A Pittsburgh Steeler with a lot of potential at wide receiver, Martavis Bryant was forced to miss the 2016 season due to a drug suspension. Many fantasy footballers were expecting him to have a breakout campaign and play a role in their own success, so his suspension was a universal disappointment.
In 2017, preseason fantasy football rankings project a decent year for Bryant, but few prognosticators think that he will perform like a top-tier receiver for the full season. Their caution is related to his past suspensions. If he proves these forecasters wrong and dominates his opponents, those who bet against fantasy football rankings will find great value in Bryant.
Though data driven, fantasy football rankings are not a science. After all, they deal with flawed humans. Since nobody can tell the future, fantasy footballers should think of fantasy football rankings as guides, not mandates.