Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 9/17/18 12:48am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and added five receptions for nine yards in Week 2 versus the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Much like last week, Elliott saved his fantasy day with a fourth-quarter score. The Cowboys got up early and were never really seriously threatened by the Giants' anemic offense. Elliott's workload is secure, but his fantasy owners have to be a bit scared about him moving forward if Dallas cannot get teams to respect the passing game. They may not have to worry about that for another week, however, as the Cowboys visit the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.
Tavon Austin - WRPosted 9/17/18 3:26pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin played just 18 of 53 snaps in a Week 2 win.
Huddle Up: There will be those who rush to the waiver wire because Austin totaled 99 yards and scored, but don't let that be you. Austin was only targeted twice and only ran the ball once. He's merely a deep bench stash. The volume isn't there.
Dak Prescott - QBPosted 9/14/18 9:22am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) has the backing of team owner Jerry Jones. 'I have tremendous confidence in Dak,' Jones said Friday, Sept. 14, in an interview on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. 'I feel so good about Sunday. I feel good about our future. I don't want to be trite, but teams have lost games and have had bad games with the best quarterbacks there's ever been. I'm talking about generally speaking. You can have an outing that you'd like to have back, but man alive, one of the strengths of our team going in against the Giants or one of the strengths of our team as far as I can see into the future is Dak Prescott.'
Huddle Up: After a disappointing finish last season, Prescott is off to a shaky start in 2018, completing 19-of-29 passes for 170 yards and no TDs in a 16-8 Week 1 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Keep him out of your non-two-QB-league fantasy lineups until he shows some signs of life.
Dak Prescott - QBPosted 9/14/18 12:35pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Prescott did not play well in Week 1 and appears to be trying to build chemistry with his new pass catchers. He likely will have a better game against the New York Giants but probably should be benched until he can have consecutive strong performances.
Demarcus Lawrence - DEPosted 9/13/18 9:56am ET
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (groin) took part in individual drills in practice Thursday, Sept. 13, after sitting out entirely the previous day. Lawrence is expected to play in Week 2 vs. the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: It's been a bit of touch and go so far this season for Lawrence, who had a sack, fumble recovery and seven total tackles in the opening loss to the Carolina Panthers, but he's looking good to go for IDP lineups -- much to the chagrin of Eli Manning and the visiting Giants.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 9/10/18 9:22am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup logged only 29 of a possible 64 snaps in Week 1 versus the Carolina Panthers, catching his only target for nine yards.
Huddle Up: In a receiving corps with so little upside, there's really no excuse for Gallup to play so little. However, until Dallas sees fit to make a change, the rookie will be nothing more than high-upside WR4/WR5. Despite the disappointing opener, he is worth holding onto in most leagues.
Dak Prescott - QBPosted 9/9/18 8:15pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 19-of-29 passes for 170 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 1 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Prescott was sacked six times and he really struggled without the likes of Dez Bryant, Brice Butler and Jason Witten, all but during the offseason. A big-time receiver needs to step up to help Prescott or he is going to take a huge step backwards from a fantasy perspective. The Cowboys meet the Giants on the road in Week 2.
Cole Beasley - WRPosted 9/9/18 8:26pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley posted games highs with seven receptions and 73 yards on eight targets in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Beasley is a solid PPR fantasy option thanks to his solid volume of receptions on short and intermediate routes, and the Cowboys don't really have any other downfield threats to steal targets from him. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 2 on the road against the New York Giants.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 9/9/18 8:21pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 loss against the Carolina Panthers and he added three receptions for 17 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: Elliott started rather slow, but he got it going a little bit in the second half while showing his trademark spoon move and first-down indication. He also accounted for his team's only touchdown in the 16-8 loss. He'll look for improvement in Week 2 against the Giants on Sunday night. Zeke faced the Giants just once in 2017, posting 104 yards on Sept. 10. In his only career game at MetLife Stadium he posted 107 rushing yards against the Giants on Dec. 11, 2016.
Bo Scarbrough - RBPosted 9/1/18 11:27am ET
The Dallas Cowboys have cut RB Bo Scarbrough, a source said Saturday, Sept. 1.
Huddle Up: Scarbrough might get another opportunity with another organization, or he could be back with the practice squad of the Cowboys. It's not the end for the former Alabama standout, but he obviously has a while to go before he needs to be on a fantasy roster anywhere.
Dan Bailey - PKPosted 9/1/18 1:48pm ET
Dallas Cowboys PK Dan Bailey was released on Saturday, Sept. 1. He is the team's all-time leader in fields goals made.
Huddle Up: Don't expect Bailey, one of the most accurate place kickers in NFL history, to remain unemployed for long. He ended up the 2017 campaign nursing a hamstring injury, but all indications are he was healthy this summer. Brett Maher will handle the kicking duties in Big D.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/28/18 5:48pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) indicated on Twitter he is content with waiting until the right situation, even if it means sitting out games into the regular season. 'I will play ball this year just might be a lil bit later in the year,' Bryant said.
Huddle Up: Gamers have been opting to spend a flier pick on him in the waning rounds of drafts over the summer, but it will come down to the right situation before Bryant is a fantasy contributor. Stash him as long as you justifiably can get away with it. Don't be eager to add him if you have yet to draft.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 8/28/18 11:37pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Alfred Morris appears to have made the team's 53-man roster, based in part on comments by head coach Kyle Shanahan that Morris may not play much in the club's final preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Shanahan is familiar with Morris from his time in Washington, and the veteran could be a nice fallback option if Jerick McKinnon and/or Matt Breida struggle with their health or performance. Morris' fantasy profile remains pretty sketchy, however, and he's a late-round flier at best.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/26/18 3:13pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott will not play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, because the team has several starting offensive linemen sidelined, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys are protecting Prescott and Elliott from any possible injury because of their depleted offensive line. Elliott will be a No. 1 running back in all leagues and probably will be a top-five pick. Prescott could be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 8/25/18 3:43pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Alfred Morris ran for 84 yards on 17 carries in his first game as a 49er Saturday, Aug. 25, against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: The Colts aren't exactly a defense to fear, but Morris essentially locked in a spot on the final roster with this performance. He's a legitimate threat to Matt Breida for playing time behind Jerick McKinnon. Take a chance on him in later rounds.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/23/18 11:25pm ET
The Cleveland Browns still hope to sign free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) to a contract, according to Mike Silver of NFL Media.
Huddle Up: Time is running out on Bryant to be on a roster in Week 1, and it appears as though the Browns may be his best (only?) option. If he signs he'd likely slide into the starting lineup alongside WRs Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon, though where he'd fit in terms of involvement is debatable -- as is how happy he'd be if he turned out to be a third or fourth option when he's been seeking a one-year, prove-it contract to cash in next offseason. Counting on him as more than a WR4 is probably being overly optimistic.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/22/18 4:19pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) probably will not receive interest from the New England Patriots even after they released WR Kenny Britt, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bryant has talked with the Cleveland Browns but is still waiting to sign with a team. He has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver if he joins a team, but owners should be able to find better options at this point.
Cole Beasley - WRPosted 8/21/18 4:46pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Beasley possesses sleeper appeal in a shallow Dallas receiving corps. He's a better bet in PPR formats, though.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/19/18 6:26pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott doesn't have to play in the preseason, owner Jerry Jones said Saturday, Aug. 18, and Jones said it has yet to be decided if Elliott will play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Elliott is averaging more than 100 rushing yards per game in his NFL career, and his workhorse role in the Dallas offense makes him one of the safest fantasy options at any position.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/18/18 1:01pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is still an option for the Cleveland Browns even though WR Josh Gordon has rejoined the team, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Huddle Up: Bryant has been talking with the Browns, but the two sides have not reached a team. He would be behind Gordon and Jarvis Landry if he signs with the Browns and probably would compete with Antonio Callaway for the No. 3 receiver job. Bryant can still be a productive option for fantasy owners and has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on his role.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/18/18 2:45pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is no longer on the front burner for the Cleveland Browns, and the two sides are not expected to reach an agreement anytime soon, according to a source. Head coach Hue Jackson has said the team is still open to signing Bryant even though WR Josh Gordon returning.
Huddle Up: It looks like Bryant will need to wait longer before signing with a team, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. He has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he joins a good offense.
Dak Prescott - QBPosted 8/18/18 6:36pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 10 of his 15 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Prescott will try to bounce back after a lackluster sophomore campaign, but with an unproven group of receivers, he needs to be treated as a QB2 for now.
Tavon Austin - WRPosted 8/18/18 11:26pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Austin is a shifty player who has the potential to be a big playmaker on a team looking for a jolt in the passing game with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten moving on. However, he has been unable to show what he can do because of injury, and he is only worth a look as a late-round flier in the deepest of fantasy leagues at the moment.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/16/18 2:39pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant's (Cowboys) visit with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 16, may be more about the two sides getting to know each other better than it is to reach a contract agreement, according to a source. Bryant is believed to be looking for a one-year deal, which would allow him to show he is still a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
Huddle Up: It appears like the Browns may be the most likely destination for Bryant at this time. He probably would be the No. 3 receiver if he signs with the Browns. Bryant could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in some leagues if he receives a solid role in the passing game.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/13/18 8:58pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys want to mix up their usage of RB Ezekiel Elliott in an attempt to spread out defenses. He has been lined up in the slot so he can match up against a linebacker or safety. 'It's going to be big for us in the offense,' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Monday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Elliott has averaged 10.9 yards per reception, posting 58 catches through 25 career games. If he sees more targets in the passing game, his fantasy production is obviously going to increase, especially in PPR formats. He has averaged 104.6 rushing yards per game in his two NFL seasons, so as long as that number doesn't take a hit fantasy owners will be extremely pleased.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/12/18 1:31pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott told reporters Sunday, Aug. 12, he expects to play 'a little bit in that third preseason game (Aug. 26, against the Arizona Cardinals), probably play the first series.' Elliott believes the coaching staff will follow a plan similar to the one he followed last preseason.
Huddle Up: Elliott figures to be a near-lock to finish among the league leaders in carries and offensive touches if he stays healthy, so keeping him fresh in August is the right call. Despite a difficult schedule and no major threat to complement him in the passing game, his offensive line and volume figure to help him remain a top-five fantasy back in 2018.
Cole Beasley - WRPosted 8/11/18 3:48pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (groin) was held out of practice with a groin issue Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: It's not a serious situation. Beasley should be fine for the start of the regular season assuming there are no setbacks. He could lead the Cowboys in targets and is essentially free later in drafts.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/11/18 4:40pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (wrist) was seen wearing a brace on his left wrist Saturday, Aug. 11. He did practice, however, as the issue is not serious.
Huddle Up: There's nothing to be alarmed about here. The Cowboys will need to rely on Elliott frequently in 2018 if their offense is to succeed. If he can stay healthy and keep his off-field life in order then he's a top-five running back candidate.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 8/11/18 6:31pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is a 'moldable, future really good receiver,' according to wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
Huddle Up: Gallup caught a 30-yard touchdown in his preseason debut, and his size could allow him to contribute in the red zone immediately for a Dallas offense that is still sorting out its receiving corps. Stash him as a WR5 in redraft leagues and see how he develops.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/9/18 3:10pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not returning phone calls from the Cleveland Browns, according to Browns general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey said the team would meet with Bryant next week if he communicated with them.
Huddle Up: It appears that Bryant is not interested in signing with the Browns, so owners should continue to monitor his status. He may have to wait until an injury occurs before signing with a team. He still has the chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.
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