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Close calls : AJ Green vs. Dez Bryant (1 Viewer)

In a standard non-PPR league

  • A.J. Green

    Votes: 31 39.2%
  • Dez Bryant

    Votes: 48 60.8%

  • Total voters
    79

Evilgrin 72

Distributor of Pain
This is the one I wanted HULK to do most, but rather than wait for it, I figured WTF?

Seems like these are pretty much the consensus #2 and #3 receivers, but in which order?

2012 Green - 97-1,350-11

2012 Bryant - 92-1,382-12

Damn near mirror images of one another last year. Green has had the knee issue in the pre-season, Bryant traditionally has had more nagging injuries, as well as personal issues.

The experts seem to be fairly split on these 2, who do you prefer?

 
Anyone can use this format... its particularly good if you're stuck between 2 players.

Personally, I take AJ over Dez in all formats. I just don't trust the Cowboys to make it through the season without imploding.

 
I have Bryant by a fairly wide margin this season... the 2nd half of last season that Dez posted up may be the best 6-7 game stretch in fantasy history for a WR.

From Week 9 to Week 15 he posted 46/858/18.65/10

His 6 game average was 7.6 receptions 143 yards and 1.6 TDs PER GAME. It was just complete insanity what he did during that stretch. There was nobody stopping it he was literally a God among men during that stretch. If he can keep this momentum going into 2013 the possibilities are endless. He's also my pick for WR1 this season.

 
I too like AJ a hair better. Wouldn't surprise me though if Dez had more points though. One of the reason I like AJ a little more is that Dez plays a physical game and tends to get a bit dinged up a little more. Football is a tough game and anyone can get injured but the fewer hits and more finesse as opposed to brute force the better.

 
Bryant and Romo just looked so in sync against the Bengals. With that back shoulder fade in the redzone, Bryant is gonna score 10+ tds.

I love Green, own him in my Dynasty and wouldn't trade him for Bryant, but I think Bryant has a better year, both ppr and non ppr. But it's close.

 
I like Dez more. He was amazing at the end of last year and if it wasn't for Calvin, would've been getting all kinds of attention. I have him as my WR2 this year.

 
green is a better talent, is the focal point of the offense, isnt a headcase, and hasnt been perpetually dinged. maybe he upside is a tad less, but he is a super solid bet at a very high numbers.

 
Anyone can use this format... its particularly good if you're stuck between 2 players.

Personally, I take AJ over Dez in all formats. I just don't trust the Cowboys to make it through the season without imploding.
I love the format - great idea, man.

 
I like them both an awful lot.

I think if I'm on the clock and forced to choose one, I go with AJ. The Cincy offense will keep him heavily targeted and I think his game to game floor is higher than Dez's. Now I'm in PPR leagues. If I was in non-PPR, I'd go Dez, simply because I think he's bound to have more of the explosive games where he yields his points on fewer catches. But this is an either/or toss up and I don't see how choosing one over the other is going to make or break your draft. Both are studs.

 
Green has been a stud since his first game, and 90/1300/10 will probably be the norm for the next 5+ years. He's consistent even with a guy at QB who isn't considered a fantasy stud.

Bryant is a monster physically (kinda like the original AJ and CJ) and really wasn't "trusted" by Tony Romo until the second half of last year; which is when he started putting up video game numbers. Dez's biggest plus for me is he's on a team that will have to pass every 2nd and 3rd down. His downside is that physicalness has had him banged up a bit and his head isn't screwed on as tightly as Green's.

If you dislike risk, take Green; you know what you're getting. With Dez, you could get a full year of his second half of 2012 (think WR1 overall), or things could get ugly for any number of reasons (injury, team, personal...) and he might not live up to his high draft price.

I had one opportunity this year to make that choice and went with Green, even being a Cowboys homer.

 
Bryant is a monster physically (kinda like the original AJ and CJ) and really wasn't "trusted" by Tony Romo until the second half of last year; which is when he started putting up video game numbers.
This made me audibly laugh aloud in my office. But it's so true, Dez's second half last season was literally better than most people have a WR do in a single game of Madden.

Right now I see Dez with a floor of 1200/11 TDs and a ceiling of 2007 Randy Moss. It's my main reason for him being my #1 WR as I really don't see his floor much lower than anyone elses but his ceiling is off the charts.

 
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I had this choice in a non-PPR redraft and chose Dez. I generally prefer higher ceiling players and Dez has no ceiling.

But there's really no incorrect answer for this one. Would gladly take either of them

 
I would add Marshall to the list. Dez has higher ceiling than anyone but CJ, however Marshall has a high floor, and I believe could end up as #1 in PPR given changes to offensive scheme, improvement in running game, Jeffrey's emergence as a viable #2, and Cutler's Man-love for Marshall.

 
I would add Marshall to the list. Dez has higher ceiling than anyone but CJ, however Marshall has a high floor, and I believe could end up as #1 in PPR given changes to offensive scheme, improvement in running game, Jeffrey's emergence as a viable #2, and Cutler's Man-love for Marshall.
I don't think that's true. I don't think we know what Greens ceiling is. His ceiling is only limited by Daulton.

 
I would add Marshall to the list. Dez has higher ceiling than anyone but CJ, however Marshall has a high floor, and I believe could end up as #1 in PPR given changes to offensive scheme, improvement in running game, Jeffrey's emergence as a viable #2, and Cutler's Man-love for Marshall.
Yea, pretty much.

Dez - highest ceiling

Marshall - highest floor

Something about Green rubs me wrong this year... but he's still a lock for 140 targets.

 

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