Bryant could have herniated disc: Dallas Cowboys star wideout Dez Bryant missed Wednesday’s practice with a back injury. While Bryant returned in limited fashion for Thursday’s workouts, there are reports that the team fears the issue could be serious. For his part, the receiver says emphatically that he’ll play on Sunday against the Saints. If he’s in the lineup for the Cowboys, he should be in fantasy lineups — unless more serious information is revealed. However, it’s worth keeping an eye on Bryant to see if this in any way hinders his effectiveness this week.
White says he’ll play: According to Roddy White, he’ll be back on the field for the Atlanta Falcons this week against the Seattle Seahawks. White has struggled with injuries for most of the season, missing the first three games of his career. His absences, coupled with the loss of Julio Jones have had a distinct impact on quarterback Matt Ryan, despite the emergence of Harry Douglas. Even if White is back this week, his matchup isn’t a good one against the Seahawks, who excel at slowing down some of the league’s bigger receivers.
Flynn to work out for Packers: The whispers were there from the moment Aaron Rodgers left Monday night’s game with an injury — could Matt Flynn return to Green Bay? While the Packers passed on a chance to claim Flynn off waivers, there are reports that the journeyman will work out for his former team. Flynn, famously, threw six touchdown passes in a late season game for the Pack in 2011 and signed a large contract with the Seahawks the next year. Since then, he’s been passed over for starting jobs in favor of Russell Wilson and Terrelle Pryor. In the short term, it will be Seneca Wallace starting under center for Green Bay, but Packers quarterbacks have a favorable fantasy playoff schedule. But Flynn, who has played for more teams (3) than he has thrown TD passes (1) in the past two seasons, seems the ideal choice to take you to a fantasy championship.
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