Atlanta Falcons versus Dallas Cowboys NFL Fantasy Football Preview
NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 9-24-2015
Two NFC undefeated teams square off as the Dallas Cowboys will meet the Atlanta Falcons. NFL fantasy draft managers can tune to FOX on Sunday September 27th at 1PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.
Many had pegged a turnaround in 2015 for the Atlanta Falcons. They cited the positive coaching change and good health of the squad. Also an NFC South division that saw weaknesses with Tampa Bay overall, as well as the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints offenses suffering player turnover via injury and free agency. Atlanta has picked up wins against the Eagles and Giants to open up at 2-0 on the year. The team has been throwing the ball effectively at 318 yards passing per game good for third best in the NFL. Defense will be the issue for this club. Can they improve that pass rush that has been the cry from critics for years. They played pass happy teams early in the Cowboys and Eagles so they rank 29th against the pass by allowing 313 yards a game. But something that gives this unit some hope for improvement is they are giving up 22 points a game ranking 13th best in football. That is a step in the right direction for this franchise.
The Dallas Cowboys are a 2-0 team. They have two victories and no defeats both sparked by outstanding defensive efforts against the Cowboys and Eagles. Last week against Philadelphia the Dallas defense limited Philadelphia to just 10 points total. The Cowboys sit third best in total defense, ninth best against the pass and are tops in defending the run. The team allows just 18 points a game ranking sixth best in football. But there are major injury issues on the offensive side of the football to two very important players. Dez Bryant has a broken foot and is out for over a month. Last week in the win against Philadelphia Tony Romo got a broken collar bone and is sidelined for 8-10 weeks.
Atlanta Falcons QB:
Ryan is hitting on 66% of his throws on the year with three touchdowns and two picks. Last week against the Giants the veteran signal caller completed 30 of 46 throws for 363 yards with a touchdown.
Atlanta Falcons RB:
This is an area for the Falcons where improvement was needed from previous years. The running game has been pretty much non-existed for the team preventing them from running clock with leads in the second half. Coleman was drafted from Indiana to help and the rookie has rushed for 112 yards on 29 carries for 3.9 yards per run with a touchdown.
Atlanta Falcons WR:
Julio is healthy and leads the club in targets and receptions by far. He has 22 catches for 276 yards with two touchdowns and a long gain of 44 yards. He has two grabs for 20 or greater yards.
Dallas Cowboys QB:
Cowboy backup has been inserted in a starting role with Romo sidelined. Last week he hit on 7 of 7 throws for 73 yards with a touchdown. He spent much of his career with Cleveland putting up some very poor stats with lack of talent for him to pass too.
Dallas Cowboys RB:
This was sore spot entering the season and still is in week three. Randle is getting most of the work and has 116 rushing yards on 34 carries for just 3.4 yards a carry.
Dallas Cowboys WR:
With Bryant out, its Terrance Williams leading the Cowboys with 144 receiving yards and nine catches. He has one touchdown and two receptions for over twenty yards.
Dallas Cowboys TE:
The dependable veteran tight end leads the Cowboys with 15 catches and two touchdowns on the campaign. He has 116 receiving yards.