Bryant caught two of three targets for 18 yards during the Raiders' 27-3 defeat at the hands of the Seahawks on Sunday. Bryant is a low-volume asset for Oakland, averaging 4.4 targets per game and only exceeding 55 receiving yards once in five appearances. The clearly gifted, but so far underproducing, Bryant may manufacture some buzz as a midseason fill-in option, with potential for an explosive output against the Colts' No. 28 pass defense in Week 8 after the bye and a matchup with a mostly young and unproven San Francisco secondary in Week 9.
Bryant (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Bryant hasn't found the end zone in his first four games this season, but he has hauled in a combined six passes (on 10 targets) for 142 yards over his last two outings and continues to provide the Raiders with a big-play threat behind starting wideouts Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson.
Bryant was a late addition to the injury report as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks due to an illness, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Bryant is coming off his best game of the year, as he hauled in each of his three targets for a team-high 91 yards in a loss to the Chargers. The previous week he dropped what should have been an easy long touchdown, so it was good to see that quarterback Derrick Carr still had trust in him. The severity of his illness is unknown at this time, but it's enough to land him on the injury report. His status for Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks will depend on how he is feeling closer to kickoff. Seth Roberts would presumably replace him in three-receiver sets should he ultimately sit out.
Bryant caught each of his three targets for a team-high 91 yards in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chargers. Bryant dropped what should've been a long touchdown the previous week and then lost a fumble Sunday. He's shown his big-play ability with impressive marks of 16.8 yards per catch and 11.2 per target, but the continued mistakes are holding him back from a bigger role. Bryant played just 25 percent of the snaps on offense in Sunday's loss, after landing between 40 and 46 percent each of the previous three games. While he probably doesn't represent a solution to the team's larger issues, it would make sense for the Raiders to give Bryant some more playing time when they host the Seahawks in Week 6.
Bryant hauled in three of seven targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns. Bryant caught less than half of his targets against Cleveland, but he was especially disappointed after dropping what would have been a wide-open 53-yard touchdown during the second quarter with the Raiders trailing by 10. Quarterback Derek Carr went on to target the crew of Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Jared Cook a combined 33 times as the trio of pass catchers racked up 21 receptions for 186 yards and four scores. Bryant will look to bounce back from his mishap against the Chargers in Week 5.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/02||@San Francisco 49ers||22||25.00|
|10||11/11||Los Angeles Chargers||23||25.00|
|13||12/02||Kansas City Chiefs||17||23.67|
|17||12/30||@Kansas City Chiefs||17||23.67|
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|3 Year Avg||59||33||456||3||18||13.82||65|