CeeDee Lamb had a career year in 2022, ending the debate as to whether or not he’s talented enough to be the Dallas Cowboys WR1. Moving forward, Lamb’s dynasty rankings and fantasy football projection will continue to soar.
Below, you’ll see where the major fantasy football outlets have Lamb ranked among WRs going into next season for dynasty leagues. For non-dynasty leagues, Lamb is currently rated as the No. 20 overall player at FantasyPros, which makes him WR 8.
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CeeDee Lamb Dynasty Rankings 2023 (Updated March 23, 2023)
- Pro Football Focus: 6th
- ESPN: 3rd
- Fantasy Pros: 5th
CeeDee Lamb dynasty rankings
Lamb’s projections in dynasty leagues are far more favorable compared to his single-season fantasy league rankings. According to FantasyPros, Lamb is a tier one WR alongside Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and A.J. Brown. Lamb has excellent company there.
At ESPN, CeeDee’s dynasty ranking is third in all of football, not just among WRs. He narrowly edges out coveted players like Jonathan Taylor and Amon-Ra St. Brown.
It’s important to note in dynasty leagues, it’s all about future potential. When the 2023 Cowboys schedule kicks off, Lamb will only be 24 years old. So he should have plenty of tread left on his tires for years to come.
Lamb’s breakout 2022 season
The former Oklahoma Sooner was on a rampage in 2022. He set career-highs in these categories:
- 156 targets (fourth-most in the NFL)
- 1,359 receiving yards (sixth-most)
- 9 receiving touchdowns (tied for sixth-most)
- 486 yards after catch (13th-most)
Lamb’s big season is thanks in large part to the departure of Amari Cooper who was traded by Dallas last offseason. Lamb posted impressive numbers in his first two seasons with Cooper, but this year Lamb proved he’s more than capable of shouldering a larger workload.
Now, Brandin Cooks
Part of the reason for Lamb’s success was due to the lack of WR depth in Dallas. Michael Gallup was expected to play a bigger role in the offense. But there were clearly lingering effects from his torn ACL at the end of 2021. Gallup recorded 39 receptions for 424 yards and four touchdowns.
This forced Noah Brown into the Cowboys WR2 spot. After starting five career games from 2017 to 2021, Brown made 13 starts in 2022.
All things considered, Brown did well, catching 43 passes for 555 yards and three touchdowns. If you add the 27-year-olds stats from his first four seasons, they’re far less than what he posted in this year alone.
The Cowboys lack of WR depth limited what they were able to do in the postseason. In the Divisional Round loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Dak Prescott force fed Lamb the ball. The WR had a great game: 10 catches for 117 yards. But the Cowboys offense only scored 12 points.
The Cowboys have addressed that need in a big way, trading for Brandin Cooks from the Texans. Cooks should help take some defensive attention off of Lamb, though it remains to be seen if he also costs him some targets.