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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: 27

Season Stats
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  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2010 DAL 12 2 72 45 561 12.5 6 92.1 7.7
2011 DAL 15 13 103 63 928 14.7 9 147.3 9.8
2012 DAL 16 1 138 92 1,382 15.0 12 209.7 13.1
2012 (Projected) DAL       74 1,096 14.8 10 169.6  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
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.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Dez Bryant
WR2WR2 Terrance Williams
WR3WR3 Cole Beasley
WR4WR4 Devin Street
WR5WR5 Brice Butler
WR6WR6 Vince Mayle
WR7WR7 Lucky Whitehead
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Dez Bryant on a pitch count?     -- Sat Oct 31 7:00 am --

VP Stephen Jones optimistic Bryant will play
Dez Bryant was limited all week in practice and listed as questionable for Sunday on the team's official injury report. "I don't think it's realistic to think he's going to be able to go out there every play after not playing here for six, seven weeks," Jones said. "There's going to be a pitch count. As to what that number is, I think that's to be determined." (Dallas Morning News)

FF Today's Take: It sounds like Dez is going to give it a go, but fantasy owners should temper their expectations given the comments above and the caliber of the opponent. Anything above WR2 value for Dez this week should be considered a bonus.
Injury Cowboys optimistic Bryant will play     -- Fri Oct 30 8:12 am --

Barring a setback
The Cowboys are optimistic WR Dez Bryant will play this weekend. Source said he "should be" a go barring a setback today. (Rand Getlin on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Bryant has been out since Week 1 with a foot injury and he'll be tough to trust with Matt Cassel at quarterback but owners should be comfortable with WR2 value if he plays.
Injury Dez Bryant limited in practice     -- Wed Oct 28 6:56 pm --

Nearing return from broken foot
The Dallas Cowboys have their star wide receiver back. Dez Bryant practiced today for the first time since Sept. 11. Bryant was limited in his remains that he can suit up Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. It's a tangible step toward game action for the veteran pass-catcher who hasn't played since breaking a bone in his right foot against the Giants in the season opener. Bryant wasn't a full participant in Wednesday's session, but hope remains that he can suit up Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. (

FF Today's Take: The Cowboys won't rush their star wideout back onto the field and the team's matchup and current quarterback play put a damper on Bryant's fantasy upside. If given the green light to play, don't be surprised if the team limits his snap count in his first game action since the team's opening game of the year.
Injury Dez Bryant doubtful though not yet ruled out     -- Fri Oct 23 6:40 pm --

Cowboys' star "is running and cutting at full speed"
Dez Bryant has been sidelined with a broken foot since Week 1 but coach Jason Garrett said Thursday that the Cowboys' all-world wide receiver is "day to day," and that no one has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, reports's Desmond Purnell. Garrett said before practice that Bryant "is running and cutting at full speed," according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram Charean Williams. (CBS Sports)

FF Today's Take: Dallas is desperate for a victory but don't expect them to risk the health of their best offensive weapon. Bryant will probably miss at least one more game before returning to the Cowboys' lineup. Terrance Williams and Jason Witten remain the team's top two receiving options in the interim.
Injury Dez Bryant will test foot this week     -- Tue Oct 20 11:15 am --

Jerry Jones says WR has a shot to play vs. Giants
NFL reporter Charean Williams on Twitter: "Jerry Jones says on @1053thefan that Dez Bryant has a chance to play this week. They will see if he's comfortable making his cuts Wed and Thurs." (Twitter)

FF Today's Take: It's good news that he's giving it a shot in practice, but we suspect there's no way that Dez is ready to play at 100 percent.
Injury Dez Bryant's foot to take six weeks to heal     -- Tue Sep 15 10:59 am --

Jerry Jones Cowboys star WR will be out through team's Week 6 bye
In a radio interview, Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant's (Jones fracture in foot) surgery went well, but that the foot will take a full six weeks to heal completely. (Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Don't I know it! I once had the exact same foot fracture (fifth metatarsal) and it's a low-blood-flow area that heals relatively slowly, though the inserted screw aids the process. The Cowboys will likely continue to spread the ball around to TE Jason Witten, WR Terrance Williams, slot receiver Cole Beasley, RB Lance Dunbar -- though we could see some of second-year WR Devon Street and rookie Lucky Whitehead if the team shows a need for a bigger edge target.
Injury Bryant diagnosed with Jones fracture     -- Mon Sep 14 4:25 pm --

Possible Week 8 return?
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, according to a source. The injury is known as a Jones fracture and requires surgery to correct. He is scheduled to have the operation on Tuesday. That's the same injury as Thunder star Kevin Durant, who had to have three surgeries and was shut down for the season last year. Bryant's last play of Sunday's game came in the first minute of the fourth quarter when he caught a pass on a crossing route. (Dallas Morning News)

FF Today's Take: ESPN Dallas considers Week 8 a more realistic return date, but owners need to pray the surgery corrects the problem. A Jones fracture is the same injury that eventually shut down NBA star Kevin Durant this past season and the same ailment that caused the Bengals' Marvin Jones to sit out all of last season. While Week 1 is not a time to panic, Bryant's owners would be wise to treat this as an injury that could hinder him all season.
Injury Dez Bryant out 4-6 weeks, foot injury     -- Sun Sep 13 10:00 pm --

Broken bone
Dallas All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant could be out at least a month after breaking his right foot in the Cowboys' season-opening victory over the New York Giants. Owner Jerry Jones said Bryant would need a pin and be out four to six weeks. (Dallas Morning News)

FF Today's Take: The Cowboys will be without their biggest playmaker for at least a month. Next up on the depth chart is Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. Tight End Jason Witten may also see increased targets over the next few weeks. If available, Williams will be a hot waiver wire pickup as a potential WR2/3.

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