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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Half PPR Draft Rankings

CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 18. CeeDee Lamb WR - (at WAS)
No more Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson can only spell great things for CeeDee Lamb in 2022. The biggest issue with Lamb was that he never was seeing the requisite target volume in an offense that had a surplus of playmakers.

Lamb boasted just an 18% target share last season - which ranked outside the top-30 among all pass-catchers.

But with the 8th-most vacated targets left to be distributed between Lamb, tight end Dalton Schultz, ACL-injury returning Michael Gallup, veteran James Washington and third-round rookie pick Jalen Tolbert, I'd bet Lamb crests at least a 20% target share in 2022. His 21% target rate per route run bested anybody in Dallas last season.

And that means more fantasy production will be on its way. Only once did Lamb fail to score double-digit fantasy points in a game where he commanded fewer than six targets in 2021.
1 week ago
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 35. Ezekiel Elliott RB - (at WAS)
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 75. Dalton Schultz TE - (at WAS)
After a career-best 78-808-8 season, Schultz hit free agency and re-signed with the Cowboys for one year at nearly $11 million. The decision to stay in Dallas preserves his fantasy value, and the departure or Amari Cooper should keep Schultz's target total robust.
8 weeks ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 78. Tony Pollard RB - (at WAS)
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 84. Dak Prescott QB - (at WAS)
Dak will be entering his age-29 season, putting him squarely in the prime of his career. He struggled at times during the second half of last season but finished with 12 TD passes and 0 INTs in his final three-regular season games. His supporting cast should be strong again, though Cowboys figure to lose WR Michael Gallup and perhaps TE Dalton Schultz in free agency. One troubling development for Dak's fantasy value: The Dallas defense has become one of the best in the league, which means fewer shootout game scripts.
15 weeks ago
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 125. Michael Gallup WR - (at WAS)
Michael Gallup's late season injury will almost certainly hurt his chances of being available for Week 1, with some diagnoses saying the Cowboys WR won't be ready until October.

The 2018 third-rounder averaged just 10.2 fantasy points per game in 2021 (47th), less than his 2020 season (10.8).

It \doesn't help Gallup's case either that the team re-signed tight end Dalton Schultz, who figures to compete for top targets with CeeDee Lamb. Third-round rookie Jalen Tolbert also figures to get plenty of reps in training camp with Gallup rehabbing.

Be careful to not overinvest in Gallup for fear that you'll be wasting a roster spot for a player that falls into the fantasy WR3 with upside tier, that just doesn't move the needle.
2 days ago
Dallas Cowboys Note
Dallas Cowboys photo 205. Dallas Cowboys DST - (at WAS)
Jalen Tolbert Note
Jalen Tolbert photo 299. Jalen Tolbert WR - (at WAS)
The Dallas Cowboys needed a No. 3 receiver and Jalen Tolbert fits the bill to a tee.The South Alabama product was a mega-producer in the small school college ranks.

The 6-foot-1 and 194-pound deep-ball specialist earned a career 31% dominator rating - top-three in the class - factoring in a redshirt freshman season. Tolbert posted dominator ratings of 35%, 42%, and 42% from his sophomore year onward. He torched defenses downfield as the nation's leader in targets (99), catches (38), and receiving yards (1,402) on targets of 20-plus air yards.

Tolbert also boasts a 19-year-old breakout age - his player profile stacks up with some top wideouts from his class.

And although Tolbert doesn't possess elite speed - 57th percentile 40-yard dash time - he still understands how to get open deep. He's similar to Adam Thielen in that fashion.

If Tolbert can beat out James Washington - on a one-year $1.2M contract - in training camp, he could offer immediate value with Michael Gallup unlikely to be ready for Week 1 coming off a torn ACL.

He's got big-play ability that should gel well with quarterback Dak Prescott.
2 weeks ago
James Washington Note
James Washington photo 357. James Washington WR - (at WAS)
Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 429. Jake Ferguson TE - (at WAS)
Noah Brown Note
Noah Brown photo 496. Noah Brown WR - (at WAS)
Ryan Nall Note
Ryan Nall photo 502. Ryan Nall RB - (at WAS)