Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cardinals vs Cowboys

Max Staley
Andy Dalton fantasy outlook makes him a solid start in Week 6.
Andy Dalton fantasy outlook makes him a solid start in Week 6. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The 3-2 Arizona Cardinals travel to Jerry World to take on the 2-3 Dallas Cowboys in the final game on the Week 6 slate. Even without Dak Prescott, Dallas is still a 1-point home favorite on Monday Night Football, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you need some help setting your lineup tonight, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 6 showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Kenyan Drake, RB, Arizona Cardinals: It has been a frustrating season for Kenyan Drake managers. Despite boasting a first- or second-round price tag, the Cardinals' lead back has yet to score more than 14.5 PPR points on the year, and he's been held below 9.0 in two of his last three. But this is about as good of a get-right spot as you could hope for. Dallas is surrendering the third-most rushing yards per game (155.8), also checking in as a bottom-10 run defense by Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. Drake is losing work to Chase Edmonds, but most of it is in the passing game, as Edmonds is averaging just 3.3 carries per game over the last four (compared to 17.3 for Drake).

Start Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys: There will obviously be a drop-off as Dallas transitions from Prescott to Andy Dalton. Remember, Prescott was on pace to throw for 6,760 yards before Week 5. While Dalton won't be setting record books on fire like Prescott was on track to do, he should be just fine. He also draws a pretty soft matchup here, facing a bottom-10 pass defense by DVOA. Surrounded by Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb and Ezekiel Elliott, the Red Rifle shouldn't have much trouble exploiting a lackluster Cardinals' defense suiting up without their best player in Chandler Jones.

Sit Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Edmonds has been grabbing headlines as his role in the Cardinals' attack has been slowly increasing throughout the year. But he's still never played more than 45% of the team's snaps, and he's been held to fewer than 40% of the snaps in four of the team's five games. He's definitely surpassed Drake as a pass-catcher, averaging 4.6 targets per game to Drake's 1.2, but his role just isn't big enough to warrant a look. His complete lack of rushing volume (3.8 carries for 19.0 yards per game) makes him essentially irrelevant aside from deeper PPR leagues.

Sit Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys: As mentioned above, this passing game is going to take a hit without Prescott, and it's not like Michael Gallup was doing that much before the switch anyway. He had been held to 8.0 PPR points or fewer in three of his five starts on the year, only topping 11.5 points once this season. At this point, he's nothing more than a boom-or-bust player who can be expected to fall on the "bust" side of things pretty frequently, as his 28 targets are good for just the fifth most on the team.

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