The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 3 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Monday Night Football game.
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- Dallas has won nine of their past 10 games (8-2 ATS) against the Giants, but their lone loss was the lone game that was not started by Dak Prescott.
- 3.1% of the Giants’ offensive plays (4-of-128) have gained 20 or more yards, the lowest rate in the league.
- 23.5% of the completions against the Giants have gained 20 or more yards, the highest rate in the league.
- The Giants won in Week 2 averaging just 3.79 yards per offensive play. It was their first win averaging fewer than 4.0 yards per play since 2013 (a span of 16 games).
- The Cowboys have run four plays in the red zone, the fewest in the league.
- The Cowboys have converted 6-of-25 (24.0%) third downs through two weeks, tied for the lowest rate in the league.
- Opponents have converted 5-of-23 (21.7%) of their third downs versus the Giants, the lowest rate in the league.
Daniel Jones: Jones has opened the year as the QB16 (16.0 points) and the QB21 (13.1 points). The Giants have played things cautiously with Jones and they have not had strong wide receiver play to open the year to compound matters.
Through two games, Jones has thrown for fewer than 200 yards in both. His 3.6% deep target rate ranks only ahead of Jacoby Brissett (league rate is 10.3%) while 56.4% of his throws have been within 10 yards downfield, the third highest rate in the league.
It also does not help that the Giants still have major pass protection issues. New York has allowed a 49.3% pressure rate (tops in the league) and has allowed a 44.8% pressure rate on non-blitzes, which is also the highest rate in the league.
The Cowboys have a higher pressure rate (29.7%) than both the Titans and Panthers outside of their weeks facing the Giants, so protection could once again be an issue on Monday night.
Jones sits 27th in EPA per dropback among passers, which leaves him stuck as a QB2 option in seasonal leagues.