If you want to get an idea of how good Dak Prescott can be this season, go back to last year and look at his Fantasy points per game. Prescott was No. 1 in that category among all quarterbacks at 29.8. He was on his way toward a monster season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5, and hopefully that quarterback shows up again this season. He's expected to be fine for the start of training camp, and Prescott should thrive in a full season with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Ezekiel Elliott and Blake Jarwin. We like Prescott as a top-five Fantasy quarterback coming into the season, and he's worth drafting as early as Round 4 in one-quarterback leagues and Round 2 in two-quarterback and Superflex formats.
:Prescott’s return from last year’s gruesome ankle injury will bear watching through the summer -- both for any setbacks and any sign of impact on his play. But the Cowboys’ actions indicate they believe he’ll be ready. On top of the big new contract, Dallas let Andy Dalton walk in free agency and look prepared to roll with Garrett Gilbert as the backup. More important than that, of course: Prescott heads into another season with maybe the league’s best set of wideouts. And the Cowboys have leaned more toward the pass recently. A healthy Prescott sports as high a fantasy ceiling as anyone at the position. The depth at QB makes it even easier to gamble on his ankle.
Following years of drama, Prescott finally signed a long-term extension with Dallas during the offseason. The 28-year-old took his game to another level back in 2019, totaling a career-high 33 TDs while finishing second in fantasy points among QBs. He was well on his way to an even better season in 2020, with 12 scores and sitting second in fantasy points in four games prior to suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. Prescott returns to arguably the league's best supporting cast, powered by the likes of Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Ezekiel Elliott and a very good offensive line. Prescott is, at worst, a solid weekly starter and has the upside to lead the position in fantasy points.
Dak Prescott steps into the season in unfamiliar territory, having secured long-term financial security after signing a 4-year, $160-million contract with $126 million fully guaranteed. With his contract situation solved, he and the team can solely focus on returning to form after a disappointing 2020. A season-ending ankle injury in Week 5 derailed a jaw-dropping trajectory, but the franchise passer should be healthy for the start of Training Camp. Prescott is a career 66% passer with a 4.6% touchdown rate and a mild 1.7% interception rate. He's improved in each season and enters 2021 with arguably his best supporting cast. In five seasons, he's never finished lower than 11th at his position, but that understates his maturation. He was the No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2019 and was neck and neck with Russell Wilson and Josh Allen for the No. 1 spot last season before hurting his ankle. As long as he's healthy, Prescott is on a shortlist of quarterbacks capable of finishing as the best in the league.