Tonight’s game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles pits division rivals against each other in a fight for second place behind the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys. That shows you a little about the talent on these teams right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get fantasy points out of the deal.
In fantasy points allowed to each position the Giants rank 5th vs. QBs, 23rd vs RBs, 22nd vs. WRs, and 6th vs. tight ends, while the Eagles rank 16th vs. QBs, 8th vs. RBs, 25th vs. WRs, and 29th vs TEs.
In Football Outsiders DVOA, the Giants rank 23rd against the pass and 15th against the run, while the Eagles rank 27th against the pass and 12th against the run.
Below, we’ll take a look at who to start and sit in a regular 12-team .5 PPR league.
Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles
The Giants haven’t allowed much to quarterbacks this season, but managed to miss Dak Prescott due to his ankle injury while facing Mitchell Trubisky, Nick Mullens, Kyle Allen, Jared Goff and Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger put up three passing touchdowns in them in Week 1 and DVOA has the Giants as 23rd against the pass. James Bradberry has been a shut down corner, but Wentz’s upside has been in his rushing ability this season, as he has four touchdown runs in five games.
Boston Scott, RB, Eagles
Scott will replace Miles Sanders, who will miss this week with a knee injury. Scott has shown good upside in the past, but we shouldn’t have our expectations too high. I would likely only use him in PPR leagues, as he is a competent receiver and the Eagles are down multiple pass-catchers. Also, the Giants have given up the seventh-most receptions, sixth-most yards and third-most touchdowns to running backs through the air.
Travis Fulgham, WR, Eagles
Fulgham is the Eagles No. 1 receiver, but that means he’s going to see a lot of James Bradberry, who has been shutting down the competition. The hope for Fulgham is that they’ll move him around enough to get him some easier matchups, but we know he’ll spend a lot of time with Bradberry.
Devonta Freeman, RB, Giants
Freeman has been getting enough work to hold some fantasy appeal as the Giants starter, but he hasn’t had a game where he averaged over 3.5 yards per carry while the Eagles are giving up just 3.21 yards per carry. They’ve also been stingy against running backs through the air. Freeman is only worth a start in good matchups and this isn’t one of them.