Dez Bryant Fantasy Football News 2018

The Cowboys are expected to release WR Dez Bryant, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer. We've heard whispers about this for a while now. Dallas reportedly wants Bryant to take a pay cut from the $12.5 million he's scheduled to earn this year and next -- and the mercurial WR evidently isn't willing to oblige. The 2 sides are meeting today, but a divorce is expected "barring an unexpected last-minute change of heart," Schefter tweets. Bryant's production has crated since 3-straight seasons of 1,200+ yards from 2012 to 2014. Over the past 3 years, he's totaled just 150 catches for 2,035 yards and 17 TDs across 38 appearances. He seemingly struggled to get on the same page as QB Dak Prescott, corralling just 52.2% of his targets over the last 2 seasons. Bryant is still just 29, so there's certainly a chance he bounces back in 2018. We'll see where he lands before assessing his fantasy value. The Cowboys, meanwhile, are left with Terrance Williams, Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley atop their WR depth chart. They figure to be in the market for a rookie WR or 2.

Update: They did.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 17 injury report. He was sidelined on Thursday but returned to a full practice on Friday. Bryant figures to play in Sunday’s meaningless finale against the Eagles, although Dallas could still limit his snaps. Bryant has been playing through knee tendonitis for the past couple of months.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) did not practice on Thursday. He wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report but told reporters that he's been dealing with knee tendonitis for the past 8 games, per ESPN's Todd Archer. Dallas could certainly opt to hold Bryant out of Sunday's meaningless finale. Check back tomorrow for another update.

3:11pm EST 11/12/17

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. These injuries knocked him out of last week’s contest — and he only got in 1 limited practice this week. Bryant carries significant risk in this one but would be nearly impossible to bench in season-long leagues.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle) will play against the Falcons today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bryant only got in a limited practice on Friday and carries more risk than usual. But he belongs in season-long fantasy lineups.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. Atlanta. He put in a limited practice on Friday after missing the first 2 workouts of the week. The Dallas media is expecting Bryant to play on Sunday. The game doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET, though, so hopefully we get another update that morning.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. He told reporters afterward that he plans on practicing Friday and playing this weekend. We'll see about that. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) did not practice on Wednesday. His injuries aren't considered serious, but he's certainly not a lock to play against the Falcons this weekend. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said Monday that WR Dez Bryant is dealing with ankle and knee injuries. He's considered "day-to-day," according to Garrett. We haven't heard much concern about either injury, but Bryant can't be considered a lock to play against the Falcons on Sunday. We'll track his status throughout the week.

A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's ankle injury is "not serious." He was able to jog on the sideline after getting the ankle twisted but never returned to Sunday's game. None of this means Bryant is a lock to play against the Falcons this weekend, but it at least sounds like he'll dodge a lengthy absence. Hopefully we learn more about the diagnosis today.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant twisted his ankle in the 4th quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. He remained on the sidelines and tried to jog it off for a few minutes but was eventually taken back to the locker room. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott believes his rapport with WR Dez Bryant has improved this offseason. "He has been healthy all offseason, so that chemistry has grown," Prescott said. "Film study helps, but more importantly those reps we've had in practice all camp long probably have been more valuable to us." The pair hooked up twice for 55 yards and a score in last weekend's preseason game. While Bryant won't contend for the league target lead in Dallas' run-leaning offense, he remains a WR1 -- and a fine value at his 2.09 ADP.

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett confirmed to ESPN's Ed Werder that he won't rest starters in tonight's game against the Lions. Dallas has clinched the NFC's #1 seed and could limit or hold out some guys in the regular-season finale. But doing so tonight would mean 3 weeks off between games. QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Dez Bryant and TE Jason Witten are all safe to use in Week 16 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught just 1 of 9 targets in Sunday night's loss to the Giants ... and then fumbled it. Bryant dealt with strong coverage from CB Janoris Jenkins most of the night in a matchup that has proved difficult for WRs most of the year. Things should get a little better vs. the Bucs and Lions the next 2 weeks.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington. He was listed as a full participant all week but popped up on the game report with a back issue. Bet on Bryant playing, and we'll confirm his status Thursday afternoon.

11:36am EST 11/20/16

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He was added to the injury report on Friday, but there was never any concern about his availability. Bryant is a WR1 vs. a Baltimore defense missing top CB Jimmy Smith.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) will play against the Ravens today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "No issues for him," Rapoport adds. Bryant is safe to keep locked into fantasy lineups.


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