Fantasy Football 2014: Saints at Cowboys 9/28/14 Week 4 Preview
New Orleans Saints (1-2) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1)
Sunday, September 28, 2014 8:30 PM ET
Wrapping up the Week 4 Sunday festivities, we have a very interesting primetime game between the Saints and the Cowboys. New Orleans (1-2) got a much needed win over the Vikings in Week 3, while Dallas (2-1) came back from the biggest regulation deficit in franchise history to steal a win against the Rams.
As you might expect, there will be plenty of fantasy considerations out there on the field this Sunday, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at some of the big names and see what we should be expecting on our rosters this weekend.
Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: Brees didn’t put up monster numbers against the Vikes, but he really didn’t have to. All that was required was efficiency, and he turned that into 293 yards and a pair of scores. Hey, we fantasy owners will take it.
This week holds a good matchup for Brees, as he won’t flinch against the Dallas defense. Expect another solid day.
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Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Romo has been full of “blah” for fantasy owners so far this year, but Week 3 wasn’t too bad. He tossed a bonehead interception early, but recovered for two touchdowns and 217 yards overall.
Dez Bryant’s long bomb inflated Romo’s stats to respectable territory on an otherwise mediocre day. He’s a reluctant start as usual, but his owners should be used to that feeling.
Khiry Robinson, RB, New Orleans Saints: Robinson was ranked reasonably high among fantasy running backs in Week 3, but didn’t end up doing much. He posted 69 yards on 18 totes overall, a large chunk coming right at the beginning of the game.
Robinson might see some more daylight against the Dallas defense, so he should make a nice flex play this week. Expect an up-tick in numbers.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Murray didn’t post the monstrous numbers he usually does against the Rams in Week 3, but he still did well. He posted 100 rush yards and a score on 24 carries, giving him 385 on the year in what’s been a stellar campaign so far.
With Romo ailing and the defense sliding, expect Murray to be the focal point of the Cowboys attack for the foreseeable future. Consider yourself lucky if you have him.
Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints: Graham exploded in Week 2, but whimpered in Week 3. He managed six grabs for 54 yards against the Vikings, which simply isn’t quality output for a guy who was drafted in the second (or even first) round in most fantasy leagues.
There’s no Dallas defender who can stop Graham, so you can expect a return to form here. If he doesn’t get into the end zone, we’ll be surprised.
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: The aforementioned Bryant had a very good fantasy day against the Rams, propped up by one long bomb. He finished with six grabs for 89 yards and the score.
That makes a pair of touchdowns for Bryant in three weeks, accompanied by 247 yards on 20 grabs. He’s Romo’s first option without a doubt, so he’ll have no trouble seeing targets.
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