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What to do with Dak Prescott in fantasy football Week 16

Can Dak Prescott maintain his elite performance level with a banged up throwing arm vs. the Philadelphia Eagles?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws on the run in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at AT&T Stadium Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dak Prescott has been a hot news story all week, as sports analysts speculate about the extent of his injuries and how they will affect his performance this week. Prescott squares up against divisional rival, the Philadelphia Eagles, in a key Week 16 match-up to decide the NFC East champion. Tensions will be high in Philadelphia and the Cowboys will need their leader under center to perform well to secure a victory. We break down the fantasy implications below.

Fantasy Football analysis, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott

The Philadelphia Eagles currently have the eighteenth ranked pass defense in the NFL. They have allowed 26 passing TDs while recording only 10 interceptions. Perhaps of most important note, they have allowed 14 plays of greater than 40 yards on this season, which ties for second most in the NFL. Just last week, the Eagles secondary was burned by rookie Terry McLaurin for a 75 yard touchdown. Dak Prescott has quelled any rumors about him missing the game, and definitively stated that he will play this week. With weapons such as Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper, who are both capable of big plays, at his disposal, Dak will have plenty of upside in this match-up. Dak has the added benefit of Ezekiel Elliot on his side, which will prevent the Eagles from focusing all of their resources on the pass game. You’re going to want Dak in your line-ups for your championship week.

Start/Sit Recommendation:

Start Prescott as a QB1