Dez Byrant says he'll play, should be started by fantasy owners

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says he'll play on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant confirmed on Friday that he will play in Week 10, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN. "I feel good and I'm playing on Sunday," Bryant told reporters after suiting up for practice on Friday. Bryant is currently dealing with a back injury.

There's been talk about Bryant's injury potentially being more serious than previously thought. One report suggested that the Cowboys fear he could have a bulging or herniated disc. There isn't a whole lot to go on at this point, but if Bryant plays and suffers no setbacks, then he's probably in the clear.

If Bryant were to miss Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, he would have a bye week to rest up afterward. Still, losing Bryant against a team like the Saints would be huge, given that their games have been offensive shootouts by and large this season.

Fantasy Impact: Bryant has been one of the top fantasy receivers in the league. He's caught 51 passes for 705 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. He's a WR1 every single week he plays and fantasy owners should keep him in the lineup this week, unless they hear otherwise on Sunday morning.

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