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Dez Bryant expected to play in Week 2, is always a must-start in fantasy if active

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. We break down the fantasy implications.

Update: All of Romo, Bryant and Morris Claiborne are participating in practice on Wednesday. Bryant, however, is likely to be limited, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to play in the team's Week 2 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefsaccording to Ed Werder of ESPN. Bryant had an MRI on Tuesday morning that revealed a foot sprain, and it's likely he'll be limited in practice throughout the week.

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That said, the injury is considered minor, and Bryant missing the game would be surprising. He's their top receiving option for Tony Romo, ahead of Miles Austin and Jason Witten. Bryant broke out last season, catching 92 passes for 1,382 yards with 12 touchdowns. In Week 1, he managed four receptions for 22 yards before sustaining his injury.

It's good news for Cowboys fans, given that both Bryant and Romo were injured in the game. Both have only sustained minor injuries, however. Dallas shocked the New York Giants with a strong performance to earn the win and a game advantage over their NFC East rivals.

Fantasy Impact: Bryant is a popular No. 1 receiver for many fantasy teams. Even if he doesn't practice this week, he will probably play, and fantasy owners should start him. You can't keep a player like Bryant on your bench unless you're confident he's going to miss the game or just be a decoy. That doesn't seem likely at this point.

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