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A.J. Green or Dez Bryant (2016)

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A.J. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
Dez Bryant
WR - DAL
Dez Bryant
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Recommended by
127 of 141 experts
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Recommended by
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A.J. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
Dez Bryant
WR - DAL
Dez Bryant
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYJ vs. NYG
Week 2 at PIT at WAS
Week 3 vs. DEN vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. MIA at SF
Week 5 at DAL vs. CIN
Week 6 at NE at GB
Week 7 vs. CLEBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. PHI
Week 9BYE WEEK at CLE
Week 10 at NYG at PIT
Week 11 vs. BUF vs. BAL
Week 12 at BAL vs. WAS
Week 13 vs. PHI at MIN
Week 14 at CLE at NYG
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. TB
Week 16 at HOU vs. DET
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A.J. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
, Tue 11am EDT
Dez Bryant
WR - DAL
Dez Bryant
, Tue 11am EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions88.381.9
Rec Yards1,289.81,151.6
Rec TDs9.29.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.10.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points182.1172.3
   
 
A.J. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
Dez Bryant
WR - DAL
Dez Bryant
2015 Points 
Week 111.39.8
Week 213.5
Week 344.7
Week 415.2
Week 513.8
Week 67.6
Week 7
Week 828.83.2
Week 99.321.4
Week 109.79.5
Week 1111.914.5
Week 1224.14.6
Week 1323.89.2
Week 1425.21.9
Week 154.715.0
Week 1616.7
Week 1713.4
 
A.J. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
Dez Bryant
WR - DAL
Dez Bryant
Expert 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Green only had 132 targets in 2015, but also had A.J. McCarron as his quarterback for three and a half games. But when it comes down to it, Green has not been targeted like a stud receiver, which he is. After Hue Jackson took over as offensive coordinator, the team became more balanced, and the emergence of Tyler Eifert helped spread the ball around even more. With Jackson gone, I don't know if that will change much, since the Bengals were playing well, but any new offensive coordinator is going to have his own way of doing things, so there is a slight chance Green gets back to the 160-plus targets he saw in 2012 and 2013. But even if he doesn't, Green is still a Top-10 receiver. Under Dalton, he averaged close to six receptions, 90 yards and .62 touchdowns per game, while with McCarron, he averaged 3.3 receptions for 42.7 yards and .67 touchdowns. The touchdowns were still there, but the receptions sure weren't. He'll continue to be a solid receiver with upside for more as long as Dalton is healthyThe loss of Tony Romo for half of the season hurts Bryant. Hopefully, Dak Prescott can keep Bryant's numbers afloat, as the rookie's preseason work has hinted at
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
QB proof wideout remains the model of consistency Romo hurt yet again, drops value
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Green had 86 receptions for 1,297 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns, he is one of the most consistent fantasy receivers in the NFL.QB Tony Romo going down with an injury makes taking Bryant a big risk. Rookie QB Dak Prescott has looked impressive in preseason, but this Romo injury is not good for Bryant's fantasy value.
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
A career high in targets likely with Sanu and Jones out of Cincy, and Eifert no lock for week one. Concussion shouldn't effect his week one availability.
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
In 2015, A.J. Green finished 8th in receiving yards with 1,297. With the loss of Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu in the off season, I think this will actually help Green's overall targets and production.Dez Bryant looks locked in this pre-season and is primed from comeback fantasy football player of the year. Dez Bryant has a lot to prove this season and is playing in the pre-season with added intensity. Dez Bryant will now have to face twice this season, newly signed defensive back, Josh Norman with the Washington Redskins.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Eifert is hurt and Jones/Sanu are gone. Yeah, Green's gonna get a ton of targets.Health is the key. If Dez is Dez, he's going to play with a chip on his shoulder after an awful 2015 run.
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Loss of WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, in addition to TE Eifert's injury situation means Cincy going to likely lean heavier than ever on Green in passing gameLet's not forget that he was a top 5 fantasy wideout for three straight seasons before QB Romo and Dez both were hit hard by the injury bug in '15 - only 27 years old, he should have at least a few more big seasons ahead
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
In eras past, 6,100 receiving yards and 45 touchdowns in five seasons would assure you a spot at the top of the wide receiver pyramid, but today's ball game is a different story. A.J. may well be the most talented wideout on the planet, but with Andy Dalton throwing him passes, we will never quite know how he stacks up against the likes of the elite tier of players. Green is a solid second round pick, as he is as durable as they come.Dez appears to finally be past the off-the-field issues, but now comes with loads of injury concerns. If he can stay healthy, there may not be a better red zone receiver in football, although Gronk and OBJ could pose a strong argument. Another large factor is that Romo might not be able to stay healthy enough to boost Bryant's stats. There are too many question marks here to waste an early 2nd round pick on him.
Bill Latin
Dynasty Football Warehouse
With Jones and Sanu out and Eiffert dinged up I look for Green to be a target monster.Should bounce back from last years donut