2024 Fantasy Football Rookie Roundup: The Dallas Cowboys

There’s no two ways around it: the Cowboys did nothing this offseason to bolster their offensive weaponry. Tony Pollard is a Titan, Michael Gallup is a Raider, and Ezekiel Elliott is their starting running back. They took one fantasy football-relevant player in the 2024 draft class… a sixth-round wide receiver, which means that the hardest thing about this draft profile will be making sure it hits my self-mandated minimum 400 words. Without further ado, let’s take a look at Ryan Flournoy, wide receiver, Southeastern Missouri State University, taken with the sixth pick, pick 216 overall, in the 2024 NFL Rookie Draft (that should get me some of those words).


Round Pick Player Pos College
1 29 Tyler Guyton OT Oklahoma
2 56 Marshawn Kneeland EDGE Western Michigan
3 73 Cooper Beebe G Kansas St
3 87 Marist Liufau LB Notre Dame
5 174 Caelen Carson CB Wake Forest
6 216 Ryan Flournoy WR SE Missouri St
7 233 Nathan Thomas OT Louisiana
7 244 Justin Rogers DT Auburn


Round 6, Pick 216 Overall: Ryan Flournoy, Wide Receiver, SE Missouri St (6’1” 202 lbs)


Ryan Flournoy isn’t the best at getting off the line or clearing out space for himself. He just doesn’t have the move set to make himself a worthy target for the quarterback against press-man coverage thanks to sloppy footwork and bad route breaks. However, he does work well against zone coverage, where he can leverage his speed to work defenders deep into their zone before cutting inward. He has good hands, rarely dropping catches, and he is good enough after the catch to stick around, making short throws into first downs. Ultimately, he’s an NFL-caliber receiver, but not a difference-maker, at least not yet.

2024 Opportunity:

The Cowboys have one of the worst wide receiver rooms out there, at least once you get past CeeDee Lamb. Even then, he’s the third-best target at best on any given play, and that includes plays where CeeDee Lamb rides the pine. The Cowboys have a concentrated passing attack, with Lamb, Brandin Cooks, and Jake Ferguson accounting for over 60% of the team’s targets. With the rest of the targets trickling downward from those three, there isn’t much left over for Flournoy.

2024 Fantasy Football Outlook:

There aren’t going to be enough targets to go around for Ryan Flournoy to matter in 2024 fantasy football leagues, and he isn’t going to force the issue.


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