The Dallas Cowboys look to string together back-to-back victories Week 11 this weekend as they get host the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium in The ‘Boys have a chance to get to within a game of the division leading New York Giants who are off this week, while the Browns are well rested coming off of their own mid-season break.
In fantasy terms, the most intriguing aspect of this game will be the rushing attack on both sides of the ball. Rookie Trent Richardson represents the be all and end all for the Browns offense if they hope to put points on the board this week, and he'll be tested against a solid Cowboys defense. Meanwhile it looks like Felix Jones will suit up as the starter for the Cowboys for the fifth game in a row with DeMarco Murray being listed as doubtful due to a foot injury. Richardson will have an obvious advantage over any options the Cowboys have in the backfield due to the sheer number of touches he'll most certainly accumulate.
Any ground that the Cowboys may lose rushing wise will no doubt be made up using the weapons Tony Romo has at his disposal, which includes the likes of Jason Witten, Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. Witten in particular has amassed a total of 33 receptions in the last three weeks, helping him rank first in the league in receptions among tight ends (66). Although Witten is a favorite target of Romo's, the Cowboys will no doubt look to Austin and Bryant in the end zone on Sunday, particularly if Browns cornerback Joe Haden (oblique injury) misses the match. It's more than likely that the Browns will give up points this week and that could mean a big yardage total for the Browns' rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden who already has two 300+ yard passing performances in his young career. If that's the case, Josh Gordon could be the beneficiary of a few long bomb type catches this week, while the aforementioned Richardson will also benefit with his fair share of receptions as Weeden's safety valve.
Overall, Dallas' defense could be a top fantasy story for the second straight week considering how good they looked against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10. Dwayne Harris managed a 78-yard kick return for a touchdown and the Cowboys also managed to score on an interception and a fumble recovery in that game, making life easier on the offense no doubt. The Browns' offense will no doubt be in for a challenging afternoon, especially under the bright lights of Jerry Jones' funhouse.
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