(Week 14: at Chicago, Week 15: at Philadelphia, Week 16: vs. Indianapolis)
This is one of the better playoff schedules in the league. It really doesn’t matter since the Cowboys play no defense and they will have to score 30-plus points each week to win.
On SiriusXM Fantasy sports radio, every time I mentioned Jerry Jones’ name in a bad way my internet connection was cut out. Well, I am going to give it another shot. Jason Garrett is an awful coach. Everyone sees it except Jerry Jones. Secretly, I think Jones loves Garrett because he knows he can tell him exactly what to do on the field. The team hired OC Scott Linehan in the off-season. Linehan has always had successful offenses around the league and this year should be no different. Load up on Cowboys.
Dez Bryant is unstoppable. Grab him now in your league and you have an excellent chance to win.
Dallas Cowboys WRs Terrance Williams and Dez Bryant
Under the Radar Guy
I have my eye on Lance Dunbar this season. DeMarco Murray has always struggled to stay healthy (going back to his college days) and he has not been a picture of health while in the NFL either. Dunbar is his primary backup and I can see him playing a Joique Bell role for the Cowboys this season.
Roto Visionary Sleeper
While defenses load up on WR1 Dez Bryant, WR2 Terrance Williams should be able to do some damage across the field. Williams is exceptionally fast and is hard to contain in one-on-one situations. If you play in a league which gives bonus points for 50-yard TDs, I can see Williams catching at least five long bombs this year.
There is no real bust on the Cowboys offense, as this team will have to light it up in order to have any chance to win. But if pressed for a name I will throw out TE Jason Witten. It’s not that I don’t like Witten, but the team has two big-time threats at WR and he might see fewer catches than in previous years. Moreover he will go as one of the top six or seven TEs taken off the board and I think you can get a bit more value by waiting.
(Week 14: vs. Buffalo, Week 15: at San Diego, Week 16: at Cincinnati)
There are two away games in Week 15 and 16 but does it really matter when you have Peyton Manning as your starting QB?
Offensive coordinator/QB coach/starting QB Peyton Manning does a great job calling the plays and keeping defenses off-balanced (except for the playoffs).
There are too many to mention: Manning, WR Demaryius Thomas and TE Julius Thomas. They are all studs and worthy of immediate Fantasy attention. In fact, I like D. Thomas this year as the sixth overall pick in a PPR draft.
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas & QB Peyton Manning
Under the Radar
With Moreno’s departure, Montee Ball is getting the first crack as the RB1 in Denver. Ball was a battering ram in college but he has not shown that same tenacity yet in the NFL. The hallmark of any RB who plays alongside Peyton Manning is his blocking and receiving ability (i.e. Joseph Addai in Indy). If Ball cannot get the job done, Ronnie Hillman will be asked to step in and take his place. Hillman is flying under the radar right now in most Fantasy drafts, but there is a chance he could be the lead RB for the Broncos if Ball is not yet ready.
Roto Visionary Sleeper
Emmanuel Sanders is one of the great route runners in the game. He was underutilized in Pittsburgh but that won’t happen in Denver. Peyton Manning will find ways to get him the ball even in tight coverage. Sanders is on the cusp of a breakout season. It will either happen in 2014 or in 2015 but it will happen.
Wes Welker is getting drafted in like the fourth round in most Fantasy drafts, but I am staying away. There is no doubt that Welker is still a good player, but I think the days of his catching 100 passes are over. Think more like 80-85.