Buffalo Bills @ Dallas Cowboys (11/28/19): Matchup Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

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This is the most anticipated matchup on Thanksgiving Day, as it is the only matchup that features to teams with winning records. Both teams are in great positions to make the playoffs, and a win here would help the winner’s chances of making the playoffs greatly. The Bills have one of the top defenses in the league, but their offense has struggled against good defenses. The Cowboys have a great offense, but their defense has struggled at times, even though there is a lot of talent at seemingly every position on the team. The spread for this game is 7 points in favor of the Cowboys, but the Bills could win this game if their offense shows up to play. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Time: 4:30 ET
Location: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
Coverage: CBS

Injury Report

Buffalo Bills: C Mitch Morse (Q) – Hand, T Ty Nsekhe (Q) – Ankle, WR Robert Foster (Q) – Hamstring
Dallas Cowboys: G Zack Martin (Q) – Back, LB Leighton Vander Esch (Q) – Neck, DT Antuan Woods (Q) – Knee, G Connor Williams (Q) – Knee, T La’el Collins (Q) – Knee, S Jeff Heath (Q) – Shoulder

Buffalo Bills Analysis

Buffalo BillsJosh Allen is a pretty good start against the Cowboys defense. Though the Cowboys defense ranks 6th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, but Allen has been extremely productive even when the Bills offense does not do well as a whole. Last week, the Bills offense only scored 20 points on offense, but Allen still managed to score 20 fantasy points. In week 10, the Bills scored 16 points on offense, but Allen scored 25.4 fantasy points. Since he is a threat to run the ball, Allen can still have great games against good defenses.

Devin Singletary is also a great fantasy option this week. The Cowboys rank 20th in fantasy points allowed to running backs and Singletary is coming off of a great game against the Broncos. He rushed for 106 yards on 21 carries in that game. He could easily see a similar workload against the Cowboys defense this week, and could even score a touchdown. Frank Gore should also see some touches, but he will not be very productive. While Singletary has been healthy, Gore has not eclipsed 10 fantasy points.

Lastly, the Bills receivers should not do too well. Though John Brown has been hot over the last few weeks, he may struggle against the Cowboys, who rank 7th in fantasy points allowed to receivers. The Cowboys did not allow a 100 yard receiver to the Patriots, but still allowed 8 receptions for 93 yards to Julian Edelman. Though Cole Beasley has a similar playing style to Edelman, he should not be that productive this week. Josh Allen does not have that type of chemistry with Cole Beasley to consistently beat the Cowboys secondary to throw to Beasley.

Buffalo Bills Depth Chart

QB: Josh Allen
RB1: Frank Gore
RB2: Devin Singletary
WR1: John Brown
WR2: Andre Roberts
WR3: Cole Beasley
TE: Tyler Kroft

Dallas Cowboys Analysis

Dallas CowboysAmari Cooper struggled last game, as he scored 0 fantasy points. The week before, Cooper only had 6.8 PPR fantasy points in a 35-27 win over the Lions. Cooper has shown that he can have huge games, but he will have the occasional game where he is very unproductive. Against the Bills, Cooper will probably not have a great game. The Bills rank 3rd in passing yards allowed and 5th in fantasy points allowed to receivers. This defense should be able to contain Cooper and the whole Cowboys passing game. This means that Michael Gallup should not have a great game as well. Against the Patriots last week, Gallup had only 4 receptions for 55 yards. This Bills defense is as capable as shutting down the passing game as the Patriots defense, so the Cowboys should struggle passing the ball. This also means that Dak Prescott will probably not do well.

Ezekiel Elliott could actually have a decent game this week because the Bills rank 15th in rushing yards allowed and 19th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. Against the Patriots last week, Elliott had 86 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards. He could easily put up a similar statline against a Bills defense that has not been outstanding against the run.

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart

QB: Dak Prescott
RB1: Ezekiel Elliott
RB2: Tony Pollard
WR1: Amari Cooper
WR2: Michael Gallup
WR3: Randall Cobb
TE: Jason Witten

Daily Fantasy: A Low Scoring Game

Ezekiel Elliott (DK: $7,400, FD: $8,400) is the best player for this game. He could easily have an 80+ yard game and a touchdown. This Bills pass defense is so good that the Cowboys will have to use Elliott to beat the Bills on the ground. Also, Josh Allen (DK: $6,200, FD: $7,800) should have a pretty good game as well. Though the Cowboys pass defense is good, Allen will still have a productive performance because of his presence in the run game. Devin Singletary (DK: $5,800, FD: $6,600) could also have a decent game as well, but he may not be as productive as Elliott. He should get a high volume of carries, and could do well against this mid-tier run defense.

Rohil Bajaj is a student at the University of California–Santa Barbara and is from Maryland. He is a devoted Washington Redskins fan and has a passion for fantasy football. As a statistics major, Rohil enjoys using data and analytics to gain an edge in his won fantasy football leagues.

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