News: 2 days agoPrescott still has swelling in his surgically repaired right thumb and won't practice or throw a football Friday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Spin: While set to miss a third straight game this Sunday against Washington, the 29-year-old QB recently said he hopes to make it back for Week 5 against the Rams, though Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggested Wednesday that Week 6 against the Eagles is a more realistic target. Either way, Prescott continues to be listed as a non-participant in practice, including this Thursday when he did some light throwing in front of the Dallas media. His practice statuses next week should provide some hint as to whether he has a real chance to play against the Rams.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: After missing most of the 2020 season due to injury, Prescott bounced back in a big way last season, tossing a career-high 37 TDs while finishing top 10 in completion percentage (69%), YPA (7.5) and fantasy points. Prescott was more boom/bust than other top fantasy QBs, as he produced nine top-10 weeks (tied for fifth), but also five finishes of 20th or worse. A reason for that was a concerning dip in rushing, as his carries, rush yards and rushing TDs were all easily career-low marks in full seasons. Amari Cooper may be gone, but Prescott still has a good supporting cast led by CeeDee Lamb and he leads a pass-heavy offense. The drop in rushing limits his upside a bit, but Prescott remains a solid QB1.