Did any Cowboys players win you your fantasy matchup this week?
The Dallas Cowboys continue their winning ways. Heavily favored to beat the Carolina Panthers, the Cowboys took care of business in Charlotte and soundly beat the lowly Panthers. The Panthers put up a decent fight through most of three quarters before the Cowboys pulled away late.
The talent disparity between the Dallas defense and Panthers offense was evident as the Cowboys swarmed Panthers rookie signal-caller Bryce Young. The offense was vastly less productive than last week, yet serviceable for some of the Cowboys rostered on your fantasy team. The Dallas Cowboys won, and hopefully, your fantasy team fared as well.
Here is your fantasy recap of Sunday’s game.
As a whole, the Cowboys’ offense saw a downturn in its potency. One factor is that Carolina yielded a lot of penalty yardage (eight penalties for 90 yards) that took yards away from the offense. The Cowboys’ offensive approach was intentionally conservative. Prescott attempted only 11 passes over 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage and completed just six. Luckily, two of those completions were for touchdowns, but overall, the Cowboys were content with getting the ball out quickly and not being as aggressive.
Prescott’s 189 yards versus Carolina is his third-lowest passing yard total this season. Prescott’s two red zone passing touchdowns salvaged a lack of explosive plays, but Dak also didn’t contribute much as a runner. Prescott could be back among the top QB finishes in Week 12 with the Washington Commanders on Thanksgiving.
In a favorable fantasy matchup, Tony Pollard didn’t have an eruption against the Panthers, but he did what was expected. He had 17 fantasy points, which exceeded his projection of 14. In total, Pollard had 80 yards from scrimmage. That is the most he has had in six weeks. An added positive is that Pollard got more involved in the passing game, catching four of his five targets. The highlight of Pollard’s day was his 22-yard rushing touchdown.
When assessing Pollard’s game, it’s important to note that aside from the game script, his workload is intact. Pollard continues to see a prominent role in the red zone, which will likely remain the same as the Cowboys insist on making things work with Pollard on that end of the field. Rico Dowdle did have eight carries versus Pollard’s 12 carries, but some of those came after the game was all but decided. You’ll take a double-digit game from Pollard. However, it may be time to reassess Pollard’s fantasy ceiling.
The good news is that Dak Prescott spread the ball around and completed a pass to eight different receivers. The bad news is that Prescott didn’t make Brandin Cooks or CeeDee Lamb a focal point of the offense. Per...