Dez Bryant to the Baltimore Ravens: Fantasy Football Outlook

Dez Bryant to the Baltimore Ravens: Fantasy Football Outlook

The Baltimore Ravens have just signed veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant to the practice squad, so what does this mean for his fantasy football outlook?

Brief History:

Back in his prime, Bryant was a fantasy stud between his 2012-14 seasons as a Cowboy. He then had a couple of injury years, but finished his time in Dallas after producing 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017.

Fast-forward to now (after a brief injury stint with the Saints in 2018) and Bryant finds himself as part of the Ravens’ practice squad.

Dez Bryant’s Fantasy Outlook for 2020:

Only those in very desperate need of adding WR depth to their rosters should make a play for Bryant at this time. I mean, if you have a deep slot and feel the need to take a risk, then go for it.

Bryant (31-years-old) has been out of the professional, regular season scene for quite some time. However, he must be in decent enough athletic shape that the Ravens see some value with him.

Outside of Marquise Brown, the Ravens’ talent at WR drops off significantly. And with injuries, random COVID absences or just poor WR performances, Bryant could get called to duty.

At the end of the day, though, should we see Bryant out there on gameday, it is difficult to rank him anywhere higher than a WR4.

Keep in mind, the Ravens are a run-first team, loaded at RB with the mobile Lamar Jackson, never shy to make plays on his feet.

Fantasy expectations for Bryant should be highly tempered.

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