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Cedrick Wilson - Fantasy Points Outlook

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#144 Wide Receiver

25 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 188
40 Time: 4.55

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Low Floor

1.8

DS Projection

3.5

Consensus

38 other sites
3

High Ceiling

6.3

Rest of
Season

5.6

Week 6 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
1.7 22.9 0.2 3.5
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.1 38 0.3 5.6
Week 5
His 1 target against the Giants resulted in a 35-yard gain, on which he dragged his feet to stay in bounds. Wilson carried the ball once for 6 yards and the high school QB completed a wobbly pass to WR Noah Brown for a 22-yard gain. Among Cowboys OC Kellen Moore’s creative plays increasingly are including some designed for Wilson.
With WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup nursing injuries, Wilson has become a viable target for QB Dak Prescott. Wilson’s versatility could even make him a backup QB better than the backups we’ve seen (or this season barely seen) in the last 2 years. The offense would need retooling, because Wilson clearly can’t be expected to throw long but he could hand off to RBs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard or carry the ball himself on sweeps.
Week 4
For the 2nd week in a row, Wilson caught a TD pass in the end zone. He totaled just 30 yards while catching both targets in a game when Dallas QB Dak Prescott had just 22 pass attempts. Wilson has established himself as the Cowboys’ No. 3 WR in the absence of injured WR Michael Gallup.
Wilson’s fantasy value is tied directly to factors beyond his control – how close the Cowboys’ games are, how often Prescott has to throw, how effective the Dallas running game is. Wilson has shown what he can do with a small sample size. He’ll have some value if he continues to score a TD each week, but that modest value would be deflated when Gallup returns to the lineup.
Week 3
The stat sheet says Wilson caught just 2 of 4 targets for 17 yards. The eyes say that he made a difficult catch at the back of the end zone for a 3-yard TD and another while falling out of bounds for a 29-yard gain in tight coverage in front of the Eagles’ bench. However, that play became a missed target when a replay challenge ruled that Wilson had only 1 foot in bounds.
Wilson can be the Cowboys’ most versatile WR in a backup role. He can go long as he did down the sideline, and play a possession role as he did in the end zone. Wilson also has returned kicks. Until WR Michael Gallup returns from an injury, Wilson remains a receiving option behind WRs Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.
Week 2
Wilson was not a reasonable facsimile for injured WR Michael Gallup, who is expected to miss 3-5 weeks because of a strained calf muscle. Wilson caught both passes thrown to him, for 20 inconsequential yards.
Lest we sell Wilson short, he is a versatile player who has run the ball on sweeps, thrown a pass or 2. And returned kicks. This season, he has caught all 5 passes QB Dak Prescott has thrown to him for a modest 54 yards. Wilson could be worth a look on deep rosters with multiple WRs and flex players. Even then, his value would rest on whether the Dallas offense is heavily through the air as in Week 1 rather than the greater number of rushing plays in Week 2. The defensive strength of opponents each week could be the key to Wilson’s fantasy value.

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Cowboys rookie WR Cedrick Wilson suffered a torn shoulder labrum in Saturday's practice. It's not yet clear whether he'll require surgery or how long he'll be out. But the injury certainly help the chances of the 6th-round pick earning a role in 2018.

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The Cowboys added Boise State WR Cedrick Wilson in the 6th round. Wilson is 1 of our favorite day-3 sleepers at WR. After spending 2 years at Coffeyville Community College, he transferred to Boise State and became an immediate factor. Wilson led the Broncos with 11 receiving TDs in 2016 and ranked 2nd with 56 catches and 1,129 yards. He set new career highs with 83 grabs and 1,511 yards this past season. Only James Washington tallied more yardage. Wilson is a wiry 6’2, 197 pounds with average athleticism. But he can play outside the numbers or in the slot and is a savvy route runner with plus after-the-catch ability. He joins a Cowboys WR corps that’s in transition after losing Dez Bryant and adding 3rd-round rookie Michael Gallup and vet Allen Hurns. There’s room for Wilson to carve out a role here.

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