Fantasy Player Projections

 
Giants
Cowboys Stadium
Sunday , Oct. 28 | 04:25 PM EST (FOX)
Cowboys
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning

Eli Manning

312 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

Manning has attempted at least 30 passes, and thrown at least two scores, in six of his last seven meetings with Dallas. He has reached the 300-yard mark in five of those games. He loves playing the Cowboys, and for this reason fantasy owners should love Eli this week.

RBAhmad Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw

69 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 8 rec yards

Much of Bradshaw's 78 yards in the first meeting with Dallas came on a 33-yard run. For most of the night Dallas held him in check. He is hungry for more carries, but this game will be like the first -- tough and physical with little give at the line of scrimmage. Bradshaw may score, but don't expect huge yardage.

RBAndre Brown

Andre Brown

18 rush yards

Brown picked up a touchdown last week, but he is still clearly the No. 2 back on this roster. With Ahmad Bradshaw back to full health, Brown will see even less work this week.

RBDavid Wilson

David Wilson

8 rush yards

We're beyond the point of guessing "when" Wilson will make his grand entrance. Now it's a question of "if." With Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown fighting for reps, all Wilson can do is wait.

WRVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

5 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

The league's hottest receiver has caught six passes in each of his three career games against Dallas. Dallas doesn't allow many yards through the air, so expect the Giants to move Cruz around in order to find favorable matchups.

WRHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

4 rec, 51 yards

Nicks may finally be beyond the week-to-week status that plagued fantasy owners in the first half of 2012, but as we saw last week he has a ways to go before resembling the dominant player he's been in past years.

WRDomenik Hixon

Domenik Hixon

3 rec, 42 yards

Since setting the world on fire in Week 4 with 114 yards, Hixon's targets have declined in each of the past three weeks. It's a simple matter of too many mouths to feed, and Hixon won't get to feast any time soon.

TEMartellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

5 rec, 56 yards, rec TD

Bennett's return to Big D will be filled with boos from the Dallas faithful. But Bennett will get a laugh in, too. He found open space in the first meeting with the Cowboys and could be an Eli Manning favorite in a game in which the short passing game will be critical.

KLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Tynes needs just six points to keep pace with David Akers' record for most points in a season by an NFL kicker. Of course, when New York hosted the Cowboys earlier this year, Tynes got just five.

DEFENSE

INT, 4 Sacks

Perhaps no defense knows Tony Romo as well as New York's, which did a number on the Dallas quarterback in 2011. The game plan this week starts with the pass rush and ends with a secondary that has notched 12 interceptions.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTony Romo

Tony Romo

275 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 22 rush yards

Remember when Romo lit up the Giants in Week 1 and everyone began singing Dallas' praises? Romo would love nothing more than to duplicate that performance (307 yards, three touchdowns) in a contest that could pull Dallas within a half-game of New York in the standings. He'll come close, but he won't quite post those stats.

RBFelix Jones

Felix Jones

53 rush yards, 1 rec, 9 rec yards

Jones left last week with a strained neck and bruised knee, but it appears he'll be ready to go come Sunday. He did not show much explosion last week, and we're less than optimistic about his prospects for this key divisional game.

RBPhillip Tanner

Phillip Tanner

16 rush yards, 1 rec, 4 rec yards

Tanner lacked explosion when running 13 times against Carolina last weekend. He hasn't seen much action this season, but with DeMarco Murray doubtful and Felix Jones fresh off injury, Tanner could see plenty of work in this contest.

WRMiles Austin

Miles Austin

4 rec, 71 yards, rec TD

New York did a nice job of neutralizing Austin in Week 1, save the 34-yard circus-grab touchdown that put the game out of reach. Miles remains the Cowboys' best (and only) big-play weapon, averaging 17.1 yards for a receiving corps in which no one else averages 12.0 or higher.

WRDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

4 rec, 57 yards

A groin injury limited Bryant's effectiveness last week, but fantasy owners may recall he was productive in the previous two games for Dallas. He also made several big catches in the first meeting against New York.

WRKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

3 rec, 38 yards

Ogletree is not a large part of the Cowboys' offense, and there doesn't appear to be anything designed for getting him touches. With Dez Bryant closer to top form, Ogletree has lost what little value he possessed.

TEJason Witten

Jason Witten

7 rec, 79 yards, rec TD

Witten was a non-factor in the first meeting but will play an integral role if Dallas is competitive in this contest. He has been targeted 47 times in the five games since that Week 1 matchup.

KDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

2 PATs, 2 FGs

The Cowboys have numerous offensive stars, but they're not putting points on the board, as evidenced by Bailey's nine extra point attempts, which ties him for 28th.

DEFENSE

2 Sacks

The Giants' offensive line does not have an answer for DeMarcus Ware, but they may not need one. Eli Manning makes quick decisions, suffering a league-low six sacks, and takes care of the football. That's a good counter for the Cowboys defense.

 
 
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