Dallas 24, New York Giants 17

Fantasy Football Fanatics

By, Eric Hartvigson

Dallas 24, New York Giants 17

Cowboys

The big surprise was the insertion of Jason Witten into the starting coming off a spleen injury. Witten is a warrior on par with Big Ben and Steve Smith.

The even bigger surprise was the coming out party for Kevin Ogletree. The fourth year player led the Cowboys receiving core with 114 yards and 2 touchdowns, almost scoring a third. With Laurent Robinson now departed, and Miles Austin and Jason Witten slow to recover, Ogletree has fascinating value and should be added in every league

I was impressed with the play from the Boys defensive unit. We typically find a defense with so much turnover takes time to synch, but the additions in the secondary came up big holding Nicks and Cruz to a total of 96 yards.

Giants

With 11 targets this game reminds us Victor Cruz will be a target monster. But three drops?

Martellus Bennett may have moved off the watch list to the flier list after garnering 6 targets totaling 40 yards along with a red zone touchdown.  Eli Manning has a history of making ordinary tight ends such as Jeremy Shockey, Kevin Boss and Jake Ballard valuable. Bennett is above ordinary.

Ahmad Bradshaw was unable to punch in a short yardage touchdown early in the second quarter, but did score from 10 yards out later in the game. Bradshaw’s talent continues to negate a sub-par Giants offensive line.

The Giants pass defense is in serious trouble with the loss Terrell Thomas and Prince Amukamara. Replacement Michael Coe struggled before suffering a hamstring injury of his own.  All three Cowboys wide receivers had a solid outing. The moral of the story is; start your wide receivers against the Giants defense.

 

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