Pittsburgh Steelers: Returning wide receiver named top fantasy breakout player

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 26: Martavis Bryant
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 26: Martavis Bryant /

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have plenty of names taken early in 2017 fantasy football drafts, but according to one expert, this returning player is the one to grab.

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While people will be deciding whether or not to take Antonio Brown or Le’Veon Bell first overall in their fantasy drafts, Michael Fabiano of NFL.com says Martavis Bryant is the Steelers wideout to watch.

In his “2017 fantasy sleepers, bargains, breakouts and more,” Fabiano ranks Bryant as the third biggest breakout player of 2017. Only behind Isiahh Crowell and Terrelle Pryor, Bryant is considered one of the biggest names to draft for a huge fantasy season.

Fabiano writes:

"Call him a sleeper. Call him a breakout candidate. Whatever you call him, call Bryant’s name in your fantasy draft in 2017."

Bryant falls under plenty of categories in this year’s fantasy draft. As a returning players after missing all of the 2016 season, no one knows what to expect from the wideout. With Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Eli Rogers all on the field this season, any Steelers wideout would be a quality pick-up, but maybe none better than AB and Bryant.

While an all-Pittsburgh fantasy team should easily win you a Super Bowl, chances are you’re not going to be able to collect all pieces to the puzzle. So, if Brown and Bell are gone by the time you’re up to draft, Bryant may be the next best option from the Steelers.

Bryant is yet to collect a 1,000-yard season, but 2017 could definitely be the first of many. As he sets out to prove his worth once again, he’ll be racking up fantasy points for every one of his owners.

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He may not have the praise of a first-round fantasy pick, but with the talent around him and the passion he returns with, Martavis Bryant will certainly be a steal in any 2017 fantasy draft.