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What to do with Andy Dalton in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Andy Dalton ahead of the Cowboys Week 17 matchup against the Giants.

Andy Dalton #14 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Welcome to the NFC East, where just about anything can happen! After beating the Philadelphia Eagles 37-17 last week, the Dallas Cowboys will take on the New York Giants for a shot at the division title. Can Andy Dalton lead the Cowboys back to the playoffs and provide some fantasy value in Week 17?

Fantasy Football analysis: Cowboys QB Andy Dalton

Since returning from his injury and regaining his starting spot, Andy Dalton has led the Cowboys to four wins over a six-game span. During that time frame, Dalton has averaged 19.2 DKFP, though that’s primarily due to last week’s 30.58 performance (fourth-best among all QBs). This week, he’ll face off against a tougher defense in the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed the seventh-fewest DKFP per game to opposing quarterbacks. Part one of this divisional matchup saw Dak Prescott end his season with a gruesome injury, yet the Cowboys still snuck out a win that week. Part two has a lot at stake, though it may be lacking in fantasy goodness.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit Andy Dalton.