If you’ve battled to your championship game or are in a big consolation game this week, you have to know your matchups in order to claim the title. If you’ve had a good season, you know how important getting the right player in the right matchup is. Here are five teams in matchups to attack this weekend as you set your lineup:
1. Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys defense has vanished the last two weeks as they’ve suffered two critical losses as a result to the Bears and Packers. Last week, the held the Packers to a field goal in the first half before totally unraveling in the second half allowing Matt Flynn to throw four TD’s and Eddie Lacy to run for 141 yards and a touchdown.Dallas’s defense has been best by injuries which has forced them to dig deep on the depth chart and left them exposed at critical positions.
Over the past three weeks, the Cowboys have given up an average of over 35 points per game which is third worst in the NFL over that span. Most of the damage has come through the air, where the Cowboys have allowed the fifth-most passing yards over those three games (293.0 per game).
This week shapes up to be a great matchup for Kirk Cousins coming off a good debut in Atlanta last week. Cousins threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns against the Falcons and it’s not hard to see him nearing or matching those numbers this week at home against a Cowboys defense that struggled on the road even before all their injuries. Pierre Garcon, Alfred Morris, and even Santana Moss are all worth considering in this matchup as the Redskins look to continue the struggles of their NFC East division rivals.
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