Fantasy Football 2014: Giants at Redskins 9/25/14 Week 4 Preview
New York Giants (1-2) at Washington Redskins (1-2)
September 25, 2014; 8:25 PM ET
Kicking off the Week 4 NFL festivities, we have a big NFC East battle on tap with a pair of big-market teams. The Giants (1-2) posted a dominant win over the Texans in Week 3, while the Redskins (1-2) fell in a close one to the Eagles.
Even though the records may not indicate it, we’ll have plenty of interesting fantasy plays out on the field for this one, so let’s take a closer look at a few of the key names in the fold who will be impacting our rosters.
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Manning had a nice outing in the Giants’ first win of 2014. He posted 234 yards and a pair of scores in that one, easing the fears of those fantasy owners who have him as their backup QB.
It’s been a while since Manning has gone without an interception, so this game was a good sign. He’s obviously not a high- or even mid-range start, but he might be serviceable here.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: Much of the Redskins-Eagles Week 3 game was a quarterback duel, and Cousins held his own. He finished with 427 yards and three scores, but also tossed an ill-timed pick late in the game.
Cousins has been one of the few bright spots on a bad Redskins team, and Washington has themselves a five-alarm QB controversy. He’s a solid backup to have on your fantasy roster.
Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: We’re big believers in Jennings this season, and he proved us right in Week 3. He managed 176 rush yards with a score, validating all the fantasy owners who picked him up as a low-end RB2 in the draft.
This makes up for Jennings’ costly fumble in Week 2, and he’s coming into this one with a full head of steam. Definitely a must-start guy.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: Considering all the touches Morris got in his team’s Week 3 loss, he should have had more production. He rushed 23 times, but came up with just 77 yards all together.
Morris came out briefly with a knee injury, so that’s something to watch this week in practice. We see him bouncing back here.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants: It’s been a while since we saw Cruz see pay dirt. That changed in Week 3, when he found the end zone on a 107-yard day. It was his first score in his last 13 appearances.
Cruz is capable of a breakout game every week, so you almost have to have him in your fantasy lineup, despite the sour production here and there. Maybe he’ll get it rolling this week.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins: It was almost a foregone conclusion that Jackson would play in Week 3 despite his injury. He ended up doing well against his former team, posting 117 yards and a score on the day.
The big line was buoyed by a long TD catch, but all that matter are the final numbers. Look for him to build off that production here.
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