Fantasy Player Projections

 
Redskins
Cowboys Stadium
Thursday , Nov. 22 | 04:15 PM EST (FOX)
Cowboys
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRobert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

208 pass yards, pass TD, 63 rush yards, rush TD

RGIII was efficient in his last game, tossing four touchdowns on 15 attempts, but the Cowboys will put up a bigger fight than the down-and-out Eagles did. Dallas has excellent cover corners, which may force Griffin to rely more on his feet than his arm.

RBAlfred Morris

Alfred Morris

77 rush yards, rush TD

The Redskins' surprise rookie is only a couple games away from reaching 1,000 yards, which is a very nice accomplishment for a player no one saw coming. Yards could be hard to come by this week, however; Dallas has kept the likes of LeSean McCoy, Ahmad Bradshaw and Ray Rice well below 100 yards in recent weeks.

WRSantana Moss

Santana Moss

5 rec, 78 yards, rec TD

If the Redskins have a "secret" weapon for this game, it's Moss, who has averaged almost seven catches and 80 yards in his last four meetings with Dallas, with two touchdown catches in those games.

WRPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

3 rec, 37 yards

Garcon finally returned to the lineup in Week 11, but managed just five yards. Washington hopes to see him closer to top form in this important divisional matchup, but fantasy owners should keep their expectations in check.

WRAldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

3 rec, 35 yards

Robinson caught a wide-open, 49-yard bomb in the win over Philadelphia, but he won't have any such luck this week. Dallas has the personnel to blanket the Redskins' passing game, even when it places extra pass-catchers on the field.

TELogan Paulsen

Logan Paulsen

2 rec, 27 yards

Paulsen caught just one pass last week, and fantasy owners should not expect much more than that this week. Dallas protects the middle of the field well and has outstanding linebackers and safeties who can stick with Paulsen.

KKai Forbath

Kai Forbath

3 PATs, FG

Five games and not a miss yet. On the flip side, he has averaged fewer than eight points per game and has reached double-digit points just once.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

No matter the opponent or situation, Tony Romo is prone to give the ball away a time or two. The Redskins are among the NFC leaders in giveaway-takeaway ratio. That could spell trouble for Big D.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTony Romo

Tony Romo

289 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 14 rush yards

Romo loves Thanksgiving football. In five Turkey Day starts for Dallas, Romo has never lost. In those games he has averaged 273.4 yards, completed 68.1 percent of his attempts and thrown 14 touchdowns to just four interceptions.

RBFelix Jones

Felix Jones

76 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 10 rec yards

Jones played the second half against Cleveland with a bum knee. Lance Dunbar finished up the game but early signs suggest Jones should be fine for Thursday's contest. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Jones' health and DeMarco Murray's status.

RBLance Dunbar

Lance Dunbar

20 rush yards

Dunbar isn't a reliable play, but he could see a bump in carries if Jones proves less healthy than anticipated.

WRDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

7 rec, 114 yards, rec TD

Bryant has the right stuff, as he showed against Cleveland with a 145-yard effort. He's a difficult matchup when cornerbacks provide a cushion, and Dallas likes to test him over the top when coverage tightens up. There's not much Washington's secondary can do when Bryant is on his game.

WRMiles Austin

Miles Austin

4 rec, 62 yards, rec TD

Austin has had little impact on the Cowboys' last two wins, although he was targeted 12 times in Sunday's overtime win over the Browns. He may be happy to see Washington on the opposing sideline; Austin has caught a touchdown in each of his last two meetings with the Redskins.

WRKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

3 rec, 30 yards

Ogletree took quite a hit near the end of the Cleveland game, but should be good to go against the Redskins. He remains the No. 3 wideout for Big D, but others are beginning to creep into his workload a tad (Dwayne Harris, to name one).

TEJason Witten

Jason Witten

7 rec, 67 yards

In his last five home games against Washington, Witten has averaged 7.2 receptions and 80 yards. That sounds like a realistic projection for Thursday, considering he has not caught fewer than six balls in a game dating back to September.

KDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Bailey's fantasy numbers have improved in each of the past three weeks, and he has logged 10 or more points in four of the Cowboys' 10 contests. Plus, he has a favorable matchup this week.

DEFENSE

2 Sacks

This is no easy task for Dallas, especially after the defense tripped up against Brandon Weeden and the Browns. The secondary should hold up fine, but the front seven will have all it can handle trying to contain Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris.

 
 
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