Everyone knows how good the Pittsburgh Steelers the trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Le’Veon Bell are. However, when you add Martavis Bryant to that equation, it becomes a fearsome foursome.
When all four were healthy and on the field from week 6 through week 16 in 2014, the Steelers went 8-2, averaging 31.2 points per game. They scored 30 points or more five times in that stretch, including a season-high 51 in a lopsided win over the Colts. Bell was injured in the final game of the 2014 season and they have not all been on the field healthy or active since.
Defenses have enough to worry about when it comes to stopping the dynamic Bell. Then there is Brown torching opposing secondaries week in and week out. Inserting a very motivated Martavis Bryant to the line-up is downright unfair.
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense is going to put up some insane numbers this year. With his rare blend of size and speed, Bryant will once again become Roethlisberger’s favorite deep target while defenses do their best to try to contain Bell and Brown from killing them.
Fantasy Football gurus will be salivating over who gets to draft Brown, Odell Beckham, and Julio Jones to their teams, but if you fail to get your hands on Bryant if he is available in the 3rd round or later, you are going to be sorry you didn’t.
In 2015, he had 50 catches for 765 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games. That is a 73/1108/9 slash line in a 16 game season.
If Martavis Bryant can return to his 2015 form the Pittsburgh Steelers will be better than they were in 2016. That year saw a division championship and an appearance in the AFC Championship game. However, you can expect a much higher output in 2017.
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