| Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys
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|Draft: 2010 Round 1 (24)
College: Oklahoma State
Ht: 6’2” Wt: 218 DOB: 1988-11-04 Age: 28
|While Bryant improved upon his production as a rookie in 2010, his 63 receptions, 928 yards, and 9 touchdowns in 2011 still left the Cowboys and his fantasy owners wanting more. Watching the talented 6’2”, 217 pound Bryant when he is on his game makes that feeling completely justifiable. Basically, the sky is the limit for Bryant but the question is whether his work ethic and attitude will ever allow him to reach his potential. He figures to get plenty of opportunity to make that happen in 2012 with no proven third wide receiver on the roster. But that was the expectation last season and he finished the season with just 103 targets, the 4th lowest total amongst the league’s top 20 fantasy wide receivers. Presumably head coach has noticed that Bryant’s explosiveness warrants more touches. In essence, adding Bryant to your fantasy roster means drafting him for his potential rather than his past production and doing that too often can be a risky proposition. As evidenced by his latest off-field incident, which may or may not lead to discipline from the league, Bryant is a high-risk, high reward wideout. Consider him a WR2 with a huge upside in 2012.
| Dez Bryant expected to return in Week 8 -- Mon Oct 24 6:30 pm --|
Sidelined since Week 3 with knee bruise
|Cowboys expect WR Dez Bryant, who missed past three games due to knee injury, to play Sunday night vs Eagles, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys' brass has seemingly pinpointed this Eagles' game as his most likely return date, so it will be a surprise if he doesn't play. Philly has been playing very good defense for most of the year, but cornerback may be its weakest link. Although rust could come into play, owners should treat Dez as a WR2 next week with WR1 upside.
| Dez says he's playing against Philly -- Mon Oct 17 8:00 am --|
|As Dez Bryant walks off field he finds me and tells me "Don't have to ask me anymore, I'm good...playing against Philly" (Jane Slater)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys have a bye in Week 7, which means Bryant should return in Week 8 against the Eagles. Bryant hasn't played since Week 3 but will be on the WR2 radar when he returns.
|Dez Bryant likely out at least one more week -- Thu Oct 6 7:35 pm --|
Missed Week 4 with knee injury
|WR Dez Bryant is described as unlikely to play Sunday, source said, though he'll try to test his knee tomorrow in practice. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Outside of a hiccup against the Broncos in Week 3, the Bengals' defense is usually very tough on receivers, so Bryant owners shouldn't have trouble replacing the production they may have otherwise gotten from him at less than 100 percent. Cole Beasley should push for 10 targets, while Brice Butler and Terrance Williams are serviceable - if low-end WR3 - options.
| Dez Bryant not expected to play -- Sun Oct 2 8:30 am --|
|Nothing has changed for Cowboys WR Dez Bryant. He’ll warmup, but not expected to play. CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstrings) not expected to go (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys will wait for the inactive list to make it official but Bryant owners need to have plan B in place. The good news is, Bryant's injury may just be a bone bruise and could return to action in Week 5.
| Dez Bryant has hairline fracture in knee -- Wed Sep 28 2:45 pm --|
Could play in Week 4
|Jason Garrett says Cowboys' Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in the bone of one of his knees, hopeful the WR will play on Sunday. (Mike Barrows on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Bryant injured his knee in Week 3 and while the injury looked bad he was able to return. He missed practice today but Garrett believes there is a chance he could practice tomorrow. It's hard to imagine Bryant playing with this injury be we'll have to wait for more concrete info on the injury. Bryant owners should have a Plan B in place for Week 4.
| Dez Bryant to have MRI, expected to play Week 4 -- Tue Sep 27 11:05 am --|
Cowboys WR will undergo test Tuesday
|Dallas Star-Telegram writer Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) on Twitter: "Per another source, Dez Bryant is expected to have MRI today." (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Bryant will undergo an MRI on his right knee today. He was injured on the second play from scrimmage Sunday but played through the injury, and is tentatively expected to play in Week 4.
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