Dante Fowler Jr.
DE - DAL
Week 4 Outlook
In a one-year that deal that is reported to be worth around $5 million, Dante Fowler signs with the Cowboys after his release from the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.
After two years in Atlanta, 27 year-old Fowler Jr. signs for the Dallas Cowboys, promising to be the direct replacement for Randy Gregory who joined the Cleveland Browns this week. After two seasons in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Jacksonville respectively, Fowler still has fantasy value in a team that is poised to challenge for a play-off spot again in the 2022 season.
Free agent linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. is expected to sign with the Falcons.
2015's third overall pick will see his third team in his fifth season. He is coming off a monster season for the Rams were he finished second in sacks to Aaron Donald, with 11.5. He added two forced fumbles with one recovery and a touchdown as well as six defended passes. No longer sharing pass-rushing duties with Donald and Clay Matthews, Fowler Jr. will become the primary pass-rusher for the Falcons after they lost Vic Beasley in free agency. Expect to see a slight drop in production as he will be the focal point for the opponent's offensive line.
Dante Fowler Jr. racked up six total tackles (five solo), 2.5 sacks, and one forced fumble during Saturday’s 34-31 loss to the 49ers.
Fowler Jr. is second on the team in total tackles with 11.5 through Week 16. He also has 56 total tackles and two forced fumbles during that same time period. He should be started in deeper IDP leagues only.
Dante Fowler Jr. finished Sunday’s loss to the Steelers with two total tackles, a fumble recovery, and a touchdown.
Fowler Jr. has 34 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, and a forced fumble through Week 10. He can be kept on waivers in most IDP leagues.