Thursday Night Insight Week 13 - 2021 Fantasy Football

By: JayWall

Thursday Night Insight Week 13 - 2021 Fantasy Football

Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints

December 2nd, 2021 at 8:20PM EST

Cowboys Fantasy Insight

Dak Prescott is coming off a 25 point fantasy performance where he lit up the Raiders. New Orleans is a worse ranked defense against quarterbacks than the Raiders, so Dak should put up 30 points this week. He also gets his favorite weapon, CeeDee Lamb, back. Amari Cooper should also play, too.

While New Orleans is good for quarterbacks, they do have a fantastic run defense. Ezekiel Elliott is going to play through his knee injury. Tony Pollard will likely have a big role in this game with that being the case. I expect both of them to finish as RB2’s this week. Start Zeke like always, but find a way to get Pollard into your lineup.

I expect Dak to have a big game in Week 13, so fire up CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and Dalton Schultz without hesitation. Lamb will finish as a WR1 and Cooper as a WR2. Schultz will be a top 8 tight end against the Saints who are average against that position. Michael Gallup is an intriguing flex play this week if you need someone you can confidently throw into your lineup with injuries and the BYE week for the Packers, Panthers, Browns and Titans.

The Cowboys D/ST has been getting it done so far this season as they are currently ranked sixth in the league. I'm not overly excited for this game as I expect Taysom Hill to help make this offense more efficient. They're a solid start for me, and so is the Cowboys kicker, Greg Zuerlein.

Saints Fantasy Insight

Taysom Hill has got the nod to start on Thursday against the Cowboys. Last year when he started four games, he averaged 21.6 points per game and was the sixth overall quarterback. With his rushing ability, I see much of the same. I see him as a QB1 and should be in your lineup for 1QB and Superflex leagues.

Alvin Kamara is questionable heading into this matchup. Obviously, if he plays, you start him without hesitation. If he is OUT then fire up Mark Ingram as a RB2 since he’ll get the volume and touches needed to put up big fantasy numbers. Sit Ingram if Kamara is active.

Sit all pass catching options in New Orleans. I am out on Deonte Harris, Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Juwan Johnson, as all are too inconsistent to trust. Tre’Quan has been the most consistent over the past three weeks in targets, but he’s still not seeing a volume that can support a flex play.

The Saints D/ST is eighth overall, but the Cowboys are about to put up a lot of points this week. I’m sitting them this week even though Dak has been rather inconsistent recently. Sit Brett Maher. He shouldn’t even be rostered.

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