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The Oakland Raiders sent shockwaves throughout the league by trading Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for a first-round pick earlier this week. While surprising, the deal should significantly benefit Cooper and his fantasy owners. However, Martavis Bryant's fantasy owners just might end up being the bigger beneficiary of the deal. 


Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson praised Bryant during an interview Friday morning, highlighting his impressive skill set while implying that Amari Cooper's exodus from Oakland could have a huge impact on the fifth-year receiver's level of play.

Needless to say, his fantasy outlook is pretty promising. Bryant is expected to take over as the Number two receiver now that Cooper is out of the picture and should see a significant bump in targets going forward. Yet, anyone who's scrambling to the waiver wire for him shouldn't be so eager to start him just yet.


Bryant is still learning Jon Gruden's system despite having played five games this season and hasn't been consistent despite being the second-most targeted receiver on the team. Until he proves himself, the embattled wideout is just a high upside bench stash or boom-bust flex play in deep PPR leagues for the time being.


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