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SNF Preview. Bears @ Cowboys Week 3

The showdown of backup quarterbacks on deck for this Sunday night. This game won't entertain the TV viewers much, but we have Fantasy to play.

Eddie Royal, where were you last year?
Eddie Royal, where were you last year?
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Bears @ Dallas

Cowboys -7

OverUnder 44.5


Game Script


The Bears will be at the Jerry World without their starting quarterback. Jay Cutler is a player with many question marks, but we can at least say that Brian Hoyer isn't an upgrade at the center. Fortunately, the Cowboys defense isn't too daunting. They don't feature a lot of talents like the Eagles do, and their theme of defense is "play safe." Obviously the Bears new O-line isn't ready to handle any heavy pressure yet, so some breathing room may finally get the Bears going in the offense. The Cowboys will give away small rooms in the center in exchange for big plays as usual, and uninspiring Bryan Hoyer will have to take whatever it's given to him. Alshon Jeffery is one of the best in the business, but it's unlikely for the depleted Bears to force any issue here. Expect a lot of small plays in the middle. The slot receiver Eddie Royal will see plenty of action, and this Sunday could be the chance for struggling Jeremey Langford to step up and shine as a pass catcher.


The Boys don't care about their opponent. They feature the best O-line in the business, so they always play as they wish. As usual, they will advance the field very slowly and run down the clock with their running game. The Bears have a serious problem with their secondary, but the Cowboys won't try to exploit the weakness as long as they keep the lead during the game.


Good Plays

Eddie Royal: 7 Rec, 60 Yards

The Bears offense isn't strong enough to create plays, so they have to settle with small gains in the middle. Royal has been finally taking charge at the slot this season, and he will see enough number of targets to provide safe floor.

Jeremy Langford: 4 Rec, 70 Yards, 1 TD

Langford is in a hot seat, and every Fantasy expert is shouting for Jordan Howard. The Rookie will surely take away some snaps, but John Fox loves to use multiple backs and he won't completely take Langford out of the game. Ka'Deem Carey is doubtful to suit up, so Langford is at least safe for the passing downs for now, and the Bears desperately need him to catch some balls.


Average Plays

Zach Miller: 4 Rec, 40 Yards

TEs usually play very well against the Cowboys, because they usually let the TEs roam free in the middle by design. Miller hasn't been a big part of the Bears offense, but he will see enough targets.

Every Cowboy

We can't expect anything different when the Boys are heavily favored. Don't be fooled to think Dez Bryant will have a big night against the Bears weak secondary. White it seems to make sense on paper, Dak Prescott's job is to manage the game with the lead, not to make big splash plays.


Bad Plays

Alshon Jeffery: 4 Rec, 50 Yards

Alshon is always a threat, and he will be the main focus of the Cowboys defense. He can still make catches when the ball is thrown to him, but the Bears will more likely to settle for safer plays. He won't be terrible, but he will fall short for his standard.

Brian Hoyer: 180 Passing Yards, 1 TD, 0 TO

Hoyer isn't going to be blatantly terrible, but there just won't be enough offense for him to produce Fantasy relevant number as a QB.