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KaVontae Turpin

#6 WR,


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26 yrs


5'9'' / 153 lbs



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Gets more involved in offense

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-22

Turpin caught 12 of 18 targets for 127 yards and three touchdowns, gained 110 rushing yards and a TD on 11 carries, and added 371 return yards over 16 regular-season games in 2023.

Teams learned not to kick it to Turpin after his impressive rookie campaign as a returner in 2022, but the Cowboys found ways to get the ball in his hands on offense instead, and the 27-year-old delivered one of the most eye-popping touch-to-TD ratios in the league. Turpin's last touchdown came in Week 12 though, and he got only five touches in seven games down the stretch, including Dallas' wild-card loss to Green Bay. He has one more season left on his current contract worth less than $1 million, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Cowboys signed him to an extension this offseason given his value on special teams and as a gadget player on offense.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 TB Dome 81° 0.0 129th 0.002.549.500000.0000%0000%50%0%50%
2 CIN Dome 93° 0.3 113th 0.307.042.500000.0000%0000%100%0%0%
3 @NYG Outdoor 70° 0.0 130th 0.001.539.500000.0000%0000%50%0%25%
4 WAS Dome 74° 0.0 121st 0.00-3.042.500000.0000%0000%80%0%20%
5 @LA Outdoor 72° 0.0 126th
6 @PHI Outdoor 61° 0.0 112th 0.006.542.510000.0000%0003%50%0%50%
7 DET Dome 75° 0.3 101st 0.30-7.047.500000.0000%0000%50%0%17%
8 CHI Dome 64° 1.1 100th 1.10-10.042.500000.0000%0000%67%0%0%
10 @GB Outdoor 33° 1.9 90th 1.90-3.543.511909.0450%0002%50%0%50%
11 @MIN Dome 29° 0.0 112th 0.00-2.547.500000.0000%0000%83%0%17%
12 NYG Dome 57° 0.0 127th 0.00-10.044.500000.0000%0000%50%0%0%
13 IND Dome 67° 0.0 121st 0.00-10.543.500000.0000%0000%60%0%40%
14 HOU Dome 53° -2.0 130th 0.00-17.544.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
15 @JAC Outdoor 54° 0.0 120th 0.00-4.047.500000.0000%0000%100%0%0%
16 PHI Dome 35° 0.0 118th 0.00-4.046.500000.0000%0000%60%0%0%
17 @TEN Outdoor 56° 0.0 118th 0.00-13.542.500000.0000%0000%100%0%0%
18 @WAS Outdoor 42° -2.0 162nd 0.00-7.041.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 9 00.00.0074th0.
Away Outdoor 7 00.00.95327th0.
Away Dome 1 00.00.00228th0.

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2022 26 DAL 17 0 0 268th21909.0450%0000%63%0%16%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Hauls in Thanksgiving TD

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Turpin caught his only target for a 34-yard touchdown in a 45-10 rout of the Commanders on Thanksgiving.

The second-year return man continues to get occasional usage on offense as the Cowboys try to take advantage of his speed and elusiveness, and Turpin's lone grab Thursday produced the team's final offensive score of the afternoon. It's his third receiving TD of the season and fourth overall on just 18 touches, and while that volume doesn't give him a lot of utility in many fantasy leagues, he's provided some value in deeper best-ball leagues.

Three touches in return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-20

Turpin gained 13 rushing yards on his lone carry and caught two of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

After missing last week's rout of the Giants with a shoulder injury, Turpin returned to his usual role as the main kick returner for Dallas and a gadget player on offense, although Carolina never gave him a chance to make an impact in the return game. Turpin has only 17 touches in nine games this season but has scored three TDs, and he remains a threat to break a big play any time he has the ball in his hands ahead of a meeting with the Commanders on Thanksgiving.

Returns to field

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-15

Turpin (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Turpin was unable to practice last week and ultimately sat out the team's win over the Giants on Sunday. The 27-year-old has now put that injury behind him with a return to full participation and should be ready to take the field Sunday against the Panthers.

Sitting out Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Turpin (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Giants, Todd Archer of reports.

Turpin was never able to get on the practice field during Week 10 prep and believed to be trending toward an absence as a result, and that is now officially confirmed. With the speedy reserve wideout and primary returner out of action Sunday, rookies Jalen Brooks and Deuce Vaughn are in line to fill his No. 5 receiver role and special-teams duties, respectively, versus New York.

Likely to sit out Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Turpin (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, is considered unlikely to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dallas will evaluate Turpin in pregame warmups before making a call on his status ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, but the 27-year-old looks to be trending toward sitting out after failing to practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday. Turpin typically holds only a minor role on offense as a gadget player, but he earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2022 for his efforts as a kickoff and punt returner. Rookie Deuce Vaughn will likely handle return duties Sunday if Turpin is out.

Questionable to face G-Men

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-10

Turpin (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Turpin didn't practice at all this week, so he's likely on the wrong side of the questionable tag. We'll know Turpin's status 90 minutes ahead of the 4:25 PM ET kickoff. The team's primary return man, Turpin has played just 14 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps this season, scoring three touchdowns on 14 touches.

Sits out practice again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-09

Turpin (shoulder/hip) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Todd Archer of reports.

Turpin has now missed two consecutive practices to begin Week 10 prep while he contends with a pair of injuries. The 27-year-old has seen a slight uptick in snaps on offense of late and has garnered three touches over his last two contests, but Turpin is primarily valued for his contributions as a return man. Archer notes that Deuce Vaughn, Rico Dowdle and Juanyeh Thomas worked as the Cowboys' kickoff returners at Thursday's practice, while Vaughn worked as the team's punt returner.

Misses practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-08

Turpin was held out of Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Turpin has returned both punts and kickoffs in recent weeks, including kickoff returns of 48 and 63 yards over the past two games. He's also done well with his limited chances on offense, carrying seven times for 66 yards and a touchdown while adding seven catches for 69 yards and two scores on nine targets. The Cowboys may turn to Deuce Vaughn to handle returns if Turpin isn't ready for a matchup with the Giants this Sunday.

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