Coming off his first 100-yard game, CeeDee Lamb is a must-start in fantasy for Week 3.
The Dallas Cowboys notably added to their wide receiver group in the first round of April’s draft, taking CeeDee Lamb 17th overall. In Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, he had six catches for a team-high 106 yards. Through two games, he has 11 receptions for 165 yards as he has played 82.5 percent of the offensive snaps.
Being basically an every-down player as the Cowboys’ No. 3 wide receiver lines Lamb to produce, and makes him a solid fantasy asset. To that end, despite having yet to score a touchdown, he’s WR25 in half-point PPR through two games (WR28 in standard scoring, WR25 in full PPR).
Lamb has seen the biggest chunk of his work out of the slot thus far (74 of 133 snaps). with most of his production (10 catches for 132 yards) coming when lined up inside too.
Sunday’s Dallas-Seattle game is chalked full of fantasy goodness, with two very good offenses going against two vulnerable defenses to drive a high over-under. I wouldn’t rely on any Seahawks’ tight end, but any other notable Cowboy or Seahawk is a virtual lock for a spot in Week 3 fantasy lineups.
CeeDee Lamb is lined up to produce big in Week 3
The Seahawks have allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers through two weeks, including the most targets (69), catches (50) and yards to the position (731) by a healthy margin. Breaking it down based on Pro Football Focus’ data above, 48.6 percent of the yards they’ve allowed to all pass catchers (wide receivers, tight ends and running backs) through two games have been ceded to slot receivers.
The Cowboys could line Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and others up in the slot on Sunday to allow them to get a slice of that profitable pie against Seattle. But Lamb is set up to produce like a lion in Week 3, and even it’s just a WR3 or flex he has to be in fantasy lineups. Somehow it’s also worth checking on his availability, as he’s 84.5 percent owned in ESPN leagues and 90 percent owned on Yahoo!.