As the 2016 NFL season is over halfway done and every player has had their chance to prove themselves, few players have enjoyed a greater level of fantasy football success than Dak Prescott.
When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Prescott out of Mississippi State, he was viewed as a project player who would most likely not find fantasy football relevance for two to three years, but after seeing his ownership rates rise to 96.3% in Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues, it has become clear that he has panned out far better than expected.
As the rookie quarterback said: “Growing up in Haughton, Louisiana, we didn’t have much, and life was never easy for us. But when I would see great fantasy football players like Joe Montana or Troy Aikman average 23, 24 points a week, I would just think ‘That could be me one day in the fantasy football leagues.'”
The fourth-rounder went on to say “I’ve dealt with adversity as long as I’ve been in this league, but now that I’ve gone from a ‘Waiver Wire Pickup’ to a ‘Consistent QB1′” I think I’ve disproved many of the critics. After our Week 5 win over the Eagles where I managed only 11 points I knew I had to step my game up, and since then I’ve averaged 19.4 PPG which I know is a big step forward in my career.”
As Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones said “Y’know I drafted Dak to my team this year and I figured he would back up Aaron Rodgers as my QB2 this year, but now that he’s QB1 material I’m thinking I could trade him for some added depth at running back. Drafting him was definitely the best decision I’ve made this year.”
At press time, Prescott was celebrating his nomination into Matthew Berry’s “Must Start Quarterbacks” for the week.