ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eli Manning
Who would have ever thought that the Dallas Cowboys would be in this position. The position where if you're guy is playing against the Cowboys, he's almost a sure thing to have a big fantasy day.
Well, that's the boat we're in, and now one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league is ready to shred the Cowboys defense to bits and pieces.
Stud of the Week
Eli Manning, Giants, QB: I'm starting to change my tune on Eli. Yeah, we know, he won a Super Bowl, which capped off a five-week stretch of the "other Manning" playing the best football of his career with the best defense in the league. So he got lucky. Well ... Now he's starting to get really good too. He has some sick weapons at his disposal in the "other Steve Smith" and the up-and-coming beast of the league in Hakeem Nicks. With guys like Michael Jenkins patrolling the Cowboys secondary, those guys are set to have a field day. Start them all, but Manning will reap the most benefits.
Other worthy starts: Terrell Owens, WR, CIN; Josh Freeman, QB, TB; Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
Dud of the Week
Tom Brady, Patriots, QB: Brady has really slipped up this year, especially since the Patriots dealt Randy Moss to Minnesota last month, which quickly cut Moss. Now Moss is in Tennessee, and Brady is struggling. Moss' downhill threat opened things up for the Patriots possession receivers like Wes Welker. Now, everyone is struggling. Better yet, the Patriots get a chance to rebound from their loss to Cleveland on Sunday against at the Steelers this weekend. Ouch. Add to that the fact that Brady missed practice on Wednesday with a sore foot and it's not looking like a good week to own the once-unsittable superstar.