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Dez Bryant: Buying or Selling Fantasy Value After Week 6's Breakout Game

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 14: Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys misses a catch in the end zone while being defended by defensive back Chykie Brown #23 of the Baltimore Ravens during the fourth quarter of the Cowboys 31-29 loss at M&T Bank Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2012

Dez Bryant has heard your cries for help and rewarded his loyal fantasy football owners with a glorious game. 

Against the Baltimore Ravens, the Dallas Cowboys' Bryant straight up went off. He grabbed 13 balls (out of 15) for 95 yards and, most importantly, two touchdowns. 

Fans have been waiting for Bryant to fulfill his end of the bargain. They drafted him highly, therefore he needed to rack up yards and touchdowns. Coming into Week 6, he had done okay with the yardage (267 yards in four games), but had not notched a single touchdown. 

Now that Bryant has given a glimpse of what he is capable of, the concerns are turned towards whether his production can stay on that level. Basically, we need to know whether to sell high or hold on and reap the rewards of a long-term investment.

Based on the numbers, I'd keep him if I had him, or trade for him if I could.

As mentioned above, Bryant didn't have any touchdowns until the Dallas Cowboys' tilt against the Ravens. But that stat is a bit misleading regarding his role within the offense. 

The main number that you should concentrate on is 33. That's how many targets Bryant had, and he procured another 15 in Week 6. He is now the most targeted receiver on a team that is fourth in the league in passing. 

That's way too much potential production to keep on the bench or trade away. 

Bryant will get plenty of opportunities inside the red zone thanks to his 6'2", 220-pound frame. He's physical, fast and has great hands.

He's a quarterback's dream and a cornerback's nightmare.

Since he and Tony Romo are 100 percent on the same page, it's fair to assume that Bryant will be a fantasy beast for the rest of the season.

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