Welcome back to another edition of Vox Talks; the series that peels back the curtain on the private DLF writer Voxer chat.
JuJu Smith-Schuster exploded onto the fantasy scene last week, but he isn’t the Steelers’ secondary receiver that I wanted to discuss for this week’s edition of Vox Talks. It’s that other guy, Martavis Bryant, that I wanted to have our writers toss around their brains prior to week nine.
Unless you are a fantasy player who lives under a rock, you have heard all about the immaturity Bryant has displayed in recent weeks. His antics on social media got him demoted to the scout team prior to the Pittsburgh’s week nine matchup against Detroit and JuJu took advantage of the opportunity with seven receptions for 193 yards, including a “Martavis-like” 97-yard touchdown on a beautiful throw from Ben Roethlisberger.
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Outside of when Bryant was serving his suspension last season, dynasty owners opinion on him has never been lower. Taking a look at some recent trades using DLF’s trade finder prove that to be the case. This past week Bryant has been moved in one for one deals for the likes of Paul Richardson, Alex Collins, and Jerick McKinnon. He was also moved for a 2018 third round pick.
If you have ever been a fan of Martavis Bryant, the time to buy is now. Let’s see what some of our writers had to say about buying, selling, or holding this volatile dynasty asset.
I do not have any shares of Martavis currently. I was avoiding him before the season as I didn’t trust his off-field issues. If I did own any shares, however, I would likely be holding. I don’t believe you can get good value for him, and I would be hoping for a trade or some other clarification on his role to get his value back up a bit before shipping him out. I would be ecstatic to get any kind of first, happy to get out with an early second, and may be tempted enough to take a late second and be done with the situation.
I guess I’ll start by saying I never really liked Martavis. I thought his value was propped up by his ability to catch touchdowns similar to Donte Moncrief. I’d hold until he sees game action again at least then sell the next time he has a decent game. If I could get a late first or early second I’d cash out now. I agree with Ryan honestly. Any second might be too tempting to pass up.
I would cash out for any first. I’d probably even let him go for a late second and a “lesser” player. Strategy-wise, we’re in a bit of a buying window but I think whatever owner had him would likely rather hold onto Bryant rather than give him up for a third – which would be the most I’d ever be willing to pay.
I tried to buy for a second before the season but couldn’t make a deal. I wouldn’t spend more than a third today.
I traded Jameis Winston for him in a one-quarterback league before the season started, and I’d still make that deal today.
I’m buying Martavis for a late second and selling for an early second. His on-field evaluation hasn’t changed one bit, in my opinion, just the uncertainty surrounding him.
As you can see, our writers are all over the board on this one. Some just don’t want to deal with the headache anymore. Some see this as an opportunity to buy a talented but troublesome receiver. Personally, I have been infatuated with his physical talent and deep-ball tracking skills ever since coming out of Clemson and I am absolutely a buyer if I can get him for a mid to late 2018 second round pick.
What are you guys doing with Martavis Bryant?
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