Dak Prescott Injury Update Hurts Week 16 Fantasy Football Value

Dak Prescott threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams in Week 15.
Dak Prescott threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams in Week 15. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Dak Prescott played through some tough injuries in the Dallas Cowboys' Week 15 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

He's dealing with injuries to both his shoulder and finger, and while these ailments won't keep him out for Week 16, it does slightly ding his fantasy outlook.

This is certainly a little troubling, but it shouldn't impact your start/sit decisions too much.

The Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles in this one, and that's been an exploitable matchup all season long. Philadelphia is an average pass defense, checking in at No. 20 in Football Outsiders DVOA rankings. Prescott also put up 20.6 fantasy points when he faced Philadelphia in Week 7 this season.

Even if Prescott isn't at full strength, you should fire up both Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup as you normally would, considering the Eagles have surrendered the fourth-most PPR fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.

At the end of the day, this certainly isn't good news, though it also isn't enough to consider benching any of the Cowboys, really. Cooper and Gallup both crack the top 36 WRs in our Week 16 fantasy football PPR rankings, while Prescott is QB8.

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