Bengals at Cowboys: Fantasy Football Preview

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If you’re pondering who to start in your fantasy football lineup from this week’s Bengals-Cowboys game, we’ve got you covered.


CIN: Andy Dalton — Last week vs. MIA: 22-31, 296 yards, TD

It was a frustrating night for Dalton fantasy owners last Thursday. The Bengals scored on five of their 12 drives, but just one touchdown. A Tyler Boyd drop in the end zone in the second half would have given the Red Rifle his first multi-touchdown game of the season. Also, Dalton fell four yards shy of his third 300-yard game. Depending on how your league scores passing yards, that could have resulted in a bonus.

Dallas ranks 20th against the pass through four games, yielding 264 yards per game. Eli Manning (207 yards, 3 TD), Kirk Cousins (364 yards, TD), and Brian Hoyer (317 yards, 2 TD) have all recorded solid games against the Cowboys this season. Dalton will look to follow suit on Sunday. He’s a solid play especially if Orlando Scandrick (hamstring) can’t go. Turn to Dalton if he’s your regular starter or if you’re trying to replace Drew Brees, Blake Bortles, or Russell Wilson

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DAL: Dak Prescott — Last week at SF: 23-32, 245 yards, 2 TD

After just one passing touchdown in three games, Prescott finally made his fantasy owners happy with two touchdown tosses in a win over San Francisco. The rookie is averaging 253 yards per game and has not thrown an interception in 131 pass attempts through four games. The Bengals have allowed 10 touchdown passes this season, tied with Cleveland for the most in the AFC.

If you’re in a two-QB league, you may be hoping Prescott mimic’s Trevor Siemian‘s four-touchdown outing against the Bengals in week three.

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