The New York Giants have sneakily had one of the better defenses in the NFL and will attempt to contain the explosive Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 at Lumen Field. New York has control of the NFC East while Seattle has control of the NFC West but both teams could fall out of first in their respective divisions with losses.
Daniel Jones went down with a hamstring injury in Week 12 and the Giants’ offense struggled with Colt McCoy under center. New York’s receiving corps is in danger of taking a major hit without Jones, and Seattle has done a good job of bottling up the run for most of the year. We’ll have to see whether Wayne Gallman can keep his five-game touchdown streak alive in this one.
The Seahawks played an ugly game on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and Russell Wilson threw for less than two touchdowns for the second time this year despite connecting with DK Metcalf on 10 passes for 177 yards. Seattle hasn’t looked like the well-oiled machine it once did on offense and the Giants have done a good job limiting the scoring of opposing teams. We’ll have to see whether the Seahawks can get back on track.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 6
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Giants: #25 Overall — #25 offense, #21 defense, #7 special teams
Seahawks: #9 Overall — #4 offense, #26 defense, #3 special teams
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Wayne Gallman, RB, $5,600
Gallman wasn’t as touchdown dependent as usual in Week 12 and rushed for a season-high 94 yards on 24 carries while also catching three passes. New York probably won’t be very ambitious with McCoy running the offense, even against one of the worst secondaries in the NFL. That means Gallman could get more than 20 carries again, and it’s hard to not go with a running back with this much momentum and an ideal situation.
Evan Engram, TE, $4,900
Engram had the breakout performance everyone was waiting for in Week 12. he caught six passes for 129 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals and could continue to be a viable play if the Giants play it safe throwing the football in Week 13. Engram can turn short plays upfield with his athleticism and could be more dangerous than Sterling Shepard.
Russell Wilson, QB, $7,700
Wilson is in a bit of a rut and hasn’t reach 250 receiving yards in three games. His matchup doesn’t seem ideal on paper because the Giants’ defense ranks third against quarterbacks on DraftKings, but it’s only a matter of time before Wilson gets back on track with a monster game.
DK Metcalf, WR, $8,200
Metcalf leads the NFL in receiving yard with 1,039 and is one of the NFL’s most dangerous deep threats. He’s pricey, but his boom potential is too valuable in to pass up.