This is the big position for Dallas in fantasy football as star running back, Ezekiel Elliott is a top 3 selection in just his second year in the NFL. While the Cowboys may have a tougher schedule this season, Elliott can run through just about anyone.
The team is also working him into the passing game with more frequency as could be a threat similar to how David Johnson is utilized for the Arizona Cardinals. The one asterisk with Elliott is waiting to hear whether or not the league finds cause to suspend him.
The evidence so far has shown no reason to suspend the second year running back so he should be good to go for the 2017 season and become the number 1 ranked back selected overall.
The only players really interesting from a fantasy perspective behind Elliott is Rod Smith (hear me out). Smith has become a versatile passing threat this offseason as well and could be utilized quite a bit by Prescott as a safety valve. In deeper leagues that could mean a lot.
Round(s) likely to be selected:
Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris, Rod Smith, Ronnie Hillman: 10-Undrafted
Tight End: Jason Witten
The tight end position is looking a little bit thin this year especially after from such low production from the position as a whole last season. Witten’s arrow, however, is pointing up, as Prescott relies on him to be open.
Witten will be older, but his ability to get open in the red zone should be just fine. If you find yourself in the later rounds of the draft without a tight end, Witten should be a terrific option.
Round(s) likely to be selected: 12-End
Kicker: Dan Bailey
Finally, we come to the finest kicker in the land, Dan Bailey. He is not only capable of some pretty big fantasy outings, he is on a team that likes to score points. Bailey should be a top tier option as far as kickers go.
Round(s) likely to be selected: 13-End