Fantasy Football 2015: Eagles at Cowboys Week 9 Preview
Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) at Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
Sunday, November 8, 2015; 8:30 PM ET
Rounding out the Week 9 NFL Sunday schedule, we’ve got a nice NFC East matchup between the Eagles and the Cowboys. Philadelphia (3-4) is fresh after coming off a bye week, and Dallas (2-4) dropped another one to the Seahawks in Week 8. It’s something of an early-season last chance for both teams.
There will be plenty of notable fantasy football names out on the field for this one, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at a few players to see what we might be expecting from our rosters.
Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Eagles out on the field, so let’s refresh our memories: Sam Bradford hasn’t been good this year. He put up just 205 yards, no scores and a pick against the Panthers, giving him one pass TD and four picks in his last two outings.
Those owners who gambled on Bradford and lost have probably moved on by now, but the good news is that he might make a decent bye-week fill in here. He’s probably available in your league as well.
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Matt Cassel, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Paging Tony Romo--come in, Tony Romo. Cassel was expectedly awful in Week 8 against the Seahawks, posting a 13-of-25 line for just 97 yards. There’s a little good news here, though, as he rushed for 43 yards and didn’t turn the ball over.
You’re in deep fantasy trouble if you’re using Cassel in any capacity. He won’t be putting up good numbers here, either.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Any hope owners had of a Murray resurgence after Weeks 5 and 6 were dashed in Week 7. He rushed 18 times against the Panthers, posting 65 yards.
Murray had a bit of a run going there, but then dropped back down into the fantasy doldrums. Still, we’d put him in the flex or RB2 conversation in this thin week.
Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys: McFadden was a popular fantasy add this past week following a promising performance in the previous game. He played well against the Seahawks, leading the team in rushing (20 for 64 yards) and receiving (six for 49 yards) on a rough overall day for the Dallas offense.
McFadden’s workload was certainly promising; he should continue to see lots of looks this week and is a solid fantasy starter.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: As Bradford goes, so does Matthews--which is to say, not very well. He caught just three balls against Carolina, resulting in a paltry 14 yards.
Can you remember the last time Matthews scored double-digit fantasy points? Hint: it was Week 2. That makes him a fairly tepid fantasy option no matter how you slice it.
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Bryant made his not-so-triumphant return to the field in Week 8, and went promptly into the fantasy trash bin. He caught just two balls for 12 yards, draped by Richard Sherman all afternoon.
Bryant is extremely limited as a fantasy option as long as anyone but Tony Romo is under center. The bad news is that Romo won’t be back until at least Thanksgiving. Temper your expectations accordingly.
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