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NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football Recap: Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Commanders

Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) celebrate after Gallup catches a pass for a touchdown against the Washington Commanders during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

CeeDee Lamb: 6 receptions, 97 yards, 1 touchdown

Jahan Dotson: 3 receptions, 43 yards, 1 touchdown

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The return of Michael Gallup: Gallup played his first game of the season, moving up to third on the Cowboys' depth chart.

    • He was on the field for 37 of 47 plays in 11 personnel. Eight of the 10 plays he was off the field from that group were run plays.
    • He was on the field for only two of 11 plays in two-receiver sets, but again, seven of those nine plays were run plays.
    • That playing time will likely lead to more targets in the future.
    • Ideally, he surpasses Noah Brown on the depth chart in two-receiver sets so he can run even more routes, similar to last year when he was healthy.
    • Third-round rookie Jalen Tolbert was the third wide receiver for Dallas but was inactive, as the other backups are more involved on special teams.

Monitor the Jahan Dotson injury: The rookie left in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury and didn’t play in the last 10 minutes of the game.

    • He saw his usual role in the first three quarters, running a route on 100% of the team’s pass plays and leaving the field for just six run plays. The snap counts look worse because of how much Washington passed in the fourth quarter.
    • His 16.0% targets per route run was his highest rate in a game in his career. Similarly, his 1.72 yards per route run was much higher than any of the past three games.
    • 2021 third-round pick Dyami Brown took Dotson’s place in the offense.
    • Brown caught one of four targets in the game.
    • Dotson should be picked up in leagues where he is available, as he should only improve from here.
    • Brown doesn’t need to be a waiver target, even if Dotson misses time.

Antonio Gibson trending down: Gibson had a quiet game on the ground, gaining 49 yards on 13 carries.

    • Jonathan Williams was involved in the offense after just three offensive snaps over the first three weeks.
    • Williams gained 48 yards on five carries.
    • This meant Gibson handled a lower percentage of the early-down snaps compared to other games this season.
    • Brian Robinson Jr. is eligible to return to the active roster this week, and it’s expected he will do so. That will cut into Gibson’s time even more going forward.

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