Found December 12, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="559"] Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has finally developed into an elite wide receiver which makes his injury hurt that much more.[/caption] The time is finally here it is week 15 and the 2012 Fantasy Football season is drawing to a close. I have always felt fantasy football gets real in week 15, it's semi-final week and I for one can almost taste the trophies and the prize money. It can also be a stressful time for fantasy football owners as they attempt to decide who to play and who to sit as their season and championship hopes are on the line. One of the more difficult decisions for Week 15 of the 2012 season is going to be whether or not to play Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who suffered a broken finger last Sunday against Cincinnati that has put his season in jeopardy. However, according to a report by, a source close to the Cowboys organization said that Bryant plans to play with the injury. "Unless the doctors say he medically can't do it, Dez is going to play," the source said. So what does this mean for fantasy owners, who have seen Bryant finally being to reach his potential over the past few weeks, magically turning into a dominant fantasy wide receiver right before their eyes. What do they do now? After all, Bryant has hauled in seven touchdown passes in his last five games and amassing 124 fantasy points over that five-game span which equates to nearly 25 fantasy points per game in point per reception formats according to  The former first-round draft pick is having his best season by far, hauling in over 68 percent of his targets and averaging 9.5 yards for each pass thrown his way. He has already eclipsed 1,000 yards for the season and has a total of nine touchdowns. As far as being an elite receiver is concerned, he has arrived. Yet, serious questions remain about whether or not Bryant will be able to play and Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the decision on whether or not he can play will be a medical one, "first and foremost." "The doctors are going to say, 'Hey, this is what it is, and this is what we feel like you need to do,' and then we're going to say, 'OK, well, what are the other options,' like you do with any injury, and you go forward and you make your best decision, not only for now, but for the future," Garrett said. "Dez is very passionate about playing. Anyone who's been around him knows that." "We (are) just going to have to find out," Bryant told in a text message Monday night, noting that he'd know more Wednesday, when the Cowboys return to practice. At this point it is probably to early to know anything about the status of Bryant for Sunday's tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers but the question fantasy owners must face is that if Bryant plays, should he be in your lineup? The answer to that question, in my opinion is yes. When thinking of this dillemna originally, I thought of Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is the definition of an elite fantasy wide receiver. I determined that if Johnson had a fractured finger and was cleared to play, he would be in my lineup without hesitation because to be frank, he is simply that good. Bryant is my opinion is now the cusp of being on that level. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy is no Megatron but he IS an elite fantasy wide receiver and if the guy is on the field, then he absolutely needs to be in your lineup, whatever the risks may be. At this time of the year in the realam of fantasy football, fortune favors the bold. So be bold and fantasy championships will follow.  

Jerry Jones on Bryant's playing status

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was examined by an orthopedic hand surgeon Monday afternoon and X-rays revealed a fractured left index finger. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning that it had yet to be determined if Bryant would have season-ending surgery on the finger he injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati...

Dez Bryant’s finger injury reportedly could keep him out rest of season

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly fear that Dez Bryant’s finger injury could keep him out for the rest of the season. Nick Eatman of the TrueBlue Fan Club says Bryant is going to see a hand specialist, and that the finger injury could keep him out for the season. The team is awaiting results of the meeting. Head coach Jason Garrett also reportedly told Eatman that the chances Bryant...

Cowboys' Bryant could miss games with finger injury

The Dallas Cowboys are concerned that Dez Bryant, their best wide receiver, could miss the rest of the season with a finger injury, multiple media outlets reported Monday. Cowboys head coach Hason Garrett told Nick Eatman of the team's official website that Bryant's status is "50-50." Garrett told reporters later Monday that Bryant was visiting doctors Monday...

Dez Bryant May Be Done For Season

Richie Whitt of CBS Dallas reports that wide receiver Dez Bryant may miss the rest of the season due to torn ligaments in his finger. Fantasy Spin: Bryant initially believed he merely suffered a sprain, and even scored a 27-yard TD while playing through the injury. This kills the Cowboys playoff hopes now, and unfortunately also is a major blow to fantasy owners while contending...

Cowboys Likely To Lose WR Dez Bryant For The Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Dallas on Sunday to play the Dallas Cowboys, who now appear like they might be without their star wide receiver Dez Bryant. David Moore of the Dallas Morning News is reporting Monday afternoon that Bryant injured his left index finger Sunday in the Cowboys win over the Cincinnati Bengals and that injury might require him being shut down for the...

Dez Bryant’s season could be over

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is currently visiting with a hand specialist after suffering what is believed to be a torn ligament in his hand during yesterday’s win over the Bengals. There’s a chance Bryant’s season could be over and there’s a chance he can play with it. Just talked to Jason Garrett… he said its 50-50.. Said Bryant is going to see hand specialist...

Bryant seeing another doctor for injured finger

IRVING, Texas During his Wednesday morning press conference, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant was scheduled to see another doctor later in the day to evaluate his left index finger. Garrett also said he didn't anticipate Bryant practicing Wednesday because there is still swelling in his finger. "We're just going to see where he is," Garrett...

Bryant gets another doc to look at finger

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is seeing another doctor to help determine if he can play the rest of this season with a broken finger on his left hand. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the team and the player are getting more medical information to figure out the best way to handle the situation. He says Bryant's health now and going forward...

Report: Dez Bryant Done For The Season

Nick Eatman reports that he recently spoke with Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett who mentioned that Dez Bryant will meet with a  hand specialist. Eatman adds that he believes Bryant will not be placed on IR. ——– Richie Whitt of CBS Dallas reports that Cowboys WR Dez Bryant suffered torn ligaments in his finger during Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals and will...

Dez Bryant meets with doctors Wednesday instead of practicing

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant met with doctors on Wednesday. Bryant is looking for medical options leading up to Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bryant is expected to play in the game as he has said “they’d have to break my leg to keep me out.” Missing practice was expected from Bryant, Dwayne Harris will take his snaps for Wednesday. Speaking at a press...

Dez: Memorial service, then visit to doctors

IRVING, Texas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the play-or-not-play determination on Dez Bryant's fractured finger will be "a medical decision.'' Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that Dez himself will have the "ultimate decision" about undergoing the season-ending surgery that on Monday afternoon club sources said they considered...

What they are saying around the web

Tough loss for the Bengals. They had the Cowboys beat. This game was not lost because of bad officiating (although there was some) or being outplayed. It was lost because the Bengals failed to play a good game. They dropped passes, failed to execute and the defense got beat when they needed stops the most. Peter King did approach the subject of the hit Reggie Nelson laid on Dez Bryant...
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