Eagles vs. Cowboys: Fantasy start, sit options for Week 9 of the NFL season

As Philly aims to build on its division lead, here's who to start and sit in Fantasy football for the Week 9 Eagles vs. Cowboys clash.
D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles / Michael Owens/GettyImages
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Here are some nice options playing in the Eagles versus Cowboys game to strengthen those Fantasy football rosters.

The Philadelphia Eagles enter Week 9 with the best record in football following a 38-31 win over the Washington Commanders. Up next is a highly-anticipated showdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Fantasy managers will have their eyes set on this one as studs like quarterback Jalen Hurts and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb take the field.

Those same managers are the ones tasked with making critical decisions on who to put in their lineup and who to keep on the bench. Let's dive into some start/sit options for this riveting NFC East battle.

Start: D'Andre Swift, RB (Philadelphia Eagles)

The Cowboys' defense has been stellar against the pass this season, which means the Eagles will have to play complementary football to earn a victory on Sunday. Expect running back D'Andre Swift to carry a large workload early on as he has the skill set to explode through the gaps for first downs.

Swift is averaging the 10th-most yards per carry in the NFL (4.9) and now faces a Dallas defensive line that ranks 29th in opponent rush success rate. Not only that but head coach Mike McCarthy's team is allowing 4.5 yards per carry when on the road. That is tied for the seventh-worst mark in the league.

This is not the time to hesitate when it comes to Swift. The Georgia product has remained a must-start option since he destroyed the Minnesota Vikings, logging double-digit PPR Fantasy points in seven straight contests. He heads into Week 9 as the fifth-highest scoring ball-carrier for a reason.