Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 7: Cowboys vs. Eagles

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Not sure who to start in fantasy football for the Eagles and Cowboys game? We're here to help.

The Eagles will host the Cowboys in a big divisional game with possible playoff implications on the line. Both offenses have been able to put up a lot of points and with the Cowboys not having DeMarcus Ware, Nicks Foles could be in for his third big week in a row. Of course, everyone knows about Tony Romo and his 500-yard game against the Broncos a couple weeks ago.


Start: Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten

Deep starts: Terrance Williams, Joseph Randle, Cole Beasley

Dez Bryant was a huge letdown last week and he'll get a chance to redeem himself. Nate Allen and the safeties aren't very disciplined and the Eagles corners can't run with Dez down the field. Tony Romo is going to be targeting him early and offense. When Dez is getting double and triple teamed, Jason Witten should be able to get open in the middle of the field.

Williams has scored in two games in a row and the rookie has quickly become the apple of Romo's eye. Well, that's besides Dez, obviously. Joseph Randle got most of the first team reps this week and he could find his way to 15 touches. He's a nice flex play in most formats, but the Boys are going to be passing it more than anything else.

Sits: Miles Austin, Dwayne Harris

Terrance Williams' emergence has put a dent on both of these fellows' values. Austin is a dead duck these days and the team might be handling him with kid gloves for his multiple hamstring injures. He could turn it around, so owners shouldn't cut him for nothing.


Starts: Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson

Deep starts: Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Brent Celek

Nick Foles is tearing it up and he has a 128 passer rating so far this season. He dropped 296 yards and three scores against the Bucs last week and he'll get an easier matchup this week. DeSean Jackson came up big with two scores and it's clear that the change from Vick to Foles isn't going to hurt him. You're also obviously not sitting Shady.

Riley Cooper busted out for 120 and a score on Sunday. The Cowboys are vulnerable in the deep part of their secondary, so he could hit another big one. Jason Avant has become a popular third-down guy and the Eagles should have a lot of drives since Dallas is probably going to hit a couple quick strikes with Dez and Williams.

Sits: Bryce Brown

Brown actually gained some value over the week with Chris Polk out with an injury. Still, the team is passing the ball a lot and LeSean McCoy is a true workhorse. That said, he's a nice player to stash since he could be in line for a huge role should Shady go down.

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