FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 6 Sunday Night (Cowboys at Eagles)
In a unique fantasy format, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests, and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Our Brandon Gdula has done a deep dive on single-game strategy, and we have projections for the single-game slate if you select the game from the slate tab. It's worth checking out both of those things before you make your lineups.
Jalen Hurts ($17,500): As numberFire's clear top option with a 22.5 FanDuel point projection and a 1.28 value rating, Philadelphia's emerging star quarterback will take on a tough Dallas Cowboys' unit allowing 12.7 FanDuel points per game to his position. While his opportunity on Sunday night may not seem ideal, Hurts' dual-threat ability should be a problem versus a Cowboys team allowing the seventh most rushing yards to quarterbacks (3.2 rushing attempts for 21.8 yards). Our models currently expect Hurts to record 20.0 completions for 1.3 touchdowns and 235.1 yards and 10.4 rushing attempts for 48.5 yards.
A.J. Brown ($13,500): In an offense with a 47.7% pass percentage, Philadelphia's lead wideout will challenge a Dallas secondary allowing 27.5 FanDuel points and 12.8 receptions for 153.8 yards to receivers per game. Ranked second among tonight's pass catchers in receptions (5.2), yards (70.1), and targets (8.9), Brown's expectations could be boosted with a sneaky opportunity versus a defensive unit ranked 18th (5.4) in FanDuel points allowed to his position in the red zone. The 25-year old has already seen six targets inside the opposing ten-yard line including three within the five.
CeeDee Lamb ($13,000): With tonight's top receiving projections including 5.8 receptions for 73.1 yards on 9.2 targets, Lamb has an underrated spot versus a Philly defense ranked 20th in FanDuel points (27.6) allowed per game to wideouts and 24th in receptions (13.2). In five games playing with Cooper Rush under center this season, the Cowboys' receiver is averaging 5.6 receptions for 68.2 yards on 10.0 targets.
Miles Sanders ($12,500): In a challenging opportunity against a Dallas team allowing 24.8 touches for 123.2 scrimmage yards and 15.8 FanDuel points per game to running backs, Sanders ranks first in touches (17.2) and total yardage (85.8). While some may be concerned with Jalen Hurts' touchdown vultures, Sanders has still seen five rushing attempts inside the five-yard line.
Cooper Rush ($14,000): Ranking second overall with a 14.7 FanDuel point projection, the Cowboys' quarterback could see more opportunities to drop back against an Eagles' team being attacked through the air at the third highest rate in the league with a 66.2% opposing pass percentage. In a matchup allowing 12.2 FanDuel points per game to quarterbacks, Rush's expectation includes 20.9 completions for 1.1 touchdowns and 224.1 yards and 4.1 rushing attempts for 16.7 yards.
DeVonta Smith ($12,000): Philadelphia's second-year wideout has been utilized in a versatile role, lining up 21.1% of his plays in the slot and 78.9% out wide, while also seeing 16.7% of his targets 20 or more yards down the field, 27.8% within 10-to-19 yards, and 33.3% within nine. As Philadelphia's second rated receiver, Smith is expected to haul in 4.6 receptions for 60.1 yards on 7.7 targets.
Ezekiel Elliott ($11,500): As Dalllas' clear leading rusher with 15.4 carries for 65.2 yards, Zeke has a middling spot allowing 19.4 FanDuel points per game to running backs including an eye-popping 7.6 in the red zone. Among Cowboys' skill position players, Elliot ranks second among his team in value with a 0.96 rating and third in fantasy points (11.0).
Dallas Goedert ($11,000): In a sneaky spot against a Cowboys' unit ranked 26th (5.6) in receptions and 28th (7.8) in targets allowed to tight ends per game, Goedert rates fourth among tonight's pass catches with 4.3 receptions for 52.2 yards on 6.4 targets.
Michael Gallup ($10,000): Operating in a defined perimeter role (94.1% out wide), Gallup ranks second on his team in receptions (3.4), receiving yards (42.2), and targets (6.0). The 26-year old will likely see plenty of tough matchups against Philadelphia's boundary corners in Darius Slay (ranked 29th via Pro Football Focus) and James Bradberry (ranked 13th).
Tony Pollard ($9,000): Ranking fourth among Dallas' offensive players in value (0.91) and second in total touches (9.8), Pollard is a viable option against an Eagles' team giving up 22 touches for 109.8 scrimmage yards per game to his position.
Jake Elliott ($9,000) / Brett Maher ($8,500): Philadelphia's reliable kicker has converted 81% of his field goal attempts and 96.3% of his extra point tries in ten home games since 2021 while Maher ranks fifth among Sunday night's slate in value with a 0.99 rating.
Dalton Schultz ($8,000) / Noah Brown ($7,500): Despite dealing with a knee injury for a large percentage of his time playing with Cooper Rush, Schultz has seen an average of 4.3 targets in four games this season while Brown ranks third among his team's pass catchers with 3.1 receptions for 25.7 yards on 4.9 targets.