2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats For WR Dez Bryant

Predicting The Fantasy Stats Of WR Dez Bryant

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All of a sudden there is a new #88 with the Dallas Cowboys and his name is Dez Bryant. The often-criticized wideout has emerged as a legitimate WR1 and will come off the board very early this summer. To help construct your draft strategy, here is a full statistical prediction of Bryant’s 2014 season.

Games Played - 15

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Games Played - 15

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Bryant is a very physical wideout and he is not afraid to go over the middle of the field. While he has not missed a game in two years, he has shown up on the injury report several times. Look for him to miss one game this fall with another minor injury.

Receptions – 97

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Receptions – 97

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Bryant received an ungodly 160 targets in 2013 and QB Tony Romo is dedicated to getting the ball to his number one wideout. Bryant will catch another 90-plus balls in the upcoming season and the former Oklahoma State standout will flirt with the first 100-catch season of his career.

Yards - 1,377

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Yards - 1,377

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Bryant’s yardage total dropped from 1,382 yards in 2012 down to 1,233 yards in 2013. He may go through an occasional slump, but he is a safe bet to crack 1,300 yards on a yearly basis.

YPC - 14.2

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YPC - 14.2

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Bryant is a very tough receiver and he doesn't shy away from contact. He won’t be near the league leaders in receiving average, but he will once again go over 14 yards per reception.

Touchdowns - 12

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Touchdowns - 12

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Bryant caught a career-high 13 touchdowns last season, including one score in the final five games. He has become a reliable red zone threat and will easily haul in another 10-plus touchdowns in 2014.


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