The Dallas Cowboys couldn’t turn down an opportunity to add another piece to their offense in April’s draft, taking wide receiver CeeDee Lamb at 17th overall. As the No. 3 wide receiver for the Cowboys, behind Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, Lamb’s 2020 fantasy outlook wasn’t necessarily great in terms of upside.
According to Pro Football Focus, Lamb has the second-most snaps (74), the fifth-most catches (10) and the third-most yards (132) out of the slot through two games. The Cowboys’ Week 3 opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, has allowed a league-most 412 yards to slot receivers. They’ve also allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers thus far. For Dallas’ wide receivers this week, that’s called a formula for success. And Lamb is in line to eat plenty.
I don’t recall the exact timing, maybe before Week 1, but I was able to pick Lamb up off the waiver wire in a league I’m in. The league has a relatively shallow bench (six spots), so that may have been a factor. But the opportunity to add Lamb was there, and I took it without thinking twice.
With his fantastic matchup in Week 3, Lamb has a place in traditional fantasy lineups without much question. He’s also a great DFS play ($5,600 on FanDuel).
Here are Lamb’s season-long league ownership rates as of Thursday afternoon.
Somehow, with a little upward bump this week, Lamb is still available in 10 percent of Yahoo! leagues as well as more than 15 percent of ESPN leagues. His ownership in CBS and NFL.com leagues is higher, with one or two percent movement this week.
Lamb is trending toward being an every week starter in fantasy, if only as a WR3 or flex. So it’s worth checking to see if he’s available in your league, and he should be added without remorse if he is.