Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Away)
The days of Tony Romo being a fantasy starter appear to be over. He will have his days where he plays to an elite level but picking which week he will go off makes it a bad idea to start him at this point. I’d avoid starting him against the Eagles if possible – he’s just too unreliable for fantasy purposes when there are so many better options.
Reports regarding DeMarco Murray’s return have not been too promising to date and at this point it looks extremely unlikely he will play Sunday. With Murray not playing, the job once again will likely fall to Felix Jones. Jones has been getting his opportunities with Murray’s injury but he hasn’t done much with it so at this point it’s a bad idea to start him except in deeper leagues. Philip Tanner is the most talented of the Cowboys’ available running backs but he’s just not getting enough ball to be effective. You can’t start him either. Finally, Lance Dunbar appears to be getting a few carries and would seem to have found favor with the Dallas coaching staff. If you are desperate at running back in deeper leagues, I would suggest giving Dunbar a shot.
Miles Austin has been relatively reliable this season with a minimum of 4 catches in every game except one and he has achieved in at least 7 fantasy points in all games but that same one. He may have his issues with Nnamdi Asomugha but if you’re going to start a Cowboys WR then Austin is the guy you want. Dez Bryant on the other hand has been a fantasy liability all year. He is currently dealing with a hip injury but even before that he wasn’t having a particularly stellar season. He needs to stay on your bench and at this point if there is a better option on waivers Dez is a viable option to drop if necessary. Aside from those two, it’s time to forget Kevin Ogletree – dump him.
Jason Witten is one of the hardest working tight ends in football. He is held on the line to block a lot but yet he still gets a very high number of targets. This game should be no different and he should be considered a must start at TE.