Rico Gathers

Rico Gathers

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 285 lbsAge: 25College: BaylorDrafted: #217 (6th Rd. by Dallas)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 10th
Draft Rank (ECR) N/A
Best / Worst N/A / N/A


Rico Gathers suspended one game for substance abuse

Rico Gathers has been suspended by the NFL as a result of his arrest for marijuana possession in September of 2018.

Fantasy Impact

There was a time when Gathers looked like a potential dynasty stash and upside TE to roster in dynasty formats. However, he's currently irrelevant for fantasy purposes as he's buried on the Cowboys' depth chart behind Jason Witten, Blake Jarwin, and Dalton Schultz.

Blaine Blontz4 weeks ago
Rico Gathers with one catch Sunday

Rico Gathers caught his only target for 14 yards Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Gathers now has receptions in back-to-back weeks and three targets on the season. While he's not someone to consider for fantasy purposes, he was a breakout candidate at TE so he's worth monitoring should his target share increase in this offense.

Blaine Blontz39 weeks ago
Rico Gathers 'needs a lot of work'

When asked about young tight end Rico Gathers, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said that he "has a lot of work to do."

Fantasy Impact

Garrett said that Gathers has done a good job improving over his time with the team, but the most impactful statement he said was, "He just needs to play more football. We could practice five times a day and that wouldn't be enough for him and a lot of our younger players, just because they need so much work." That doesn't sound like a coach who is going to give Gathers the starting job, but in the end, he might not have a choice. The Cowboys lack difference-makers at receiver and the only other tight end who can potentially make a difference is rookie Dalton Schultz, though Garrett did mention "young players" in his statement. We'd usually move-on from a tight end at this point, but given the lack of playmakers on the Cowboys offense, we're going to want to see how Gathers is used in the preseason and if he sees time with the starters. There is real upside with the former basketball player who went bananas last preseason before suffering a season-ending concussion.

Mike Tagliere1 year ago
Rico Gathers placed on IR

Rico Gathers has been placed on short-term IR with a concussion. He will be eligible to return Week 9.

Fantasy Impact

Gathers was a hot name this preseason for a third-string TE. He has talent and athleticism, but it will be a few weeks before we're able to see what he can do.

Blaine Blontz2 years ago
Rico Gathers shines in HOF game.

Rico Gathers showed off his athletic ability we have been hearing about in the HOF game. Catching 3 passes on 4 targets for 59 yards and a TD. His TD came on a stellar tip toe 26 yard catch.

Fantasy Impact

Although he looked really good out there on the field. The TE position is still locked in with Jason Witten. Do not expect him to make too much of an impact in the regular season, but it is possible with more play like that, he could carve himself a role.

Austin Barnett7 weeks ago