CeeDee Lamb’s Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

How much has the dynasty fantasy football conversation around Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb changed following his historic 2023 season?

The Dallas Cowboys franchise is a storied one. So when records fall, people take notice. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb’s dynasty fantasy football value is a hot topic these days. After setting team records for catches and receiving yards in a season, could Lamb be the game’s most valuable asset?

  • 2020: 74 catches for 935 yards and 5 TDs
  • 2021: 79 catches for 1,102 yards and 6 TDs
  • 2022: 107 catches for 1,359 yards and 9 TDs
  • 2023: 135 catches for 1,749 yards and 12 TDs

To properly gauge the value of Dallas’ star, you must weigh Lamb’s projected growth, situation, and expectations both in the short and long term against the rest of the position.

CeeDee Lamb’s Dynasty Outlook

What is it that you want from an elite dynasty option? What is it that you want from a building block that can help you compete today, tomorrow, and for years to come?

  • Position: WR
  • Age: Under 30
  • Skill set: Versatile
  • Availability: Durable
  • Volume: Reliable
  • QB play: Consistent

Lamb checks every one of those boxes and checks them rather easily. As the No. 17 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Dallas’ WR1 has developed at an exponential rate through four seasons and is very much in the conversation for the 1.01 pick in startup dynasty formats.

In 2023, a year following his first 100+ catch season that featured as many touchdown receptions as he had in his first two years combined, Lamb excelled. Defenses knew he was the primary option, and what did he do?

When comparing 2023 to 2022:

  • Catch Rate: Up 6%
  • Yards Per Catch: Up 2.4%
  • Yards Per Catch After Reception: Up 13%
  • TD Rate: Up 13.8%

Selling you on Lamb as an elite option is easy, and so is his non-statistical profile. He’s missed one game in his career, is tethered to a QB coming off of a career year, and doesn’t have a teammate who is an immediate threat to take food off of his plate.

Lamb’s Dynasty Ranking

Where does Lamb land in the dynasty WR landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Soppe’s latest dynasty rankings, featuring where Lamb lands in comparison to other top names at the position.

1) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN
2) Tyreek Hill | MIA
3) CeeDee Lamb | DAL
4) Justin Jefferson | MIN
5) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET
6) A.J. Brown | PHI
7) Garrett Wilson | NYJ
8) Jaylen Waddle | MIA
9) Chris Olave | NO
10) Brandon Aiyuk | SF
11) Puka Nacua | LAR
12) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND
13) Nico Collins | HOU
14) Rashee Rice | KC
15) Marvin Harrison Jr. | FA
16) DJ Moore | CHI
17) Amari Cooper | CLE
18) Drake London | ATL
19) Malik Nabers | FA
20) Tee Higgins | CIN

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Lamb caught 26 of 30 targets for 325 yards and three scores in the final two weeks of the 2023 regular season as the Cowboys stole the NFC East title from the Philadelphia Eagles.

I can give you all of the advanced numbers you want, but at the end of the day, how Dallas ran their offense in big spots tells you all you need to know…Lamb is their guy. The Cowboys ran their offense through him last season, cut loose their starting running back this offseason, and have yet to add a target-earning secondary receiver.

Don’t take my word for it. The man who signs his checks was more than happy to gush over his ace receiver in January:

“He is everything that I thought he would be. He has certainly met the mark of everything that we thought he could be when we drafted him, and I think he’s just getting started,” said Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

What makes Lamb difficult to acquire is the fact that he fits into any roster construction. If a team is tanking, he can be their building block for the future. If a team is poised to chase a title this season, he’s a threat to lead all non-QBs in fantasy scoring.

Trading for Lamb isn’t going to be easy. That said, I’m not sure you can overpay, given his combination of production and trajectory. I prefer him to any non-wide receiver in dynasty leagues, and that’s without much of a doubt.

If I was trying to build a two-for-Lamb sort of deal, I’d be looking at one of two avenues:

  • Young WR with a high future draft pick
  • Young WR with a big-name WR

Tank Dell, Drake London, and Jayden Reed are among the young receivers that I’d try to tempt the Lamb manager with. Are they great? They have the potential to be, but thinking that any of them approaches Lamb’s production projection is optimistic.

By including future draft picks, you’re selling hope to a manager who otherwise might lack it. On the veteran receiver side of things, maybe Mike Evans or Amari Cooper coming off a big season is of interest to a team positioned to win this season.

Maybe a manager is higher than you over the next few seasons on Stefon Diggs or DJ Moore. A player like Lamb isn’t going to come at a discount, that much we know. But almost any player can be had at the right price … what do you have to lose by testing the market?

In doing so, however, make sure not to offend the other manager. Take a look at their needs, open up the conversation, and piece together a respectable offer.

Trades in dynasties are a case-by-case scenario. Savvy managers get a feel for how their opponents think and leverage that knowledge to build a dynastic team — something that Lamb gives you a nice start at doing!

KEEP READING: CeeDee Lamb’s Best Ball Outlook 2024

Run some trade scenarios through our free trade analyzer and see whether or not it’s recommended to trade for (or away) Lamb.

As we look ahead to the 2024 fantasy football season, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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