Friday, August 31, 2018

Dallas Cowboys 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Dallas Cowboys.



Dak Prescott481.6302.4332321.210.659.6321.85.43.5254.1
Through his first two NFL seasons, Prescott has finished as fantasy's QB6 and QB9, respectively. Even though Prescott and Dez Bryant never seemed to get on the same page, the Dez-less Cowboys seriously lack talent amongst their group of pass-catchers. Rushing for 12 touchdowns in two seasons, Prescott's dual-threat abilities help to raise his floor, but it's likely he finishes outside the top-10 fantasy quarterbacks for the first time in his young career.
Cooper Rush2.41.214000.52000.76

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Running Backs


Ezekiel Elliott308.11340.29.641.8422.22.51246.84
The 2016 rushing champion, Elliott served a six-game suspension in 2017 but led the league in rushing yards per game (98.3) with a larger workload (24.2 carries per game). With limited weapons in the passing game, Zeke and the Cowboys will face many eight-men fronts, but the former Buckeye should get north of 300 carries with a chance for another rushing title.
Rod Smith42.7179.31.312.31230.6041.63
Bo Scarbrough30.3130.31.53.827.
Jamize Olawale11.945.20.57.866.
Darius Jackson1.56.500.43000.95
Trey Williams0.

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Wide Receivers


Allen Hurns52.7695.65.30000.1101.16
Two years removed from a 1,031/10 season, Hurns has missed five-plus games in each of the past two seasons with a total of 961 yards and five touchdowns combined over that stretch. While a return to 2015 numbers is unlikely, Hurns should be able to set three-year highs if he's able to stay healthy and could be the most productive of the Cowboys wide receivers.
Michael Gallup47.2604.24.70000.388.02
Even though the Cowboys waited until the third round to select Gallup, it's possible that the PFF favorite leads all rookie wide receivers in production given the team's lack of playmakers.
Cole Beasley52.4513.54.20000.375.95
With future HOFer Jason Witten hanging up his cleats, there should be more targets heading the slot receiver's way. In Dak Prescott's rookie season, Beasley had a 75/833/5 line. At a minimum, I'd expect him to post better numbers than last season's 36/314/4.
Terrance Williams36.5551.23.10000.373.12
Dak Prescott should spread the ball around enough that none of the team's receivers will finish as a top-36 fantasy option. While Williams could lead the team in receiving, I expect a bunch of the team's receivers to finish in the range of 400 to 600 yards as mostly uninspiring fantasy options for 2018.
Tavon Austin221871.541.7271.12.12.563.61
For the most part, Austin has underperformed compared to his lofty draft status (eighth-overall pick in 2013). Back in 2015, Austin had 907 yards from scrimmage (473 receiving and 434 rushing), 52 receptions and 10 total touchdowns including one return score. A return to that level of production is highly unlikely, but perhaps he approaches his second-best season (2016, 668 YFS on 86 touches).
Deonte Thompson2.939.20.20000.14.92
Noah Brown0.66.10.10000.11.01

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Tight Ends


Blake Jarwin30.8335.73.10000.151.97
With Jason Witten retired and moving into the Monday Night Football booth, Jarwin could be the biggest beneficiary among the team's tight ends. Jori Epstein of the Dallas Morning News wrote: "[I]t was Jarwin, not [Geoff] Swaim, making a splash in offseason activities. Dak Prescott regularly targeted Jarwin up the middle, particularly in red-zone situations."
Geoff Swaim11.6121.80.9000017.58
Rico Gathers4.145.90.40000.16.79
Dalton Schultz4.747.90.30000.16.39

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