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With the addition of Ohio State standout Ezekiel Elliott at RB, the Dallas Cowboys already potent offence has turned into a potential juggernaut. The Boys’ just might have this years best set of “triplets” (especially with the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell suspended), with veteran’s Tony Romo and Dez Bryant rounding out the threesome with Zeke.
2015 was pretty much a wash for Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo, as he missed 12 game as a result of breaking both of his collarbones on separate occasions. Romo had one of the best years of his career during in 2014, and if he is able to stay healthy in 2016 he should produce at a very similar rate. Romo is definitely worth a sneaky, late pick as he will drop down several draft boards ahead of what could be a comeback season. After all, it’s hard to pass up anyone who will be playing behind that tremendous offensive-line.
Speaking of the Boys’ O-Line, they specialize in run-blocking, which bodes extremely well for rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott. They were able to make Darren McFadden look like an probowler last year (which he is not), so the sky seems to be the limit for this offence with an elite talent like Elliott running out of the backfield. Zeke it worthy of a first-round pick in any draft, as he could be the league’s top fantasy RB come year’s end. While still skilled runners, McFadden and newly signed Alfred Morris won’t be worth a draft pick unless something drastically changes.
Like Romo, WR Dez Bryant had a season to forget in 2016, only appearing in 9 games due to a lingering foot injury. Dez was one of the league’s top WRs from 2012-2014 and is expected to rekindle that old magic heading into this season. As long as Dez can continue his past domination, complimentary WRs Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley should bode just fine for the Cowboys’ offence. While Dez is easily worth a draft pick (late 1st-round), Williams and Beasley aren’t worth picking up just yet, and fantasy owners shouldn’t touch them until one clearly steps into that WR2 role.
The career of one of the greatest TEs the NFL has ever seen may be nearing its end, as Cowboy great Jason Witten will continue his potential hall-of-fame career in 2016. Big Witt had his worst season in over a decade last year, and could potentially continue to regress as he ages. Regardless, Witten is a good pickup to use as a backup TE to spot start throughout the season.
The Cowboys D/ST is one of the worst in the league fantasy-wise, and probably won’t be relevant at any point this season.
Since entering the league in 2016, K Dan Bailey has been THE model of consistency at his position, finishing amongst the top 5 fantasy kickers year in and year out. He is worth drafting with a late-round pick, probably in the 14th or 15th “kicker” rounds.
QB Tony Romo; RB Ezekiel Elliott; RB Darren McFadden; RB Alfred Morris; WR Dez Bryant; WR Terrance Williams; WR Cole Beasley; TE Jason Witten; K Dan Bailey