Kickoff: Sunday, November 7th at 1 PM ET
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Betting Odds: DAL, -8.5, 54.5 Total on TallySight
Matt Ryan (Start)
— Carlton (@CrispyCarlton) November 7, 2021
Matt Ryan seems rejuvenated at this point in the season. Look no further than last week against the New Orleans Saints, Ryan and the Falcons had the Saints put away early before a comeback narrowed the lead and forced a game-winning field goal by the Falcons. Ryan had 343 yards and 2 TDs in that game and put a beautiful 63 yards pass on Cordarelle Patterson to get the Falcons into scoring position. The Cowboys’ defense on the other hand was roughed up last week allowing Teddy Bridgewater to put up a top 10 fantasy performance. While the Cowboys have been interception machines this year, they have also gotten beat a lot this year. Allowing the seventh-most fantasy points (19.6/game) to opposing QBs. Look for Ryan’s experience to come into play this week against a young defense, Ryan is a solid QB2, borderline QB1.
Cordarrelle Patterson (Start), Mike Davis (Sit)
Cordarrelle Patterson has been everything this offense could’ve asked for, last week he went for 126 yards receiving including a huge 60+ yard catch that led to a game-winning field goal. Patterson looks like a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 this week against Dallas. Mike Davis is the lame-duck in this offense, his good games aren’t even that great. If he wasn’t still a starting RB on a football team he’d be dropped in every league. He’s an easy sit in this game.
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Kyle Pitts (Start), Russell Gage (Start), Olamide Zaccheus (sit)
Kyle Pitts is the guy in Atlanta going forward and that means he’ll be getting a lot of extra attention each week. That being said he’s gotten 8 targets/game since week 4, while he’s only cashed in on 2 weeks, there will be opportunities in this game and those opportunities can lead to points. Look for Pitts to be a TE1 this week against the Cowboys. Russell Gage, is up and down in week 9 he had 7 receptions and 64 yards, which is great, but then there’s week 8 where he goose egged every major stat. This game looks like it’ll resemble more week 9, and that should make him a viable WR3/flex play in PPR leagues. Olamide Zaccheus is a good big-play threat but when he’s only getting 1-3 targets a game, then he has to break off something in order for you to get points. I don’t think that’s a viable fantasy football player and someone I wouldn’t rely on.
Dak Prescott (Start)
Dak Prescott didn't have his best game on Sunday, but he still made plays most QBs don't/can't.
Coverage holds up on this play, secondary rush from both Weatherly and Cooper is great, and he still hits a TE at the last second. pic.twitter.com/yZXPfNFH2p
— Sayre Bedinger (@SayreBedinger) November 9, 2021
Dak Prescott will be looking for his bounceback game this week against the Falcons. The Falcons have allowed the third-most TDs (17) and the third-fewest interceptions (3) to opposing QBs. Prescott just looked rusty last week and should be back in form this week against a weaker secondary. Look for Dak to be a strong start this week and he’ll once again be a QB1.
Ezekiel Elliot (Start), Tony Pollard (Flex)
What did you think about Ezekiel Elliot's performance last night?
Stats vs Philadelphia:
⬇️All Touches vs the Eagles⬇️ pic.twitter.com/9BeYIKe423
— Dynasty Nerds 🤓 (@DynastyNerds) September 28, 2021
Ezekiel Elliot has a nice matchup this week as long as the offensive line gets their act together. Back to back weeks of 50 rushing yards, Elliot needs to get back on track. I like Elliot against the Falcons and think he has serious RB1 potential this week. Tony Pollard has been underutilized in the past two weeks, but I like his value in this game as a flex option. This game could easily be a back-to-basics, run the ball down Atlanta’s throat type of game.
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Amari Cooper (Start), CeeDee Lamb (Start), Dalton Schultz (Start), Michael Gallup (Flex), Cedrick Wilson (Sit)
Amari Cooper: Cedrick Wilson’s pass “was very impressive. I mean Dak was impressed. The thing about throwing on the run & throwing to a guy that’s running, you can’t throw it at him. You got to throw it to a spot you think he’ll be at based off his speed.” pic.twitter.com/cLM7HjhAnN
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 4, 2021
Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb are must-starts every week. This team is a lot like Tampa Bay in the sense that they have so many weapons that you can’t sit on your bench, but you just know someone won’t go off. Either way, they are both low-end WR1/high-end WR2. Dalton Schultz is another guy I’m starting because Dak has really taken a liking to the guy and has made him a fringe top 10 tight end this season. I’m starting him as a low-end TE1/flex option this week. Now the two guys that will eat each other’s snaps, Michael Gallup is coming back this week and the coaching staff is raving about what he’s doing in practice. If you’re taking a chance on either Gallup or Cedrick Wilson, I’m thinking it’s got to be Gallup as a flex and sitting Wilson this week.