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Dez Bryant injury update: WR probable, will play for fantasy owners

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The Cowboys wide receiver is healthy and will play in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (back) is listed as probable and will play in the team's Week 12 game against the New York Giants. Bryant is coming off a bye week and will be close too 100 percent healthy. He practiced all week.

Fantasy Implications: Bryant has had two weeks to nurse his back issue and shouldn't be limited on Sunday. The star receiver has not disappointed fantasy owners with 52 receptions for 749 yards and eight touchdowns on the year. Week 12 presents an interesting situation for Bryant with Miles Austin set to return from his ongoing hamstring injury.

Bryant is clearly the superior receiver. However, the Giants did everything within their power to take Bryant out of the game in Week 1 with constant double-teams and it paid off as he finished the game with a 4/22 line. Austin was the primary beneficiary as he turned in a 10/72 effort.

The significantly improved Giants defense is likely to use the same strategy as it was effective enough to keep them in the game until late in the fourth quarter. Bryant remains a WR1 play but owners shouldn't be surprised if Witten or Miles outproduces him.

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