All you have to do is pick the 9 NFL players you think will score the most fantasy points during the Week 1 games.
All you have to do is pick the 9 NFL players you think will score the most fantasy points during the Week 1 games.
The Giants have been moving the ball fluidly the past two weeks and after Thursday's game they'll be a rush to obtain some of the Giants' offensive players who may not be on a roster in some leagues.?
QB Eli Manning completed 28-of-39 passes for 300 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in New York's 45-14, Week 4 win over the Redskins, adding a one-yard rushing touchdown. Manning's "interception" was a pass that got ripped out of Rueben Randle's hands in the end zone. Eli has shouldered the blame for no shortage of picks in his career, but this wasn't one of them. Since getting walloped by the Lions in Week 1, Manning has looked reborn in new OC Ben McAdoo's quick-hitting system, posting an 8:3 TD:INT ratio while averaging 270 yards. The G-Men aren't just paying lip service to going uptempo, and it's dramatically improved Manning's game. An offensive line that's actually blocking hasn't hurt, either. Manning should keep rolling in Week 5, when the G-Men host the defense-less Falcons.
We weren't able to run this column the first two weeks of the season because the Giants offense was, well . . .you know. Here's the Giants fantasy roundup after their 30-17 win over the Houston Texans Sunday courtesy of our friends at Rotoworld...
RB Rashad Jennings rushed for 176 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries.?It was a career day for Jennings, who set a career-high in rushing yards, 68 yards more than his previous mark. He has 381 yards and two scores through three games as the Giants' clear-cut every-down workhorse. Jennings plays in every situation and gets the goal-line looks, as he pounded his score in from 1 yard out in this one.
Player snapshots courtesy of Rotoworld:
Eli Manning completed 22-of-28 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 13 win over the Redskins.Manning started off slow, but was able to find success in the short passing game and had only one turnover. He hit Brandon Myers on a 22-yard pass to tie the game at the end of the first half and led the Giants to a comeback win with 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Through 12 games, Manning has 2,995 yards, 15 touchdowns, and is behind only Geno Smith with 18 interceptions. He'll be just a QB2 option in Week 14 against the Chargers.
Coach Tom Coughlin said Hakeem Nicks (abdominal) didn't play in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys because he didn't practice in full this week.Nicks was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday after getting his abdominal strain checked out Wednesday. Of course, players that are limited in practice play on Sundays all the time -- even for Coughlin. It has raised some eyebrows in New York as there appears to be more than meets the eye here. Nicks declined to say anything as he walked out of the locker room Sunday with sunglasses on and hood up. Rueben Randle had three catches for 64 yards while making his first start of the season.
Peyton Hillis was a healthy scratch for the second straight game in Week 12 against Dallas.Hillis has fallen to fourth on the running back depth chart, as Brandon Jacobs is starter Andre Brown's primary complementary back, and Michael Cox is now active to return kickoffs. Hillis can be dropped in 14-team leagues.
Conversely, his receivers dropped several passes on him. The fantasy stats were stale as a result, Here's a quick rundown from our friends at Rotoworld from a Giants' standpoint.....
TE Brandon Myers caught two passes for 15 yards in Week 7 versus Minnesota.Myers was targeted just three times. Both of his receptions were good for third-down conversions. Myers has been a complete non-factor since catching 13 passes combined in Weeks 1 and 2. He has just seven catches since and is a low-end TE2.
QB Eli Manning: 24/52, 334 yds, ?2 TD, 3 INT...18 FFP
Rotoworld assessment: Manning's mistakes continue to pile up as the Giants have sunk to 0-5. He's now thrown a league-leading 12 interceptions in five games, some of which have come on simple miscommunications with receivers. He's also getting buried by the injuries along his offensive line as the Eagles got to him four more times in this one. The Giants aren't just going to pack it in, but turning things around on a short week (Thursday at Chicago) is a recipe for disaster. Manning is going to be a mid-range QB2 option at best.
John Tavares,?New York Islanders?? His year-to-year improvements have been nothing short of spectacular. Tavares entered the NHL as a one-trick pony and he now ranks among the top four or five most complete forwards in hockey.?Oh, and he is signed to one heck of a contract, too.
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It's never to early to start talking fantasy football and with the Giants roster taking shape it's safe to say that the offense will produce some fantasy football must-haves.
Let's start at the Quarterback position with Eli Manning. Last year was seen as a step backwards for the two time Super Bowl champ but in terms of fantasy Eli once again broke the 300 point mark. His 3,900+ passing yards was the first time he failed to get over 4,000 since 2008. His last 4 seasons he's totalled 4,021, 4,022, 4,933, 3,948 yards.
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Leave your Week 10 Fantasy lineup questions as a comment for FF Help & Advice
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WR - Victor Cruz
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Start: Domenik Hixon
Hixon has been a popular name this week on many waiver wire pickups or sleeper starts, but it?s definitely warranted.
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He sure threw up a dud last week for his fantasy owners, but if you were able to survive, consider that just a blip and not a sign of things to come. Manning had a long touchdown pass slip through Hakeem Nicks' hands, and another called back on holding, while one of his interceptions should be credited to Mario Manningham. Yes, the Jets' secondary is strong, but so is Manning. Roll with him if you've got him.
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After a couple of down games, Manning has had back-to-back stellar fantasy outings. The Cowboys are actually pretty solid against QBs in terms of fantasy points allowed, but Manning is going to throw it a lot, and should put up some nice numbers once again. I expect a high scoring affair.
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The last time he faced the Eagles, he dropped 254 yards and four touchdowns. It's tough to expect Manning to reach those numbers again, but the Eagles are without Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, so he should be able to put up some solid numbers once again.
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It's hard to bench someone playing as well as Manning is right now. The 49ers are middle-of-the-road in terms of fantasy points allowed to QBs. Although some are predicting a low-scoring game, it looks like Hakeem Nicks will play, bumping this matchup up a bit.
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The matchup is juicy, with the Patriots giving up more yards per game through the air than any other team. The only thing that could hold Eli back this week is the fact that his top receiver and top running back will likely sit out. Mario Manningham and Victor Cruz are good enough receivers to gash New England's pitiful secondary, but the comfort level certainly drops when guys like Ramses Barden and Travis Beckum are seeing the field instead of Hakeem Nicks.
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Outside of a couple of ill-advised throws (one of which went for a Victor Cruz touchdown) Manning was fantastic last week, despite a porous offensive line and a lack of a running game. ?And unlike in real life, three touchdowns and three interceptions still makes for a very good fantasy day.
The Bills have forced a lot of interceptions, but are also the 25th worst fantasy defense against quarterbacks.? I expect another strong fantasy day from Manning.
He?s hot right now, with six touchowns and no interceptions in his last two games.? The Seahawks only have five sacks and two interceptions, so Eli won?t face a lot of pressure, and even though they?ve only allowed three passing touchdowns, opposing quarterbacks are completing almost 70% of their passes.
In 12-team leagues, there?s a good chance you drafted him as your backup, but unless you have Rodgers, Brady or Brees, or a handful of other elite options, you should be rolling with Eli.
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Now, with that said lets all raise a pint to Jerry Reese and laugh at some of the comments he thinks we should believe. Roll the highlights...
1. "We had a game plan and we are sticking to our game plan" - So what plan would that be?? Loosing 3 out of 5 of our top Free Agents and ignore anyone on the open market that might make this team better?
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These rankings are for standard, 12 team non-PPR leagues.
13. Cedric Benson- He finally broke out last year after being given a third(?) chance by the Bengals.? It?s a good situation, as they have shifted towards a rushing mentality.? Unfortunately, he contributes nothing in the passing game]
These rankings are for standard, 12-team non-PPR leagues.
13. Matt Ryan- With Tony Gonzalez finally starting to show his age, I?m not sure Ryan will take the step forward some might expect of him.? He?ll be better though, and he has a bright future.? You could do worse.
14. Donovan McNabb- His receiving core is a definite step back from Philly?s explosive core.? He won?t be phased by the abundance of young receivers, but his days of being a #1 fantasy QB could be over.
You shouldn't take fantasy football advice from just anyone, especially a total stranger on the internet.? You wouldn?t take stock tips from some homeless person who sleeps on the train, would you? ?So why should you trust me, also a homeless person who sleeps on the train, with fantasy football advice?
I?ll tell you why: