|Date of Birth:||11/04/1988|
|Drafted:||2010 | Round 1 | Pick 24|
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Dez Bryant has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
As many know, Bryant took to Twitter when he was pulled before taking on the Cowboys for a positive test, so it's good to hear that he's back. Dez should immediately see snaps this week against the Jaguars, but he's not a recommended fantasy play on a run-first offense.
The Ravens have placed Dez Bryant on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
It's always difficult to get a great idea about where players are in terms of game status with all the protocols in place this year (even with someone like Dez that has been live-tweeting the saga since Tuesday night), but Bryant will be out for Week 14 and possibly beyond. We hope he can make a full recovery and get back on the field soon as Baltimore competes for a playoff spot.
Dez Bryant has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Cowboys-Ravens game begins in 20 minutes, so this is an odd situation. Bryant will obviously be unable to play tonight, but we're assuming the game will go on as scheduled. There hasn't been any known evidence of on-field transmission, so hopefully there isn't an issue that arises from pregame warmups when players are mostly more spread out than during the game. This is a tough break for Dez, who will not be able to play his former Cowboys team.
The Ravens have elevated Dez Bryant from the practice squad.
We’ll see if the extra couple of weeks practicing will give Bryant a bigger role tomorrow against Tennessee, but he’s not currently a recommended fantasy option and would probably need a score to pay dividends.
The Ravens activated Dez Bryant to the active roster.
It’s a bit of a surprise this is happening so quickly, but the Ravens have apparently liked what they’ve seen from the former Pro Bowl receiver in practice. Dez has had a long road back to playing, as he hasn’t appeared in a game since 2017 when he was with the Cowboys.
The Ravens are signing Dez Bryant to their practice squad, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
This was reported to be happening last week, but the move is now official, and Bryant could eventually work his way to the active rose ray showing well in practice. Right now, Dez isn't someone that needs to be added in 10- or 12-team leagues, but he could carry some FLEX appeal as a touchdown-dependent option.
The Ravens plan to sign Dez Bryant to the practice squad, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Bryant will workout for the team and needs to pass a physical, but it sounds like he will end up in Baltimore, and he could eventually rise to be their No. 2 receiver if he has enough left in the tank (the former Pro Bowl wideout turns 32 next month). If Bryant indeed makes his way to the active roster, chemistry with Lamar Jackson will be key in determining whether he can have fantasy value as a touchdown-dependent FLEX. Right now, we would consider Antonio Brown—even without a team—the bigger priority for those hoping for a lottery ticket at receiver.
The MRI has confirmed Dez Bryant tore his Achilles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bryant's 2018 season is officially over before is started, but it's good to hear Bryant appears to have the right mindset after the injury. The former Cowboys receiver will now cheer on his new Saints teammates as they look to go on a Super Bowl run. Bryant signed a one-year deal with the Saints earlier in the week, so he may or may not be back with the team next season. Dez should be ready sometime around the start of training camp, but we'll see if a team signs him after he spent months as a free agent this year.
Dez Bryant is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles, according to NFL Network.
Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport are reporting Bryant was helped off the field at today's practice and that a torn Achilles is the fear. This is terrible news for someone that's been waiting around and finally got a chance to continue his playing career in a great situation with Drew Brees and the Saints. Hopefully the MRI delivers good news, but expect Bryant's season to be over.
Dez Bryant is not expected to play this Sunday.
This isn't a surprise for someone that hasn't played football since the end of last regular season while the 2018 season is now in Week 10. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says the Saints want Bryant to drop some weight, and he obviously needs some more time to build chemistry and get used to the offense. Perhaps Bryant will make his Saints debut against a familiar foe when New Orleans faces Philadelphia in Week 11, but don't expect him to play this week.
The Saints are signing Dez Bryant, according to NFL Network.
After getting released by the Cowboys during the offseason and being without a team all summer and the first nine weeks of this season, the Pro Bowl wide receiver now has a team—and it’s a good spot in New Orleans with the Saints. Apparently, the Saints don’t have any concerns about Bryant ruining chemistry on a 7-1 team. It’s unlikely to happen immediately but Bryant has the potential to eventually work his way into the No. 2 receiver role behind Michael Thomas, which could lead to some fantasy value down the stretch. It’s not highly recommended, but he’s worth a look as a pick up if you need some wide receiver help.
The Cowboys have released wide receiver Dez Bryant.
After eight years which included some memorable seasons, games, and plays, Dez Bryant and the Cowboys are parting ways. The receiver was due to make $16.5 million this season, which the Cowboys must not have felt comfortable paying given his production. Bryant was among the league’s best receivers from 2012-2014 when he had at least 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns in three consecutive seasons, but his play declined over the last three seasons after Dallas gave him a huge contract in 2015. Bryant did have some injuries over the last few years, but mostly everyone agrees he wasn’t playing close to as well as he did earlier in his career—Cowboys legend Troy Aikman made it clear he felt that way during a game he called for FOX last season. The former All-Pro won’t have much trouble finding a new team, though it wouldn’t be surprising if he took his time to find the right fit. The Panthers, Bills, Colts, Seahawks, Cardinals, and Texans could all be potential destinations for Bryant.
Jerry Jones says he wants Dez Bryant to remain on the Cowboys.
Because of Bryant's lack of big-time production over the last few seasons, there's been a lot of talk in the media about Dallas potentially parting ways with him. But Jones talked to reporters at the NFL Combine today, and said as of now the "answer is yes" whether he wants his former Pro Bowl receiver on the team next year. However, the Cowboys owner declined to comment on contract details, but he did note the great relationship with Bryant allows them to have a comfortable conversation about it. Perhaps if Bryant is really stingy about his contract and doesn't help Dallas lower his cap number for 2018, things may head the other direction; but right now, expect number 88 to be back with the Cowboys this season.
Dez Bryant gets eight targets against the Eagles.
Bryant again couldn't get much going to end the regular season, catching three passes for 24 yards in the win. It's possible this was the last game for Bryant in Dallas, but we'll see what happens in the offseason. Dez ended his season with 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns, and most don't consider him to be the elite number one receiver he's getting paid as anymore.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys eliminated from playoff contention after disappointing loss to Seattle.
Bryant caught three passes for 44 yards, and lost a fumble when cornerback Byron Maxwell punched it out. It came after Dez constantly complained on the sidelines for whatever reason, but he quickly quieted down after his mistake, which turned out to be a turning point in the game. As Troy Aikman flat out said on the FOX broadcast, Bryant is no longer a game-breaking receiver, and he's been largely overrated recently. Even against Eagles reserves next Sunday, it'd be a mistake to rank him as anything more than a low-end WR2.
Dez Bryant catches two passes in Week 15.
Bryant had two receptions (on four targets) for 59 yards versus Oakland, and he also had a carry for -4 yards. Dez came up big toward the end of the game, and he had receptions for 40 yards and 19 yards in the victory, but he also had a big hand in an interception when it appeared he stopped on a slant route to avoid a hit, leading to an easy interception for the Raiders. Bryant is a WR2/FLEX option next week versus Seattle.
Dez Bryant scores against the Giants.
In the Week 14 victory, Bryant took a slant route 50 yards to the house after breaking a tackle on a play we haven't seen as much over the last couple of years. Overall, Bryant had three receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown, and it could've been a bigger day if not for a high-point drop on a deep ball that likely would've been another touchdown. It's possible Oakland's bigger corners give Bryant some trouble next week, but he'll remain a starting option in fantasy lineups.
Dez Bryant scores in Week 13 win.
Bryant got going in this one, as it was his first game with a touchdown in over a month. Josh Norman did not shadow Bryant during the game, and he took advantage of it throughout the game. Bryant had five receptions (on seven targets) for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Thursday nighter, with the score coming on a 13-yard fade where he made a nice high-point catch in the end zone. Later, Bryant also drew a pass interference call in the end zone that set Dallas up at the goal line for another score. Bryan will remain a fine option in fantasy lineups against the Giants next week.
Dez Bryant catches three passes versus Los Angeles.
Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward and company did an excellent job of limiting Bryant, who had three receptions on five targets for 37 yards in the game. Bryant had a chance at a touchdown on a jump ball in the end zone that he got both hands on, but it appeared he might've mis-timed it a bit. Bryant doesn't have a touchdown since Week 7, and he has a tough matchup with Josh Norman and the Redskins next Thursday night.
Dez Bryant leads Dallas in receiving as Eagles dominate second half on SNF.
Bryant caught eight passes for 63 yards, but Philadelphia was able to contain him by limited his damage after the catch. Dez remains a WR2 option for Thanksgiving against the Chargers, but Casey Hayward should shadow him, putting him on the low-end of the spectrum. Tyron Smith's potential return would be a big boost to the offense.
Dez Bryant starts strong, falls off in loss to Atlanta.
Bryant caught four passes for 39 yards, with most of his production coming on the first drive of the game, which turned out to be the only scoring drive for Dallas. Dez was questionable with an ankle injury, but he didn't appear to suffer any sort of setback. He should be good to go as a WR2 against Philly next Sunday.
Dez Bryant (knee/ankle) is officially active against the Falcons.
Dez said he would play, and now he's officially active for the big NFC matchup. Though he might be less than 100%, Bryant is a very good option in fantasy lineups for a potential shootout with Atlanta.
Dez Bryant (knee/ankle) is questionable for Week 10.
Bryant looks like he could be headed to a game-time decision, and the Cowboys don't play until the late-afternoon games—potentially putting fantasy owners in a predicament. We think it's likely he plays in the game, but be sure to have someone from the later games ready to be plugged into your fantasy lineup if Bryant ends up being inactive.
Dez Bryant (knee/ankle) did not practice today.
This is Bryant's second missed practice in a row, and the knee is said to be giving him more issues than his ankle. Bryant himself did say he'll be out there on Sunday, but there's no guarantee of that. The official injury report for the game will be released sometime tomorrow.
Dez Bryant (knee/ankle) did not practice today.
Though Bryant isn't thought to be dealing with a serious injury, there's a chance he won't play this Sunday against Atlanta. We'll track his practice status throughout the week ahead of the official injury report for the game being released on Friday.
Dez Bryant caught six passes for 73 yards in a 28-17 win over Kansas City.
Bryant was a good target for Dak Prescott on dig routes over the middle, but Terrance Williams was the team's top receiver on Sunday. Through eight games, Dez is on pace for a 76/878/8 line, but he had a lot of difficult matchups early. He will look for his first 100-yard or multi-touchdown game of the season next week in Atlanta.
Dez Bryant has quiet Week 8 as Cowboys defeat Redskins.
Bryant led the team in catches and yards, but it was just four receptions for 39 yards, as Dallas relied on Ezekiel Elliott and the running game with rainy conditions all afternoon. Dez should be able to avoid Marcus Peters enough to be worth a spot in fantasy lineups as the Cowboys host the Chiefs next Sunday.
Dez Bryant caught seven passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Fantasy owners were probably lucky that he scored, as it came in the fourth quarter with the Cowboys up 33-3. Dez will potentially do battle with Josh Norman next week, but the Redskins could be without their star corner again because of his broken ribs. We have a feeling he will do his best to get cleared, which would downgrade Bryant to a WR2.
Dez Bryant caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Bryant's score came on a fade pass from 10 yards out in the second quarter to give the Cowboys a 21-6 lead, but they ended up losing 35-31 on a clutch Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass with seconds left. Bryant remains one of the better one-on-one players in the league when the ball is in the air, and he could have had a bigger day with Green Bay choosing to single him in the red zone. Dez will be a WR1/WR2 in Week 7 against the Niners, as the team will enter the bye at 2-3.
Dez Bryant gets 13 targets in Week 4.
Bryant caught five passes for 98 yards in the loss to the Rams, and he's now on pace for 64 receptions for 848 yards and eight touchdowns through four games. Bryant should be able to increase his pace and get over the 1,000-yard mark this season, but it doesn't look like he's going to get back to being that perennial 1,300-yard receiver he was from 2012-2014.
Dez Bryant scores in Week 3.
Facing All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson for much of the night, Bryant was only targeted twice and caught both targets for 12 yards; but he was able to score on a great-effort play against a zone coverage where he caught a short pass and took it 15 yards to the end zone, juking and breaking tackles before getting pushed to the end zone by his teammates. The touchdown saved his fantasy day, but Dez should have a better overall game in terms of numbers on Sunday against the Rams.
Dez Bryant gets targeted 16 times in Week 2.
Bryant was in a difficult matchup with Aqib Talib and the Denver secondary, but he still had a fine fantasy day. He caught seven passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. The TD came on a back-shoulder pass in the end zone, something Dez is obviously superb. In another tough matchup against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals next Monday night, Dez should be downgraded a bit.
Dez Bryant catches two passes in Week 1.
Bryant was engaged in his third matchup over the last two seasons with perhaps his biggest rival, Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Dez did have 43 yards on his two receptions, but Jenkins did a good job considering Bryant had nine targets. Bryant drew a pass interference penalty as well, but it was probably a bad call by the official. There was a ton of talking between the two, and look for things to be chippy in Week 2 when the Cowboys take on Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, and the Broncos. Bryant will be a WR1/WR2 in that game.
Dez Bryant doesn't catch a pass in Cowboys' third preseason game.
He only had one target, but he's 100% and ready to go for Week 1. Dez and the Cowboys take on the Giants in their opening game, and Dez will look to bounce back after he struggled against them late last season. Bryant is going as a second-round pick in almost all fantasy leagues.
Dez catches 32-yard touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game.
Bryant had two catches for 55 yards and the score off a Dak Prescott throw down the left sideline. Currently going in the second round of fantasy drafts, we would avoid Bryant at that cost, especially with basically the toughest first month schedule imaginable with the Giants, Broncos, and Cardinals. Dallas will play Oakland next Saturday for the regular season tune up.
Dez Bryant showed up late to Cowboys training camp today, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says Bryant was buying BBQ for his fans last night in Lufkin, but was three hours late reporting to the team this morning and missed his conditioning test. Dez told Jane Slater he has a "sinus infection and headaches" and took responsibility for being late. This in particular shouldn't be an issue when the season starts, but the Cowboys have been very lenient with their players and it's fair to wonder if that's good for the entire team in the long run.
Dez Bryant wants to return punts for the Cowboys this season.
According to Sports Day, Bryant says he's been in special teams coach Rich Bisaccia's ear, telling him if he returns punts "he's going to score." Fourth round pick Ryan Switzer is expected to return punts this season, but Bryant could be used as a punt returner at times. Bryant is one of the better receivers in the league with the ball in his hands, but it's highly unlikely the Cowboys put him back there as a returner full time.
Dez Bryant goes off in playoff loss to Green Bay.
Bryant had nine receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers. His first touchdown was a 40-yard deep ball and his second was a seven-yarder that tied the game at 28. Dez might not have monster yardage upside, but he should be drafted as a WR1 in 2017 drafts.
Dez Bryant barely plays in season finale against the Eagles.
With the Cowboys locked into the number one seed in the NFC, Dez didn't play much in Week 17. He didn't have any targets and only played a few plays. He finishes his year with 50 receptions for 796 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games. It's Bryant's second straight season with under 800 yards, but he averaged a career high in yards per reception (15.9).
Dez Bryant catches two touchdowns, throws another in MNF victory.
Bryant had four catches for 70 yards and two scores, and threw one pass for a 10-yard touchdown. His pass came on a perfectly executed trick-play where his left-handed throw caught everyone off-guard. The reception touchdowns were both in the end zone, but the first should have been a penalty on Bryant for a facemask. Dez will probably see limited action in Week 17 against the Eagles, so he will be a risky fantasy option.
Dez Bryant caught eight passes for 82 yards against the Bucs.
He caught eight of his ten targets. The Cowboys seemed to want to get Bryant involved after he struggled last week against the Giants. Dez will be a WR1/WR2 next Monday night against Detroit.
Dez is shut down by the Giants; has costly fumble on only catch of the game.
Bryant had one catch for ten yards on the Cowboys' final drive of the game that he fumbled away, ending the game. Dez led the team with nine targets. Having no problem criticizing teammates like Brice Butler for not doing their job, Bryant might need to look in the mirror after this one. He should obviously bounce back next week against Tampa and is a WR1/WR2.
Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' win over the Vikings on Thursday night.
Bryant nearly scored on a would-be 57-yard touchdown, but lost his balance and was downed at the one-yard line for a 56-yard reception. He made up for it later on a quick pass where he beat Xavier Rhodes to the edge for an eight-yard score in the 4th quarter. Dez and Dak didn't have the greatest chemistry to start the year, but the two are really clicking now. Bryant is a solid WR1 the rest of the way.
Dez Bryant doesn't score, argues with Josh Norman.
Dez had five catches for 72 yards. He argued with Redskins' cornerback Josh Norman throughout the game, and also had some words for Norman after the game. Dez was noticeably frustrated on the sideline after it appeared Norman called him "trash" to his face. Norman may have gotten in Dez Bryant's head, but the Cowboys won the game. Dez will be a WR1/WR2 against the Vikings next week.
Bryant had six receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns in a decisive home victory for the Cowboys against the Baltimore Ravens.
With a defensive scheme clearly geared towards stopping Ezekiel Elliot, the Cowboys were sure to attack through the air on Sunday, and the biggest benefactor from this was Dez Bryant. Dez had a team high eight targets, and also grabbed, what turned out to be, the deciding touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Whatever issues he was suffering from at the beginning of the season, it’s clear he and Dak Prescott are finally on the same page, and he is back to being one of the top receivers in the league. He is must-start receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Dez bounces back with 100-yard game in Week 10
After one catch last week against the Browns, Bryant had six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. He took advantage of one-on-one coverage on a third and long and cashed in with a 50-yard TD on a great pass from Dak Prescott. Prescott isn't opposed to spreading the ball around, and the Cowboys will rely on their running game, so Bryant is a WR1/WR2.