Saturday, August 27, 2022

Dallas Cowboys 2022 Fantasy Football Projections

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Dallas Cowboys.

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Dak Prescott596.74014505.129.2410.4446.9192.31.64305.35
Cooper Rush44.928.5323.31.840.996.914.50.0720.18

Dak Prescott: Excluding 2020 when he missed 11 games, Prescott has finished as fantasy's QB6, QB11, QB10, QB2 and QB7, respectively, in his last five full seasons. He set a career high in 2021 in both passing touchdowns (37) and TD% (6.2), but he averaged a career low in rush attempts (3.0) and rushing yards (9.1) per game and it was the first time he had fewer than three rushing scores in a season. With Amari Cooper traded to Cleveland and the turnover or injury on the offensive line, Prescott's supporting cast is weaker in 2022 than it was last season as well.


Ezekiel Elliott232.2975.27.6640.8294.51.8204.13
Tony Pollard146.5703.23.6640.2316.31.8154.81
Malik Davis19.380.10.392.619.30.114.18

Ezekiel Elliott: The days of drafting Elliott as a sure-fire top-five fantasy back are over. Elliott posted per-game career lows in rush attempts (13.9) and rushing yards (58.9) and was relatively inefficient with his opportunities (4.2 YPC, 6.1 Y/R and 4.4 Y/T) last season. The Cowboys (from the top down) remain committed to using Zeke as its featured back (for at least the upcoming season).

Tony Pollard: Even though Elliott played a full 17-game slate in 2021, Pollard earned an expanded role with career highs in touches (169) and scrimmage yards (1,056). Pollard is one of my favorite backs to target in 2022, as he has enormous upside if Elliott misses any time, but he has stand-alone flex value even if Elliott doesn't.


CeeDee Lamb96.21226.47.86.452.80.19223.96
Michael Gallup57.67875.2000138.7
Jalen Tolbert52615.63.9000110.96
James Washington26.8362.12.200062.81
Noah Brown16.3205.21.300036.47
Simi Fehoko7.386.90.600015.94
KaVontae Turpin3.

CeeDee Lamb: Albeit in an uneven season, Lamb's year-over-year numbers improved to 79/1,102/6 in 2021 from his 74/935/5 rookie season. Lamb finished as a top-24 fantasy receiver in six of nine games through Week 10 and was tied with Tampa's Mike Evans for the sixth-most fantasy points (half-PPR scoring) during that stretch. (Michael Gallup missed Weeks 2-9.) Lamb was a top-30 receiver only once over his final seven games, however, and tied with Amari Cooper as fantasy's WR42 over that span. With Cooper in Cleveland, there should be no shortage of targets for Lamb in his third season.

Michael Gallup: Gallup tore his ACL in Week 17. While he has said that he won't be ready for Week 1, he won't start the season on PUP. In other words, he should miss less than four games to begin the 2022 season. While Gallup has an 1,100-yard season (2019) under his belt and was re-signed to be the Cowboys' WR2, he's a WR4 in fantasy with weekly upside.

Jalen Tolbert: With Gallup (ACL recovery) and Washington (broken foot) both expected to miss time to begin the season, Tolbert is expected to start opposite CeeDee Lamb in two-wide sets against the Buccaneers in Week 1. The Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year finished his Jaguars career with back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns.


Dalton Schultz73743.65.1000141.46
Jake Ferguson6.765.20.500012.87
Peyton Hendershot3.736.20.20006.67
Sean McKeon3.231.40.20005.94

Dalton Schultz: Schultz set career highs in targets (104), receptions (78), yards (808) and touchdowns (eight) last season as he finished as a top-three fantasy tight end. Schultz lacks the ceiling of elite tight ends, but he makes up for that with his high floor. For example, 82 receiving yards was his season high last year, but he finished with five-plus targets in 13 of 17 games. Given the offseason changes to the team's group of pass catchers, there's a chance he's even more involved in 2022 than he was last year.

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