WR - DAL
Lamb played 91% of his snaps in the slot last season. As a result, he was on the field for only 65% of the Cowboys' offensive snaps, he needs to be on the field more if he's going to pay off ADP this season. @SmolaDS
Lamb came out on fire last year and immediately returned value for fantasy managers that added him in the mid-to-late rounds. While the price tag is certainly going to be a bit higher this time around, he still has the chance of returning value. With Cooper above him on the depth chart, it's unlikely that we ever see Lamb ascend into the top-10, but that doesn't mean that he can't push for top-15. When Dak was healthy last year, both Lamb and Cooper were top-15 fantasy wideouts. I wouldn't be shocked if we see that repeat again in 2021.
Early reports out of camp are claiming that Lamb will be move out of his predominant slot role and be used "all over the field." Having an actual off-season to practice and build rapport with Dak Prescott, and the (hopefully) short term absence of Amari Cooper makes Lamb appear to be headed for a bigger role and a breakout kind of season.
He finished as the WR24 last year, his rookie season, while dealing with some poor quarterback play. While five games is a small sample size, Lamb was the WR12 with Dak Prescott under center. Now in his second year with a full offseason, Lamb might just finish as a top-10 option, especially if the Cowboys keep deploying him from the slot.
Lamb enters 2021 as a high-floor, high-ceiling fantasy option given his high usage as a slot receiver and Dallas' breathtaking amount of projected passing attempts. A strong college performer was immediately produced as a rookie, Lamb went for 74 catches and 935 receiving yards despite the disaster of a second half from the team's offense. The 22-year-old averaged 13.1 PPR points per game as a rookie, but that number spiked to 17.1 in games started by Dak Prescott. This is a situation where it's okay to reach in order to be a year early on an obvious breakout candidate.
There's no telling how good Lamb would have been in his rookie season had Dak Prescott stayed healthy the entire year. With Prescott under center for the first five games, Lamb was the WR12 in half-PPR formats. Without Prescott, he was 32nd, and rarely explosive (topping out at 85 yards receiving, and only twice surpassing 65). With Prescott back and looking fully healthy, Lamb has a chance to excel as the Cowboys' slot receiver, especially if he can cut down a bit on the drops (eight total last season, tied for third-most in the league). Whether you draft him or Amari Cooper first, he should be an excellent WR2 with upside.
Lamb had 180.7 fantasy points in 16 games, despite being a rookie in a pandemic year and not having Dak Prescott most of the year. He should be a WR2 with monster upside in his second year with Dak Prescott back under center.
CeeDee Lamb was just starting to come on when Dak got hurt. Lamb is the real deal. He's a big play machine. He's better than Amari Cooper imo. With a full offseason to get more comfortable with the playbook, Cee Dee should makes a huge jump. I'm going to call him TD Lamb because he should score a bunch of them. The best part is, Lamb can be still be had for relatively cheap in the 4th round.
Was the WR12 before Dak went down. Now has full offseason to learn and be schemed even more heavily into offense. LOVE Sophomore CeeDee
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