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One of the most consistent aspects of the Dak Prescott era is that his tight end is going to be a low-end starter in Fantasy. Ferguson kept that tradition alive in 2023 and he'll open the season in the same role. That means you should start looking for Ferguson in Round 10, as a borderline top-12 tight end. The case for upside beyond that is in how he finished the season. In his final 11 games he was on pace for 77 catches, 882 yards and six touchdowns. In his lone playoff game he caught 10 of 12 targets for 93 yards and three touchdowns. If no one steps up in the WR2 role, Ferguson could be the value of the tight end position. Tradition says it's more likely he'll finish between TE8 and TE12.

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2023 71 761 10.72 5 0.00 985.8
2022 19 174 9.16 2 0.00 251.6
3y Avg. 45 468 10.40 4 0.00 623.6
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Logging impressive offseason

    Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Ferguson is "having a great offseason" and praised the tight end's "consistency and his passion," Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports. Ferguson, a 2022 fourth-round pick, enjoyed a real breakout season as Dallas' top tight end last season, with a 71-761-5 receiving line and Pro Bowl honors. The third-year pro is now reportedly improving at multiple facets of the game, and he could be positioned to take the next step forward as a fantasy producer. Dak Prescott's clear top target will be CeeDee Lamb, with Brandin Cooks working as the No. 2 wideout, but at this stage 2023 second-rounder Luke Schoonmaker (hamstring) doesn't look like a true threat to Ferguson's workload.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Three TDs in stunning playoff loss

    Ferguson caught 10 of 12 targets for 93 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 48-32 wild-card loss to the Packers. The second-year tight end was Dak Prescott's top option in the red zone, catching a one-yard score on the final play of the first half before adding two more TDs of seven and 14 yards in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys tried desperately to mount a comeback. Ferguson's huge playoff performance came on the heels of a breakout regular season in which he caught 71 of 102 targets for 761 yards and five touchdowns, finishing ninth among TEs in receptions and eighth in receiving yards. Assuming Prescott returns to Dallas in 2024, Ferguson figures to be one of his top targets once again.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Six catches in season finale

    Ferguson caught all six of his targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Commanders. As expected, Washington's defense put up little resistance to the Dallas passing attack, and Ferguson tied Brandin Cooks for second on the team in catches behind CeeDee Lamb's 13. Ferguson wraps up a breakout regular season with 71 catches for 761 yards -- both top-10 figures in the NFL among tight ends -- and five TDs on 102 targets, and he figures to be one of Dak Prescott's favorite options in the wild-card round Sunday as the Cowboys take on the Packers.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Contrarian DFS Play

    Ferguson hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 13. He hasn't topped 50 yards since Week 14. Hopefully that pulls down his roster rate, because the role is still just as good and the targets are still there. In a game that could see Dak Prescott throw for 400 yards and 4 TD if he wants to, I love the idea of an underpriced, under-rostered Ferguson.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Four catches in win

    Ferguson recorded four receptions on six targets for 33 yards in Saturday's 20-19 win over the Lions. Ferguson entered the game having seen eight targets in four consecutive games, but he was overshadowed by Brandin Cooks as the secondary producer in Dallas' offense in Saturday's win. The end result was Ferguson's lowest yardage total since Week 12. Positively, he still has at least four catches in five consecutive games.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: TEs to Start

    Ferguson only had 8.5 PPR points in Week 16 at Miami, but he should rebound this week against Detroit at home. In his past two home games, Ferguson had 11 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown, and he scored at least 12.2 PPR points in each outing against Seattle and Philadelphia. The Lions are No. 10 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends, and Ferguson remains a top-10 Fantasy tight end in all leagues.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Posts four receptions Sunday

    Ferguson totaled four catches (on eight targets) for 45 yards during Sunday's 22-20 defeat in Miami. Since the Cowboys' Week 7 bye, Ferguson has recorded at least four receptions in seven of the last nine games, a stretch in which he put together a 40-469-4 line on 61 targets. That equates to a respectable 11.7 YPC and 7.7 YPT, but he fell short of both marks Sunday. Ferguson will have a chance to bounce back this coming Saturday against a Lions defense that has conceded the 11th-most receiving yards (790) and fifth-most touchdowns (six) to opposing tight ends in 15 contests on the campaign.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: TEs to Start

    Ferguson has three games in a row with eight targets and at least five catches, and he scored at least 10.4 PPR points in each outing against Seattle, Philadelphia and Buffalo. Dak Prescott should continue to lean on Ferguson in Week 16 at Miami in what should be a shootout, and hopefully he gets at least seven targets. Three tight ends had at least seven targets against the Dolphins this season, and two of them have scored at least 16.6 PPR points.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Six catches in blowout loss

    Ferguson recorded six receptions on eight targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Bills. Ferguson was one of the few Cowboys skill-position players to post a fairly typical stat line in the blowout loss, though his path to that production was atypical. He failed to record a reception until the first possession of the third quarter and accounted for three catches and 23 yards during a garbage-time touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, Ferguson has at least five receptions and eight targets in three consecutive games, giving him a very consistent role in what is typically one of the more potent offenses in the league.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: TEs to Start

    The Bills could be without safety Micah Hyde (neck), which should help Ferguson, who has scored at least 12.2 PPR points in each of his past two games against Seattle and Philadelphia. Over that span, Ferguson has 11 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown on 16 targets. Ferguson should continue to be viewed as a top-10 Fantasy tight end in all leagues for Week 15, especially if Hyde is out.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Leading receiver in win

    Ferguson finished with five receptions on eight targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 33-13 win over the Eagles. Ferguson finished as the Cowboys' leading receiver against a normally stout Philadelphia defense Sunday, bringing his season receiving line up to 51/570/5 through 13 games. The 24-year-old has developed a strong rapport with Dak Prescott as a trusted option in drive-extending moments. The eight targets ties the tight end's highest total since these two division rivals met back in Week 9. Ferguson will look to continue his solid fantasy season against the Bills next Sunday.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: TEs to Start

    Ferguson was a star against the Eagles in Week 9 with seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets, and he should do well again in the rematch in Week 14. He's coming off a great game in Week 13 against Seattle with six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown on eight targets, and Dak Prescott continues to lean on him as a key member of the passing game. Philadelphia has also allowed a tight end to score at least 10.8 PPR points in four of the past five games.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Clutch TD to cap productive night

    Ferguson secured six of eight targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 41-35 win over the Seahawks on Thursday night. The talented tight end finished second in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night for the Cowboys, and his 12-yard scoring grab with 4:37 remaining put Dallas ahead for good in the see-saw affair. Ferguson's productive night snapped a three-game stretch of lackluster numbers, during which the second-year pro had failed to eclipse four catches and 35 yards in any one game. Ferguson's touchdown grab also snapped a two-game drought in that department, and he'll look to put together a successful encore in a Week 14 Sunday night matchup versus an Eagles team he posted a season-best 7-91-1 line against on back in Week 9.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Sit Him (Lineup Decisions)

    If you start Ferguson, you're basically hoping for a touchdown grab or for him to see a ton of targets in a come-from-behind effort. The Cowboys are expected to lead this matchup pretty handily, which can squash the upside for a lot of yardage from Ferguson. As for his chances of scoring, 37% of his targets (7 of 19) over the past five weeks have come in the red zone. That's good. But the Seahawks have allowed one touchdown to a tight end all season (David Njoku, Week 8)! Mark Andrews had a great game against Seattle, but even he didn't score. I suspect the Seahawks will have a plan to try and cover Ferguson near the end zone without having to sacrifice too much elsewhere. He's a low-upside play I'd sit for Juwan Johnson, Gerald Everett and Logan Thomas.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Bust Alert (Start/Sit)

    After three games in a row where Ferguson scored at least 12.6 PPR points, his past two outings have been largely underwhelming. He's combined for just 10.7 PPR points in his past two games against Carolina and Washington, and he only had one catch for 35 yards against the Commanders on Thanksgiving on three targets. I'm hopeful he can bounce back in Week 13 against Seattle, but the Seahawks have allowed just one touchdown to a tight end this season and only three guys to score more than nine PPR points. Ferguson is just a low-end No. 1 Fantasy tight end in the majority of leagues for Week 13.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Just one catch in Thanksgiving win

    Ferguson caught one of three targets for 35 yards in a 45-10 rout of the Commanders on Thursday. His big gain opened the Cowboys' first scoring drive of the afternoon and seemed to signal a productive game was coming for Ferguson, but Dak Prescott wound up spreading the ball around and connecting with 10 different receivers in total. Ferguson's three targets were his lowest volume since the team's Week 7 bye, and he's posted a 19-231-3 line on 29 targets during that five-game stretch as he solidifies his chemistry with Prescott. The tight end might have trouble getting into the end zone again in Week 13 against a Seahawks defense that's given up only one touchdown to a TE all season.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Ferguson snapped his three-game streak of scoring at least 12.6 PPR points in Week 11 at Carolina when he finished with just 6.2 PPR points. Luke Schoonmaker caught a touchdown for the Cowboys, so at least a Dallas tight end has scored in four games in a row. I'm hopeful Dak Prescott goes back to Ferguson this week against the Commanders, and he remains a No. 1 Fantasy tight end in all leagues on Thanksgiving.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Catches three in win

    Ferguson caught three of five targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 33-10 win over the Panthers. Ferguson saw fellow tight end Luke Schoonmaker open the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown during the first quarter. Without a score himself, Ferguson snapped a three-game touchdown streak. The promising second-year pass catcher will now face a quick turnaround ahead of Thursday's Week 12 clash with the Commanders.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Gets into end zone again

    Ferguson caught four of seven targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 49-17 rout of the Giants. The second-year tight end has gotten into the end zone in three straight games, and Ferguson kept his streak going Sunday with a one-yard grab in the second quarter that was the first of Dak Prescott's four TD passes on the day. Ferguson's yardage has been erratic from week to week, but he's seen at least seven targets in five of nine games this season and has earned Prescott's trust heading into a Week 11 contest against the Panthers.
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  • Cowboys' Jake Ferguson: Start Him (Lineup Decisions)

    I do worry a little bit about Ferguson not seeing a lot of targets in what should be a one-sided Cowboys win. But his role in the offense has grown and in the event the Giants bring the blitz, Ferguson could be an easy outlet for Prescott. That's on top of his already-established role as a red-zone target hog. He's probably a little more touchdown-dependent than I'd like to admit but he still qualifies as a top-12 TE because of that. I'd start Evan Engram and Cole Kmet over him in PPR, but not Logan Thomas, Kyle Pitts or David Njoku.
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