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Jalen Tolbert

#5 WR,


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RANK: 207



RANK: 138


24 yrs


6'1'' / 195 lbs


South Alabama

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Looking more comfortable in Year 2

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-02

Tolbert has made several impressive plays in OTAs, including during the two-minute drill, Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' website reports.

The 2022 third-round pick out of South Alabama did little as a rookie, seeing action in only eight games and catching two of three targets for 12 yards, and his small-school background seemed to leave him ill-prepared for the complexities of an NFL offense. Tolbert did flash impressive athleticism in college though, and his good early showing in OTAs suggests he has a better handle on the playbook and is no longer lost on the field. He has a tough climb to become fantasy-relevant, however, and he'll head into mandatory minicamp battling Simi Fehoko for the No. 4 spot on the Dallas depth chart at wide receiver.

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.

Disappointing rookie campaign

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-28

Tolbert caught two of three targets for 12 yards over eight regular-season games in 2022.

Drafted in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of South Alabama, Tolbert was viewed as a raw, athletic prospect who might need some time to adjust to the level of play in the NFL, but the Cowboys clearly didn't anticipate just how big that adjustment was going to be. The 23-year-old was inactive for the first two games of the season despite the team's lack of healthy, reliable wideouts behind CeeDee Lamb, and even after Tolbert did begin to draw into the gameday lineup, he failed to make any kind of impact, and he returned to inactive status for the final five games of the regular season plus both of Dallas' playoff games. With a full offseason in the program ahead to hone his skills and with a better idea of what he needs to do to succeed in the NFL, Tolbert could make a big leap in his second season, but there's little reason to put him on the fantasy radar as anything more than a dart throw in dynasty formats until he proves himself on the field.

Inactive for wild-card matchup

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-16

Tolbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's wild-card matchup against the Buccaneers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Tolbert was a healthy scratch for the final five games of the regular season and will be inactive once again to start the postseason. Dallas' wideout corps Monday night will consist of CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Noah Brown, T.Y. Hilton and KaVontae Turpin.

Won't suit up Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Tolbert (coach's decision) has been ruled inactive prior to Sunday's game against the Commanders, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Tolbert will finish the 2022 regular as a healthy scratch for the fifth week in a row. With veteran wideout T.Y. Hilton taking on a bigger role in Dallas' receiving corps, it's likely Tolbert could remain a nonfactor heading into the 2022 playoffs.

Sitting Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-29

Tolbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Titans, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Tolbert is set for his third consecutive absence, each of which has come as a healthy scratch. Most recently, that's been due to the addition of T.Y. Hilton, who caught a 52-yard pass in his debut with the Cowboys in Week 16.