Fantastic outlook for the WR Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys will miss at least one – and possibly two – of their star receivers at Thanksgiving against the Las Vegas Raiders. Amari Cooper is absent during the COVID-19 protocol, and CeeDee Lamb tries to fight his way after a concussion. Someone needs to catch passes in this offense, and Cedrick Wilson is a name to watch in Week 12 fantasy football waiver thread.
Cedrick Wilson did a few plays this year
In an offense with Lamb, Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, and Tony Pollard, it can be difficult for anyone to see enough opportunity to make a difference for fantasy managers. Wilson has managed to score 3 touchdowns this season, however, and has a record 87 yards.
He didn’t put everything in place, but he showed flashes of promise. Wilson has scored fantastic double-digit points in two games this year. He finished second on the team in runs run in Week 11 with 33, and that was with Lamb on the pitch for most of the game.
Dallas is a heavy passing offense
Gone are the days when the Cowboys relied on their offensive line and Elliott to do the heavy lifting. Even with Prescott running out of time due to injury, the Cowboys are still averaging the ninth-highest number of attempted passes per game at 37.5.
This team throws the ball. Michael Gallup is expected to line up on the outside with Wilson in line to work below the lunge. Dallas’ offense could also lean more on the run this week, featuring Elliott and Pollard against a Raiders defense that grants running backs the seventh most fantastic points per game (19.9).
This attack is capable of scoring a lot of points, and Wilson should be one of them (at least for this week). Definitely worth a waiver request for the Thanksgiving games list.
Fantastic expectations for Wilson
This is where it gets tricky. As I mentioned above, Dallas could step into this game (which they should win) relying on their defense against a Raiders offense that hasn’t scored more than 17 points in the past three weeks. . If the Cowboys defense makes it difficult for Derek Carr and Dallas intends to present the race, Prescott just may not be asked to do much.
If this play script goes, Wilson might not see a lot of work.
But there is another scenario that could also occur, one that involves the Cowboys knowing they have to keep winning to stay ahead of the suddenly surging Eagles. In this scenario, Dallas comes out with bad intentions and looks to dominate the Raiders in every aspect, and Prescott throws for 300+ yards to back up wide receivers while Wilson sees a season-high in targets.
The range of results is wide in this game, but I think Wilson is a good starter on Thursday if you need flexible play. It’s absolutely worth a spot on the list before week 12.