We've already seen some gigantic performances in the NFL this week - I'm looking at you Roddy White. With Dallas headed into New York, there might not be too much to cheer for as a Cowboys fan, except for your fantasy team.â†µ
Jon Kitna, who took over for Tony Romo against the Giants, will of course draw the start against the Giants. Rotoworld isn't too kind to Kitna this week, ranking him as the 25th best quarterback option. The Giants have the second best pass defense, so it's understandable that Kitna be rated so lowly. The only options worse than Kitna, per Rotoworld, are Troy Smith, Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen. Yikes.â†µ
The Cowboys running backs are also to be avoided this week. Felix Jones is ranked as the 32nd best option, making him a flex play at best. Tashard Choice and Marion Barber are also ranked by Rotoworld this week with Choice being No. 43 and Barber being No. 46. Earlier this week, I suggested picking up Choice and I stand by that - I just wouldn't start him this week unless you are desperate.â†µ
Miles Austin and Dez Bryant are both good options for this week. Austin is ranked 11th this week and Bryant 18th, making Austin a low end WR1 and Bryant a solid WR2. Both have to be started this week. Bryant should be starting every week going forward. He's been the only Cowboy giving consistent effort and is clearly a monster in the making. Rotoworld doesn't care much for Roy Williams this week, ranking him 57th of all WRs.â†µ
Jason Witten is, not surprisingly, a top five TE option. Rotoworld has him at No. 5 this week behind Vernon Davis, Chris Cooley, Jacob Tamme and Marcedes Lewis. Witten is a must start, along with Bryant and Austin, despite the Giants good pass defense.â†µ
Stay far, far, far away from the Cowboys defensive unit. Rotoworld has them ranked 27th of the 28 teams playing this week. You shouldn't need Rotoworld or me to tell you that either; Dallas' defense has been nothing but awful this year. The Giants will be without WR Steve Smith, but that doesn't change Dallas' defensive status for this week.