Giants vs. Eagles - Week 7
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
43.5 O/U -4 (PHI)
With just a win each, these teams seem like they should be battling for last place in the NFC East, but in fact they are both within a game of the division leading Cowboys. Joe Judge returns to his hometown of Philadelphia to take on the triage unit that is the Eagles football team. When the NFC East sends their teams to primetime games, they evidently don’t send their best.
Through the Air
Travis Fulgham has emerged as a favorite target for Carson Wentz, racking up 23 targets in the past 2 weeks and scoring in each of the 3 games he’s played in. While many may wonder how long it will be until he’s injured, go ahead and plug him in as a high-end WR3. Wentz himself is a bit of a worry, as the Giants’ defense has been better than average in pass defense. Without accounting for byes, he is currently the QB10 on the season, and I’d put him at the top of the QB2 range for this week. It’s just going to be tough for him to break out with so many of his weapons injured. Beyond Fulgham, it is hard to recommend any pass catchers in this offense. Zack Ertz, Alshon Jeffrey, Desean Jackson, Dallas Goedert, and Jalen Reagor all remain injured and are unlikely (or certain, in most cases) to play on this short week.
On the Ground
Boston Scott will take over the lead back role, though his week 1 performance doesn’t provide much confidence. He’ll be a RB3, and not someone you’ll want to rely on this week. I’d sit him unless I was desperate. Corey Clement looks to get some work here as well, but unlikely to be fantasy relevant.
Through the Air
Darius Slayton leads the WR group for the Giants, having drawn 44 targets already this season. His 406 yards easily lead the team in receiving. This week is a tough matchup, however, and when considering his ankle tweak during last week’s game, you may want to keep him on the bench this week. Consider him a WR3. Golden Tate is a distant WR4, as he’s yet to have a game with over 7 targets and hasn’t sniffed the endzone. QB Daniel Jones will also be looking for TE Evan Engram, a solid TE1 this week. While his targets have dropped off the past two weeks, he looks to get back to his prior level of offensive involvement, and New York needs Jones to look his way. Leave Daniel Jones on your bench.
On the Ground
Daniel Jones leads the team in rushing yards on half as many attempts as Devonta Freeman, but don’t let that keep Freeman out of your lineup. He’s locked in as a RB2 due to the volume he should see this week. Backups Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis can remain benched in fantasy.
Start up the Eagles Defense, as they should keep the score low and force some sacks, if not turnovers. Giants are actually a sneaky play this week as well, and have a good chance to rank in the top half of D/ST scores due to Philly’s questionable pass protection allowing the most sacks per game this season at 4.2. Skip both kickers in this matchup.