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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 14. Tony Pollard RB - (at WAS)
Tony Pollard will play for the Cowboys on the franchise tag in 2023. Ezekiel Elliott has already been released after showing a major lack of juice as a rusher in 2022, averaging a career-low 3.7 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Pollard finished the season as the fantasy RB7 - despite ranking outside the top 25 in touches per game - as PFF's 3rd-highest graded running back. Pollard scored more fantasy points than any other running back (19.3 per game) from Weeks 7-16 when he was consistently playing 53% or more of the snaps as the team's featured back. The team added Ronald Jones in free agency and drafted Deuce Vaughn late on Day 3, but neither are threats to a healthy Pollard's touch volume.
5 weeks ago
CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 16. CeeDee Lamb WR - (at WAS)
Lamb finished with the quietest 100 receptions (107) and 1,300 receiving yards (1,359) season in recent memory as the WR7 in fantasy. The "CeeDee Lamb alpha season" we have been waiting for finally came to fruition. He was seventh in target per route run rate and sixth in yards per route run as he broke out as one of the league's elite talents. Even with Mike McCarthy calling plays in 2023, Lamb remains primed for another WR1 campaign.
4 weeks ago
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 86. Dak Prescott QB - (at WAS)
This seems like a crossroads year for Dak Prescott, who's coming off a forgettable 2022 campaign. Prescott finished as the QB2 in 2019, giving us a glimpse of what his fantasy ceiling looks like. But
he has missed significant time with injuries in two of the last three years, and his passing efficiency numbers are trending in the wrong direction. Prescott threw an NFL-high 15 interceptions in 2022. His 7.3 YPA was his lowest since 2017. After averaging 278.1 passing yards per game in 2021, Prescott averaged 238.3 passing yards per game in 2022. He ran for six touchdowns in each of his first three seasons but has only eight TD runs over the last four years. Consider Prescott a low-end QB1, stationed somewhere between the elite fantasy quarterbacks and the streamer class.
5 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 104. Brandin Cooks WR - (at WAS)
Last year Cooks saw his fantasy value crater as Pep Hamilton tried to pigeonhole him into a low aDOT role early on, which crushed his productivity. After Week 8, Hamilton returned to his senses and transitioned Cooks to his field-stretching role. Once the switch was made, his yards per route run jumped from 1.39 to 1.86. His aDOT climbed from 8.6 to 15.3 during this time. Cooks might not be a young pup anymore, but his top-25 rankings in route win rate and win rate against man coverage last year dispel any notion that he's turned to dust. With Dalton Schultz gone and Michael Gallup being JAG, Cooks should return WR3/4 value with room for more if he gels quickly with Dak Prescott. Another 1,000 season with a new team is possible for Cooks in 2023.
3 weeks ago
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 149. Michael Gallup WR - (at WAS)
Dallas Cowboys Note
Dallas Cowboys photo 187. Dallas Cowboys DST - (at WAS)
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 307. Ronald Jones II RB - (at WAS)
Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 323. Jake Ferguson TE - (at WAS)
Deuce Vaughn Note
Deuce Vaughn photo 330. Deuce Vaughn RB - (at WAS)
Luke Schoonmaker Note
Luke Schoonmaker photo 334. Luke Schoonmaker TE - (at WAS)
Malik Davis Note
Malik Davis photo 358. Malik Davis RB - (at WAS)
Jalen Tolbert Note
Jalen Tolbert photo 398. Jalen Tolbert WR - (at WAS)
Peyton Hendershot Note
Peyton Hendershot photo 411. Peyton Hendershot TE - (at WAS)
Tristan Vizcaino Note
Tristan Vizcaino photo 414. Tristan Vizcaino K - (at WAS)
Rico Dowdle Note
Rico Dowdle photo 460. Rico Dowdle RB - (at WAS)
Cooper Rush Note
Cooper Rush photo 585. Cooper Rush QB - (at WAS)