Dez Bryant: Dallas Cowboys WR Will Have Huge Fantasy Value for Rest of Season

Josh SchochAnalyst IIINovember 21, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 18: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys signals catches a touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Browns 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Dez Bryant is looking good and feeling good. The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has been on fire as of late, and starting with a game on Thanksgiving against the Washington Redskins, he is going to start paying huge dividends for fantasy owners.

Bryant says he feels great and is excited to start focusing on playing football instead of his many distractions, and it's certainly been helping him.

Bryant is coming off two of his best performances of the season, scoring 14 and 20 points in his last two games, respectively. He's gone for 232 yards and a pair of scores in his last two games, including an impressive 145 yards on 12 catches in his last game.

He's always been the team's top target, but he is receiving even more attention as of late, due to Kevin Ogletree's injury.

The team is also relying heavily on its aerial assault, now that both DeMarco Murray is injured and Felix Jones is hurting. Bryant is being featured more heavily in the team's offensive scheme, and I fully expect him to take advantage of that.

Bryant has always been an explosive player, and now, he is finally putting his talents to good use. He is making plays and putting up huge numbers.

On Thursday, Bryant has a favorable matchup with the Redskins, whose pass defense ranks 29th in the league.

The team is going to be throwing the ball more than usual since the Redskins have the seventh-best run defense in the league and struggle to stop the pass.

With Bryant receiving roughly a third of the team's targets, you can expect a big day from him.

Bryant doesn't have a particularly taxing schedule for the rest of the season, excluding a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15.

Bryant even has a few matchups where he could easily drop 20-plus fantasy points, and with the way he has been playing as of late, I can't bet against him doing so.

Bryant is reaching his potential and living up to the hype. If he keeps this up, he could rank as the top fantasy receiver over the last few weeks of the season.