Key Fantasy Player Suspensions

Suspension has loomed large this year in the NFL, both favorably and unfavorably depending on how you look at it and who you’ve drafted.  Let’s have a quick rundown!

Martavis Bryant

After sitting out all of last year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Martavis Bryant has been fully reinstated and will start week one against the Cleveland Browns. Bryant is a dynamic player that has shown flashes of Randy Moss. He’ll line up opposite of Antonio Brown and will be the third offensive weapon on the team. There’s no reason that Bryant shouldn’t be in your lineup immediately, every week.

Willie Snead

Out of nowhere, Willie Snead has been suspended for three games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. What a blow! Snead was the main receiving option behind WR1 Michael Thomas. Next in line is the speedy Ted Ginn Jr. He’s worth an early stash if still available in your league. Ginn slightly outplayed Snead in the preseason.

Ezekiel Elliott

The mysterious soap opera behind Zeke’s supposed six game suspension is anyone’s guess as to what will or will not happen. Currently, the running back is trying to appeal the suspension. Darren McFadden is next in line for the workload and is a surefire starter without Zeke in the lineup. Keep an eye on how Alfred Morris is used. Morris hasn’t ran the rock much over the past two years and has fresh legs. He could be worth a speculative stash.

Doug Martin

This is probably one of the more certain suspension situations. Doug Martin will be out for the first three games and Jacquizz Rodgers will step in. Last year, Quizz filled in nicely and had two 100+ yard games. Straight plug-n-play here. Get Quizz in your lineup.