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WR Dez Bryant - Dallas Cowboys

6-2, 225Born: 11-4-1988College: Oklahoma StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 24

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Summary

Bryant seems to have proven his worth in fantasy and NFL terms, however the Cowboys have used the franchise tag on him for the time being. He could and should get an extension before the season, and he has arrived as a perennial top 15 pick in fantasy leagues. The Cowboys offense was highly efficient and run-heavy last year. If the running game falters without Demarco Murray, Bryant could get a higher volume of targets and challenge to be the #1 fantasy wide receiver. With his track record of production through nagging injuries, he is one of the safest picks in the early part of fantasy drafts. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7
Overall Redraft - 7, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 16, 17, 18
WR Redraft PPR - 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7
Overall Redraft PPR - 6, 1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 16
WR Dynasty - 2, 1, 4, 5, 5, 5
Overall Dynasty - 3, 1, 5, 5, 7, 10

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 DAL 16 2 -5 0 138 92 1382 12
2013 DAL 16 1 1 0 159 93 1233 13 1
2014 DAL 16 0 0 0 136 88 1320 16
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 0 * * 92 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 90 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 95 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 98 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 7
WR: 2
Overall-PPR: 7
WR-PPR: 3

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Latest News

Cowboys | Dez Bryant's agent meets with 'Boys (Sat Jun 27, 04:25 PM) - The agent for Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant met face-to-face with the team for the first time in nearly four months, per sources. Bryant hasn't yet signed his $12.823 million franchise tender, and he has a deadline of July 15 to agree to a long-term deal. After that date Bryant will need to play out the season under the tender and the two sides could discuss an extension after the season.

Our View: Deals get done at deadlines in the NFL. We're about a couple of weeks away from the mid-July deadline for franchise-tagged players to agree to new long-term deals. We'll have a better feeling about Bryant (and Demaryius Thomas) when the deadline is a few days away.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant sheds positive light on opener (Thu Jun 25, 02:41 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was present for a Sunday Night Football photo shoot for Week 1 Tuesday, June 23.

Our View: While Bryant may not get the long-term contract he wants, we could see him playing this season on his one-year $12.8 million franchise tender. If he does end up holding out, it may not go past a week or two of training camp.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant arrives (Thu Jun 18, 11:42 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant arrived for the final day of minicamp Thursday, June 18.

Our View: This is going to go on for a while, but won't be a real concern until we are partway through training camp. Not so much because Bryant needs the reps, but the history of players holding out who skip all of training camp and get hurt. If they figure a way out of this mess, Bryant remains a WR1. If he skips camp, he's still a WR1, but with some risk.
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Cowboys | Owner expects Dez Bryant to play Week 1 (Wed Jun 17, 06:07 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is expected to play Week 1 with or without a long-term contract, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said he knows how competitive Bryant is and how much he wants to support his teammates. Jones even believes Bryant will be with the team for training camp in late July. Bryant has until July 15 to sign a long-term deal.

Our View: What else is Jones supposed to say? The two sides have until July 15th to work out a new long-term contract. In the meantime, there seems to be no movement in contract negotiations. Deals get one at deadlines in the NFL. Let's get to mid-July before the speculation begins about Bryant holding out of training camp...let along holding out into the regular season.
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Cowboys | Owner expects Dez Bryant to play Week 1 (Wed Jun 17, 01:12 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is expected to play in the regular season opener, according to owner Jerry Jones.

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