The Patriots let Kenny Britt go and the move left some to speculate that they would pick up another receiver. With Dez Bryant still available, it’s easy to try and connect the two dots.
Michael Giardi of the NFL Network asked a team source if New England was interested in the WR. The response: Probably no.
Asked a #Patriots team source if they had any interest in Dez Bryant. "Probably no." As for Jordan Matthews re-entering the equation after week 1, was told he could be an option but not until October. He was released with a hamstring injury early in training camp.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 22, 2018
Fantasy owners should probably leave Dez on the waiver wire right now as well. He’s used to playing on one side (the right one) and if he does sign with a new team, there’s no guarantee he’ll have that role. As he ages, his best spot might be in the slot, playing similarly to how Anquan Bolden played during the latter half of his career.
I’d bet a new team explores using him this way and it will take reps and practice time to get him up to speed. The probability of him being a fantasy factor goes down every day that he isn’t getting the practice reps.