Here we go with the Single Game NFL DFS slate for Sunday Night Football of Week 7. Tonight’s matchup is between the Eagles and Cowboys, as Dallas is listed as three-point home favorites with an over/under of 49.
We’ll highlight the top picks and best bargains to assemble a cash-inducing lineup. On top of that, the “additional notes” section will feature several tournament selections while adding context to the rest of this slate.
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Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas
Prescott checks in as a sensible MVP/Captain option, especially in cash games. The Eagles represent a true “funnel defense” that is tough against the run and generous to the pass. That should feed Prescott’s upside in this high-scoring home matchup, and his rushing potential certainly helps as well. Prescott demolished generous pass defenses early in the season, tallying 33, 29, and 24 fantasy points against NY Giants, Washington, and Miami respectively. There’s a good chance he falls within that range considering Philly ranks 29th to the pass.
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Michael Gallup - WR - Dallas
Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb will reportedly suit up tonight, even though both of them are considered to be less than 100%. Cooper is dealing with multiple injuries (ankle/quad), causing skepticism with regards to his snap rate and overall effectiveness. Even if Cooper was fully healthy, this would be a smash spot for Gallup, who represents a legitimate deep threat against a burnable Philadelphia secondary. The fact that Gallup could see more targets with Cooper hobbled serves as the proverbial icing on the cake. Go ahead and fire him up through all formats tonight, as he’s a terrific stacking extension of Prescott.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia
My cash lines will likely feature both quarterbacks. There’s shootout potential with a three-point spread to go along with an inflated over/under of 49 while playing in a dome. I’d feel better about Wentz if DeSean Jackson came back (ruled out), but the Philly QB still represents a fine option given the brevity of this single game format. Wentz will look to spread the ball to each and every pass catcher that sees the field, but Alshon Jeffrey (WR - PHI) steps forward as the best lift of that group. The Cowboys mentioned that they make an effort to take away TE Zach Ertz, which could lead Jeffrey with more overall targets. That’s pretty significant given that he was already operating as Philly’s WR1 with D-Jax sidelined.
Dallas Goedert - TE - Philadelphia
As mentioned in the previous write-up, the Cowboys will try to limit Zach Ertz over the middle. That could unlock some sneaky fantasy appeal for the other Philadelphia tight end, Dallas Goedert, who has seen 70% of snaps or more in each of the past three weeks. He actually produced a similar line to Ertz last week, earning a 4-54 line on eight targets. Put it all together, and Goedert makes for a fine value filler with a sprinkle of upside.
Randall Cobb - WR - Dallas
Earlier, I talked about how Copper and Cobb are both less than 100%. While Cobb isn’t anything special (and the injury concern doesn’t help), he can still be considered as a cheap bargain to round out your lineup. He’s a much better play on FanDuel ($7,500) than DraftKings ($7,400), so that’s where I’d look to utilize the Cowboys’ slot receiver.
It’s possible to have Prescott, Wentz, and Ezekiel Elliott (RB - DAL) all in the same lineup. You probably won’t be able to squeeze Gallup or Jeffrey alongside that trio, but that’s not a bad trade-off in cash games. Even though Philadelphia is tough against the run, Zeke has game flow on his side with the Cowboys checking in as marginal home favorites. His work as a receiver mixed with ever-present touchdown upside should suffice.
Jordan Howard (RB - PHI) and Miles Sanders (RB - PHI) are more tournament options than anything. Howard has upside with goal-line work while facing a Dallas defense that was shredded by Packers’ RB Jones a few weeks ago. However, the game flow could lean towards Sanders if Philadelphia finds themselves trailing in the second half. Sanders has emerged as more of a receiving back with 7-135-1 over the past two weeks combined.
Amari Cooper (WR - DAL) is a tournament-only option in my opinion due to the health concerns listed above. This is certainly a winnable matchup, but Cooper is very expensive considering we aren’t sure what his workload (or overall ability) will look like. Meanwhile, Jason Witten (TE - DAL) is a fine bargain filler if you are looking for somebody in that price range. His fantasy value is extremely touchdown-dependent, but there’s a chance he could get a few extra looks if Cooper isn’t himself.
Every kicker remains underpriced on DraftKings, where Brett Maher (K - DAL) and Jake Elliott (K - PHI) - preferred in that order - both make sense as bargain lifts through all formats. We could see numerous attempts from both sides, and the kicking conditions will be ideal in a dome. Taking one of these guys (along with TE Goedert) will allow you to stack the rest of your lineup as you see fit.