The Cowboys and Vikings are both new to their farewell weeks and will meet Sunday evening in Minneapolis. Dak Prescott’s (calf) position remains in the air, but even if he does play, we’d expect Dallas to use a conservative style (to the chagrin of DFS players). That’s why we’re stacking Vikings in our singles lineup for Week 9 FanDuel.
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FanDuel Single DFS Game Choices: Cowboys vs Vikings
With a budget of $60,000, you need at least one player from each team
Best Player (1.5 points) QB Kirk Cousins and Vikings ($15,000)
Cousins’ support will never be “cool”, but he’s had a very solid season so far. He has scored over 22 FanDuel points on four occasions and should be in good shape to do it again Sunday night. Cousins has a full range of guns at his disposal, and the Vegas sportsbooks opened this contest with a total of 50.
FLEX RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($14,000)
The ankle injury that kept Cook out of two games – and seriously handicapped him in another – appears to have been completely behind him. He dealt with 31 touches at week 6 and presumably has had some additional treatment over the past two weeks. Anytime a healthy cook steps into the field, he threatens to publish FanDuel’s fat score. The Cowboys are by no means a Swiss defense of cheese, but that won’t stop Cook from venturing into the mid-20s.
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FLEX RB Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys ($13,500)
Even if Prescott plays through leg strain, it’s reasonable to expect the Cowboys to make sure they don’t tax their quarterback. This indicates a significant workload for Elliott. He’s had over 20 touchdowns in his past four games and exceeded 20 FD points in three of those competitions. If the Cowboys choose to start the Cooper Rush backup, the team may strap their entire wagon to the back of the Zeke on Sunday night.
Justin Jefferson FLEX WR, Vikings ($12,000)
It will be fun to watch Jefferson rock out with Trevon Diggs, two players who should know each other very well from their time in the SEC. Jefferson combined size (9.8 targets per game) and efficiency (13.2 yards per hunt, 69.5 percent catch rate) to provide fantasy owners with the production of high-end receivers they have come to expect of him. He’s made no less than 15.5 FD points in four of six contests and it’s a good bet to do it again Sunday night.
FLEX TE Chris Herndon, Vikings ($5500)
Herndon is the base card of the week – a necessary risk that will allow us to stack to the top of our squad. However, it is more than a prayer for the football gods. Young (25) and talented, Herndon was on the court to perform 24 shots in Week 6. He even scored a drop. If the workload continues to grow, it may receive enough targets to make a tangible contribution.