Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Minnesota Vikings vs Dallas Cowboys

Jason Schandl
Minnesota Vikings v Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings v Kansas City Chiefs / Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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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 Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys.

Who to Start in Fantasy Football

Start Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Even with Amari Cooper expected to play, Michael Gallup brings some serious upside. Gallup has played five full games alongside Cooper on the year, and in that sample he's averaged 7.8 targets per game, which he has translated to an average of 15.5 PPR fantasy points per contest. This isn't an easy matchup, but that kind of volume keeps Gallup in play as a fringe WR2 or WR3 option.

Start Olabisi Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Olabisi Johnson continues to serve as the Vikings' No. 2 WR with Adam Thielen out. With Thielen banged up, Johnson has played north of 70 percent of the Vikings' offensive snaps in each of the last three games. He's averaging just 4.0 targets per game in those contests, but he did show big upside with eight targets in one of those. He has a low floor, but his upside is still solid while he's playing the bulk of Minnesota's snaps.

Sit Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell saw more work than Johnson last week, catching three of his five targets, but his snap count is still a huge red flag. He had a 22 percent snap share in Week 8 and 27 percent in Week 9, and that limited workload makes Treadwell impossible to trust this week, even with Thielen out.

Sit Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins has been rolling lately, with 20-plus fantasy point in four of the last five games. He's drawn a bunch of favorable matchups in that time though, and this matchup will likely slow him down. The Cowboys have held opposing QBs to 12.1 fantasy points per game on the season, which is the sixth-best mark in the NFL.


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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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