Dallas Cowboys versus Washington Redskins Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks 12-7-2015

It will be an NFC East division battle from Monday Night Football as the Washington Redskins will be hosting the Dallas Cowboys. DFS draft managers can tune to ESPN TV on Monday December 7th at 8:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their fantasy roster picks.

The Dallas Cowboys have had struggles on the 2015 campaign with a record of 3-8. They have been hit with injuries to their quarterback position as well as having to play for a significant time without the services of Dez Bryant. The team comes off a humiliating home loss to the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving losing by the score of 33-14. In the process Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo was lost for the season with a broken collarbone. Prior to exiting the game due to injury Romo had thrown three picks with two being returned for a Carolina touchdown. The Cowboys offensive numbers have plummeted as expected with their key injuries and lack of a playmaker in the run game. The team is 29th in the NFL in scoring by averaging 18.5 points per game. They are the 28th ranked passing team in the NFL. The defense has played well in spots this year. The team is six in total offense as their opponents gain 331 yards per game.

With the New York Giants suffering a loss on Sunday the Washington Redskins sit atop the NFC East division with a 5-6 record. The team responded with a 20-14 home victory to the Giants last week after suffering a 44-16 defeat on the road the week before. All of the Redskins five wins in 2015 have come against losing teams. The team is 25th in the league in total offense putting up 339 yards per game. After a strong start on the ground the Redskins running attack has back peddled as the team rushes for 96.2 yards per game which is 23rd in the NFL.

Dallas Cowboys QB:

Matt Cassel

In relief of Romo on Thanksgiving the journeyman quarterback hit on 68% of his throws for 93 yards with a touchdown. He has thrown for five touchdowns and five picks in his time with the Cowboys. Matt Cassel began the year with the Buffalo Bills but could not beat out the starter and backup. Dallas has lost each time with Cassel starting at quarterback. His best game came in week nine where he threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns.

Dallas Cowboys RB:

Darren McFadden

The Cowboys have not found the player in the backfield to replace DeMarco Murray. Darren McFadden now leads the Cowboys with 169 carries for 634 yards with two touchdowns and a 3.8 yards per rush average. He ran for 3.3 yards a carry over his past three seasons with Oakland before come over to Dallas. After a 129 yard rushing performance at Miami, Darren McFadden had just 10 carries for 11 yards in their defeat to the Carolina Panthers.

Dallas Cowboys WR:

Terrance Williams

The three year wide receiver leads the team with 33 catches for 491 yards with three touchdowns. He is averaging 14.9 yards per catch. Last week in the home defeat to Carolina it was Williams with four receptions go for 39 yards.

Washington Redskins QB:

Kirk Cousins

Cousins have won the starting position for the Redskins. He has completed 68.4% of his throws for 2787 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 picks. In the victory against the Giants last week Cousins completed 69% of his throws for 302 yards with a touchdown. He has thrown just two picks over his past five games.

Washington Redskins RB:

Alfred Morris

Morris had a 121 rushing yards in week one against Miami and it has been his only 100 yard rushing game of the season. Last week in the victory against the Giants, Morris had 23 carries for 78 yards. His 3.6 yards per run average in 2015 is his fewest of his career.

Washington Redskins WR:

Pierre Garcon

The veteran wide receiver has caught 49 passes for 508 yards with three touchdowns.

NFL Monday Night Football Real Money Fantasy League Picks

QB: Kirk Cousins (Redskins)

RB: Darren McFadden (Cowboys)

WR: Pierre Garcon (Redskins)

TE: Jason Witten (Cowboys)

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Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys Sunday Night Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 11-8-2015

It will be a battle in the NFC East division as the Dallas Cowboys will be home facing the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night football. DFS League GMs cane tune to NBC TV at 8:30PM Eastern Time on November 8th to track the results of their NFL fantasy roster picks.

This is the second of two meetings between these clubs this year. They went head to head on September 20th with Dallas posting the 20-10 road victory behind a strong defensive performance. The Eagles were held scoreless for three quarters and couldn’t get into the end zone until a Sam Bradford six yard pass to Jordan Matthews with 1 ½ minutes left in the game. It was an embarrassing performance offensively and one tough to stomach for Eagles head coach Chip Kelly as his team was held to seven rushing yards and 219 yards passing in the loss. This was the game that saw Tony Romo break his collar bone and he hasn’t returned to the lineup since.

Philadelphia has a mark of 3-4 on the season and is tied with first place New York Giants in the loss column as the team sits at 4-4. The Eagles will be rested coming off a bye week after a 27-16 road defeat at Carolina that broke a two game win streak. While the defense has shown improvement from last year the offensive has gone backwards. Once a high scoring team the Eagles has only scored greater than 27 points once in their seven games and that came to one of the worst defensive teams in the NFL in the New Orleans Saints. Philadelphia is only scoring 22.9 points per game and that is 17th in the league.

The Cowboys have had a hard time replacing Tony Romo at quarterback. They are 0-5 without Romo as Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel have not got the job done. The Greg Hardy controversy doesn’t appear to have an impact on the team on the field. That should not be factored into anything on the field from this game as cold as it may sound it’s a reality when trying to look for fantasy points. The Cowboys have seen their offense go in reverse the past five games without Romo as they sit 29th and fourth worst in the league in scoring as they put up 19 points per game. The team hosted Seattle last week and were beaten 13-12 as Dallas could only produce 220 yards of offense for the entire game.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford in his first year with the Eagles is completing 62% of his passes for 1766 yards with nine touchdowns and ten picks. In the loss at Carolina, Bradford passed for 205 yards with no touchdowns and a pick. In his past two games Sam Bradford has one touchdown and four interceptions. He has had a multi interception game in four of the seven Eagle games this year.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

Ryan Mathews

Acquired from San Diego in the offseason the running back leads the team with 342 yards rushing on 56 carries for 6.1 yards per attempt. He has three rushing touchdowns and has caught 12 balls out of the backfield for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

The second year wide out for the Eagles has caught 39 passes for 398 yards and only one touchdown. His 10.2 yards per catch average is almost three yards fewer than last year.

Dallas Cowboys QB:

Matt Cassel

The veteran signal caller began the season with the Buffalo Bills. He was relegated to the third string as he couldn’t beat out E.J. Manuel on the club. So Dallas picks him up after the injury to Romo. With Weeden ineffective Cassel has started the past two games. He completed 57.7% of his throws for 324 yards with a touchdown and three picks. He threw three picks in his debut with the team two weeks ago at the New York Giants. Last week he completed just 52% of his throws against Seattle for 97 yards.

Dallas Cowboys RB:

Darren McFadden

McFadden leads the Cowboys with 86 carries for 345 yards with two touchdowns. He is averaging 4 yards a carry.

Dallas Cowboys WR:

Terrance Williams

Williams has shown some flash catching 20 balls for 313 yards with two touchdowns. The wide out is averaging 15.7 yards per reception.

NFL Sunday Night Football DFS Fantasy League Picks

QB: Sam Bradford (Eagles)

RB: Darren McFadden (Cowboys)

WR: Jordan Matthews (Eagles)

TE: Zach Ertz (Eagles)

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NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-30-2015

Seattle Seahawks versus Dallas Cowboys NFL Fantasy Preview 11-1-2015

The Dallas Cowboys will look to break a four game losing streak as they will host the Seattle Seahawks. NFL fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to FOX on Sunday November 1st at 4:25PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

Last year the Dallas Cowboys had one of the more surprising results of the 2014 season when they traveled to the Pacific Northwest and defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-23. The Cowboys produced 401 yards on the Seahawks defense and had success running the football with 162 rushing yards. The 2015 Cowboys are a much different team with their top three playmakers on offense out for this game. Tony Romo is injured and won’t play. DeMarco Murray is now a running back for the Eagles. Wide out Dez Bryant tries to get healthy from a broken foot and will likely miss the game on Sunday. The Cowboys have moved to Matt Cassel under center and last week in his first game with Dallas it was the Giants posting a 27-20 victory. The Cowboys tied the game in the fourth quarter at 20-20 but lost the game on special teams by allowing a 100 yard kickoff return for touchdown. Dallas with Romo out has moved down to 21st in the league passing offense and is 27th in the NFL in scoring offense as they produce 20.2 points per game.

The Seattle Seahawks are 3-4 on the year. Three of their losses came on the road at the Rams, Packers and Bengals. They broke their three game road losing streak last week in a 20-3 victory at San Francisco. In that win the Seahawks defense was dominant as they gave up 142 yards to the 49ers offense and recorded six quarterback sacks. Seattle has had issues with their secondary as there has been broken coverage that resulted in easy touchdowns to opponents. Despite the issues the Seahawks still has put up good numbers defensively as they rank third in total defense by allowing 294 yards per game.

Seattle Seahawks QB:

Russell Wilson

The veteran quarterback is completing 69% of his throws this year for 1668 yards with eight touchdowns and five picks. In their win at San Francisco last week Wilson had 235 passing yards as he hit on 18 of 24 passes with a touchdown and two picks.

Seattle Seahawks RB:

Marshawn Lynch

Lynch has 304 yards running on 82 carries with two touchdowns. He is rushing for just 3.7 yards a carry this year and is nursing a hamstring problem but is expected to play on Sunday. He had 122 rushing yards and a touchdown in the win at San Francisco

Thomas Rawls

The rookie out of Central Michigan leads Seattle with 65 rushes for 366 yards with a touchdown. He is running for 5.6 yards per carry on the campaign. Rawls is listed as questionable with a calf injury.

Seattle Seahawks WR:

Jermaine Kearse

Kearse leads the Seahawks wide outs with 21 catches for 338 yards with a touchdown. He had three catches last week against the 49ers for 64 yards. The Seahawks fourth year wide receiver is averaging a career high 16.1 yards per catch on the year.

Dallas Cowboys QB:

Matt Cassel

The Cowboys look to Cassel after backup Brandon Weeden was ineffective. Cassel completed 63% of his throws last week at the Giants for 227 yards with a touchdown and three picks.

Dallas Cowboys RB:

Darren McFadden

McFadden has been promoted to starter. He had 29 carries last week for 152 yards and a touchdown. During his career McFadden has shown signs of greatness but mediocrity was shown just as much.

Dallas Cowboys WR:

Terrance Williams

In the wide receiver position its Williams leading the unit with 18 catches for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He caught four balls last week at the Giants for 70 yards.

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NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-23-2015

Dallas Cowboys versus New York Giants NFL Real Money League Fantasy Preview 10-25-2015

From the NFC East division the New York Giants will host the Dallas Cowboys from NFL action on Sunday. Fantasy Football DFS managers can tune to FOX from New York at 4:25PM Eastern Time on October 25th to follow the scoring results of their rosters picks.

This is the second meeting of the year between these two rivals. They opened the season in week one back on September 13th as the Dallas Cowboys pulled out the 27-26 victory at home. The Cowboys were able to outgain the Giants by 147 yards. Tony Romo threw for 356 yards and three touchdowns but had two picks. Romo rallied the team for the game winning touchdown with 7 seconds remaining for the win. The Giants had trouble getting into the end zone by going 1 of 4 inside the red zone.

The New York Giants are on a short week after they traveled to Philadelphia on Monday night and were beaten 27-7. It broke a three game win streak as the club fell to 3-3 in a tie with the Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East division. In the loss at Philadelphia the Giants offense sputtered with 247 yards. They were outgained by nearly 180 yards by the Eagles offense. New York had trouble with the Eagles run game by allowing 158 rushing yards. The Giants have been very poor defending the pass this year by allowing 298 yards through the air per game ranking 31st and second worst in the NFL.

The Dallas Cowboys enter play at 2-3 on the year. They were 2-0 with Romo healthy and in the lineup. With Brandon Weeden under center the team has lost three straight. Dallas will make the change and has named Matt Cassel as the starter on Sunday. They come off a bye week after losing at home to New England by the score of 30-6. The Cowboys have fallen to 23rd in the NFL in scoring offense as they push across 20.2 points per game.

New York Giants QB:

Eli Manning

The veteran quarterback of the Giants is completing 66% of his throws for 1606 yards with 11 touchdowns and 4 picks. He struggled in the Dallas game in week one with 193 passing yards with no touchdowns and some clock management strategy mistakes late in the game.

New York Giants RB:

Rashad Jennings

It has not been a good year on the ground for this Giants team as they rush for 3.6 yards a carry. Jennings has 66 rushing attempts for 243 yards and a touchdown. He is rushing for 3.7 yards per attempt on the campaign. In the Philadelphia game last week Jennings had 13 carries for 63 yards. That is the most attempts he has had this year as he loses carries based on his poor production.

New York Giants WR:

Odell Beckham Jr

He leads the Giants receivers in targets by at least twice as many than the closest one. He has been bothered by a hamstring that has forced him to miss practices and is probable for this game.

Dallas Cowboys QB:

Matt Cassel

Hard to endorse since Cassel couldn’t beat out the contenders for the Buffalo Bills job in the preseason and became expendable. We could understand Cassel not beating out Tyrod Taylor but when E.J. Manuel passed him on the depth chart we have to give a big pass here.

Dallas Cowboys RB:

Joseph Randle

The Cowboys running back has 74 carries for 291 yards with one touchdown. He is averaging just 3.9 yards a carry this year.

Dallas Cowboys TE:

Jason Witten

The veteran tight end leads the Cowboys with 30 grabs for 271 yards and two touchdowns. He had five catches but just 33 yards receiving in the loss to New England.

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