A third consecutive victory for the New York Jets has the organization thinking playoffs with three regular season games left. How could they not after a convincing win over the Tennessee Titans last Sunday?
New York leaves MetLife Stadium for the first time since Week 11 to visit the Dallas Cowboys, which proves to be a favorable matchup for the Jets. Which players will you target in FanDuel NFL contests this weekend? Here are a few to consider.
Jets look to keep rolling vs. America's Team
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (FanDuel Price: $7,800)
Fitzpatrick has been a huge part of New York's current three-game winning streak, throwing for 930 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions during that time. It all coincides with him trimming his beard, as well. Clearly, momentum is on his side.
He hasn't blown up the stat sheet, which is why his FanDuel price is still under $8,000. However, he's scored at least 24 FanDuel points in each of his last three games and has racked up at least 15 FDPs in nine of his last 10.
WR Brandon Marshall (FanDuel Price: $8,500)
With Fitzpatrick's consistent play, it should go without saying that Marshall has been equally as consistent since he's the top option at wide receiver. He's eclipsed 100 yards receiving in three straight games, but has scored at least one touchdown in six straight and has received 10-plus targets in five straight.
He's the most expensive player in this matchup, but has the most predictable floor because of the opportunities he receives. With no tight end catching passes and only Eric Decker and Bilal Powell requiring targets, Marshall can almost be assured to get about 10 looks per game from Fitzpatrick.
New York Jets Defense (FanDuel Price: $4,900)
Let's call it like we see it – the Cowboys offense is a shell of itself without Tony Romo calling plays under center. He's not coming back any time soon, so Dallas is stuck with Matt Cassel, which is great news for the Jets defense.
Without Romo, the passing game has suffered, and stud wide receiver Dez Bryant has fallen completely off the map. Since New York has Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie on the corners, nothing should change in Week 15.
That leaves Dallas as a one-dimensional offense by going heavier on the run, but New York is one of the NFL's stingiest fantasy defenses with regard to stopping running backs. It should be a long day for the Cowboys.
Showdown in the Lone Star State
WR Dez Bryant (FanDuel Price: $6,900)
We just said Bryant hasn't been himself, and numbers don't lie. In his last 10 games, he's only posted double-digit FDPs twice, culminating with a frustrating one-catch, nine-yard effort on Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers.
He's been struggling, but for the Jets to win their fourth straight, they must ensure Bryant doesn't break free and have any opportunities to make a play.
RB Darren McFadden (FanDuel Price: $6,800)
McFadden has gotten most of the touches in the backfield once Joseph Randle was released earlier this season, and has eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark four times in his last 10 games. His role in the passing game has diminished, and it seems as though defenders can figure out when he's getting the ball.
As long as New York continues its dominance in the run game and forces Cassel to try and beat them, they should be in position to win a fourth straight game.