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REWIND: Our Martavis Bryant 2015 Preseason Report

January 24, 2018 12:15 AM
February 12, 2016 4:57 PM
— Our offseason ‘Rewind’ reports are where we look at an individual player’s previous season(s) of work–analyzing and researching it for clues on whether it was a ‘blip’ performance, or signs of future greatness…or signs of a mega-bust approaching. We try to do two per week in the offseason. —

Starting in February, we will be starting up our very popular feature started in 2014–our ‘Rewind’ scouting studies. FFM ‘Rewind’ reports are where we isolate on a particular player from the prior season, and see if we can detect whether they are about to take-off to a new level, or are a hoax that needs to be avoided in upcoming redrafts or sold off in Dynasty leagues. They are players selected from either an open FFM reader vote, or who I see that I am getting the most questions about in the particular offseason–like C.J. Anderson, Josh Hill, Robert Griffin, Zach Ertz, etc. in 2014. We even did David Johnson and Odell Beckham…and they were beautiful.

Most everyone of them were crystal balls that were right on the money for the following season. There were 1-2 that didn’t work out so brilliantly, but not too soul-crushing. 

Last season, we completed about 20 full reports. This season, I hope to push it as high as 50–with more defensive/IDP reports included (I may be shooting for the moon there, they are very intensive to watch every play of a particular player, but a boy can dream big).

In preparation for the new batch of ‘Rewind’ reports to come, I wanted to republish some of the reports from 2014 to celebrate my genius, or see what we can learn from where we were wrong. Republishing them with a quick update…


Today’s republished ‘Rewind’ report from 2015 will be our report on Martavis Bryant. 


It was another one of those weird seasons from Bryant in 2015…”He’s Great!”…”No, wait…one catch in back-to-back games…he sucks…he’s probably on something!”…”Hold on, he just 9 catches for 150+ yards, he’s fine.”…”No, wait…Big Ben just called him out.”

My short version on Martavis Bryant: Talented when he wants to be. Questionable motivations. Trouble brewing off the field. Don’t be shocked if the Steelers trade him, or if he gets suspended for a season soon. On another team without Ben, it could be FF-trouble. A lot of risk–‘sell high’ if you have the chance, but know if he gets his act together, he’s a good-great WR. 

He’s a confusing Fantasy asset that one week makes you feel like you have a top 12 Fantasy WR, the next week you’ll trade him for beans to get off the rollercoaster. A lot of what I saw in 2014, I think held true into 2015…and now into 2016. The added risk being a think he might be a ticking time bomb. See if you agree with how we thought his 2015+ looked last year…

Here was our 2015 preseason call, and the logic behind it: (link unavailable) Martavis Bryant REWIND

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About R.C. Fischer

R.C. Fischer is a fantasy football player analyst for Fantasy Football Metrics and College Football Metrics. 

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