4. CeeDee Lamb Enters the Offensive Player of the Year Conversation
One "Player of the Year" award isn't cool. You know what's cool? Winning both Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year.
No team has ever won both the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season, but there's a first time for everything.
CeeDee Lamb is still considered a heavy longshot to win OPoY, but that could start to change very quickly.
The Cowboys have been one of the five most run-heavy teams in the NFL this season since they've been consistently playing with huge leads and are often looking to just bleed out the clock, but Lamb has been ridiculous anyway.
CeeDee already has 220 receiving yards, which ranks No. 6 in the NFL, and he’s done that on only 17 targets. Everyone who has more yards than him also has more targets, and he’s been more impressive than the top two WRs in the odds so far.
Justin Jefferson leads the NFL with 309 yards, and Tyreek Hill is third with 255 yards. Those two are averaging 12.4 and 10.6 yards per target, respectively. Lamb is averaging 12.9 yards per target.
Dallas will eventually start playing in closer games, allowing Lamb's volume to shoot up and have him push for the lead in receiving yards. But for now, he'll need to keep relying on his elite efficiency, and that should be no problem in Week 3.
The Cardinals have faced a pair of terrible passing attacks so far (Washington Commanders and New York Giants), but PFF still has them ranked just 22nd in coverage grade on the season. Lamb just torched a Jets D that ranks second in coverage for 143 yards, and another triple-digit yardage total should be in the cards on Sunday.