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DFS Showdon Tips: Cowboys-Eagles

By Matt Schauf 4:05pm EDT 10/16/22


Let's hope this Sunday night clash can make up for the last primetime game the NFL subjected us to ...

Tonight's battle features the league's last undefeated team (Philadelphia Eagles) vs. a squad that just about everyone figured was done after QB Dak Prescott went down. But the Dallas Cowboys have reeled off 4 straight victories with QB Cooper Rush.

They have done so primarily thanks to a strong defense that has yet to allow an opponent to reach 20 points. Four of those foes have fallen short of 200 passing yards -- including games against Joe Burrow and Tom Brady. Dallas forced the Commanders and Rams into a combined 5 turnovers the past 2 weeks, while each managed only 10 points.

But the Eagles arrive 5th in Football Outsiders' DVOA on offense as well as defense. They've passed and run well. The rushing offense, in particular, lines up with the softer aspect of the Cowboys' D. This could be a busy night for Miles Sanders ... and/or a sneaky spot for TDs by other Philly backs.

Let's get to the value charts ...


DraftKings

Seeing those kickers at the top here shows a lack of true value options on offense. Boston Scott sits low on the value chart, but he already has a red-zone TD this year and carried 4 times in each of the 1st 2 games. He's back after missing the past 2. And vulturing a TD would switch him from afterthought to key player on this slate.


FanDuel

Building any lineup here without Jalen Hurts would certainly be contrarian ... and probably not worth it. Leaning Tony Pollard over Ezekiel Elliott looks like a good way to save some salary cap without sacrificing upside. Elliott has garnered a lot more touches, but Pollard has continued to show he's the high-ceiling performer. Dallas hasn't lost since Week 1, which also happened to be the only time this year that Pollard played 50%+ of the snaps. Don't be surprised if his team falls behind and the Cowboys' #2 back finds a little more involvement.

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