The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 14 Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon game.

HoustonRank@DallasRank
17Spread-17
13.75Implied Total30.75
15.731Points/Gm27.83
23.923Points All./Gm17.23
58.329Plays/Gm63.116
66.631Opp. Plays/Gm64.224
4.831Off. Yards/Play5.611
5.720Def. Yards/Play4.84
37.05%29Rush%48.75%6
62.95%4Pass%51.25%27
52.07%32Opp. Rush %44.03%23
47.93%1Opp. Pass %55.97%10
  • Since Dak Prescott returned in Week 7, Dallas is third in the NFL in offensive plays of 20 or more yards (31) behind the Chiefs (33) and Bengals (32).
  • Over that span, Dallas leads the league in points per drive (3.18).
  • Over the same period, Houston is 31st in the points per drive (1.27).
  • Since Prescott returned, Dallas has converted 20-of-23 red zone possessions for touchdowns (86.9%). League rate over that span has been 56.3%.
  • Over that span, Dallas has converted a league-high 56.6% of their third downs, the highest rate in the league. League average over that span is 40.1%.
  • During the same time, Houston has converted 24.4% of their third downs, the lowest rate in the league.
  • The Texans are averaging a league-low 5.2 yards per passing play.
  • The Cowboys have allowed the fewest sacks plus turnovers per game on offense (2.3) and have forced the most sacks plus turnovers per game on defense (5.8).
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Quarterback

Dak Prescott: Prescott threw for just 170 yards and 5.6 yards per pass attempt on Sunday night against the Colts. Both were his lowest totals in a game since returning in Week 7. Despite that, Prescott was able to salvage a QB13 scoring week with three touchdown passes. Prescott has now thrown multiple passing touchdowns in five straight games.

Prescott has only thrown more than 30 passes in one of his games since coming back from injury and is a good bet not to do so here. Opposing teams are averaging 24.4 pass attempts per game against Houston over their past 10 games. 

Houston is allowing 7.5 yards per pass attempt (27th) and 12.3 yards per completion (31st), but the low volume faced based on Houston trailing for every second half snap since Week 5 forces passers to be hyper-efficient. As a byproduct, Houston has allowed just two QB1 scoring weeks this season. 

We have six teams on bye and there is no matchup alarm that forces streaming for Prescott, but he is more of a back-end QB1 option. 

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