Dez Bryant finally becoming consistent performer


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 8:23 pm
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DJ Jarvis, djarvis@qconline.com
The headache known as Dez Bryant is becoming a little more tolerable to Fantasy Football owners and Dallas Cowboys fans alike.

Bryant finally looks like the Bryant the Cowboys thought they were getting when they used a first-round pick on him in 2011.The second-year receiver has caught two touchdowns in each of the last two games and has had 100-plus yards receiving in two of his last three contests.

That's a far cry from the receiver who has been in and out of trouble for the last year and a half, and a big difference from the receiver who has had games of 17, 15 and 14 yards this season. He is becoming a player I would trust with my season on the line.

Players you might want to pick up: QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks; RB Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers; WR Chris Givens, Rams.

Things to watch during the Thursday Broncos-Raiders game:

Peyton Manning, Broncos QB: In most leagues, Week 14 means its playoff time. There is no quarterback I trust more this week than the veteran Manning, despite the short turnaround. The Raiders have given up the second-most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Darren McFadden, Raiders, RB: McFadden returns on Thursday after missing the last four Raiders games because of a high ankle sprain, and his matchup couldn't be much worse. Only four teams have allowed less Fantasy points to opposing runners this season. Don't expect much out of Run DMC in his return.

Broncos receiving corps: With the Raiders' bad pass defense, the Broncos are likely to want to throw the ball early and often. That bodes well for owners of DeMaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. The Raiders have given up the sixth-most Fantasy points to opposing pass catchers this season.
Fantasy writer DJ Jarvis can be reached at djarvis@qconline.com or on Twitter at @DJavis_DA


















 



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