The Baltimore Ravens added two big-name players this week. GM Eric DeCosta went out and traded for Yannick Ngakoue Thursday morning, and he's also reportedly going to sign three-time Pro Bowler Dez Bryant to the team's practice squad as well.
On name value alone, this move puts Bryant back on the fantasy football radar. But he's not worth picking up quite yet.
Dez Bryant Fantasy Outlook
For one, this still isn't a done deal. And even if Bryant passes his physical and works out a contract, it sounds like he's signing to the team's practice squad, not the active roster. Fantasy managers don't need to waste a roster spot on a guy with no path to playing time in the near future.
Even if he does crack the team's active roster, something would probably have to go wrong for him to work his way into the rotation.
The Ravens have a triumvirate of talented young wideouts in Marquise Brown, Devin Duvernay and Miles Boykin. And it's not like veteran WR Willie Snead is going away any time soon. Plus, none of those players is even Baltimore's top pass-catcher. That distinction belongs to tight end Mark Andrews.
This is a fun signing, but it's almost certainly not going to have an impact in fantasy. In fact, as of the writing of this article, he's not even available as an option to add on the waiver wire in Yahoo! fantasy leagues.
Dez can comfortably be left untouched in fantasy leagues.
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