Fantasy Football 2014: Giants at Eagles 10/12/14 Week 6 Preview
New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-1)
Sunday, October 12, 2014; 8:30 PM ET
Wrapping up the Week 6 Sunday action this weekend, we’ve got a pretty nice divisional rivalry game ahead with the Giants and the Eagles. New York (3-2) is coming off a 10-point win over the Falcons, while Philadelphia (4-1) managed to hold off the Rams in Week 5. This one could be an important game when it comes to division standings at the end of the year.
As you might expect, there are plenty of key fantasy contributors on both sides of the ball here, so with that said let’s take a closer look at some of the notable names and see what we should be expecting out of our rosters.
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Over the last few weeks, Manning has been making a name for himself as a must-have backup fantasy QB. He continued his solid run in Week 5, posting 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He now has multiple TD throws in four straight games.
We like Manning to keep the streak going this week, as he shouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble with Philly’s secondary.
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Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: As a top QB pickup in the draft this year, most owners were expecting consistent week-to-week production from Foles. That simply hasn’t happened, and he continued his reign of mediocrity in Week 5 with 207 yards, a pair of TD throws and an interception.
That’s better than what he did against the Niners, but still not much of an improvement. That said, if you’ve got Foles on your roster, you’ve got to keep rolling with him. We doubt he’ll light it up this week, though.
Andre Williams, RB, New York Giants: Week 5 marked a shifting in the balance of the Giants backfield. Williams took over for an injured Rashad Jennings, logging 83 total yards in relief.
It remains to be seen how Jennings’ knee will look this week, but suffice to say now is the time to have Williams. The Giants were going to transition the workload his way at some point in the season anyway, it was only a matter of when.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Through the first four weeks of the season, McCoy was a complete and utter fantasy bust. He didn’t do much better in Week 6, posting 86 total yards and losing a silly fumble in a futile search for more yardage on one play.
McCoy’s ineptitude statistically has been one of the most puzzling fantasy storylines so far in this season. All things considered, however, you’re not benching him; Just ride it out and cross those fingers.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants: We’re not sure what to make of Cruz, really. After an impressive resurgence in Weeks 3 and 4, he posted just 22 yards against Atlanta as Manning’s fancies led him toward other receivers.
There aren’t too many balls to go around in New York, but at least Cruz is still getting the targets. We actually like him this week for a bounce-back game.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Maclin has emerged as a big-time contributor in the Philly offense. He has a TD in four of five games so far, including Week 5 when he posted 76 yards on five grabs.
If Maclin can stay healthy, he should eclipse 1,000 yards fairly easily. He’s edging himself into must-start territory in fantasy.
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