The Falcons and Cowboys come into this game 0-1 and already as close to must-win mode as you can be in Week 2. The Falcons don’t want a repeat of their early season losing streak from last season. The Cowboys don’t want another could-have-been-year with so much talent on offense.
Both teams were able to move the ball in Week 1 while the Falcons looked to have the weakest link in their secondary. The Cowboys were just outplayed by a Rams team that executed their offense almost perfectly. This should be a good, high scoring affair with two of the best offensive teams in the league matchup up.
Date: September 20
Time: 1 EST
Broadcast region: TBD
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Falcons: 21st vs. Pass, 13th vs. Rush
Cowboys: 14th vs. Pass, 14th vs. Rush
DE Charles Harris (ankle), T Jake Matthews (knee), CB Kendall Sheffield (foot), DT Marlon Davidson (knee), WR Julio Jones (hamstring), DE Dante Fowler (ankle)
CB Jourdan Lewis (ankle)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Todd Gurley, RB, $6,100 — Gurley had a decent game against the Seahawks in Week 1, as he ran the ball 14 times for 56 yards and a touchdown in a game where the Falcons trailed throughout. You’re starting Julio Jones, Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley without a second thought, but it looks like we can get Gurley in our lineups while he’s healthy.
Hayden Hurst, TE, $,4,600 — Hurst had a down start to the season, as the Falcons top three receivers each saw 12 targets a piece. I don’t expect that to happen every week though and the Cowboys should be more susceptible to tight ends than the Seahawks were with Jamal Adams in tow.
CeeDee Lamb, WR, $4,700 — Lamb looked good against the Rams in Week 1. He didn’t put up big numbers, but he was second on the team in targets with six and he caught five of those for 59 yards. The Falcons secondary was torn apart by Seattle last week and could be in for a rough road this week.
Dalton Schultz, TE, $3,700 — Schultz isn’t as good as Blake Jarwin but he should be the main offensive tight end. He’ll likely be a touchdown or bust kind of play that I’d only recommend in DFS GPPs.