Romo has not been good thus far in 2009, having thrown as many INTs as TDs. He's thrown for 255 yards in each of the last two games (hitting nine different receivers against Denver) but has not gotten in the end zone in either. Expect him to rebound against the lowly Chiefs, but is no longer in the top tier of fantasy QBs.
Barber gutted it out on a bad thigh against Denver and was more productive than his backup, Tashard Choice. He got in the end zone once and had 68 total yards against the Broncos. Expect Choice to continue to get carries, but Barber is a low-end No. 1/high-end No. 2 fantasy RB in a favorable matchup against the Chiefs.
Tashard Choice had 80 total yards and 14 carries to Marion Barber's 11 against the Broncos. While it seems as though he'll return to his backup role as Barber returns to full strength, he's clearly a valuable asset (though not a recommended start) to any fantasy team. He had five catches for 47 yards and was targeted six times.
In a disappointing first quarter of the season for the Dallas team, Roy Williams' start may be the most disappointing of all. The 'No. 1 wide receiver' has 11 catches for 214 yards. Take away his 66-yard TD reception against a busted coverage in Week 1 and he might be the most disappointing player in the NFL. Questionable for this week's game with a rib injury, Williams is a high recommendation to avoid.
Witten has always been a favorite target of Romo's and should be his primary target against the 29th-ranked Chiefs' defense. His four catches for 31 yards against the Broncos are as much a testament to his old buddy Brian Dawkins as anything. He's still to be considered an elite TE and is a must start.
Ever seen The Waterboy? Remember the second half of the Bourbon Bowl when Bobby came back and Coach Klein was outcoaching Red Beaulieu? Wade Phillips walking the sideline now looks like Red Beaulieu in the second half of the Bourbon Bowl. Fun Fact: Wade Phillips actually played the uncredited role of referee that flick.
While he hasn't racked up a lot of yards since he's been in the lineup, it's encouraging that Cassel has 4 TD and 0 INT in the last two games. In '08, Cassel threw for under 200 yards in his first three games before doing so in seven of his next eight, including two 400-yard, three-touchdown games. Consider Cassel a decent flex or bye week option against the 30th-ranked Cowboys' pass defense.
There's a lot of mileage on these tires. LJ's averaging under 50 yards a game after an 18-carry, 53-yard performance against the Giants. He's a No. 3 fantasy option against the 19th-ranked Cowboys run defense. He's got to get in the end zone at some point, right?
Jamaal Charles had two carries for 24 yards against the Giants. He also fumbled the opening kickoff. Oops ... Not the way to get more carries, kid. He looks like he has explosive speed. LJ's got to go down at some point. Stash him for later.
This talented third-year wideout stunk like Chinatown in July last week, catching only one pass for 11 yards after missing Week 3 with a hamstring injury. He's a big red zone target against a suspect pass defense, and is a recommended No. 2 fantasy WR.
Ryan had only one catch in each of the first two games. He's had nine in the last two including a TD. He was targeted a team-high seven times vs. NYG and has a pair of TDs on the year. He bears watching as a fantasy sleeper, especially since Cassel has yet to develop a rapport with his WRs. He's advisable as a No. 2 or bye week replacement.