Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for missing drug tests, according to a report. In 2015, Bell was suspended three games (later reduced to two games) for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is suspended for a minimum of one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, notably.
The Steelers offense is one of the best in the league, but the absences of Bell and Bryant will be felt. The Steelers have Super Bowl aspirations, but the two suspensions are certainly not helping.
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor: In his first season as a starter, Taylor tallied 3035 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, six picks, 568 rushing yards, and four rushing touchdowns. Taylor is entering his second year in Buffalo, and having the experience of 2015, he could have an even more productive year.
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi: Ajayi could be the feature back in the Dolphins backfield. Ajayi missed a lot of games in 2015 due to an injury and sat behind RB Lamar Miller. Miller left in free agency this offseason, so Ajayi should have a chance to compete for the starting role.
Miami Dolphins WR Devante Parker: Parker has the opportunity to be the ‘Phins No. 2 wideout behind WR Jarvis Landry. If he’s healthy, he should get targets.
New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener: The Saints didn’t find their replacement for TE Jimmy Graham last year. Fleener, who was signed this offseason, could have a big year if he becomes comfortable in the system and develops chemistry with QB Drew Brees.
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron: Ebron, the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft, hasn’t quite hit his stride yet in the NFL. However, Lions QB Matthew Stafford will need the Lions wideouts to step up after WR Calvin Johnson retired. Ebron has the opportunity to have a big role.
Arizona Cardinals: QB Carson Palmer is one of the most productive signal callers in the league… RB David Johnson could be one of the top fantasy performers this year… WR Larry Fitzgerald is always solid… WR Michael Floyd is a sleeper.
Los Angeles Rams: RB Todd Gurley was a top fantasy performer in 2015… TE Jared Cook could be solid.
San Francisco 49ers: TE Garrett Celek is a sleeper.
Seattle Seahawks: QB Russell Wilson is one of the best signal callers in the league… WR Doug Baldwin tallied 14 receiving touchdowns during the regular season in 2015… TE Jimmy Graham is solid when healthy.
Atlanta Falcons: QB Matt Ryan is solid… RB Devonta Freeman is looking to replicate his 2015 success… WR Julio Jones is one of the best players at his position in the league.
Carolina Panthers: QB Cam Newton is one of the league’s top signal callers… RB Jonathan Stewart is productive… WR Kelvin Benjamin is returning from a torn ACL… TE Greg Olsen is productive.
New Orleans Saints: QB Drew Brees is solid… RB Mark Ingram is productive… WR Brandin Cooks could improve his numbers for the third year in a row… TE Coby Fleener is a potential breakout star.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston had a solid rookie season… RB Doug Martin had a big 2015 campaign… WR Mike Evans is a rising star… TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a potential sleeper.
Chicago Bears: QB Jay Cutler is solid… RB Jeremy Langford should be the featured back… WR Alshon Jeffery is the Bears’ top wideout… WR Kevin White is a sleeper.
Detroit Lions: QB Matthew Stafford is productive… RB Stevan Ridley could be solid… WR Golden Tate should get more touches after WR Calvin Johnson retired… TE Eric Ebron is a sleeper.
Green Bay Packers: QB Aaron Rodgers is a star… RB Eddie Lacy is looking to rebound from a down 2015 season… WR Jordy Nelson is returning from a torn ACL… WR Randall Cobb is a productive No. 2 wideout.
Minnesota Vikings: QB Teddy Bridgewater is solid… RB Adrian Peterson is one of the league’s top players… Rookie WR Laquon Treadwell could be productive… TE Kyle Rudolph had a solid 2015 season.
Dallas Cowboys: QB Tony Romo is returning from a collarbone injury… Rookie RB Ezekiel Elliot could have a huge debut season… WR Dez Bryant had an injury-riddled 2015 season… TE Jason Witten is productive.
New York Giants: QB Eli Manning is solid… WR Odell Beckham Jr. is a star… WR Victor Cruz has played in only six games in the past two seasons because of injuries.
Philadelphia Eagles: RB Ryan Mathews should be the featured back… WR Jordan Matthews had issues dropping footballs last year.
Washington Redskins: QB Kirk Cousins is very productive… WR DeSean Jackson is a playmaker… WR Josh Doctson is a sleeper… TE Jordan Reed is very productive.
Denver Broncos: RB CJ Anderson could be very productive… Rookie RB Devonte Parker is a deep sleeper… WR Demaryius Thomas is looking for his fifth straight 90+ reception, 1000+ receiving yard regular season… WR Emmanuel Sanders is a very productive #2 receiver… Kicker Brandon McManus had a stellar 2015 season.
Kansas City Chiefs: QB Alex Smith is solid… RB Jamaal Charles is recovering from a torn ACL… WR Jeremy Maclin could be productive… TE Travis Kelce is one of the best players at his position in the league.
Oakland Raiders: QB Derek Carr is a rising star… WR Amari Cooper had a very productive rookie season in 2015.
San Diego Chargers: QB Phillip Rivers is productive year in and year out… RB Melvin Gordon is looking to improve from a slow rookie season in 2015… WR Keenan Allen and TE Antonio Gates are very productive when healthy.