Fantasy Football Profile: Antonio Bryant

Aug 18, 2009

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Antonio Bryant broke out in a big way last year with 83 catches for 1248 yards and 7 TDs.  He’s had a couple decent years (2005 with Cleveland and 2002 with Dallas), but the 28 year old was never a sure fire #1 WR until the middle of last year when he averaged  95.7 yards and 0.7 TDs the last ten weeks.  He was an absolute beast in the fantasy playoffs (Weeks 14-16) averaging 145 yards with 4 TDs.  That strong finish could propel him to an early selection in fantasy drafts, but I would caution taking him too early.  He has a new coach, a new QB, and had his knee scoped, which will cost him precious time getting accustomed to those changes. 

I don’t love him as a WR3, but he’d be a solid WR4.  He’s going around the sixth or seventh round, which is a little high for my tastes.  I think he takes a big step back with 65 catches for 800 yards and 5 TDs.

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