NFL fantasy football: Cowboys hopeful on Dez Bryant

Bryant seeking second opinion: Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant seems intent on suiting up for the Week 15 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team has left the decision whether to play or have season-ending surgery up to Bryant, who is currently seeking more medical opinions about the severity of his fractured finger. While he didn’t practice on Wednesday, the coaching staff remains hopeful that he can play this weekend. The matchup isn’t favorable — the Steelers are allowing fewer 19 fantasy points to receivers on the road — Bryant’s recent hot streak means he’ll be hard to keep on the bench this week.

Bradshaw injures knee: While David Wilson was having a breakout game against the New Orleans Saints last week, Ahmad Bradshaw was dealing with a sprained knee that could force him to miss time. No one has said exactly how long Bradshaw could be out, if at all, but it does open the door for Wilson to see a bigger workload this week against the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta’s run defense hasn’t been particularly good for much of the season, which bodes well. Wilson’s ability as a return specialist could also have added value for some fantasy owners.

Bears trying out QBs: The Chicago Bears don’t seem to have any serious concerns about Jay Cutler’s neck injury, but they are taking precautions by auditioning quarterbacks. For the moment, there isn’t anything to fear regarding Cutler’s injury. In fact, the bigger concern would seem to be a Packers defense that is allowing fewer than 16 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks on the road and held Cutler to just 126 passing yards during their first meeting in Week 2.

— Marcas Grant
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