NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Wishlist

2018’s Best Fantasy Football Player: Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back
2018’s Biggest Fantasy Football Disappointment: Dak Prescott, Quarterback
2019 Fantasy Football Draft Wishlist: Deep Threat WR, Backup RB

The Dallas Cowboys already addressed their fantasy football needs last season when they made the move to trade for Amari Cooper. While their offensive line is not what it once was, it still sat in the top half of 2018’s Pro Football Focus’s offensive lines. They should get Travis Frederick back from Guillain-Barre Syndrome this season, which means an even better O-Line. What does that leave for fantasy football additions in 2019? To be honest, it’s relatively thin.

Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Wishlist: Deep Threat WR

The Cowboys have a lot of guys who can contribute to the receiving corps to help Dak Prescott and fantasy football owners in 2019. Amari Cooper (obviously) carries value, Michael Gallup has upside, and Randall Cobb is certainly an NFL player who plays wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. However, they do not have a quality deep threat wide receiver who can help fantasy football owners in 2019. Someone like Marquise Brown, or a value pick in DK Metcalf would be ideal. The issue? The Cowboys don’t pick until 58, and then 90. And then they have no other picks inside the top-100. If the draft shakes out like anticipated, there isn’t a lot there for them to go after outside of Riley Ridley or Deebo Samuel at 58. There’s a high chance one or both of them are gone, but the dearth of WR talent in this draft could benefit the Cowboys here.

Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Wishlist: Backup RB

The most important free agent pickup every week in fantasy football is the guy who takes over for The Guy. Every week, you see someone go down, and every week, the prognosticators talk of his backup. The Cowboys have Zeke and not much else. The RB2 and RB3 on the roster are currently Darius Jackson and Jordan Chunn. Not exactly an awe-inspiring group of backups. This is a good destination for an all-around depth back, like Elijah Holyfield or Myles Gaskin. If the Cowboys go with Justice Hill or Devin Singletary, then be careful with Zeke. Those are both role-playing backs that could indicate a sea change in his handling in Dallas that would have an adverse effect on Zeke’s 2019 fantasy football prospects.

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