The NFC East has been a mess this season and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to face the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in a divisional matchup on Sunday. The visitors sit atop the division while the home team is sitting in last, but anything could happen in this one.
Philadelphia is 3-4-1 and have won two straight games against divisional opponents. The Eagles have dealt with injuries Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson, and others on offense. They’ve rallied around some impressive reserves to get wins and Travis Fulgham has been the best of the bunch. Reagor is back from the IR and Sanders is looking to return from injury as well to help Philadelphia secure a firmer hold on the Division.
New York is still reeling from the loss of Saquon Barkley but knocked off the Washington Football Team for the second time this season in Week 9. Daniel Jones still leads the ground attack but has gotten solid support from Wayne Gallman Jr. and a host of other backs in recent weeks. The Giants haven’t been able to put many points on the board, but their receiving corps has tons of potential with options like Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton out wide.
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Eagles: -3.5, -175
Giants: +3.5, +150
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Carson Wentz, Quarterback, $5,900
Wentz has had to put the Eagles on his back multiple times this season with so many injuries at wide receiver. He has just as many interceptions as he does touchdown passes because of his risk taking but also has five rushing scores. There’s a decent chance he busts, but few Eagles players can boom like him.
Travis Fulgham, Wide Receiver, $6,400
Fulgham will get some help out wide with the return of Jalen Reagor ($4,200) and has easily been the Eagles’ best pass catcher this season. He’s caught a touchdown in four of his five starts and has dipped under 70 receiving yards once. It’s unclear who the Giants will throw James Bradberry on, but Fulgham’s consistency is hard to pass on.
Daniel Jones, Quarterback, $5,200
Jones had his best performance of the season against the Eagles and will have to throw the ball a decent amount against Philadelphia’s defensive line. His legs are a great asset and he nearly pulled off a monster run for a score in Week 7. He could play even better on his home turf and could be a quality low-owned play.
Wayne Gallman Jr., Running Back, $4,500
Gallman has found the end zone in three straight games and has emerged as the Giants’ top back. He can do a little bit of everything and proved himself as a viable option while Devonta Freeman missed time with an ankle injury.