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Fantasy football Week 7: Cowboys should feast against Panthers

Dallas' skill players have a tasty matchup this weekend, when the Cowboys take on the Carolina Panthers.

Dez Bryant should find the endzone again this weekend.
Dez Bryant should find the endzone again this weekend.
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Fantasy football season is just about reaching the halfway mark, as we now flip the calendars to Week 7.

This week, the Dallas Cowboys take on the Carolina Panthers, in what is a pretty juicy matchup for Cowboys skill players.

Tony Romo owners may have seen their confidence shaken in recent weeks, but a date against Carolina's relatively weak secondary should alleviate concerns. Romo should be starting for you, unless you've got one of the elite quarterbacks in the league. Carolina is 19th in the league in passing yards per game allowed, surrendering 249.6 yards per game through the air. Not awful, but certainly in the bottom half of the league.

Felix Jones is worth a start this week, with DeMarco Murray out. Jones looked excellent last week against the Baltimore Ravens, but let's also not get carried away with small sample size. Jones is a solid play against Carolina's shoddy run defense, but don't expect him to be an RB1 -- he's more RB2/Flex this week, but certainly, worth a start.

Dez Bryant has emerged as Dallas' clear No. 1 receiver, and thus, a legitimate fantasy WR1. Start him with full confidence going forward.

Miles Austin has seen his production drop, but he's still an adequate WR2, and an excellent flex play. Austin should be starting in almost all leagues.

Jason Witten's production has gone up in recent weeks, too. Witten has seen 21 targets in Dallas' last two games, and he'll likely see a fair share this weekend in Carolina. I've not been Witten's biggest fan for fantasy this year, but he's worth a start this week.

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