This game feels like it has a wide range of outcomes in terms of how it can play out. We know the Bucs are going to be almost comically pass-heavy. We also know the Cowboys would prefer to be slow and run-heavy when leading. Outside of a somewhat outlier game against the Titans, (which are of course the NFL’s premier pass funnel matchup), Dak has attempted 30 or fewer passes in every game that the Cowboys ended up leading comfortably throughout. If the Cowboys win, AND if they win somewhat handily, Dak’s passing volume is likely to be pretty modest. If the Bucs win, or if they just keep it close (as the spread implies they are likely to), Dak would likely get up into the upper 30s or higher in attempts. We also know the Bucs have struggled to score this season, and while they rank 2nd in passing yardage per game at 269.8 yards, they ranked 25th in the NFL at just 18.4 points per game. Going up against one of the NFL’s premier defenses, the big question for me in this game is if Tampa can put points on the board or not.
In cash games, my player pool consists of the quarterbacks, Lamb, Godwin (though frankly, I think I won’t be able to afford to have him too), Fournette, Schultz, the kickers, and Otton.
In tournaments, my favorite captains are Lamb, Fournette, Schultz, and Otton.