2013-10-12 11:00:00 EDT
Capping off a packed Week 6 slate on “Sunday Night Football” this week will be the Redskins and Cowboys, a matchup which will provide the winner with a foothold in the messy and wide-open NFC East. The Redskins (1-3) enter AT&T Stadium fresh off a bye and looking to turn things around after a sketchy start. For the Cowboys (2-3), they’re still reeling after a tough, tough home loss against the Broncos in Week 5.
There are noteworthy fantasy storylines all over the place in this one, so let’s take a closer look at the key players and see what we should be expecting from our lineups in Week 6.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: In the Redskins’ last game, Griffin accomplished the most important thing he could: he got his team a victory. That said, his fantasy stats weren’t anything to pump your fist over. He finished the win over the Raiders with 227 pass yards, a TD and 10 rush yards. Hardly stellar, but at least he kept the picks and fumbles out of the picture. He’ll be back in lineups everywhere for this one, and should have a bigger day. We predict a lot of throwing on both sides.
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Romo had the game of his life against the Broncos, but just couldn’t finish things off. He ended his day with an interception, the lone blemish on a franchise-record-setting 506 yards and five touchdown line. Romo went punch-for-punch with Peyton Manning, which says something about his considerable talents. We’d imagine Romo will have an easier day here, as the Redskins defense won’t provide as big of a challenge. Let’s just hope he can shake off the loss mentally.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: We’ve got a bit of an injury concern here, but it’s looking like everything will work out for the best. Morris suffered bruised ribs in the win against the Raiders, but the X-rays were negative and after all the rest he’s expected to be good to go for Sunday. He posted 71 yards on 16 carries before getting hurt, which bodes well for his stats this week. Our only concern is that he hasn’t caught a pass since Week 2, and has just three receptions on the year. That should change against Dallas–we think.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Considering the type of game that the Cowboys’ Week 5 matchup turned out to be, Murray owners should be supremely happy that they got what they did from him. He posted 43 yards and a TD on 12 carries in the loss, and only managed one catch (his lowest total of the year). Romo was looking downfield the entire game, however, so we’re not surprised Murray turned out to be an afterthought. If Dallas can get up on the Redskins early, we may see more of a clock-eating role from him, which should translate to better fantasy numbers.
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Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins: When it comes to fantasy production, Garcon has been pretty reliable from week to week so far. He’s got 29 catches for 339 yards and two scores through four games–not too shabby. Even though his 59 yards against Oakland were his lowest total of the year, he still managed a TD, which evened things out. Garcon is always a solid start and should register at least a half-dozen catches here.
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Bryant was featured heavily in the historic passing day in Week 5. He posted six grabs for 141 yards and two touchdowns, which gives him six scores in the last four weeks. He’s absolutely on fire right now, and fantasy owners are loving it. Bryant should remain an integral part of the Dallas passing game, and they’ll be out to show that Week 5 wasn’t just some fluke.
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