Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTony Romo

Tony Romo

293 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 18 rush yards

If Arizona's John Skelton and Kevin Kolb can combine to pass for 210 yards against the Seahawks, certainly Romo can push the 300-yard mark for a second straight week.

RBDeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray

79 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 22 rec yards

It was remarkable to see how well the Cowboys ran the ball in the second half last week with a patchwork offensive line. This week, however, the unit faces a Seahawks team that allowed just 3.8 yards per carry last year. Murray could experience a slight dip in production.

RBFelix Jones

Felix Jones

11 rush yards, 1 rec, 7 rec yards

The Cowboys are committed to getting DeMarco Murray off to a fast start. Jones didn't get a carry last week, and he was thrown to just twice (no catches). There's no reason to think Dallas will change up the formula this week.

WRDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

8 rec, 94 yards, rec TD

Lost in the Kevin Ogletree craze last week was how well Bryant played (21.3 yards per catch). Tony Romo will spread the love week to week, but Bryant will always see five to eight catches.

WRMiles Austin

Miles Austin

4 rec, 63 yards

It’s hard to say whether Austin's hamstring was a factor against New York; he was absent for three quarters, then made the catch of the night. The leg sure looked fine as he raced to the end zone. Seattle won't leave him unattended.

WRKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

3 rec, 38 yards

Back to life, back to reality. Ogletree's Wednesday night splash got fantasy owners excited; his follow up performance will have them sending him back to the free agent bin.

TEJason Witten

Jason Witten

6 rec, 64 yards, rec TD

Witten made little impact in Week 1, and actually made a few mental errors. No matter. He played, and proved he can handle an injury that would have sidelined a majority of his peers. This week Tony Romo will make a point of getting him more involved in the offense.

KDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The Cowboys proved against the Giants that they are one of the most explosive offenses in football. Too bad for Bailey, most of his opportunities were extra points, not field goals. This week he'll see a bit more action.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

This may be the best defense in the conference, with a stacked linebacking corps and two cornerbacks who proved last week they were worth every penny owner Jerry Jones shelled out this offseason. It's more than Russell Wilson and the young Seahawks can handle.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRussell Wilson

Russell Wilson

189 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs, 27 rush yards

Give Wilson some credit; he had his team in position to win on the road in Week 1, and threw a catchable ball in the end zone on fourth down. He showed potential. This week -- against one of the NFL's most talented defenses -- he'll show that he's only a rookie.

RBMarshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

81 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 16 rec yards

Ahmad Bradshaw was patient last week, finally breaking free for a big run in the second half. Lynch's date with Dallas will play out much the same -- frustrating series after series, but with a few big runs to pad the numbers.

WRSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

3 rec, 59 yards, rec TD

Rice's first week was far better than his numbers indicate, as he drew coverage from Arizona's Patrick Peterson. This week the challenge won't get much easier, as Dallas has a pair of cornerbacks able to make life miserable.

WRBraylon Edwards

Braylon Edwards

3 rec, 45 yards

Other than the potential game-winning touchdown he dropped, Edwards had a nice first game with Seattle (tied team-high with nine targets). He's still not worthy of a roster spot for fantasy owners, and this game won't change minds, either.

WRDoug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin

2 rec, 29 yards

Baldwin had a quiet first game (five yards) and was clearly the third wheel in Seattle's revamped passing game. It may take him time to get on the same page with Russell Wilson. Fantasy owners can ignore him for now.

TEZach Miller

Zach Miller

4 rec, 38 yards

Miller logged the second-most yards among Seahawks receivers in Week 1, but he is clearly a secondary option in this passing game (just three targets). The Cowboys have good, athletic inside linebackers and safeties able to close on the veteran tight end.

KSteven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka

2 PATs, FG

When you're kicking for a team with a rookie quarterback and unproven receiving corps, life is bound to be a tad slow on Sundays.

DEFENSE

Sack

Tony Romo did a good job of avoiding pressure last week by using quick strikes in the passing game. The Seahawks do not have a front line anywhere near as good as New York's, so they'll be forced to accept even fewer victories.

 
 
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