The Cowboys were involved in shootouts in Weeks 2 and 3, allowing the wide receiving corps to have a field day. The Dallas defense’s inability to stop their opponents from scoring has become a blessing for fantasy owners, as Dak Prescott has been slinging the ball all over the field in an attempt to keep up with the high point totals. Cleveland is allowing an average of 253.7 passing yards per game, and odds are Dak is able to top that average in Week 4. Where do his receivers belong in your fantasy lineups? We break down the fantasy implications below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Cowboys WRs Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb
Amari Cooper has been the beneficiary of a large target volume so far this year, as he received 14, 9, and 12 targets in Weeks 1, 2, and 3. He has yet to find the end zone this year and only reached the century mark in yards once, but that kind of volume makes Cooper an absolute start. He is due for a touchdown and the big plays will come, as he is the top dog in a high powered offense. Cooper belongs in all lineups as a WR1.
Michael Gallup had a breakout game in Week 3, as he caught six of nine targets for 138 yards and a touchdown. He finished the day with 25.8 fantasy points.Dak has shown confidence in throwing the deep ball to Gallup and the possibility of these big plays gives him significant upside in any given week. Week 4 is unlikely to be as high scoring against the Week 3 tilt against the Seahawks, but Gallup can still bring value to lineups as a WR 3.
CeeDee Lamb has had an excellent start to his career, as he immediately garnered a role in the potent Cowboys offense. He has received more than six targets in each of the first three games, providing him with a decent fantasy floor. What’s more, he has capitalized on this opportunity by averaging 14.4 yards per reception and scoring double digit points in each week. This floor makes Lamb worthy of WR3/flex consideration in Week 4 lineups.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Amari Cooper as a WR1
Start Michael Gallup as a WR3/flex
Start CeeDee Lamb as a WR3/flex