Dallas @ Minnesota
Team Totals: Vikings 27.5, Cowboys 20.5
Back from his concussion and Covid bout, Andy Dalton encounters a Vikings team that has yielded the NFL’s 12th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks and ranks bottom seven in passer rating allowed (99.7). Yet Dallas’ offensive line remains in injury-caused disarray, while Dalton inspired minimal pre-injury/virus confidence by averaging a career-worst 5.3 yards per pass attempt, accounting for one touchdown, taking seven sacks, and committing four turnovers over his initial 154 snaps as a Cowboy. He’s a leap-of-faith two-QB-league play. … Ezekiel Elliott informed reporters Wednesday that his balky hamstring remains “tight, stiff, and something I’m working through every day.” Yet Zeke is practicing fully, handled 20 touches on a 65% playing-time clip in Dallas’ pre-bye Week 9 loss to Pittsburgh, and warrants volume-driven RB2 treatment facing Minnesota in a letdown spot on a short week following its emotional Monday night win at Chicago.