Fantasy Football 2014: Cowboys at Giants 11/23/14 Week 12 Preview
Dallas Cowboys (7-3) at New York Giants (3-7)
Sunday, November 23, 2014; 8:30 PM ET
Rounding out the NFL’s Week 12 Sunday schedule in the primetime game, we’ve got a nice NFC East matchup on our hands. The Cowboys (7-3) will be heading to MetLife to take on their division rival Giants (3-7). Dallas is coming off a bye in Week 11, while New York dropped another one at the hands of the 49ers.
As you may expect, there will be plenty of notable fantasy names out there this weekend, and they’ll have a definitive impact on your roster. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key names from this game so we can determine what we should be expecting.
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: There’s been injury risk all over Romo this season, but when he’s been healthy he’s responded with some good fantasy performances. He put up 246 yards and three touchdowns in London against the Jags, giving him three passing scores in two of his last three appearances.
If you’re riding Romo in fantasy, you’d better have a backup plan just in case that back acts up again. Otherwise, he’ll serve you well when he’s out there.
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Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Hopefully you didn’t rely on Manning in Week 11. He had an ugly game, tying a career-high with five interceptions to just one touchdown on 280 yards. In spite of all that, the Giants somehow only lost by six.
New York is pretty much phoning it in at this point, but they’ll get up for a primetime game against Dallas. Manning might be able to give you mid-range numbers here.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Murray has been fantasy gold this season, and his owners are happy people. He hit the century mark on the ground once again in London, posting 100 on 19 totes with 31 more on six grabs.
You can pretty much depend on Murray to log 15-20 fantasy points each week at this point, as he’s become one of the most reliable players in the game. Keep him locked in, as he’ll likely deliver another fine performance here.
Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: After a four-game absence, Jennings was back in the lineup against the Niners, and he got a heavy workload right away. He posted 59 yards on 18 carries, with another eight through four catches.
The Giants seemed relieved to have Jennings back in the lineup, and used him heavily. Too bad this was a tough matchup for him. As long as his knee holds up, he should be just fine for the stretch run.
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: With Murray running all over the place, Bryant has had plenty of room over the top. It’s resulted in some nice games for him, including a 158-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Jags.
Bryant has four touchdowns in his last three games, and he’s Romo’s go-to guy on any given play. He’s obviously an automatic start in all leagues everywhere, and should do well here.
Odell Beckham, WR, New York Giants: There’s not a whole lot to get excited about in the Giants’ passing game, but Beckham has provided a light in the darkness. He came up with 93 yards on six grabs in the Niners game, falling just shy of his third consecutive 100-yard-plus game.
It’s been a few weeks since Beckham has found the end zone, but he’s getting enough attention to remain relevant. He’s a strong start in most leagues and should get plenty of opportunities again here.
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