This game features two of the Thanksgiving teams. No rest for these non-turkey eaters. Who would have seen this coming, #1 Lions and #1 (in their division) Cowboys. The Lions have surely been a surprise and if you have Stafford and Johnson,Jr you are sure smiling this season. The one thing about Stafford is he is injury prone, but start this stud QB against the Dallas Secondary. The Dallas defense will certainly sack Stafford a couple times, but look for Stafford to light it up.
The Cowboys certainly have their injury woes, but let us not forget….the Packers did too when they won the Super Bowl. We cannot let injuries be an excuse for losing. It’s easy to do, but if Romo can play with a fractured rib, then Dez better suck it up and put that bruised thigh on the back burner. We need you Dez, because Ogletree (who has a cool afro) can’t run the routes that Romo is anticipating. When your next best WR is Williams, then we need others to step it up.
Here is my Fantasy Forecast:
Dal: T. Romo – 200 yds, 1 TDs, 1 Int
Det: M. Stafford – 340 yds, 4 TDs, 1 Int and 1 Fumble
Dal: F. Jones – 80 rush 0 Tds, 4 / 40 Rec yds, 1 TD
Dal: D. Murray / Choice – 25 yds total 0 TDs
Det: T. Best – 70 rush, 0 TDs, 2 / 20 receiving yds 0 TDs
Det: Backups – 30 Total yards, 0 TDs
Dal: K. Ogeltree – 3 / 45 yds, 0 TD
Dal: D. Bryant – 8 / 110 yds, 0 TD
Dal: J. Witten – 8 / 90 yds, 1 TD
Det: C. Johnson, Jr. – 11 / 145 yds 2 TD
Det: N. Burleson – 5 / 75 yds 1 TD
Det: B. Pettigrew – 6 / 80, 1 TD
Dal: D. Bailey – 2 FG / 1 XPs
Det: J. Hanson – 2 FG / 4 XPs
Last year, I would have said the Lions don’t have a chance. That was last year. This year, the Cowboys better watch out. This week Fairley makes his debut next to Suh. If you don’t know who Fairley is…. You will after this week. He and Suh will be the two best defensive tackles in the NFL sooner than later.
Lions 34, Cowboys 13
The passing game favors Lions. Stafford to Megatron is the connection of the year. Luckily I have them both in my Fantasy League. You could say I was partial to them, but I am a Cowboys fan and I want the Cowboys to win. . – Advantage Lions.
The running attack will be a push this week. Best and Jones will be a close call. I still take Felix Jones because of the passing out of the backfield. – Advantage Dallas.
Right now the receiving core for Dallas is banged up. I will take a healthy Megatron, Burleson and Pettigrew. – Advantage Lions.
Kickers – Who cares. I guess Dan Bailey cares. He set a rookie record with 6 field goals. – Advantage Dallas.