Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

Jason Schandl
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Sunday night's games are a bit of a different beast in fantasy than primetime games on Thursday and Monday. On Thursday, you need to make lineup decisions on a short week, and on Monday's you're usually left without many options as only two teams are left to play. "Sunday Night Football" falls somewhere between the two.

With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

Who to Start in Fantasy Football

Start Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Both of this game's QBs are firmly in play, both ranking in the top 12 at the position in our Week 7 fantasy football rankings. Prescott has the clear edge though, sitting at QB6 against an Eagles' team that ranks only 19th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.

Start Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper, WRs, Dallas Cowboys: Amari Cooper is expected to suit up after missing most of Week 6, and that makes both of Dallas' top WRs outstanding fantasy plays. The Eagles allow the NFL's most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, and both Gallup and Cooper rank as top-15 WRs for the week.

Fantasy Football Sit 'Em

Sit Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Already seeing an alarmingly small workload for most of the year, Miles Sanders saw both his fewest carries (three) and played his smallest snap share (30 percent) of the season in Week 6, having his fantasy day salvaged by his first touchdown of the season. Volume is the No. 1 priority with fantasy RBs, and with Sanders is trending in the wrong direction, he's not someone you should count on this week.

Sit Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Since Alshon Jeffery returned in Week 4, Nelson Agholor has averaged only 3.7 targets per game, seeing a combined 11 over three games after notching at least 11 targets in both Week 2 and Week 3. He did see his workload pick up with seven targets in Week 6, but the overall decline is still enough to take him out of play this week.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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