September 12, 2022, 5:38 pm
Final score: Buccaneers 19, Cowboys 3 (Bucs covered -2.5, U50)
This was an absolute brutal game for fantasy and real life purposes. In what was expected to be a thrilling SNF game, there was only one touchdown scored, which came in the third quarter, but otherwise it was just a field goal parade. The biggest storylines in this game is the injuries to key players. Dak Prescott will require thumb surgery and miss six to eight weeks as a result, putting anyone that rosters Cowboys players in a world of hurt for the next two months. For the Bucs, Chris Godwin hurt his hamstring and will miss a few weeks as well.
Tom Brady had an absolute stinker as the Bucs relied heavily on the ground game to get the job done. Brady only completed 18 passes for 212 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He comfortably ranks in the bottom-10 in Week 1 for QBs, but this will not be a regular occurrence for him.
Fournette was one of the few bright spots for fantasy in this game, even though he did not find the end zone. He rushed 21 times for 127 yards and hauled in both of his targets for 10 yards. He will continue to flirt with the top-12 rankings each week if he is keeps a workload similar to what he saw in Week 1. If only he got into the end zone, it would have been a huge week.
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