After a couple of down games, Manning has had back-to-back stellar fantasy outings. The Cowboys are actually pretty solid against QBs in terms of fantasy points allowed, but Manning is going to throw it a lot, and should put up some nice numbers once again. I expect a high scoring affair.
He looked healthy last week, although he only ran for 38 yards. I expect his role to continue to grow, but Jacobs has the better shot to score. Bradshaw is no better than a low RB2.
With 59 yards and a touchdown, Jacobs had one of his better games of the year. The fact that this is seemingly his upside these days, coupled with Bradshaw's return, the Giants' banged up offensive line, and Dallas' solid run defense, means you should probably look elsewhere for an RB2.
The NFL's fourth leading receiver is a must start every week, and a rock-solid WR1. Cruz has big play ability, and has had success in prime time, with two touchdowns against the Saints on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys have CB Mike Jenkings back, but that shouldn't stop you from confidently starting Cruz.
Nicks finally had the kind of game fantasy owners have been waiting for (7 receptions, 88 yards, 2 touchdowns), and although he may have a sore ankle, he looked like his old dominant self out there.
It looks like he's going to play, but Manningham has clearly fallen to third in the wide receiver totem pole, and there's no telling how healthy he is. Knee injuries are always tricky.
He's been far from special lately, although he has exactly 3 receptions for 47 yards in back-to-back games. He's more of an injury fill in than anything else these days.
Cowboys Worth Starting
After seeing what Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers did to this defense, I would be salivating if I owned Tony Romo (matchup: 8.5). His top two weapons in the passing game (Dez Bryant, matchup: 8; Jason Witten, matchup: 8.5) should see plenty of targets and are both good bets to find the end zone.
Miles Austin (matchup: 7.5) is expected to play, and is a low-end WR2. We know the talent and chemistry is there with Romo, but we don't know what to expect after all the time he missed. Laurent Robinson (matchup: 6.5) did a great job in Austin's stead, but is banged up and will see his targets decrease as he falls out of the starting lineup.
DeMarco Murray (matchup: 8) is coming off his first poor outing, and the Giants' run defense has stiffened up lately. His ability to beat defenses in the passing game is what makes him a low-end RB1 instead of a high-end RB2. Either way, you're probably starting him if you have him.