“America’s Team” and Daaaa Bears
Closing out the day on Sunday is the matchup between two storied franchises, the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys. These two proud fan bases expect to be in playoff contention every year, but it seems that these teams are heading in different directions.
The Chicago Bears will have backup QB Brian Hoyer (30pts) under center that has had some success across his career for various teams. Throwing the ball, he will target Alshon Jeffery (20pts) and Eddie Royal (15pts). It will be interesting to see how these receivers handle someone other than Jay Cutler throwing them the ball. On the ground, RB Jeremy Langford (25pts) will see the majority of the touches, although he will be spelled by Ka’Deem Carey (10pts) and Jordan Howard (5pts). If you are looking for a value player with the Bears, consider taking a flyer on Ka’Deem Carey who has vultured some scores over the past couple games. It should be noted that Carey is questionable for the game, so if he does miss it, our value pick is WR Kevin White (10pts) who is only playing in his 3rd career game and has seen increased production each game.
Playing host on Sunday Night Football is the Dallas Cowboys who have rookie QB Dak Prescott (30pts) leading the way until Tony Romo is back from injury. Coming into the season, many people were hoping for another explosive season out of WR Dez Bryant (15pts), but he has not been able to develop that connection with Prescott quite yet. Instead, WR Cole Beasley (25pts) has been the go to receiver due to his ability to catch passes underneath and act as a security blanket for Prescott. On the ground, the Cowboys feature a two-headed monster in fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott (20pts) and Alfred Morris (25pts). Although Elliott gets the start, Morris has been more effective as of late and the play distribution could fluctuate to feed the hot hand. If you’re looking for a value pick in this game, take a look at TE Geoff Swaim (10pts) who is the 2nd TE behind Jason Witten and has seen increased production lately.
At the onset of this game, the Cowboys will look to keep pace in the NFC East where both the Giants and Eagles are 2–0, while on the flipside the Bears are looking for their first win of the season. The way things have gone as late, it looks like Bears fans might have to wait one more week to get one in the W column.