Dez Bryant Diagnosed With Patellar Tendinitis: Fantasy Implications

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 18: Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys is tacked by cornerback Quentin Jammer #23 of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 18, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dez Bryant has knee tendinitis, and could miss the rest of preseason. We break down the fantasy implications.

According to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, Cowboys' WR Dez Bryant has been officially diagnosed with patellar tendinitis on his knee. Bryant tweaked his knee in practice early Monday morning and went in for an MRI the same day, confirming his tendinitis. Bryant is expected to get rest and it is unknown if he will play the rest of the preseason.

Analysis: MRIs are almost never good news, so it's a sigh of relief to most that Bryant "only" has tendinitis. This news shouldn't hurt his fantasy draft status too much - it's not as serious as it could've been, and barring any setbacks, he should be ready for Week 1. Bryant is one of the top young talents in the league and keeper owners should be coveting him. We here at SBN believe he's in for a massive breakout season in 2012.

For more on the Cowboys, check out Blogging The Boys and SB Nation Dallas.

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