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NFL Week 16 Fantasy Football Recap: Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (16) and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) celebrate the win against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

CeeDee Lamb: 10 receptions, 120 yards, 2 touchdowns

DeVonta Smith: 8 receptions, 113 yards, 2 touchdowns

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Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys

T.Y. Hilton debuts for the Cowboys: Hilton was signed by the Cowboys over a week ago but was inactive last week.

  • He joined the active roster, which forced veteran James Washington to be inactive. Washington had played in two games this season, leading to 15 offensive snaps but no targets.
  • Hilton was used in a variety of personnel groupings, taking a few snaps from each of the Cowboys' top three wide receivers but nothing significant.
  • He received just one target on his limited pass routes, but that was a 52-yard bomb that he caught — good enough to finish third on the team in receiving yards.
  • It wouldn’t be surprising to see him gain a few more snaps but remain a distant fourth on the depth chart.
  • The Cowboys have a great matchup against the Tennessee Titans next week. Tennessee has allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.
  • Michael Gallup is a great waiver target if he’s available. Gallup is Dallas' clear No. 2 receiver at this point, and he scored a touchdown.

Dallas Goedert’s return: Goedert was activated off of injured reserve early in the week after suffering a shoulder injury in the middle of November.

  • He went right back to the same role, playing nearly every snap for the Eagles on offense.
  • His target share wasn’t as high as some other weeks, but he made the most of it, catching all three passes for 67 yards.
  • The Cowboys have been one of the best teams this season at slowing down tight ends and also one of the worst at stopping wide receivers. It’s not surprising that both Eagles starting receivers had 100-yard games but Goedert wasn’t thrown to as much knowing this regardless of the injury.
  • The Eagles play the New Orleans Saints next week, a team that has been equally good at slowing down tight ends, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from putting Goedert back in their fantasy starting lineups if they were cautious this week.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.

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