Fantasy Player Projections

 
New York Giants
Cowboys Stadium | Monday, October 25 | 8:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Pick: Cowboys 17, Giants 14
Dallas Cowboys
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning
225 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Manning has thrown 20 touchdown passes in 11 games against the Cowboys, but this year's Dallas team is allowing just over 180 passing yards per game. Manning is a decent option, but don't expect a huge week from him.
RBAhmad Bradshaw
3 rec, 35 rec yards, 70 rush yards
Bradshaw continues to be a weekly producer for fantasy owners, so keep using him despite the re-emergence of Brandon Jacobs.
RBBrandon Jacobs
25 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Jacobs was on the outs earlier this season, but he has come on strong lately, scoring four times in the last three games. Jacobs will still play a secondary role to Ahmad Bradshaw, but his recent string of touchdowns has given him added fantasy value.
WRHakeem Nicks
5 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
Nicks provided almost nothing last week after two big games in a row, but he is still a weekly starter thanks to explosiveness and ability to find the end zone.
WRMario Manningham
2 rec, 25 yards
Manningham got back on track last week after a couple of catchless games, but he is not a very good option this week against a Dallas team that is fourth in the league in pass defense.
WRSteve Smith
6 rec, 60 yards
Smith has played well in recent weeks, but he has scored just one touchdown this season. The Cowboys give up only a little more than 180 passing yards per game, so don't expect a big week from Smith unless he catches a touchdown pass.
TEKevin Boss
2 rec, 20 yards
Boss' production has been limited by the team's strong wide receiver crew, so continue using more productive options.
KLawrence Tynes
2 PATs
Tynes will return after missing last week's game with an ankle injury, but go with a healthier option who is getting more opportunities.
Defense
4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble
The Giants are second in the league in defense and have already picked up 21 sacks. They are a good option against a mistake-prone Dallas team.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTony Romo
185 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 5 rush yards, 1 INT
The Giants are second in the league in pass defense, and although Romo has thrown a lot of picks lately, he should remain in your lineup after throwing multiple touchdown passes in each of his last three games.
RBFelix Jones
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 30 rush yards
Jones received 24 touches last week, and though he managed only 93 total yards, the fact that he saw the ball so much is more important. Jones is worth a start in most formats this week.
RBMarion Barber
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 20 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Felix Jones has played a bigger role in the offense lately, which has caused Barber's production to drop off. The Giants have the league's seventh-ranked run defense, so Barber is not a very good option in Week 7.
WRMiles Austin
3 rec, 50 yards
Austin caught just two passes last week, but he is still eighth in the league in receiving yards. Expect Austin to bounce back this week.
WRRoy Williams
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Williams has jumped back into the fantasy spotlight after scoring five touchdowns in his last three games. Williams is on a roll right now, but be wary of using him this week against a Giants defense that is giving up just 172 passing yards per game.
WRDez Bryant
2 rec, 20 yards
Bryant caught his first touchdown pass last week, but he has caught just four balls over the last two games. The Giants are second in the league in pass defense, so consider using another option this week if available.
TEJason Witten
3 rec, 40 yards
Witten has recorded over 50 yards in each of his last four games, so keep using him despite the continued lack of touchdowns.
KDavid Buehler
2 PATs, 1 FG
Buehler's production has been a bit inconsistent, but look for an option who is putting up points on a more regular basis.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
The Cowboys' defense has been decent, but they have forced only four turnovers in five games this season. Look for a more productive defense.
 
 
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