Dez Bryant had a lost season in 2015 because of a serious foot injury, but he's expected to be 100 percent this year and should once again be a dominant Fantasy option. The Cowboys receiver was limited to nine games in 2015 and finished with 31 catches for 401 yards and three touchdowns. He also dealt with Tony Romo being out with a broken collarbone, so poor quarterback play factored into his lackluster year. With Romo back and Bryant's foot healthy, he should rebound and play at a high level. Remember, prior to 2015 we saw Bryant go three seasons in a row with at least 88 catches, 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns each year. Those are elite stats for any position, and Bryant should be considered a top five receiver in 2016. He's worth drafting in Round 1 in all formats, and hopefully he and Romo stay healthy for a full season to keep posting outstanding stats across the board.
Bryant (foot) will be a full go July 28 when training camp begins, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. Though fully recovered from January surgery, Bryant has only been a partial participant at minicamp, with the Cowboys unsurprisingly opting for an abundance of caution. Bryant made an interesting admission Thursday, saying he doesn't think he worked hard enough last year, when he missed most of the team's offseason program due to a contract holdout. He now plans to significantly increase his activity level during the six weeks between minicamp and training camp, with his docket including some individual work with Tony Romo, who has already been cleared for all activities.
Bryant (foot) had an X-Ray performed on his foot Wednesday and has been given the green light to increase cutting and participation in football drills, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. Bryant is nearing a full return to the field, but is still expected to be a bit limited for the time being. The X-Rays indicated he's progressed enough in his rehab to allow him to increase his participation in football drills, but he's yet to be given full clearance for offseason practices. Bryant still appears to be on pace in regards to his full availability for training camp, but we'll have to wait for further updates on his status as the team's three-day mandatory minicamp nears on Jun. 14.
Bryant will have an X-ray in the next few weeks to determine if he'll receive full clearance to resume football activities, the Dallas Morning News reports. The Cowboys have relayed that Bryant is expected to be cleared for offseason practices in early June, but an X-ray appears to be the linchpin for the final decision. With OTAs taking place until their three-day mandatory minicamp commences on June 14, the organization will wait with bated breath for the news that Tony Romo's (back) No. 1 target is officially back in the fold.
Bryant (foot) is on track to be fully cleared for offseason practices in early June, the Dallas Morning News reports. Though recovering as expected, Bryant likely still needs a few weeks to regain full health. There doesn't seem to be any question about his availability for the start of training camp, as he'll be more than six months removed from his most recent surgery. Meanwhile, Tony Romo (collarbone) is expected to be a full participant at OTAs in late May.
Although head coach Jason Garrett said that Bryant is making "progress" in his recovery from surgery on his right foot, the wide receiver may not participate fully in mandatory minicamp in June, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. "Like with all those guys, it's a day-by-day, week-by-week thing," added Garrett. "But he's had no setbacks, but he really continues to get better and better." Plagued by foot problems stemming from a broken fifth metatarsal sustained in last season's opener, Bryant was contained to nine appearances and lacked the explosiveness previously exhibited throughout his career. Overall, he tallied 31 catches for 401 yards and three touchdowns, which marked career lows across the board, but the January procedure is expected to reestablish his top-tier stature. If he's unable to partake in the full array of drills at minicamp, there doesn't appear to be much question about his availability for the start of training camp.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|4||10/02||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|6||10/16||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|14||12/12||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|15||12/18||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|3 Year Avg||124||71||985||11||48||13.87||164|