CeeDee Lamb had a solid rookie campaign in 2020, and he should have the chance to be even better this season with a healthy Dak Prescott (ankle). Lamb is worth drafting as early as Round 4 in all leagues as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy receiver. Had Prescott stayed healthy last season then Lamb might have been among the best receivers in the NFL since he was on pace for 93 catches and 1,385 yards through his first five games. Hopefully, that's the kind of production we get from Lamb all season with Prescott back at 100 percent.
Lamb has been working at four different receiver spots this offseason, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Most NFL offenses have an X receiver, a Z and a slot, but the Cowboys apparently have a fourth designation as well. The larger point is that Lamb has become more comfortable in Mike McCarthy and Kellen Moore's scheme, so the young wideout may now see more work on the perimeter, after largely playing the slot as a rookie. He'll still see plenty of inside work in three-wide formations, perhaps moving outside to replace Michael Gallup in two-wide sets. That could in turn allow Lamb to run a few more routes per game, though it shouldn't make a huge difference in an offense that's heavily three-wide to begin with. McCarthy said he expects Lamb to make a second-year jump in 2021.
Lamb caught five of seven targets for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants, adding three rushing yards on his only carry. The 17th overall pick in the 2020 draft more than lived up to his prospect hype with a strong rookie season, as Lamb posted a 74-935-5 line on 111 targets despite losing his starting quarterback, Dak Prescott (ankle), in Week 5. Had Prescott stayed under center, Lamb might have been neck and neck with Minnesota's Justin Jefferson in a race to re-write the rookie WR record book -- he was on pace for 93 catches and 1,385 yards through his first five games. Assuming Prescott is back and healthy in 2021, that pace gives a glimpse of what Lamb might be capable of in his second NFL season, even if he continues having to share the workload with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
Lamb caught three of five targets for 65 yards and a touchdown and added a second TD on a 19-yard carry in Sunday's 37-17 win over the Eagles. While he managed only about half of the yardage Michael Gallup or Amari Cooper did through the air, Lamb made up for it with his fourth-quarter touchdown run, capping the scoring in the rout. The rookie has now scored seven TDs on the season -- five receiving, one rushing and one on last week's return of an onside kick -- and he needs 108 more receiving yards for 1,000 on the year. Lamb will take aim at that milestone in Week 17's clash with the Giants, as both teams remain alive in the hunt for the NFC East title.
Lamb caught five of seven targets for 85 yards and scored a touchdown on an onside kick return during Sunday's 41-33 win over the 49ers. Lamb averaged an impressive 17.0 yards per catch thanks in large part to a career-long 45-yard reception. He finished with his third-best receiving output of the season and topped off his day with a touchdown on an onside kick return in the final moments. This strong showing represented Lamb's third-best receiving output of the season and his best since Week 5. He'll look to add to his impressive rookie numbers next Sunday against the Eagles.
Lamb caught both his targets for 46 yards and gained 15 rushing yards on one carry in Sunday's 30-7 win over the Bengals. The Cowboys' passing game didn't need to do much after three early Cincinnati fumbles led to 17 first-half points for Dallas, but Lamb made the most of his limited opportunities. The two targets were a season low for the rookie, and he hasn't reached 50 receiving yards in four straight games heading into Week 15's clash with the 49ers.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|2||09/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|5||10/10||New York Giants||9||20.38|
|6||10/17||@New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|11||11/21||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|12||11/25||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|13||12/02||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|14||12/12||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|15||12/19||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|16||12/26||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||111||74||935||5||46||12.64||137|