New York Giants versus Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night Fantasy Football Picks 9-13-2015
The first Sunday Night Football game of the NFL 2015 season will go off on September 13th as the Dallas Cowboys will face the New York Giants. Fantasy draft managers can tune to NBC TV at 8:30PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results of their rosters.
The New York Giants failed to make the playoffs in 2014 and the club will stick with their quick strike offense that was introduced last year. Eli Manning has just had a contract extension and the club was able to sign free agent Shane Vereen who was an integral part of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots as a safety valve receiver. Now Eli Manning will have Vereen to throw to in space for some drive extending receptions. There are some injury concerns for the Giants on Sunday as they will be without Victor Cruz who is out with a calf injury.
The Dallas Cowboys are defending NFC East division champions from the 2014 campaign. They were a surprise team last year because of their ability to build an offensive line that opened holes for one of the best run games in the league. It also allowed Tony Romo the ability to be more of an efficient passer. Romo throughout most of his career had no running game so it was up to the Dallas quarterback to win games on his own. DeMarco Murray was the key cog in the Cowboys rushing attack in 2014 but he exits in free agency and the team signed Darren McFadden and Michael Christine to see if they could make up the production.
New York Giants QB:
Eli Manning in 2014 completed 63% of his throws last year with 30 touchdowns and 14 picks. He had issues with ball security with seven fumbles. Vereen can only help Manning’s numbers because he has a capable outlet that can run after the pass.
New York Giants RB:
Veteran Rashad Jennings the seventh year running back has been listed as the lead runner in the Giants backfield. He rushed for 639 yards last year but only 3.8 yards per carry average. He did take care of the football last year with just only one lost fumble and only two lost fumbles throughout his seven year career.
Shane Vereen is still young at 26 years old. He played his college football at California and in the PAC 12 many running backs in their system has to be able to contribute in the passing game. He ran for 4.1 yards a carry last year but caught 52 passes for 447 yards with three touchdowns.
New York Giants WR:
Odell Beckham Jr got targeted as Victor Cruz went down with a season ending injury in 2014. Cruz caught 91 balls last year for 1305 yards with 12 touchdowns. He averaged 14.3 yards per catch.
New York Giants TE:
Larry Donnell has the tag as a run blocking tight end. Fantasy football GM’s may remember his huge month of September last year but that production didn’t last for an entire season.
Dallas Cowboys QB:
Tony Romo completed nearly 70% of his throws last year for 3705 yards with 34 touchdowns and nine picks. The yardage numbers were lower because of the Cowboys much improved run game in 2014.
Dallas Cowboys RB:
Whispers from the media indicate that Joseph Randle will get the start on Sunday night. He saw limited work in 2014 with 343 rushing yards on 51 carries. He had three touchdowns and ran for 6.7 yards a carry.
Darren McFadden had some productive years with the Oakland Raiders but he has had many health issues that forced him to sit out many regular season games throughout his career.
Dallas Cowboys WR:
Dez Bryant got his big contract and may feel extra pressure to produce here because he was very vocal during the negotiations. He caught 88 passes last year for 1320 yards with 16 touchdowns and 60 first down gains. Bryant averaged 15 yards a catch.
Dallas Cowboy TE:
Jason Witten is in his 13th season and is still a good contributor for fantasy points. He caught 64 balls last year for 703 yards and five touchdowns with 48 first down gains.
NFL Fantasy Football Real Money League Picks
QB: Tony Romo (Cowboys)
RB: Shane Vereen (Giants), Joseph Randle (Cowboys)
WR: Dez Bryant (Cowboys), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants)
TE: Jason Witten (Cowboys)