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Did Dez Bryant just make himself the most sought-after wide receiver in the league with his performance against Cleveland last week?
Nah, but the kid is definitely better than he had been playing over the first half of the season.
Grabbing 12 balls on 15 targets is nothing to sneeze at, but with Joe Haden sitting on the sidelines for the Browns during that game, be wary of what just happened.
He’s a dominant force when he wants to be, but the question is—when can fantasy owners count on him to be that guy?
This week might be a good one going up against a Redskins defense that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, but then again, Dez hasn’t shown up on Thanksgiving for a couple of years now, so which way do you go?
I think he’s a must-start this week, especially with Washington’s defense being hit by the injury bug lately (and all year for that matter).
I’ve never been a big fan of Miles Austin—though from the hate mail I’ve sent him over the years, I’m guessing he’s not the biggest fan of mine either.
However, the fact that the kid has stayed healthy all year says a lot to me, as I didn’t expect it in the slightest.
His big games have been a little too few and far between for my liking and I’m sure there are plenty of owners out there who agree with me, but at least he’s been healthy.
Like I said for Bryant, the Redskins defense can be scored upon, so when you combine the fact that Tony Romo loves these Thursday/Thanksgiving games with a decimated Washington defense, there’s no reason to think that Austin won’t be able to at least put up low-end WR2 numbers.
Ogletree took all the first-time fantasy players for a ride earlier in the year, but I’m guessing most of them have smartened up since then.
Anyway, it looks like Kevin might have himself a concussion, so if you were thinking about catching lightning in a bottle this week, think again.
Ogletree has now officially been ruled to be OUT for the Cowboys Thanksgiving game.
Cole Beasley / Dwayne Harris
Either one of these guys is capable of stepping into the WR3 role on this team, but how often Romo actually looks in their direction remains to be seen.
Keep an eye on these two guys because you never know when or who will step into the hole created by Laurent Robinson’s departure.
This week it looks like Dwayne Harris will get the call, so if you're desperate for a flex play this week, he'd be the guy to take a chance on.