martavis Bryant must step up.

Gruden says Bryant has "got to get out here and play better. He's in a competitive situation... Nothing is going to be given to anybody." Gruden went on to add that it doesn't matter how the players got on the team, and that "the best players are going to play." In case you didn't know, Gruden is going to tell it how it is and will not hold anything back—that's the case here with Bryant. After missing some practices and showing inconsistency throughout the start of training camp, Bryant needs to get out on the field and play well if he's going to be the clear number three receiver for Oakland this season. Gruden did say that he's confident that Bryant will become more consistent, but the talented receiver is going to have to show it. Bryant is not locked into a starting role for the Raiders.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

The Raiders have acquired wide receiver Martavis Bryant from the Steelers.

Pittsburgh just announced the trade, and they will be acquiring the No. 75 pick in the draft (CORRECTION: The Steelers now say they will be receiving the No. 79 pick, not No. 75) in exchange for the talented receiver. Bryant has seemingly been on the trade block for much of the last year, and Jon Gruden decided to make the move for him. A third-round pick is a pretty good get for the Steelers, especially considering Bryant wasn't a huge part of the offense in 2017 and caused some issues—along with the fact that another slip up with the league's drug policy would lead to a very lengthy suspension. Bryant will fill the third receiver role behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson in Oakland, and he'll be a big-time field stretcher to open things up for the entire offense. This acquisition gives Derek Carr a boost, and Bryant has obvious upside late in fantasy drafts this summer on what could be one of the league's best offenses.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant says he wants to return to the Steelers next season.

This is quite the turn of events for Bryant, who earlier during the season was suspended basically for not being a good teammate after he was disgruntled about his role and made comments about rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on Instagram, saying JuJu is not better than him. A few months ago, it looked like there was almost no chance the talented receiver would be in Pittsburgh longer than this year, but his contract is an absolute bargain for the team. Expect him to be back with the Steelers in 2018, but his fantasy upside won't be at quite the level it was previously, considering he's probably fourth in line for targets behind Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant scores long touchdown in Steelers' playoff loss.

On a key fourth down late in the first half, Bryant caught a bomb touchdown after getting behind the defense and into the end zone. And his second reception came at the end of the game with the Steelers attempting to stage a comeback, and he had a catch-and-run to inside the ten-yard line. Overall, Bryant had two receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. During the season, Bryant was unhappy with his role and indicated he would not return to the team next season, but his role did increase and he became more of a key member of the offense later in the year. It'll be interesting to see what happens this offseason with the talented receiver.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant caught six passes for 65 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Bryant and JuJu Smith-Schuster were basically the entire passing attack for Pittsburgh, and it was enough to hold off Cleveland. In his first year back from a season-long suspension, Bryant put up a 50/603/3 line in 15 games (eight starts), but he came on strong down the stretch. The Steelers could need some big plays out of him in the playoffs if Antonio Brown is out or limited.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant plays well in Steelers' win.

Bryant made some key catches early in the game for Pittsburgh, but it wasn't a huge performance against the Texans from a fantasy perspective. The alien-like receiver had three receptions for 60 yards (including a long of 36 yards on a go route), and he added an eight-yard carry. Bryant will be a FLEX option in Week 17 against Cleveland.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant has best game of the season in loss to New England.

Bryant caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown, as he was able to get the best of Stephon Gilmore's coverage on a couple occasions. The touchdown was a one-handed grab that Gilmore was holding his other hand on, and the other highlight was a 39-yard reception where he put on the afterburners to dive for a deep ball down the right sideline. Despite the loss, Pittsburgh is getting their talented receiver to play his best when they need him most, and he will look to step up with Antonio Brown (calf) likely down until the playoffs. Consider Bryant a high-upside WR2/FLEX option in Week 16 against Houston.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant gets 10 targets against the Ravens.

While Bryan received double-digit targets in the game, he had only 33 yards on six receptions. Known as a big-play threat, Bryant hasn’t had many of them this season. With JuJu Smith-Schuster set to return from his one-game suspension next week, Bryant carries risk as a FLEX option.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant gets six targets against the Bengals.

Bryant continues to get a good amount of playing time since his Week 8 deactivation because of his attitude. He caught four passes for 40 yards in tonight's win, and he also had a kick return touchdown called back on an iffy holding call by the officials. Bryant isn't a highly-reccomended fantasy option at the moment, despite his great ability.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant scores for the first time since Week 2 in SNF win.

Bryant caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown, which was a 17-yarder in the second quarter. The talented receiver was a full-time player with JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) inactive, but he still left some plays on the field, and is almost certainly going to have his role scaled back again when JuJu is back. If the rookie returns next week against Cincinnati, Bryant's FLEX status will become a lot more volatile.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant catches two passes in Week 11.

Bryant gained 30 yards on his two receptions (four targets) versus Tennessee. The good news for Bryant is getting a good amount of playing time despite his selfish behavior a few weeks ago, but the talented receiver isn't a highly-reccomended fantasy option right now.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Mixed results for Martavis Bryant in return to the lineup.

Bryant caught three passes for 42 yards and was able to convert a two-point conversion to tie things at 17, but he also was on the receiving end of an early interception and rushed once for negative-nine yards. It was clear Pittsburgh tried getting their previously disgruntled receiver involved early on, but he and the offense had more success when the touches came naturally. Perhaps Thursday night against the Titans will be a blowup spot for Bryant, but he's high-upside FLEX at best.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant has been told he's a part of the Week 10 gameplan, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

The Steelers have a bye this week, but it sounds like the disgruntled receiver will be back in the lineup in the team's next game after being inactive for his social media use in which he complained about his role. This could also be posturing by the Steelers to get more out of any potential trade of Bryant, but for now expect him to be on the field in Week 10 with Pittsburgh. JuJu Smith-Schuster will still be the superior fantasy option until further notice.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

UPDATE: Martavis Bryant will not play on Sunday.

Bryant said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told him he will not be playing on Sunday against the Lions, and it's apparently because of "social media." The troubled receiver complained to ESPN's Josina Anderson and said he wants out if the Steelers don't increase his role, and he also said in a now-deleted Instagram post that teammate rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is "no where near" better than him. Pittsburgh should just bench Bryant for the rest of the season, as his attitude is not something that's needed for a team trying to win a Super Bowl.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant was told to expect to be inactive on Sunday.

This is according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who said "team brass" told Bryant to be ready for it on Sunday, and the disgruntled receiver was reportedly demoted to the scout team during practice while Justin Hunter took his reps. As Rapoport notes, maybe the Steelers are just doing this to see how he responds, but it'd be the least bit surprising if Bryant was inactive this week. He's simply causing too many issues, and the Steelers would probably be better off without him active on game days for now. Again, he obviously has massive fantasy potential, but Bryant does not need to be on rosters right now if you need the roster space.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Mike Tomlin says the Steelers won't trade Martavis Bryant.

Both sides appear pretty dug in, as Bryant wants out if his role won't increase, and the Steelers say they do not want to trade the talented receiver. As of now, expect Bryant to remain on the team and not have much fantasy value at all. He has the upside to remain on fantasy rosters, but Bryant should not be in lineups right now—he might not even be in Pittsburgh's lineup for Week 8 if they decide to discipline him.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant: "I want out" if the Steelers don't involve me on offense.

Bryant spoke to ESPN's Josina Anderson and basically told her he's unhappy with his role and doesn't want to be on the team anymore if he isn't going to contribute. Obviously, yesterday's skipping of a team meeting and calling out sick was not a serious health issue, but rather just further unhappiness from Bryant. He clearly is trying to do whatever he can to get out of Pittsburgh, as handling things like this just makes for a toxic situation with the team. The best course of action for the Steelers is to probably just keep Bryant away from the team through suspension or release—or by just telling him to go home. Of course we understand Bryant wants to play and help the team, but this isn't the correct way to handle the situation—especially on a 5-2 team.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant reportedly went to the doctor this morning.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was told by Bryant's agent Tom Santanello that Bryant went to the doctor, which explains why he "called in sick" and missed a team meeting. Maybe Bryant is seriously sick, so we are not going to judge. But this entire situation is something to keep a close eye on.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant didn't attend team meeting this morning, according to Ed Bouchette.

Bouchette says Bryant "called in sick" according to one teammate. This simply is not a good situation, as Bryant's reported trade request along with this just doesn't look good at all. The Steelers did not oblige his request for a trade, so this might be Bryant's way of forcing his way out. He cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups until he does something, and it's possible the Steelers discipline him in some way.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant catches one pass in Week 7.

Bryant had a three-yard reception and a two-yard carry against the Bengals. Even in a Steelers win, Bryant's situation is still something to keep an eye on. He thinks he's one of the best receivers in the NFL, but his numbers are nowhere close to that this season. Bryant is a very risky option against the Lions next week, as his floor is that of a zero point fantasy game.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant is expected to have a bigger role in Pittsburgh's offense today.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, there will be "no subbing out today" for the talented receiver. Amid rumors of a trade request (from a few weeks ago), Bryant has not had the season he would like so far—but he and the team seem to be handling things fine. Against a team that's done a relatively good job on Antonio Brown recently, the Steelers could use Bryant stepping up against the Bengals. Bryant is now more squarely in the FLEX conversation, but his floor is still low.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant says he's happy with the Steelers.

Reports emerged yesterday of Bryant requesting a trade, but the request was from a few weeks ago. Bryant was asked about it today and said: "Nah. I'm good, man. I'm good to go. Just gonna play ball." It wouldn't be surprising if Bryant was truly unhappy with his role, but it (hopefully) shouldn't be a problem as long as the team is winning games. Bryant, though he offers big upside each week, is an uninspiring fantasy option against the Bengals in Week 7 because his role seems to be diminishing.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant quiet yet again in Week 6 win.

Bryant caught two passes for 27 yards. Hopefully most fantasy owners didn't reach too far based on his talent, as Bryant has been a major disappointment in 2017. He should stay out of lineups in Week 7 against the Bengals.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Ian Rapoport reports Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has requested a trade.

Keep in mind, Rapoport has a tendency to report things that turn out to be totally false, but this wouldn't be a surprise if it was true. Bryant has number one receiver ability, but he's had only one game over 50 yards this season and his role probably isn't what he wants it to be. The Steelers do have capable receivers including rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster and slot receiver Eli Rogers, but it's unclear if they would oblige Bryant with his trade request. It's also worth keeping in mind Bryant is a strike away from being suspended indefinitely by the NFL, so teams might not be that willing to give up anything meaningful for Bryant.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant has another quiet game as Steerers lose to Jags.

Bryant caught five passes for 21 yards, and rushed once for 13 yards. The talented playmaker is being impacted by Ben Roethlisberger's poor play, as he has just 204 yards and one touchdown through five games. Bryant has a chance to breakout against a sometimes-burnable Kansas City secondary, but fantasy owners probably should have already started looking elsewhere at wide receiver.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (illness) is active for Week 5.

He was added to the injury report yesterday, but there was never really much concern he’d be active for this game. Bryant obviously offers a ton of upside in fantasy lineups, but he’s a risky play against the Jaguars.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant (illness) has been added to the injury report.

Bryant is now questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Jaguars, but we fully expect him to play in the game. Be sure to check in when the actives/inactives are released tomorrow at 11:30 AM ET.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant leads team in receiving on Sunday.

Bryant caught three passes for 48 yards, as the Steelers relied on Le'Veon Bell and the running game to carry them to a 26-9 victory. Its been a disappointing start to the season for Bryant, as he's on pace for 40 catches, 732 yards, and one touchdown at the year's quarter mark. He has a difficult matchup with A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey next Sunday.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant has quiet Week 3 as the Steelers fall to the Bears in OT.

Bryant caught just two passes for 30 yards, and he's been held in check so far this season besides a 51-yard touchdown last week. The talented receiver will be just a high-upside FLEX option as the Steelers head to Baltimore next Sunday.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant scores against the Vikings in Week 2.

Bryant flashed his big-time ability in this one, leading the Steelers with 91 yards on three receptions, including a long of 51 yards. The TD came on a skinny post the Bryant caught and out ran the corner and the safety for a 27-yarder. Bryant should be in lineups Week 3 against Chicago.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant caught two passes for 14 yards in season opener.

It was a quiet day for Bryant, as Big Ben found Antonio Brown 11 times for 182 yards against the Browns. Things won't get easier for Bryant next week versus the Vikings, but he's got as much upside as anyone. Perhaps shutdown corner Xavier Rhodes will shadow Brown.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant has been cleared for regular season practices and games.

This was fully expected, but it has to be comforting for anyone who already had their draft and took Bryant. He's got tremendous upside in the early-mid rounds, but there's always a chance he violates league rules again. Still, you would think he has matured some and will stay clean from here on out.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant catches five-of-six targets in Steelers' preseason game.

Bryant had 23 yards on his five receptions, surprisingly not making any huge plays on any of his catches. It's possible Bryant plays in Week 4 of the preseason, but if not then we'll see him in Week 1 against the Browns. The supremely talented receiver is going in the 20-30 range for his position in fantasy drafts.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant plays in first NFL game since last year.

The recently-reinstated wide receiver played in the Steelers' Week 2 preseason game against the Falcons. He caught two-of-three targets for 20 yards. Bryant played into the second half of the game, probably because the Steelers want to get him back into the swing of things after he missed an entire year of football. He obviously offers huge upside as a mid-round fantasy pick.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant has been cleared to participate in all preseason activities (including games) according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Yates says the talented receiver is still not fully reinstated, but we assume it's only a matter of time before that happens. This is great news for the Steelers, Bryant, and fantasy owners, as now he will get to practice and play this preseason as he awaits full reinstatement for the regular season. Pittsburgh's explosive weapon needs to stay clean, but he could be a fantasy monster in 2017 and beyond.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant could be reinstated in the "next couple of days."

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Bryant is "waiting for the doctors and the counselors, people who saw him, to hand in their letters, get the paperwork cleared with the NFL, have the league process that, and then make him officially conditionally reinstated." It sounds like it's just procedural things that should only take a matter of time. After his expected full conditional reinstatement, it'll be up to Bryant to stay clean and abide by the conditions of his reinstatement—which shouldn't be a problem if he has his head on straight.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Bryant hopes to be fully reinstated soon, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

This shouldn't be a surprise, but it could mean Bryant knows some good news could be coming soon. In the meantime, he will not be allowed to practice, but he is allowed to be around the team. Whenever Bryant is allowed back on the field, it should be as a starter opposite Antonio Brown. He carries tons of upside for this season and beyond.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says Martavis Bryant is still not fully reinstated.

Colbert said in a statement (which you can read in the link below) that until he is fully reinstated, Martavis "will not be permitted to practice or play in any games." Bryant will be able to take part in off-field team activities, but he's losing valuable practice time during training camp. We would think Bryant is reinstated in time for the regular season, but his status is something to keep an eye on. He should be a high-upside fantasy option in the middle rounds if he's ready to roll in the regular season.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Ben Roethlisberger says Martavis Bryant "looks like a stud, as usual."

Big Ben said his big, talented receiver is fitting in "good" in his return from a year-long suspension. If he stays out of trouble and stays on the field, Bryant will be a big addition to the Steelers offense. For fantasy owners, he offers a ton of upside in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Bryant averaged 17.3 yards per reception with 14 touchdowns in his two seasons in the NFL.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant says he knows this is his "last chance."

Bryant, after being suspended all of last season and needing conditional terms to even be reinstated to play again, realizes if he messes up again, he might never play another snap in the NFL. Bryant says he put the right people around him to stay out of trouble. He faces multiple drug tests per week in addition to counseling. There is no excuse for Bryant to slip up again. Bryant will be a huge addition to the Steelers this season.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Steelers receiver Martinis Bryant has been reinstated on a conditional basis.

There isn't much information on the terms of his reinstatement, but if he stays out of trouble he should be fine. The Steelers get a premiere deep threat back on the team, adding another weapon for Ben Roethlisberger and company. It's good for Pittsburgh that they go into the draft knowing they'll have Bryant back, but he needs to keep his head on straight and remain on the field. Bryant, who averages over 17 yards per catch in his two seasons on the field, has major upside as a WR2/3 in 2017 fantasy drafts. He also gives a boost to Ben Roethlisberger, a clear QB1.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant met with the NFL's Management Council on Thursday, another step towards reinstatement, according to Alex Marvez.

Marvez reports that Bryant needs to put together a plan that will prevent another transaction with drugs. It looks like this might be the final step towards Bryant getting reinstated by the league. Ideally, this will be settled before the draft for the Steelers. Assuming they want him back, he'd be a big addition to the offense.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant's reinstatement is "imminent," according to the Beaver County Times.

This would be huge for the Steelers. Bryant is an excellent "Robin" to Antonio Brown's "Batman." If Bryant returns to Pittsburgh and stays out of trouble, he has tremendous potential. Hopefully the NFL makes an official ruling soon on Bryant's reinstatement.

Martavis Bryant | Free Agent WR

Martavis Bryant applies for reinstatement.

After a season-long suspension handed down last March for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Bryant will look to get reinstated and return to the Steelers. He would be a huge addition to the offense and could potentially put up some big numbers as he did early in his career, but it is not easy trusting someone that has made multiple mistakes. Some people will never learn, but hopefully Bryant learned something after being away from the game for a year.