The Arizona Cardinals travel to Dallas for Monday Night Football to take on the Cowboys. The Cardinals took care of business against the Jets after a tough loss to the Panthers the week before. The Cowboys were able to comeback and win after a first quarter deficit against the Giants.
In their win over the Giants the Cowboys lost Dak Prescott to a horrible ankle injury. Andy Dalton was able to come in and help the Cowboys drive for a field goal to seal the game. They’re going to have to adjust on the fly and luckily Andy Dalton is a veteran enough QB to handle business.
The Cardinals took care of business against the Jets, as they should. If the Cardinals are going to be close to a playoff team, they should dominate teams like the Jets. Kyler Murray had a solid enough game only throwing one interception and getting the ball to the playmakers DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk.
Date: Monday, Oct. 19
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Cardinals: #18 Overall — #20 offense, #20 defense, #15 special teams
Cowboys: #16 Overall — #12 offense, #24 defenses, #19 special teams
DraftKings Sportsbook odds
Cardinals: -2.5, -130
Cowboys: +2.5, +115
OUT: LB Kylie Fitts (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Dennis Gardeck (foot), T D.J. Humphries (back), LB Devon Kennard (calf)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Kyler Murray, QB, $7,300
The Cowboys still have the worst scoring defense in the league. A duo threat QB the likes of Kyler Murray should love playing the Cowboys. As long as he keeps away from obvious mistakes, he should have a massive game.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, $7,900
Hopkins leads the league in receptions and yards. The only area that his stat line is missing, is touchdowns. The good news for Hopkins is that the Cowboys love to give up points. Hopkins should always be a start, and you shouldn’t consider benching him.
Ezekiel Elliot, RB, $7,700
Elliot should get a slight increase in production against the Cards. Without Dak behind center, the Cowboys will likely be tentative in the beginning to air it out. Until they’re down 20 and have to air it out.
Amari Cooper, WR, $5,500
Once they’re down 20 and need to scare quickly, Amari Cooper is the man to target. Andy Dalton is used to targeting a big play maker the likes of Cooper. His production shouldn’t take that much of a dip, if anything, it should increase until Dalton becomes more comfortable.