Fanduel NFL Week 5 NFL Picks 10/8/2017 Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys DFS Top Picks for Fanduel NFL and DraftKings
Packers’ running back Ty Montgomery left last week’s 35-14 drubbing of Chicago in the first quarter with a rib injury. Montgomery was off to a strong start with 28 yards on five carries in the first six plays from scrimmage. Initial reports were that Montgomery suffered broken ribs, but that turned out to be incorrect. Head coach Mike McCarthy indicated that there is a chance his starting running back could be ready to face Dallas on Sunday. Fortunately for Green Bay, it has Aaron Rodgers under center regardless of what is going on with its running back situation. Rodgers has tossed 10 touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season and is averaging 260.8 yards through the air per contest. He threw four TDs and was not picked off in. The other good news for the Packers is that they will have enjoyed nine full days off by the time they take the field against the team they knocked out of last season’s playoffs. Cowboys’ defensive lineman David Irving is returning this week after serving a four-game suspension (performance-enhancing drugs). It should present a big boost for Dallas, as Irving was one of the team’s more disruptive players last season with four sacks, five tackles for loss, 26 quarterback pressures, and four forced four fumbles in 15 games. In a 30-16 regular-season win over the Packers last October, Irving forced three fumbles and had a sack in just 19 snaps. That performance earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Meanwhile, Sean Lee, Anthony Hitchens, and Chidobe Awuzie are also on the mend for the Dallas defense. Lee sustained hamstring injury in a Week 3 win over Arizona but may be back after missing only one game. Awuzie, a rookie cornerback, is also questionable with a hamstring issue. Hitchens, a linebacker, has been out since training camp with a knee injury. All three, however, may be able to join Irving on the field this Sunday. Going on the road to Dallas may not be a dreadful thing for the Packers. They lost to the Cowboys at home almost exactly one year ago before turning the tables on the road during the NFC divisional round. Green Bay is healthier now, especially if Montgomery has the green light for Sunday. As for the Cowboys, they are coming off an unceremonious home loss to the Rams.