The NY Giants go up against the Dallas Cowboys for Week 5 in Arlington, Texas. As always, there are huge fantasy football implications in this game. Here, we break down who to start and who to sit.
The 0-4 NY Giants take on the 1-3 Dallas Cowboys in a pivotal NFC East divisional matchup. Both teams are looking to end losing streaks and stay alive in the NFL’s worst division. Right now, the NFC East is fully up for grabs and the Cowboys were seen as the division’s preseason favorite and will be desperate for a win at home.
The Giants are coming off their fourth consecutive loss, losing 17-9 to the LA Rams after a late Daniel Jones game-ending interception. The offense has struggled mightily as they currently average a league low 11.8 points per game. The team is enduring through their first two-game stretch with no touchdowns since 1998.
The Cowboys are amid a two-game losing streak of their own after losing back-to-back shutouts against the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns. The Boys’ offense has been on fire while the defense hasn’t live up to their part, letting up a league worst 36.5 points per game and the league’s third-most yards allowed with 1,722.
This game will feature a battle of two weaknesses when the NY Giants have the ball against the Dallas defense. Both units have struggled this year and it will be intriguing to see if Jones can get the offense going against a floundering Dallas defense. For Dallas, they have beaten Big Blue every game since 2016 and they can look at this game as a great opportunity for a bounce back game and get their season back on track.
Vegas likes Dallas for this game, making the NY Giants 9.5 point underdogs. The Giants haven’t proven they can win a game yet this season, and with their shoddy performances it is hard to expect anything but the same this week.
Let’s take a peak at the fantasy matchups for this week and who to put in your starting lineup and who should be on the bench.