The Cowboys wide receiving corps has taken some flak as of late in the fantasy community. Sure breakout wide receiver, Cole Beasley was a terrific sleeper in 2016 but other than Dez Bryant most of these players are not perennially drafted.
They all have their upside but we should start with Bryant. It is clear that the Cowboys offense has gone through a dramatic change. Dez had one of the most prolific performances in fantasy football in 2014, and it seemed like that was just the beginning.
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Since that season, however, he has only recorded 11 touchdowns. Now mostly this is because of injury but the team is relying very heavily on their dynamic running attack. This has had a pretty noticeable affect on his draft stock.
Now Bryant is fall to as far as the fourth round which is surprising for a player who typically is a top ten selection. 2017 is likely the season he will make a larger impact. He has had a full offseason to gain chemistry with Prescott and can now be looked at as the young quarterbacks most trusted passing option, especially when going deep. It seems likely that Bryant will return to double digit touchdown totals in 2017.
Cole Beasley, on the other hand, could see his usage take a bit of a dip. The Cowboys added talented returner/wide receiver, Ryan Switzer and he is essentially a Beasley clone who is proficient at returning kicks.
In PPR (points per reception) leagues both of these players are fantastic options but you would have to give the nod to Beasley until we can really see what Switzer has got on the field.
He looks exactly as advertised with intense speed, and flashy playmaking ability. He could be one of the sleepers for the Cowboys this season. Beasley may not have as many receptions but I have a weird feeling he will have a higher touchdown total.
The final two Williams and Butler have not really panned out as fantasy options. Both are inconsistent in terms of fantasy production and do not seem to get the targets necessary to draft them unless you are in a very deep league.
Round(s) likely to be selected:
Terrance Williams, Ryan Switzer, Brice Butler: Later rounds-Undrafted