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Jalen Tolbert

#5 WR,


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24 yrs


6'1'' / 195 lbs


South Alabama

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Should have larger role in 2024

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-03

Tolbert is in line for a larger role this season after working as the Cowboys' No. 4 WR in 2023, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports

After playing just 89 snaps on offense as a rookie, the 2022 third-round pick got a lot more playing time (477 snaps) in his second season, essentially splitting the No. 3 receiver role with Michael Gallup for much of the year. Gallup is now in Las Vegas and hasn't been replaced by a similar veteran or early draft pick, leaving Tolbert as the likely third WR behind entrenched starters CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. While the role won't necessarily entail a large quantity of targets, Tolbert at least would be positioned for a degree of fantasy value if Lamb were to miss any time with an injury.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
3 @NYG Outdoor 70° 1.4 110th 1.401.539.521404.0310%0007%0%0%100%
6 @PHI Outdoor 61° 0.0 111th 0.006.542.500000.0000%0000%33%0%67%
7 DET Dome 75° 0.0 113th 0.00-7.047.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
8 CHI Dome 64° 0.0 111th 0.00-10.042.500000.0000%0000%28%0%72%
10 @GB Outdoor 33° 0.0 107th 0.00-3.543.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
11 @MIN Dome 29° 1.8 89th 1.80-2.547.511808.0710%0003%23%0%77%
12 NYG Dome 57° 0.0 129th 0.00-10.044.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
13 IND Dome 67° 0.0 120th 0.00-10.543.500000.0000%0000%8%0%92%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 4 10.00.0075th0.
Away Outdoor 3 00.20.70231th0.70.310.
Away Dome 1 01.81.80133rd1.

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2022 23 DAL 8 1 3 207th321206.0510%0001%14%0%87%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Makes progress in second season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-22

Tolbert caught 22 of 36 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns over 17 regular-season games in 2023.

After a rough rookie campaign that saw the 2022 third-round pick get into the active lineup for only eight games, Tolbert was noticeably more reliable in 2023, and in the second half he was essentially splitting the No. 3 receiver role with Michael Gallup. There's a chance both Gallup and Brandin Cooks could be in different uniforms next season, which could position Tolbert to be the Cowboys' No. 2 wideout behind CeeDee Lamb, but it's more likely he heads into 2024 in roughly the same spot on the depth chart he occupies now.

Grabs TD against Washington

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-08

Tolbert caught two of three targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-10 romp over the Commanders.

The second-year wideout connected with Dak Prescott on a three-yard TD to open the scoring in the first quarter. Tolbert saw a limited role in the offense during the regular season, essentially splitting the No. 3 role with Michael Gallup behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks, but he showed significant improvement from his disappointing rookie campaign and caught 22 of 36 targets for 268 yards and two touchdowns over 17 games. Tolbert will look to make a postseason splash when the Cowboys face the Packers in the wild-card round Sunday.

Big gain in Week 16 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-25

Tolbert caught both his targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 22-20 loss to the Dolphins.

CeeDee Lamb and Jake Ferguson were the only Cowboys to see more than two targets on the day, but Tolbert did the most he could with his, connecting with Dak Prescott on a 45-yard gain in the third quarter that set up a Brandon Aubrey field goal. Tolbert's role in the Dallas offense remains inconsistent, but the second-year wideout has caught multiple passes in five of the last eight contests, posting a modest 12-180-1 line on 22 targets over that stretch.

Will play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Tolbert (illness) is active Sunday against the Bills, Todd Archer of reports.

Tolbert was able to log a limited practice Friday despite feeling ill after he logged a DNP on Thursday. The second-year pro's ability to suit up should be a boost to the Cowboys' depth at wide receiver, where Tolbert sees a steady diet of snaps, leading to 17 catches on 30 targets for 200 yards and a touchdown this season.

Questionable for Week 15

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-15

Tolbert (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Tolbert missed practice Thursday but got in a limited session Friday. He's carved out a part-time offensive role behind starters CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks and has 17 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown on the season. If Tolbert is unable to play Sunday, Michael Gallup, Jalen Brooks and KaVontae Turpin would be next in line for snaps.

Two grabs against Washington

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Tolbert caught two of three targets for 49 yards in a 45-10 rout of the Commanders on Thanksgiving.

He was one of 10 different Cowboys to catch passes from Dak Prescott on the afternoon, with Tolbert posting gains of 31 and 18 yards on his two grabs. The second-year wideout still doesn't have a big role in the offense, but he's pushing Michael Gallup for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart and has caught at least two passes in four straight games, posting a 9-112-1 line on 18 targets over that stretch compared to Gallup's 8-133-1 performance on 11 targets.

Quiet day in rout

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-13

Tolbert caught two of five targets for two yards in Sunday's 49-17 rout of the Giants.

While rookie Jalen Brooks got a chance to shine in garbage time, catching all four of his targets for 39 yards, Tolbert had far less success and actually lost yards on one of his two grabs. The 2022 third-round pick has at least begun to see consistent volume, getting five targets in each of the last two games as the Dallas passing game opens up, but as long as CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks are healthy, Tolbert has a tough path to consistent fantasy value.

Catches first career TD

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Tolbert caught three of five targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Eagles.

The second-year wideout hauled in his first career TD in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys tried to rally from a 28-17 deficit, getting free in the end zone for a seven-yard strike as Dak Prescott escaped the pocket and bought some time. Tolbert hadn't caught a single pass in the three prior games, so his role in the offense is far from consistent, but he appears to be earning some trust from his QB -- and veterans Michael Gallup and Brandin Cooks, the two receivers immediately ahead of him on the depth chart, haven't exactly been reliable themselves. Tolbert will look to build on Sunday's performance in Week 10 against the Giants.

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