The Week 7 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants is a revenge game as New York looks to hand the ‘Boys a crushing loss to make up for the one they suffered early in the season. We've got the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.
Coming off a bye week, it looks as if the Dallas Cowboys' No. 1 pass catcher going into the game against the Giants will be tight end Jason Witten. Teammate Dez Bryant is still recovering from foot surgery and is listed as doubtful for the contest. Witten has been a solid safety valve this season but at the same time, his season high for yards in a contest is just 65. The good news is the Giants give up lots of fantasy points to tight ends, so it may be time for Witten to find the end zone again, something he hasn't done since the opening game of the season.
Running back Christine Michael may also find the end zone for the first time in a long time but for a totally different reason. It looks like he's finally going to get the chance to take on a lead role in the Cowboys backfield with Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden proving to be subpar options and Lance Dunbar out for the year as he recovers from a major knee injury. Expect Michael to make the most of his opportunity, since he's spent much of his career on the sidelines watching, despite the fact he was drafted in the second round back in 2013. If he puts together a good game, Michael's stock will shoot up dramatically and there will be waiver claims all over fantasy football for his services.
New York Giants
Although wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. likely won't practice at all leading up to Sunday's game against the Cowboys thanks to a hamstring ailment, it appears he'll be ready to play. Beckham has four touchdowns in the last five games and will be a key component of the team's offensive strategy even at less than 100 percent. He had an efficient evening against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6, catching all but one pass thrown to him in the contest for seven catches, 61 yards and a score. Beckham should be all over the Cowboys in an important division game.
When he does produce, it will be thanks to the arm of quarterback Eli Manning. Manning struggled against the Philadelphia Eagles last week after being on fire for nearly a month. He threw for just 189 yards, a single touchdown and a season-high two interceptions. Although the Cowboys can't compete with the Giants offensively this week, Manning will need to be better in order to secure a victory for New York.
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