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Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #3 8.60 DAL Active 5 years 25 6'2 220 @DezBryant
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2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jun-30-2014 by Larry Goldstein

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

Jul-26-14 Cowboys QB Tony Romo: You'll see the best of me over next 4-5 years

Playoff failures aside, Tony Romo has been a very productive quarterback over the course of the past seven or eight seasons. But now, at the age of 34 and coming off his second back surgery in as many years, Romo says he has finally become the player he's always wanted to be. Because of that, "I think over the course of the next four or five years, you'll see the best version of me that I've had throughout my career," Romo told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Fantasy Analysis:

Here's another example of how deep the quarterback position is this season: Over the past three seasons, Romo has averaged about 4,300 yards and 30 touchdowns. Yet, he's not even being drafted as a QB1 in 10-team leagues. Yes, back surgeries are always a cause for concern, but Romo has played in 47 of the past 48 games and is in a pass-first offense with one of the game's best wideouts. Plus, Romo practiced on Saturday, so it looks like he has healed up.
The team's brass can say that the Cowboys will run more often this season, but with Scott Linehan calling the plays, do you really believe that?

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/26 - Cowboys QB Tony Romo: You'll see the best of me over next 4-5 years
7/25 - Cowboys WR Dez Bryant confident he’s still on the rise
7/24 - Cowboys WR Dez Bryant 'not close' to new deal with team

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
1.10 FFToolbox - Scott Atkins - The FFWC lineup rules are start 1-2-3-1 and 2 Flex. It's crucial to trot out 4, even 5 Wide receivers weekly in PPR leagues such as this. Dez can make the case for the #2 WR this season behind Mega.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
2.05 Draft TV - In a league that requires so much from WRs, I love Dez Bryant's huge upside. Showed he is one of the most talented WRs in the league last year, and should only continue that trend. Could even be the top scoring WR this year.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
1.08 FFToolbox -Emil - My plan is to go WR, WR in the first two rounds. Then go RB, RB. My "hope" is David Wilson will make it back to me at 3.08.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
2.03 FootballDiehards - Bryant had 50 catches for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns in the final eight games last season, numbers that would be among the best in NFL history if projected over a full season. He looks like a guy who's turned the corner. I'm eager to cash in on that.
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