Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #3 17.00 DAL Probable 6 years 26 6'2 220 @DezBryant

2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jun-30-2014 by Larry Gold

UNSTOPPABLE: Dez Bryant comes into his fifth season as one of the premier receivers in the league. His receptions (93), targets (160) and touchdowns (13) have increased in each of his first four seasons, yet it is widely assumed that the best is yet to come. While Bryant's overall body of work is outstanding, he is still susceptible to disappearing at times. Many receivers struggle with consistency though. Regular double teams account for the less than impressive 58-percent efficiency rate on targets. Many will also point to the emotional outbursts seen on the sidelines as holding him back and there is still a concern that Bryant may explode (particularly if the Cowboys struggle to win games). Yet there is no denying Bryant's freakish abilities. He found the end-zone in each of his last five games of 2013. With the season on the line, Bryant was targeted 41 times over the last three games of the season, a trend that is expected to continue into 2014. Given the short list of running backs worthy of a first round selection in fantasy drafts, Bryant finds himself among a cluster of top receivers being drafted in the back end of the first round. Draft Bryant with confidence as he will be called upon for a career year on what looks to be a team that will be involved in regular shootouts.

Latest Update

Apr-25-15 The Cowboys say signing WR Dez Bryant to a long-term deal is their No. 1 goal

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones continues to insist that signing Dez Bryant long term is their highest priority. However, there has been very little progress. To that Jones says, "You have to be patient. Our #1 goal is still to get him signed longterm."

Fantasy Analysis:

I really don't buy this. The Cowboys for one reason or another don't want to pay this guy. It could really develop into a very volatile situation. A disgruntled Bryant could be very bad for a locker room. You're still drafting Bryant as a top five receiver, maybe higher, but don't be shocked if things go terribly wrong in Dallas this season.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

4/25 - The Cowboys say signing WR Dez Bryant to a long-term deal is their No. 1 goal
4/4 - Cowboys WR Dez Bryant expected to play with the franchise tag
4/2 - Cowboys QB Tony Romo restructures contract, clears nearly $13 million in cap space

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
1.07 Bluefish Blitz - At this point in July, I feel like there's a top 6, then a tier drop. Dez has a tough SOS, but thanks to a lousy defense should be in a lot of shootouts
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
1.08 #28 World Ranked - With the change in coordinators, I like Dez to be one of the most heavily targeted WRs this year.
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