The Cowboys stay on the road this week, playing at Atlanta at noon CT on Sunday.
Given Dallas’s upswing on Sunday night in its 27-20 victory over Philadelphia, the Cowboys might look a little more appealing to fantasy football owners.
Here are three must-starts this week against the Falcons:
RB Ezekiel Elliott has been a feast or famine fantasy player so far this season. When he’s on, his value in PPR leagues is off the charts. Elliott rushed for 151 yards and caught 6 passes for 36 yards with 2 total touchdowns in the win over the Eagles. But starting Elliott means risking that he’ll fall back to his 33 rushing yards and 2 catches for 9 yards output against the Redskins a couple weeks back.
WR Amari Cooper has 11 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown in 2 games as a Cowboy. On the Sunday Night Football broadcast, NBC announcer Cris Collinsworth broke down the Dallas offense with Cooper. Collinsworth guessed that quarterback Dak Prescott was going to look for Cooper any time he had single coverage and, when he didn’t, Prescott was going to hand the ball to Elliott or run himself. If Collinsworth was on point, that means Cooper is in for a fantastic rest of the season (if Prescott can hit him).
K Brett Maher made two of three field goals in the win over Philly. He was shaky on his first make from 25 yards and then missed his third attempt wide right from 42 yards. He has made 18 of 22 attempts for the season, including 8 from 40 yards or longer, which makes him a good bet as a starter. It also doesn’t hurt that the Cowboys have to settle for field goals pretty often.