FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 13 Sunday Night (Colts at Cowboys), Presented by DIRECTV

Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb stands as tonight's top pass catcher with 13.9 expected FanDuel points. Which other players stand out for Week 13's Sunday night showdown?

In a unique fantasy format, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests, and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.

Our Brandon Gdula has done a deep dive on single-game strategy, and we have projections for the single-game slate if you select the game from the slate tab. It's worth checking out both of those things before you make your lineups.

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MVP Candidates

Dak Prescott ($16,000): In an efficient offense ranked seventh in scoring and 26th in pass percentage (51.5%), Prescott stands as tonight's top option with 18.3 expected FanDuel points including 21.8 completions for 227.5 yards and 1.8 touchdowns. While the Colts rank 13th in fantasy points allowed per game to quarterbacks (16.2), Indianapolis has allowed the fourth highest completion percentage (68.3%) and 6.6 FanDuel points (23rd) in the red zone to the position.

Jonathan Taylor ($15,000): Indianapolis' top offensive option leads tonight's slate in scrimmage yards (104.4), touches (19.9), and expected touchdowns (0.64) while also ranking second overall in fantasy production (15.2 FanDuel points). Despite ranking sixth in fantasy points allowed to running backs (17.6), the Cowboys have given up plenty of rushing production to the position, allowing 23.4 attempts for 105.3 yards on the ground.

CeeDee Lamb ($14,000): Ranking first on his team in receptions (5.9), receiving yards (71.2), and targets (8.9), the Cowboys' lead wideout will have a tough matchup versus a Colts' team ranked first in FanDuel points allowed (20.1) per game to wideouts. According to Sharp Football, Lamb is targeted 28.3% of his routes versus zone defenses which the Colts deploy 73.2% of their defensive plays.

Flex Considerations

Matt Ryan ($14,500): In a challenging opportunity against a Dallas defense ranked fifth (13.5) in FanDuel points allowed per game to quarterbacks and first in opposing passing yards (177.7), Ryan stands fourth overall with 13.4 expected fantasy points including 22.8 completions for 1.0 touchdown and 229.3 passing yards. While the Colts' offense rate sixth overall with a 62.4% pass percentage, they have slowly started to rely less on their veteran quarterback, averaging 31.3 pass attempts and a 55.7% pass play rate in his last three starts.

Tony Pollard ($13,500): Despite a recent decline in his offensive snap percentage, Pollard has still taken the lead in the Cowboys' backfield, producing 20.5 touches for 125 yards in his past two games. In an underrated spot versus an Indianapolis' unit allowing 20.6 FanDuel points to running backs including 29.7 touches for 132.6 scrimmage yards, numberFire's models project Pollard to score 10.9 FanDuel points.

Michael Pittman Jr. ($13,000): Operating as his team's lead receiver, Pittman is first among his team's pass catchers in targets (9.1), receptions (6.1), and yards (63.3) against a Dallas secondary ranked 13th in FanDuel points (26.5) allowed per game to wideouts.

Ezekiel Elliott ($12,000): After missing time with a knee injury, Elliott has remained an important factor in the Cowboys' running game, averaging 15.5 carries for 67 yards in his past two appearances. The 27-year old has seen plenty of work when his team has been in prime scoring position with 11 touches inside the opposing ten-yard line and eight inside the five.

Parris Campbell ($11,000): In a primary slot role (80.3%), Campbell stands as his team's second rated pass catcher with 3.7 receptions for 39.3 yards on 5.7 targets versus a Dallas unit allowing 8.8 yards per completion and 5.7 per pass attempt. The 25-year old has seen 59.3% of his targets in a short zone or from zero to nine yards.

Dallas D/ST ($10,000): On 443 pass attempts, the Colts' offensive line has allowed a concerning 25.3% pressure rate, 48 quarterback hits, 43 sacks, and an average of 2.3 seconds in the pocket while Dallas has generated a 30.2% pressure rate, a 11.6% quarterback knockdown percentage, 45 sacks, and a 9.5% hurry rate.

Brett Maher ($9,500) / Chase McLaughlin ($8,500): In ten home games since last season, Maher has converted 87.5% of his field goal attempts and 90.5% of his extra point tries while McLaughlin has recorded a 80.0% field goal percentage on ten attempts and a 100% of his extra point tries in five road games this season.

Michael Gallup ($9,000): After producing his best game in Week 12 with five receptions for 63 yards on eight targets, the 26-year old is ranked second among his team in targets (5.7) and yards (38.7) versus a Colts' unit allowing 6.4 yards per attempt and 9.4 per completion.

Alec Pierce ($7,500): Despite inconsistent volume, Indianapolis' rookie wideout has registered at least a 70% offensive snap percentage and a 93.5% route percentage in three of his last four games. Pierce stands as his team's third ranked pass catcher with 2.7 receptions for 33.5 targets on 4.4 targets.

Dalton Schultz ($7,500): In a sneaky opportunity against a defense giving up 4.4 receptions for 46.9 yards on 5.9 targets to his position, Schultz rates second on his team in receptions (3.8) and third in targets (5.1) and yards (37.0). The fifth year tight end is averaging 5.2 receptions for 48.7 yards on 6.3 targets this season when playing with Prescott under center.