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Fantasy Football: Start or sit Dak Prescott against the Bears?

The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday at home with the Bears missing starting QB, Jay Cutler. This will be Dak Prescott’s third career start, and we may finally get to see his first passing NFL TD. Last week against the Redskins Prescott attempted 30 passes and completed 22 for 292 yards, but no touchdowns. Prescott still netted 21.20 FFP, according to NFL.com.

While his FFP continues to rise he could be in for a bigger game against a weaker Bears secondary. He torched the Redskins as he and Dez Bryant finally had their breakout game. Jason Witten caught three passes four targets and Cole Beasley caught passes on 6 targets.

The Bears defense will offer no such problems. Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, Carson Wentz played throw and catch with his receivers and his total would’ve been higher if not for dropped passes. Byrant and Beasley should have a field day at home against the Bears and their banged up defense.

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What may also help Prescott’s fate, will be no Cutler.  If RB, Ezekiel Elliott can break through their fist wave of defense and get behind the linebackers it will force the Bears safeties to play closer to the line thus resulting in one-on-one coverage for Bryant. The Eagles used this approach with Ryan Mathews and Sproles but receivers either dropped the ball or the CB’s made a spectacular defensive play. If the Cowboys are smart they will take the same approach the Eagles did and come out with a hurry-up offense.

Prescott is given the green light to air it out during is first two games ad there is no reason to think that Gruden will change that philosophy now. Prescott could be in store for a monster fantasy week if the Cowboys O-Line can keep him upright.

Start Prescott.

Robert D. Cobb
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