Tony Romo is who we thought he was. With three 300-yard games in his last four outings, Romo is back to being a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 fantasy QB. He went 21-for-34 for 307 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT against the Birds on SNF. He has 9 TDs and 1 INT in his last four games while averaging 306 yards in the air. He should be an excellent start against a Packers team that had trouble with Josh Freeman.
Barber went for 50 yards on 12 attempts against Philly. He hasn’t been very good all year, playing banged up and only surpassing 100 yards once. He hasn’t been over 53 rushing yards since Week 2. Still, he’s a tough runner and, with 4 TD on the year, is a low-end No. 2 fantasy option against the Pack’s ninth-ranked run defense at Lambeau.
Jones had 4 carries for 10 yards against the Eagles. He’s got explosive talent but is pinned behind Barber here. His best utility is as a handcuff to Barber, especially as MBIII is so often banged up, but isn’t worthy of a start against the Packers.
Baby steps to the bus station. Baby steps onto the bus. Baby steps to credibility. Williams took a step forward on SNF in the midst of a rough season. He had 5 catches for 75 yards and tied Jason Witten for the team lead by being targeted 8 times against Philly. With 19 catches for 324 yards on the year, Williams is no more than a No. 3 option … but, at last, one with upside.
‘Stone Cold’ Miles Austin had only 1 catch for 49 yards against the Eagles. The catch happened to be a long TD, as Austin got into the end zone for the fourth straight week, giving him 6 in the last four games. He is a true No. 1 fantasy WR.
Though second in the league among TEs with 44 catches, Witten has been a kitten in the red zone with only 1 TD and has been disappointing thus far this year. His 7 catches for 43 yards against the Eagles as a fine performance in PPR leagues, but is pretty meh otherwise. He’s still a safe top 10 TE, just below the guys who are primo red zone targets.
Ranking 20th in yards allowed in the NFL, the Cowboys’ DST had 2 INT and 4 sacks while stifling one of the best scoring offenses in the league (ranked third going into the game). They’re a lower-level No. 1 unit against the Packers, the seventh-best scoring team in the league. Be sure to hold on to them at any rate, as the Cowboys have Washington and Oakland in the two games after this one.
Rodgers caught the picksie bug that’s been going around the league, struggling while handing the Bucs their first win of the year. He didn’t disappoint fantasy owners like he did Packer Nation. He was 17-for-35 for 266 yards, 2 TDs and 3 INT. He also ran 3 times for 26 yards and a rushing touchdown. He has multiple TDs over the past six weeks and is the second-highest scoring fantasy QB behind Peyton Manning. He should start every week.
Though ninth in the league in rushing (621 yards), Grant still has only a single 100-yard game on the season. He went for 96 yards on 21 carries against the Bucs. It was his third game over 90 yards in his past four starts. He’s a No. 2 RB option against the eighth-ranked Cowpokes’ rush defense.
Jennings had a team-high 5 catches for 61 yards against Tampa, and was targeted a team-high 10 times. He’s been erratic thus far this year, ranking a lowly 21st in the league in catches and 20th in yards with only two 100-yard games and 2 TDs. He’s a lower-level No. 2 fantasy WR who could go off any week.
Driver is as reliable as a Toyota Camry and is on his way to a sixth straight 1,000-yard campaign (on pace for 74 catches, 1,226 yards, 4 TD). He’s ninth in the league in yards and had 4 catches for 71 yards and a TD against the Bucs. He always produces and is certainly a good No. 2 WR or low-end No. 1 WR in any fantasy format.
Jermichael Finley was quickly becoming one of Rodgers’ favorite targets but suffered a knee injury against the Browns that opened the fantasy door for Lee. Finley is still questionable or doubtful for the Cowboys game. Lee had only 1 catch for 5 yards vs. Tampa. Recommendation to avoid.
Crosby was held without a FG against Tampa. He is 14-for-18 on the year. He’s a recommended option for the high-scoring Pack in spite of the misses, ranking fifth in the NFL in FGs and fourth in attempts.
They’re ranked fourth in YPG and 16th in PPG, but a little Josh Freeman magic torched the Packers to the tune of 38 points (on just 279 yards). They failed to force a turnover and only sacked the rook once. After two lousy games, they're a secondary option here against a Dallas offense that’s scored the fifth-most points in the league.