Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Preview 10/6/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

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This matchup between two top NFC teams should be a great game. Both teams are in similar situations coming into week 5. They both were 3-0 and lost close games in week 4. The main difference between these two teams is their strength of schedule. While the Cowboys have won 3 games, those wins were against the Giants, Redskins, and Dolphins–all bad teams. The Packers’ wins came against the Bears, Vikings, and Broncos. The Bears and Vikings are both good teams, and beating those teams is an impressive feat. The Cowboys are projected to win this game by 3.5 points, so it should be a very close game between these two division leaders. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Time: 4:25 ET
Location: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
Coverage: FOX

Injury Report

Green Bay Packers: WR Davante Adams (O) – Toe, S Adrian Amos (Q) – Biceps, CB Tony Brown (O) – Hamstring, T Bryan Bulaga (Q) – Shoulder, CB Kevin King (D) – Groin, WR Jake Kumerow (Q) – Shoulder, LB Blake Martinez (Q) – Shoulder/Foot, RB Jamaal Williams (O) – Concussion
Dallas Cowboys: WR Tavon Austin (Q) – Concussion, WR Amari Cooper (Q) – Ankle, DE Tyrone Crawford (Q) – Hip, WR Michael Gallup (Q) – Knee, LB Sean Lee (Q) – Knee, G Zack Martin (Q) – Back, DT Antuan Woods (Q) – Knee, S Xavier Woods (Q) – Ankle, T Tyron Smith (O) – Ankle

Green Bay Packers Analysis

Green Bay PackersThe biggest issue for the Packers this week is that Davante Adams is injured. He is their best playmaker on offense and his presence will surely be missed in this matchup against the Cowboys. The Cowboys defense is very good, so it will be hard for the Packers offense against them. Against the Eagles last week, Adams had 10 receptions for 180 yards. He is clearly the top target on the Packers offense and his absence greatly decreases the Packers’ chance to win this game.

Without Adams, the Packers offense will not do too well. The Cowboys allowed 9 receptions for 95 yards to Michael Thomas last week, which is pretty good against one of the best receivers in the league. Also, the Cowboys have not really allowed much yardage to receivers though, as they rank 5th in fantasy points allowed to receivers. Do not expect Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Geronimo Allison to have big games in Adams’ absence. They are facing a top defense that has locked down many good receivers.

As for the rest of the Packers offense, I would not expect a great game out of any players. The Cowboys rank 5th in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks and 9th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. This is not a good matchup for the Packers offense on paper, so it would probably be best to avoid starting any Packers players this week.

Green Bay Packers Depth Chart

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB1: Aaron Jones
RB2: Jamaal Williams
WR1: Davante Adams
WR2: Marquez Valdes-Scantling
WR3: Geronimo Allison
TE: Jimmy Graham

Dallas Cowboys Analysis

Dallas CowboysThis matchup does not look good for the Cowboys offense as well. The Packers rank 2nd in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and 1st in fantasy points allowed to receivers. Even though Dak Prescott looked very good in the first three weeks of football, the Cowboys were facing very bad defenses. Once the Cowboys faced the Saints defense last week, Prescott did not play well, throwing for only 223 yards and an interception. The Packers also have a top defense, so Prescott will probably not play well this week also.

As for Amari Cooper, he had a quiet game against the Saints after starting the year with 4 touchdowns in 3 games. With only 5 receptions for 48 yards last week, Cooper had a forgettable week 4 performance. He simply could not produce against a top defense and he will likely not produce this week against the Packers defense.

The only offensive player that is worth starting for fantasy football is Ezekiel Elliott. The Packers rank 30th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. Last week, they allowed 115 total yards and 3 touchdowns to Jordan Howard. Elliott is one of the best running backs in the league, and he should do pretty well in this matchup. Even in last week’s tough matchup against the Saints, Elliott had 17.5 PPR fantasy points. In bad matchups, Elliott does well, so he should feast in this favorable matchup against the Packers.

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: Not a Great MatchupLike I mentioned before, Ezekiel Elliott (DK: $8,300, FD: $8,800) is the only startable player in this game. Both defenses are very good, but the Packers have allowed a lot of fantasy points to opposing running backs. Expect Elliott to exploit the matchup this week. The only problem is that Elliott has a very high salary on both DraftKings and FanDuel. He will have a good game, but he may not be worth his salary. As for other players, I would not consider starting anyone else this week. Both defenses are very good and this should be a low scoring game.

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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