Dez Bryant's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 15

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 15, 2013

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys makes a catch in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a game at AT&T Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Fantasy owners in the playoffs were quite happy with Dez Bryant in Week 15, as he came up with another big performance.

Even though they were up 26-3 at halftime, the Dallas Cowboys fell 37-36 to the Green Bay Packers after a game-winning touchdown by Eddie Lacy.  Still, Bryant had a huge game, catching 11 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown, giving him 21 fantasy points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues. 

Before this game, Bryant already had 70 receptions for 908 yards and 10 touchdowns. This was his third straight game with a touchdown but also his first game with at least 100 yards since October against the Philadelphia Eagles.

While this game came against a struggling pass defense, the good news is that the Cowboys will finish out against two other weak defenses in the Washington Redskins and Eagles. Both teams struggle against the pass, allowing 23.4 and 28.2 fantasy points per game, respectively, to opposing wide receivers.

Considering the remaining schedule and a breakout game like this one, Bryant has solidified himself as a top-tier fantasy receiver. If there is ever any hesitation about starting him, remember the saying "start your studs" and keep him in your lineup.