Maybe you don’t think Hurns is a true #1. Is it possible that he sees the largest target share of all the Cowboys pass-catcher? At this point, most likely. Can Gallup make an impact in his rookie season? Sure. Maybe Cole Beasley continues his role as Dak Prescott’s go-to when Dez or Witten isn’t on the field, and he becomes the forgotten asset in PPR leagues. Remember, there was a point in time when Beasley pretty much averaged 5 receptions and 50 yards per game in 2016 without too many outliers when Dez was struggling with injuries. He was a good play in deeper leagues, someone with a relatively safe, but not-so-high floor. We’ve also seen him as a red zone target when Dez was out from Weeks 4-6 that year, grabbing 3 TDs in that span. He had the highest catch percentage of any WR who caught 75+ balls that season.
But I’m looking for the guy with the most targets and the high ceiling given the choices, and of the Cowboys’ current set of WRs, Hurns is probably the best bet. My next choice would be the talented Gallup, but it takes a real exception for a rookie WR to become legitimately fantasy relevant; I’ll take my chances betting against that happening for him in 2018. In 2015, Hurns was an every-week fantasy starter, at one point scoring a TD in 7 straight games. He scored 10+ points in every game in PPR that season outside of 4 of his 15 games played, and had 5 100+ yard games. With a larger target share, he can be a weekly fantasy starter. Who else can you draft in the 8th and 9th rounds who has that role as of right now?
We have to hope that Hurns doesn’t get injured as he’s been quite injury prone in his career, but his ADP isn’t making you take a huge risk. His upside of getting 120 targets this year is probably worth taking that shot. What do you think about Hurns? Will you take a shot on him, or try to grab Beasley in PPR.. who Prescott has been talking up lately. Would you even consider Gallup, who would have to have an exceptional type of rookie season for him to be fantasy relevant? Let me know!