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Week Four: Fantasy Focus on the Cowboys

It's Saturday - time again for some fantasy football talk. Let's look at who on the Cowboys can help you get that much needed win this week, and who can hurt your fantasy team.

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QB Tony Romo -255 yards passing and 22 rushing against the Panthers didn't get fantasy owners the 30-burger they were hoping for. In fact, it barely pushed Romo over double-digits in most leagues. He did do his part to push the Cowboys within scoring range and even had a few shots in the end zone, including a TD pass to Tashard Choice that was nullified by instant replay.

This week, Romo faces a Denver defense that has yet to allow a passing score and boasts 5 INTs along with 10 sacks. Against the Bengals, Browns, and Raiders, the Broncos have given up only a combined 16 points with only 408 total passing yards. What they have accomplished in the first three weeks of the season is simply amazing. This does not look to be a favorable matchup for Romo owners. Expect a conservative week from him if you decide to start him.

RBs Marion Barber, Felix Jones, Tashard Choice - Barber (quad) put in a full practice on Thursday and both Coach Phillips and Jerry Jones said they expect him to play Sunday. Apparently, Barber wanted to play against the Panthers but it was a coaching decision to hold him out last week. Now that he is healthy, he should start the game. The Broncos run defense has allowed just 78 yards rushing per game, so don't expect gaudy numbers for Barber. Nevertheless, the Cowboys lead the league in rushing, averaging nearly 194 yards per game.

Like the Cowboys did with Barber last week, Felix Jones (knee) will most likely be held out of this game.

Tashard Choice owners have a bit of a dilemma this week. Choice is the Cowboys' only fully healthy RB. He looked like his steady self against the Panthers - racking up 118 total yards from scrimmage and a TD. Even if Barber gets the start, the Cowboys will feed the ball to Choice. He should be a solid start off the bench in place of injured/bye-week RBs.

WRs Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton - Crayton and Williams lead this group with 8 receptions each. That's it. Not since Week 1, have the Cowboys been able to generate more production from the WR position. Nobody from this group is a good start for a PPR league. Much like you read-up top with Romo, the Denver passing defense has been extremely stingy. Only start one of these guys if you have to.

TEs Jason Witten - Witten is still a steady start every week. Against the Panthers, he snagged 9 more balls for 77 yards to give him 19 for 181 after three games. He just always seems to get open and Romo depends on him for third-down conversions.

K Nick Folk - Before missing a 40-yarder last week, Folk hit 16-consecutive FGs. The Mile High air in Denver may give his kicks a little more boost. Plus, with all the talk of Denver's stingy defense, the Cowboys may have to settle for more FGs than TDs.

Cowboys D/ST -No more talk of no sacks and no turnovers. The Dallas D showed up big last week at home against Carolina. The team intercepted Jake Delhomme twice (one for a TD) and sacked him thrice, which led to holding the Panthers' offense to just 7 points and 271 total yards.

While Denver's offense hasn't been blowing defenses away, it is effective (20.7 ppg, 374.3 ypg). QB Kyle Orton may test the Dallas secondary with his talented four-WR combo of Brandon Stokely, Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal, and Brandon Marshall. OT Ryan Clady looks to be a good matchup for DeMarcus Ware. This will be a tough test on the road for the Dallas D/ST, so don't expect to have a high-scoring week from this unit.

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