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Fantasy Recap: Giants 10 Cowboys 7 Final

The Giants defense put the clamps on the Dak Prescott and company, so in a defensive slug fest, what players did fantasy owners appreciate the most?

The New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys 10-7 on Sunday night, improving to 9-4 overall and sweeping both regular season games against their division rivals.  Here are some of the top fantasy performers from the game for both teams.

1.     Odell Beckham Jr. (18.40 points)- Although he dropped a sure touchdown catch in the first quarter as well as a catch that would have resulted in a crucial first down, both possibly due to wet balls, Beckham provided a spark for a Giant offense that struggled throughout the game, catching four passes for 94 yards.  His 61-yard catch and run for a score proved to be the game-winner, as he caught the ball mid-stride on a quick slant where Eli Manning saw middle linebacker Sean Lee vacate his zone.  Beckham then used his break away speed to beat cornerback Brandon Carr in a foot race to the end zone for six points.  Beckham’s overall play, combined with the fact that he didn’t complain about any calls that went against him and didn’t allow himself to lose focus on aspects of the game he couldn’t control, make him the top performer of the week in fantasy football for both teams.

2.     New York Giants defense (13.00 points)- Coming into tonight’s contest, few would have expected a New York defense without the services of Jason Pierre-Paul to be able to contain a high-octane Dallas offense, but that’s just what they did.  A fumble recovery, three sacks and two interceptions led a Giant team that really struggled on the offensive side of the ball.  First time starter Romeo Okwara had a sack and eight tackles, while linebackers Jonathan Casillas and eDevon Kennard each had a sack apiece.  Cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Leon Hall both had interceptions, and Jenkins along with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Landon Collins and Eli Apple broke up numerous passes throughout the night and held Dez Bryant to just one catch that ended up in a fumble.  They continue to be the main reason why the Giants win, and have consistently picked up the slack in light of what has been a mediocre offense so far. 

3.     Terrence Williams 13.60 points)- Williams was the lone bright spot on a night where the Dallas receivers were held just 165 yards and a single touchdown, with Williams tallying the touchdown and 76 yards on five receptions.  Williams scored on a 31-yard play action pass in which he was wide open after Landon Collins bit hard on a fake hand off to Ezekiel Elliot.  This was Williams’s highest fantasy point total of the season, and marked only the second time that he amassed double-digit point totals all season.  With Dez Bryant unable to get open, it was Williams who was Dak Prescott’s main target, although Bryant did have the most targets with nine.  

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