What Dez Bryant signing with the Saints means for fantasy football owners

Ruben Hill
November 8, 2018

Although he'll take a backseat to Thomas, there's a major opportunity due to the lack of depth at receiver on the Saints now.

For an idea on the lack of wide receiver production outside of Thomas, Ted Ginn Jr., who is on injured reserve with a knee injury, hasn't played since Week 4, yet his 22 targets still rank as the second-most among the wideouts behind Thomas.

The Saints, however, kept a close eye on the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Bryant after his release.

The Saints are rolling the dice a bit that Bryant will be a good locker room fit with a team that is on such a good run. The bridges were far too scorched though, and now he has a chance to make playoff progress playing with Drew Brees and for Sean Payton. They also traded for backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater late in the preseason. The most impressive run of Bryant's career came from 2012 to 2014, as he topped 1,230 yards and 12 touchdowns in each season. He caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns during his tenure, including 838 yards and six touchdowns last season. And the Cowboys were ultimately ready to move on from what executive vice president Stephen Jones described as a "fiery" personality that could sometimes be a "distraction". "I look forward to getting him involved in this offense and just become a complement to all the guys that we already have". Bryant called Lee a "snake". But let's sit back and enjoy the fact that, before we get to January, we'll be treated to a Week 13, nationally televised game where the Saints travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys. He also said that he never saw the wide receiver as disruptive.

There are certainly benefits to working from home, especially if you're a parent: usually you get to interact with your kids if they're home, if not all day then at least part of the day, or you're able to do small but important things like pick them up from the bus stop.

I'm guessing those in the Big Easy aren't going to like this.

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