Dez Bryant injury update: did not practice Wednesday, will start for fantasy owners Sunday

Kyle Rivas

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is taking a day off from practice, but is expected to play in Week 3 against the Rams. We discuss the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant missed practice on Wednesday with a sore back, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. Bryant watched practice from the sidelines while getting some rehab work done and is still expected to play in the team's Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams.

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Bryant caught nine passes for 141 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and is undoubtedly one of the top fantasy receivers in the league.

Fantasy impact: Bryant has a reputation of playing through injuries and still putting up great numbers, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too worried about the fact he sat out practice on Wednesday. When you couple his willingness to play with the fact the Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 374 yards against the Rams last week, Bryant will be a good play in Week 3 despite the fact he'll most likely line up against Rams pro bowl cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

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