Tampa Bay starting wide receiver Arrelious Benn, the No. 1 flanker for the Buccaneers, will sit out Saturday night's game with Dallas due to concussion-related issues.
That will most likely press Dez Briscoe into a starting role against his hometown team. The Dallas native will face the Cowboys in what likely will be the most extensive action he's seen. Briscoe has 23 catches for 292 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bucs lose their biggest deep threat with Benn, the fastest wideout on a team that lacks elite speed. But it's notable that Briscoe is arguably the team's best route runner, something that allows him to get separation from defensive backs.
Briscoe isn't a bad player, but with Josh Freeman having a down season and the Bucs offense struggling overall, he's not worth a flyer.