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Cowboys vs. Eagles DFS Advice: Optimal Lineups, Targets, Strategy (2022 Fantasy Football)

 

Daily Fantasy Contests require a different strategy than what you use to set your weekly lineups, and that’s even more true for these “island” or “standalone” games (Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, etc.). In these contests, you typically have only a handful of lineup spots and players from just two teams to choose from. If you want to win money (or at least win “big” money in GPP contests), you have to be savvy and take some risks.

I’ll walk you through the current optimal lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings via our DFS Lineup Optimizer and share some of my notes and strategies for this particular matchup. Note: these are the current optimal lineups. For updated lineups based on adjusted projections throughout the day, be sure to access the DFS Lineup Optimizer tool.

If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – that allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

Feel free to reach out on Twitter @mikeMaher with questions or feedback anytime.

Optimal Lineups for Sunday Night Football (Cowboys vs. Eagles)

FanDuel Optimal Lineup (GPP)

Week 6
POS PLAYER PROJ. PTS SALARY
1.5x J. Hurts
DAL @ PHI
41.7 $17,500
FLEX Philadelphia (PHI)
DAL @ PHI
12.8 $10,000
FLEX A. Brown
DAL @ PHI
19.7 $13,500
FLEX T. Pollard
DAL @ PHI
13.5 $9,000
FLEX M. Gallup
DAL @ PHI
11.7 $10,000
Totals 110.3 $59,500

 

Notes

You’re going to see a lot of Jalen Hurts in the 1.5x/Captain/MVP slot tonight. It just makes the most sense, and he has the highest ceiling. Most the lineups here will use that as a starting formula, but you should try a few other players in that top slot just to have some contrarian lineups out there. This one has a Hurts – A.J. Brown stack to go with the Eagles defense, and Cowboys RB Tony Pollard and WR Michael Gallup.

DraftKings Optimal Lineup (GPP)

Week 6
POS PLAYER PROJ. PTS SALARY
CPT J. Hurts
DAL @ PHI
34.9 $17,700
FLEX A. Brown
DAL @ PHI
16.9 $10,600
FLEX Dallas (DAL)
DAL @ PHI
7.5 $3,400
FLEX B. Maher
DAL @ PHI
7.6 $3,800
FLEX D. Goedert
DAL @ PHI
12.9 $6,800
FLEX D. Smith
DAL @ PHI
14.0 $7,400
Totals 93.8 $49,700

 

Notes

DraftKings makes you declare two players before it lets our lineup optimizer provide your best lineup. So, unlike FanDuel, this lineup won’t be universal because it depends on your initial choices.

Jalen Hurts in the captain slot again. Chalk, but good chalk. Stacking with A.J. Brown again. Also, stacking Dallas Goedert and DeVonta Smith and going cheap with the Cowboys D/ST and kicker Brett Maher (no relation). This is a GPP lineup that is relying on a pretty specific game script that would need the Cowboys to score a defensive touchdown for this to really cash big. Not sure I love it, but I’ll give it a shot in at least one contest.

I am more likely to dial back some of the reliance on the Philadelphia passing game and utilize Tony Pollard somewhere instead.

Yahoo Optimal Lineup (GPP)

POS PLAYER PROJ. PTS SALARY
1.5x J. Hurts
DAL @ PHI
34.9 $37
FLEX C. Rush
DAL @ PHI
14.3 $20
FLEX C. Lamb Q
DAL @ PHI
13.5 $21
FLEX D. Smith
DAL @ PHI
11.6 $19
FLEX D. Goedert
DAL @ PHI
10.4 $18
Totals 84.7 $115

 

Notes

This is our first lineup with Cooper Rush as he’s been too expensive to be worth it on the other platforms. I like this lineup a lot. Stacking Hurts with Smith and Goedert without paying up for A.J. Brown to go with a mini-stack with Rush and CeeDee Lamb. This should play in both CASH and GPP. For a straight GPP play, I might swap out Goedert for Brown and Lamb for Gallup.

OwnersBox Optimal Lineup (GPP)

POS PLAYER PROJ. PTS SALARY
QB J. Hurts
DAL @ PHI
27.8 $7,200
RB M. Sanders
DAL @ PHI
17.4 $5,800
RB T. Pollard
DAL @ PHI
15.2 $5,300
WR A. Brown
DAL @ PHI
22.8 $6,400
WR C. Lamb Q
DAL @ PHI
20.2 $6,200
TE D. Goedert
DAL @ PHI
16.6 $5,000
FLEX D. Schultz
DAL @ PHI
9.1 $4,500
FLEX D. Smith
DAL @ PHI
17.5 $5,500
SF Q. Watkins
DAL @ PHI
7.7 $4,100
Totals 154.3 $50,000

 

Notes

Unlike the other platforms, OwnersBox still uses full lineups for island games. So, this lineup will be different from the others, and you are almost forced to use a couple of dart throws in order to affordably build your lineup. OwnersBox also defines the positions and includes a superflex slot, as opposed to the MVP/Flex setup.

This is a really interesting lineup. The optimizer is opting not to use Cooper Rush despite the superflex slot. Instead, it’s using the saved salary to load up on playmakers elsewhere and sticking a Quez Watkins dart throw in the superflex slot. I have to say, I kind of love it as a GPP play.

Lineup Builders

Jalen Hurts (QB – PHI): Straight chalk, homie.

Tony Pollard (RB – DAL)

DeVonta Smith (WR – PHI)

Dart Throws

Quez Watkins (WR – PHI)

Feel free to reach out on Twitter @mikeMaher with questions or feedback anytime.

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant, which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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