The Dallas Cowboys faced one of the toughest defenses in the league in Week 1 and still managed to have their skill players to put up respectable if not great fantasy stats - despite the fourth quarter loss. In Week 2, the Cowboys will head to San Francisco to take on the 49ers, a matchup that is much more appealing to fantasy owners than the Week 1 matchup against the Jets.
Last week's fantasy football projections fueled by numberFire projected Dallas quarterback Tony Romo to be the 24th among fantasy quarterbacks. Romo, though, proved otherwise, throwing for 342 yards and two touchdowns against a very tough New York secondary.
Romo faces a much better matchup this weekend against the 49ers. Needless to say, Dez Bryant and Miles Austin also have much better matchups, as they'll be facing off against Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown rather than Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie.
While it's certainly too early in the week to say definitively who should start and who should sit, this weekend's matchup against the 49ers looks like it could be a good one from a fantasy perspective for Romo, Bryant, Austin, Felix Jones and Jason Witten. Even Dallas' defense might be worth a look against an offense led by Alex Smith.
Looking ahead, it certainly appears that Romo, Austin, Jones, Bryant and Witten should be in all fantasy lineups.
Plenty, though, depends on practice and the injury reports, so be sure to check back later this week for our fantasy projections.