NFP: WR Bryant a Top Fantasy Rookie in 2010

National Football Post has an article on drafting rookies for fantasy, and they have Cowboys WR Dez Bryant on the top of the list:

NFP Wide Receiver Rank: 42

When to pull the trigger: Not before the start of Round 8

The breakdown: Despite a high-powered passing attack that ranked sixth in the NFL last season (267.9 yds/gm), the Cowboys went out and added yet another offensive weapon when they drafted Oklahoma State wideout Dez Bryant in the first round. With respectable size (6-2, 220) and the ability to stretch the field vertically on the outside, Bryant has a legitimate shot at knocking off perennial bust Roy Williams as the No. 2 target on the Dallas depth chart.

Bryant was one of college football’s most feared wide receivers in 2008 when he hauled in 87 passes for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns. However, he got the boot from Okie State after just three games in 2009 (17-323-4) due to an NCAA rules infraction. The 21-year old will have a great opportunity this year playing opposite Pro Bowler Miles Austin on a team that ranked second in total offense in 2009 (399.4 yds/gm). Owners are advised to take some caution here as it generally takes some time for rookie wideouts to adjust to press coverage at the professional level. However, with Austin on one side and tight end Jason Witten eating up the middle, Bryant should find himself in very favorable 1 v. 1 matchups when he’s on the field.


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