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Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant WR - BAL

Experience: 10 YRS  
Height: 6'2"  
Weight: 220 
Bye: 7

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The Ravens are set to sign WR Dez Bryant to their practice squad, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bryant is 31 now and hasn't played in a game since December of 2017. He signed with the Saints in November of 2018 but tore his Achilles in practice just a couple of days later. We're not optimistic about Bryant's chances of making a real impact, but it's at least a situation worth monitoring.

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An MRI confirmed that Saints WR Dez Bryant tore his Achilles in Friday's practice. He's done for the season just a day after signing with New Orleans. Bryant turned 30 a few days ago and was already in decline prior to this injury. He faces a tough road to re-emerge as a real-life and fantasy football asset. The Saints will move forward with WRs Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith and Austin Carr.

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Saints WR Dez Bryant suffered an injury in Friday's practice that the team believes is a torn Achilles, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. That'd end Bryant's 2018 campaign before it ever started -- and might put an end to his career. We'll update his status when we learn more.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it'd be "incredibly ambitious" to expect Saints WR Dez Bryant to play against the Bengals this weekend. Bryant will officially sign on Thursday, giving him just 2 days to practice with his new team. So a Week 11 debut in a big game against the Eagles seems more likely. Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith and Austin Carr figure to serve as New Orleans' top 3 WRs in Cincinnati on Sunday.

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WR Dez Bryant has finally found a home, inking a 1-year deal with the Saints. The 30-year-old looked like a player in decline last season, averaging a career-low 12.1 yards per catch. He seems best-suited as a possession receiver at this point, which is the role he might be stepping into with the Saints. Bryant would look good as a big slot WR between Michael Thomas and Tre'Quan Smith. From a fantasy perspective, Bryant figures to duke it out for targets with Smith behind top dogs Thomas and Alvin Kamara. Dez is worth adding in most fantasy leagues, but we'd consider him just a WR4 for now. We'll see how quickly he can settle into the offense. Smith's value takes a considerable hit with Bryant's arrival.

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Injury Predictor

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.03 2.3% 31.2%
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Date Injury Analysis
Nov 9, 2018 Pedal Achilles Tear Grade 3 Bryant was injured in a Friday practice. He underwent surgery the next week.
Sep 25, 2016 Knee Patella Fracture Dez suffered a hairline fracture in his knee during Week 3 action. He missed significant practice time as a result.
Aug 22, 2016 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Bryant suffered a concussion in a preseason practice and sat out the final 2 preseason games.
Dec 19, 2015 Pedal Foot Fracture Bryant aggravated his fractured foot and required a 2nd surgery on the foot -- as well as his right ankle -- in January.
Dec 19, 2015 Pedal Ankle Fracture Bryant had loose bone chips removed from the front of his right ankle, which had generated pain and swelling.
Sep 13, 2015 Pedal Foot Fracture Bryant fractured the 5th metatarsal in his right foot. He had surgery 9/14 and missed the next 5 games (with a Week 6 bye mixed in).
Aug 6, 2015 Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Bryant suffered a hamstring strain in an early-August camp practice and sat out all 4 preseason games.
Sep 8, 2013 Pedal Foot Sprain Bryant suffered a minor foot sprain and played through the issue.
Dec 9, 2012 Hand Finger Fracture In Week 14, Bryant broke his left index finger. He played through the season but required surgery in the offseason.
Oct 28, 2012 Inguinal Hip Bruise Bryant bruised his right hip against the Giants but didn't miss a game.
Aug 20, 2012 Knee Strain Grade 1 Bryant sat out 2 preseason games while dealing with patellar tendinitis in his right knee, also known as "jumper's knee." He sustained the injury in a Monday practice with the Chargers but was ready for the season.
Sep 11, 2011 Leg Thigh Bruise After taking a low hit, Bryant was ruled out for the following week's game due to a bruised thigh.
Dec 5, 2010 Leg Fibula Fracture Bryant fractured his right fibula, earning him a spot on the IR for the remaining 5 games of the season.

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