Dallas Cowboys: Sleeper Fantasy Football Targets for 2014
Now that the NFL Draft has officially come to a close, it means that the attention is turning to fantasy football, and also how your team is going to look heading into training camp. Obviously as you start to get ready for your fantasy football drafts, you are going to wonder about your own team, and how your team will look from a fantasy perspective. This is exactly what we’re doing today.
The Dallas Cowboys are absolutely going to have some great fantasy options that you’ll be looking to add to your team, and it’s more than likely that guys like Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray are going to end up being drafted in the first two rounds of your league. Both of them had great finishes to the year in 2013, making them hot commodities this year.
But instead of looking at the big names on the Cowboys, let’s take a look at a few possible sleepers who you could target in the mid-to-late rounds.
Terrance Williams: Williams really got it going at times last year, and he stepped up in a big way when the Cowboys needed him to the most. With Scott Linehan stepping in as offensive coordinator, I could see either he, or one of the other wideouts on the Boys stepping up and having a pretty big year, and possibly being a good flex option. Williams is the most likely player to earn that spot.
Devin Street: I’ll start this out by saying that if you’re targeting Williams, then I probably wouldn’t target Street, for obvious reasons.
Now, Street has that massive upside that Cowboys fans can’t wait to see. I really think that if defenses start to lock in on Bryant and Williams, that Street may end up being an immediate factor as a rookie. I’d say that you can probably get him as a free agent in your fantasy league though, unless you have very deep rosters. If you have a free roster spot, give him a shot just in case we see something special in the early weeks of the season.
Tony Romo: We shouldn’t really call Tony Romo a “sleeper”, right? Well, you can call him a sleeper if you think that he’ll be a top-five fantasy quarterback, and you’ll be able to get him in the middle rounds somewhere. He’ll likely go somewhere around the eighth or ninth round more than likely, and possibly even later than that. If we’re talking about a top-five quarterback that late, then yes, I’ll call it a sleeper.
This goes back to Linehan once again. He loves to throw it, regardless of the situation, and I think that Romo will take full advantage of that. Expect to see dump-offs, lots of Romo airing it deep, and plenty of big games from Romo in 2014.
Gavin Escobar: The man in Dallas is still Jason Witten, there’s no doubt about that. I believe that the Cowboys are going to get Escobar going in the offense this year though. I play in a league that gives extra points to tight ends, so they are incredibly valuable. In that spot, there’s a chance I may look at trying to grab Escobar as a free agent right out of the gate. He has the upside, and the rookie nervousness should officially be gone.
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