Dez Bryant Injury: Should You Start or Sit Cowboys WR in Fantasy Football?

Jon BanksContributor IISeptember 18, 2011

So, you're a fantasy football player and you're wondering whether or not you should start Dez Bryant. After all, look at what he did against the Jets. He completely turned a game around when he went out, just because of how athletic he is.

He can do the same thing for your fantasy team. However, as the NFL's Twitter account posted today, Dez is likely to miss the 49ers game today.

Now, anyone who has had a fantasy team knows that likely is thrown around without meaning, so let's ask Chris Mortensen what he's hearing.

"Dez Bryant is scheduled to test quad injury pre-game but Cowboys still do not expect him to play vs. 49ers today," Mortensen reported via Twitter.

Well, that's helpful. Clearly, "do not expect" and "not likely" seem to mean something. I'm guessing it's something bad.

Well, what should you do? It depends on your circumstances. If your other receivers have late games or even a game tomorrow, go ahead and start him for now and just watch what happens in San Francisco VERY closely.

However, if your receivers all have early games and are likely to play, go ahead and sit Dez in favor of another player. I know you'd want that matchup that he's presenting, but there are other receivers out there that can get you some quick and easy points.

Or for simplicity purposes, you can just pick up the Cowboys' next receiver on the depth chart, since he will likely get more touches now that Dez is out. For your information, that would be Kevin Ogletree. Though he won't get you the numbers Dez would have gotten you, that's the way it works in fantasy.

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