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.
Lamb secured six of nine targets for 46 yards in the Cowboys' 34-17 loss to the Ravens on Tuesday night.
The rookie was particularly involved in the first half, and even though his involvement waned in the latter portions of the contest, he still finished second to Michael Gallup in targets, receptions and receiving yards. Lamb's now gone without a touchdown in two straight contests following back-to-back games with a score, so he'll look to start a new streak at the expense of the Bengals in Week 14.
Lamb caught five of seven targets for 21 yards in Thursday's loss to Washington.
He saw only one less catch and one less target than Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup, but the rookie receiver did very little with his opportunities and dropped what should have been a 10-yard touchdown late in the third quarter when the game's outcome was still in doubt. Lamb has now failed to top 40 yards in four of the last five games, posting a 17-153-2 line on 30 targets over that stretch, but his steady target volume should keep him on the fantasy radar even if he's little more than a TD-dependent dart throw at the moment.
Lamb caught four of six targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Vikings. He also gained 12 rushing yards on two carries and ran in a two-point conversion.
While the rookie didn't gain much real estate, Lamb grabbed his fourth TD of the season in the second quarter on a four-yard toss from Andy Dalton. The entire Cowboys offense looked much improved after the team's bye with Dalton back under center, and as a result Lamb's fantasy fortunes are on the upswing again heading into a Thanksgiving clash with Washington.
Lamb caught four of seven targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Steelers.
The switch to Garrett Gilbert at quarterback restored a bit of a spark to the Cowboys' passing game, and Lamb put together his best performance since Dak Prescott (ankle) was injured, with his second-quarter TD giving the Cowboys a surprising 10-0 lead that eventually evaporated. Despite the turmoil around him, the rookie wideout continues to impress, but whether Gilbert or Andy Dalton (concussion/illness) will be throwing him passes coming out of the team's Week 10 bye remains to be seen.
Lamb caught four of five targets for 27 yards while adding 19 yards on his lone carry in Sunday's 23-9 loss to the Eagles.
Lamb was held without a catch last week, so while his production was modest at best, it was actually a step in the right direction during the Ben Dinucci Era. The talented rookie is unlikely to put up those triple-digit receiving games we saw earlier this year until Dak Prescott (leg) returns next season, and it looks like he may not be posting any useful fantasy lines so long as the team is deploying its third-string quarterback. Andy Dalton (concussion) could return this week, but the offensive line remains in shambles heading into a rough matchup against the undefeated Steelers on Sunday, making it tough to rely on any Dallas receiver.
Lamb failed to catch any of his five targets and gained one yard on his lone rushing attempt during Sunday's 25-3 loss to the Football Team.
Lamb couldn't bring in any passes from Andy Dalton (concussion) and hardly stood a chance on any of the looks rookie third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci sent his way after entering the game. He had at least five receptions and seven targets in every game entering this contest, so the goose egg was a large departure from what fantasy managers had come to expect. Lamb's struggles could continue in next Sunday night's game against the Eagles if the team can't field a competent starter at quarterback, though it seems likely a veteran could be brought in from outside the organization if Dalton is forced to sit out.
Lamb hauled in seven of 10 targets for 64 yards in the Cowboys' 38-10 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night. He also netted one yard on two punt returns and fumbled once but recovered.
Lamb tied Amari Cooper for the team lead in receptions while checking in second to him in receiving yardage. New starter Andy Dalton locked in on Lamb frequently during the second half, although as the rookie receiver's final line demonstrates, almost all of the throws were very close to the line of scrimmage. The fact that Lamb logged a double-digit target total in his first game with Dalton under center gives fantasy managers reason for optimism, and he'll look to put together another productive effort versus the Washington Football Team in Week 7.
Lamb caught eight of 11 targets for a career-high 124 yards in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Giants.
The rookie was Dak Prescott's favorite target through the early part of the game, and no other Cowboys receiver ended the afternoon with more than four targets. However, after Prescott left in the third quarter with a likely season-ending ankle injury and Andy Dalton took over under center, it was Michael Gallup who was on the end of two huge completions to set up the game-winning field goal. It remains to be seen what the Dallas passing game will look like with Dalton taking the reins, but Lamb should remain heavily involved heading into a Week 6 clash with Arizona.
Lamb caught five of seven targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns while adding one three-yard carry during Sunday's 49-38 loss to the Browns.
Lamb was wide open for a 43-yard touchdown in the first quarter and capped off his team's scoring for the day with a five-yard strike in the fourth. He had yet to reach the end zone through his first three NFL games, so his ability to get behind the defense and his usage in the red zone Sunday were positive developments for his future fantasy value. Moreover, Lamb finished second on the team in receiving yards and is now on pace for over 1,200 yards in his rookie year, making him a viable fantsy option for next Sunday's matchup with the Giants.
Lamb caught five of six targets for 65 yards and gained one rushing yard on one carry in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
In a vacuum it looks like a solid performance, but Lamb actually finished fourth on the Cowboys in receiving yards on a day when Dak Prescott aired it out 57 times. The rookie wideout has looked good to begin his career, catching 16 of 21 targets for 230 yards and a TD through three games, and he'll try to add to those numbers Week 4 against a Browns defense that's already given up five touchdowns to opposing WRs.
Lamb hauled in six of nine targets for 106 receiving yards during Sunday's 40-39 win against the Falcons.
The first-round rookie wideout had an encouraging yet modest NFL debut last week, registering 59 receiving yards on five catches. However, Week 2 marked his breakout. Lamb and Amari Cooper torched the depleted Falcons secondary, combining for a dozen catches and more than 200 yards on the afternoon. Lamb contributed an enormous play in the waning stages of Sunday's contest, tearing off a 24-yard gain on Dallas' final drive to set up Greg Zuerlein with a 46-yard field goal for the walkoff win. The 21-year-old wideout carries momentum heading into a Week 3 matchup against a Seahawks defense that allowed three different wideouts to go for nine catches and 110-plus receiving yards in its season opener.
Lamb had five catches (six targets) for 59 yards in a 20-17 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
Lamb made a big splash with a 33-yard reception on a deep crossing pattern, but it was otherwise a quiet night for the 17th overall pick in his NFL debut. Even without a preseason, the rookie didn't look overmatched in his first taste of action against an NFL defense (and a good one at that). Amari Cooper led all Cowboy wideouts by a wide margin in terms of receptions (10) and targets (14), so it appears Lamb and fellow starter Michael Gallup (three receptions for 50 yards) will share No. 2 duties behind Cooper early in the season. The 21-year-old possesses loads of potential, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the occasional WR1 performance, especially in shootouts. That said, Sunday's opponent (the Falcons) appears to be a prime example of a shootout-prone team, as they boast a powerful offense and a defense that just got torched for 322 yards and four touchdowns through the air.
Lamb has lined up both outside and in the slot during camp and has looked comfortable in all formations, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore seems intent on finding ways to get the ball into the rookie's hands, as Lamb has been used on jet sweeps and reverses as well. It remains to be seen how big a workload Lamb can carve out working behind established options Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup this season, but he has the talent to make an impact on a per-touch basis even if he doesn't get a lot of volume.
Lamb made a big impression during individual drills Friday by making a spectacular one-handed grab, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
While the catch itself was noteworthy enough, Lamb also got a chance to showcase his elite body control as he adjusted to a throw that was high and behind him. The rookie also took reps as a punt returner, but it's his ability as a receiver in a potentially high-volume Dallas passing game that gives Lamb such intrigue as a fantasy asset, even with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup ahead of him on the depth chart.
Lamb could be used as the Cowboys' primary punt returner in addition to his duties on offense, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Dallas hasn't had a player return a punt for a touchdown since 2017 and didn't have a single punt return over 15 yards last season, so the door is wide open for Lamb to seize the job. The rookie receiver had three returns of 40-plus yards during his college career and an 8.8 yard average on punt returns, and his elusiveness in the open field could make him a weapon on new coach John Fassel's special teams unit.
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|2||Sun 09/20||vs ATL||W 40-39||6||106||17.7||37||0|
|3||Sun 09/27||@ SEA||L 31-38||5||65||13.0||28||0|
|4||Sun 10/04||vs CLE||L 38-49||5||79||15.8||43||2|
|7||Sun 10/25||@ WAS||L 3-25||0||0||-||0||0|
|8||Sun 11/01||@ PHI||L 9-23||4||27||6.8||12||0|
|9||Sun 11/08||vs PIT||L 19-24||4||71||17.8||32||1|
|11||Sun 11/22||@ MIN||W 31-28||4||34||8.5||21||1|
|12||Thu 11/26||vs WAS||L 16-41||5||21||4.2||9||0|
|13||Tue 12/08||@ BAL||L 17-34||6||46||7.7||14||0|
|14||Sun 12/13||@ CIN||W 30-7||2||46||23.0||32||0|
|15||Sun 12/20||vs SF||W 41-33||5||85||17.0||45||0|
|16||Sun 12/27||vs PHI||W 37-17||3||65||21.7||52||1|
|17||Sun 01/03||@ NYG||L 19-23||5||43||8.6||21||0|
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