Fantasy Football 2015: Giants at Cowboys 9/13/15 Week 1 Preview
New York Giants (0-0) at Dallas Cowboys (0-0)
September 13, 2015 8:30 PM ET
Coming up on our inaugural edition of “Sunday Night Football” in the NFL’s Week 1, we’ve got a very interesting NFC East rivalry game coming up between the Giants and the Cowboys. Dallas has held the edge in this matchup recently, so we’ll see if New York can try to start a new trend.
As you might expect, there will be plenty of fantasy football action happening on the field in this one, so let’s check out a few of the key players on each side and see what we might be expecting.
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Most people have high hopes for Manning this year, as he’s coming off a pretty decent 2014. He posted 4,410 yards and 30 touchdowns in that campaign, and should have a good shot at equaling those numbers.
Manning’s probably a lower-end No. 1 fantasy QB and should get himself off to a nice start in this Sunday night matchup.
USA TODAY Sports
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Had he not been fighting through a back injury in 2014, Romo would have had an epic season. He was one completion away from a percentage of 70 on the year, and still finished with 34 touchdowns.
If the Dallas running game can come out strong, Romo could be off to another big year. He’s a solid mid-level No. 1 QB in fantasy.
Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: Jennings was hurt for most of 2014 (ankle), so we didn’t get to see him at full strength. He’s something of a sleeper coming into this year, as you can find him fairly far down the draft board among backs.
No one is too excited about the Giants running game this year, but Jennings still seems to be a nice value pickup. He’s absolutely a flex play here.
Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys: All eyes will be on the Cowboys running game this year, as the departure of DeMarco Murray will leave a huge hole in production for Dallas.
Enter Randle, who will attempt to fill that void. The Cowboys have a great O-line, so he should have ample opportunity to produce. The presence of Darren McFadden will hamper carries, but he should still be a big player in fantasy.
Odell Beckham, WR, New York Giants: Beckham comes into 2015 as one of the must-have wide receivers in fantasy. Even with hamstring problems last year (12 games), he logged 91 catches for 1305 yards and 12 touchdowns. Wow.
Provided Beckham can stay healthy, there’s no reason why he can’t improve on his 2014 numbers.
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Speaking of must-have fantasy wide receivers, there’s one on the other side as well. Bryant posted 88 grabs last year with 1320 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Bryant obviously benefited from the running game in 2014, so if Randle and company can get it going he could have another epic season. We see a dozen touchdowns and 1300 yards if all goes well.
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.