Dallas Cowboys: Fantasy Football Matchups for Week Ten

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Cole Beasley /

The Dallas Cowboys have had some high levels of fantasy football production over the last three weeks. Will that continue in Week Ten?

The Dallas Cowboys have a big Week Ten matchup that should involve a ton of fantasy points as they head to Atlanta to face the Falcons. The Cowboys have been on a roll in terms of statistical production for fantasy squads and there is no real reason that should not continue this Sunday. Here is a look at some of the fantasy football matchups the Cowboys will have on Sunday.

Dak Prescott (Quarterback): So far the only danger to Dak Prescott’s fantasy value comes from when the Cowboys see too much success running the football. Then he really is not needed to carry the load and typically stays out of the end zone like he did in Week Eight.

In all but two contests this season Prescott has had multiple touchdowns so that should be indicative of the type of production we will see. If Zeke is on the field I would expect the Dallas Cowboys to ride him and control time of possession, if not it will be all on Dak.

Either way, he should see double-digit fantasy points as he has been a very reliable fantasy QB1 all season long.

Ezekiel Elliott (Running Back): Elliott’s three-game 100-yard rushing streak was snapped last week as he only accumulated 93, still it is amazing he had that considering that fantasy owners expected him to be out.

The Falcons are a terrific matchup when it comes to running backs as they are near the bottom when it comes to allowing fantasy points. Elliott should have a better matchup this week than he did against Kansas City (if indeed he is on the field) and would be the key for the Cowboys to taking down the Falcons.

If he is on the field, Elliott should return to the end zone twice and be the focal point of the Dallas Cowboys offense.

Alfred Morris/Rod Smith/Darren McFadden (Running Back): Make no mistake about it, the feeling is Elliott will play this week and if any suspension were to occur it would happen after Week 10.

With that said Morris is not a bad flex option as it stands and both he and McFadden should be owned in all leagues. Morris has shown that each time he has touched the football he is capable of making big plays and showcasing the speed and power that got him to be a starter in this league.

McFadden and Smith have more question marks surrounding them but either player would be a good addition if indeed a suspension is handed down.

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Jason Witten (Tight End): Atlanta has been one of the best defenses against tight ends this season however given their division (Saints, Panthers, Buccaneers) they have not faced an elite player at the position.

They managed to hold Rob Gronkowski to 7 points but that is not your typical matchup. Witten had his worst fantasy football performance last week however it does not mean he will be written out of the game plan.

I would expect him to make more of an impact in this matchup than the numbers suggest. He has three touchdowns this season and most of them have come in games where the Cowboys are facing an “elite” ranked defensive unit, seeing some production against the Falcons would only validate that notion.

Dez Bryant (Wide Receiver): Dez may be a bit banged up after the Dallas Cowboys Week Nine matchup but I would not count him out of this matchup. Sure, the Falcons have given up the fifth fewest receiving yards so far this season but if Elliott is good to go Atlanta will have bigger problems to worry about.

In terms of Bryant’s production this season from a fantasy football standpoint it is disappointing, however, it only takes one week to see major improvement. Bryant is also seeing double teams from every defense the Cowboys face and Prescott typically throws to his receivers who are open.

When guys like the players below (Williams, Beasley, Butler) have successful outings it is because they are facing easy coverage (well easier than what Dez has to contend with).  If Elliott is ruled out, Bryant should have a higher upside of getting into the end zone but realistically this is a bad matchup for him.

To be fair the Falcons have allowed at least 20 points in all but one of their games this season so there will be an opportunity to put up some points on Sunday.

Terrance Williams/Cole Beasley (Wide Receiver): One of these guys will get into the end zone and more and more it is beginning to look like Cole Beasley is Dak’s favorite go-to target (besides running the ball) in the end zone.

Williams had an incredible game in Week Nine and that needs to be acknowledged as he gained well over 100 yards. It would be nice to see some consistency from him as the season progresses and he should continue to see some targets.

Dez Bryant often faced Marcus Peters last week and should get Desmond Trufant in Week 10 so there will be targets for all of the Cowboys wide receivers. Beasley is not necessarily a yards guy, a possession receiver, he is a red zone playmaker and a matchup nightmare for any linebacker or safety. His quickness gives him an edge which should get him some red zone targets.

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Dallas (Defense): The Dallas Cowboys defense has been incredible over the last three weeks. 11 sacks over the last three games along with two interceptions and five fumble recoveries, now those are some pretty impressive stats.

The Chiefs game from a fantasy perspective could have gone better but the “Hill Mary” put a damper on what would have been a pretty solid fantasy performance. This week they take on an Atlanta Falcons team that has seen injuries to both Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman in Week Nine.

Now it is likely both players will be on the field but they should be far from 100 percent. If Jones or Freeman is unable to go, the Cowboys defense gets a huge boost in terms of where they rank among streaming defenses.