The Dallas Cowboys have dropped four straight games since Dak Prescott went down with a season-ending leg injury and will look to end their losing streak in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, who have won three straight contests.
The Cowboys are coming off a Week 10 bye and were surprisingly competitive against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9. They’ll welcome back Andy Dalton under center for this matchup. The signal-caller hasn’t played since suffering a concussion in Week 7 and could inject some life into an offense that hasn’t scored more than 10 points in over a month.
The Vikings owe most of their recent success to the dominance of Dalvin Cook, who leads the NFL with 954 rushing yards. The versatile running back has and league-high 13 touches under his belt in 2020 despite having missed a game. He could gash a Cowboys defense that’s given up the second-most rushing yards per game (157) in the NFL this season, but Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are also major threats out wide against the worst scoring defense in the league.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 22
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Amari Cooper, WR $5,400
This is the cheapest Cooper has been all year. The Cowboys’ best pass catcher isn’t priced like a star and is matched up against a defense that ranks 28th against his position on DraftKings. He’s caught at least seven passes in each of Dalton’s starts this year while averaging just under 80 receiving yards.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, $6,500
Elliott’s price tag has also reached a new low. While he hasn’t been very productive lately he’s averaging more than 20 touches per contest. He’s remained very involved in Dallas’ offense despite his slump and should be rostered at a relatively low percentage.
Dalvin Cook, RB, $9,000
Cook’s price hasn’t changed at all since he busted against the Chicago Bears in his last outing and I think he’ll return solid value against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. He’s averaging just under 24 touches per game. While most of his production comes from the ground game, his 80 percent catch rate allows him to make the most of his pass catching opportunities.
Justin Jefferson, WR, $6,000
Dallas ranks 31st against receivers on DraftKings and Jefferson is emerging as one of the NFL’s better deep threats. He’s averaging 18.1 yards per reception and ranks seventh in receiving yards with 762. He has just as much upside as Thielen ($6,300) despite his low touchdown count.