Can #88 still be a #1? – Dallas Cowboys News

Can #88 still be a #1? – Dallas Cowboys News

After two straight subpar seasons by his standards, can you still trust Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant as a #1 fantasy option at his position?

Writing an article such as this hurts my heart and soul.

The main is reason is because that is exactly what wide receiver Dez Bryant is to the Dallas Cowboys.  He is the heart and soul of the team.  Just like his predecessor, Michael Irvin, Bryant is an emotional, flamboyant leader.

He wants the ball.  He needs the ball.  When he gets the ball, he does amazing, electric things with it.

Or at least he used to…

From 2012-14, Bryant was simply dominant.  Three straight seasons with 88+ receptions.  Three straight years over 1,200 yards.  One season leading the entire NFL in receiving touchdowns and 41 altogether in that time span.

Since then, he’s been slowed by various injuries along with a disruption in the continuity of his quarterback.

After four seasons missing just one game, Bryant has had to sit out ten games in the last two years.  Injuries to his knee and foot have certainly had an affect on his output.

Losing Tony Romo as his main signal caller hasn’t been much help either.

In 2015, Bryant played with three different quarterbacks.  Last year, even though the position was solidified by Dak Prescott, the rookie seemed more comfortable going to the first man open.

When Prescott did look for Bryant on a consistent basis, however, the promise of dominance was evident.  Seven times last season, Bryant had eight or more targets in a game.  In those seven games, Bryant totaled 32 catches for 503 yards and four touchdowns.

Given that Bryant only had 796 yards and…

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