This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
We're presented with another classic NFC East matchup Monday night, with the Cowboys 6.5-point road favorites against the Giants in a game with a solid 48.5-point total on FanDuel Sportsbook. The 2-6 Giants come in having lost four straight, allowing at least 27 in each game, while the Cowboys, who beat the Giants in Dallas 35-17 in Week 1, have lost four of their past five, including a loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium in Week 6 before bouncing back and crushing the Eagles 37-10 in Week 7. Coming out of their bye, it's no surprise that the Cowboys are favored, though there are enough fantasy plays on both sides that full Cowboys stacks on DraftKings and FanDuel may be too aggressive.
We'll start with the running backs because the two teams' starters are the best players in the game and, unsurprisingly, the two-most expensive on DraftKings and two of the three-most on FanDuel. Ezekiel Elliott ($11,600 DK, $14,000 FD) leads the way on the former site after rushing for over 100 yards in four of the last six games, including each of the last two, and he's scored a touchdown in every game but Week 3 against Miami (go figure). He continues to play a solid role in the passing game, catching 19 of 23 targets for 143 receiving yards in the past four games, and even though the Cowboys are decently favored, there's little reason to think they'll get out to such a lead that