Fantasy Football 2015: Giants at Eagles Week 6 Preview
New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)
Monday, October 19, 2015; 8:30 PM ET
Wrapping up the Week 6 schedule on “Monday Night Football,” we’ve got an NFC East battle in store between the Giants and Eagles. New York (3-2) is coming off a thrilling win over the 49ers, while Philadelphia (2-3) took care of business against the Saints in Week 5.
Let’s check out a few of the notable fantasy football contributors on both sides and see if we can figure out what to expect on our rosters this week.
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Manning had one of the best performances of his career in the Giants’ win over the Niners, going 41-of-54 for 441 yards and three touchdowns.
Manning hasn’t been perceived as much more than a high-level backup in fantasy this year, but he’s played well the past couple of weeks. He’s got six touchdowns in his past two games and could be a fringe starter here.
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Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Things were tight in the first half of the Eagles’ Week 5 win over the Saints, but Philly pulled away late. Bradford would throw for 333 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
That’s two pretty good games in a row for Bradford, who has had some trouble finding a groove in Philadelphia. He’s probably a low-end fantasy starter at best.
Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: It’s tough knowing what to make of the Giants’ backfield this year. Jennings got 11 rushes to lead the team, but only came up with 46 yards. He did pickup another 21 through four receptions, though.
Shane Vereen has taken the wind out of Jennings’ sails this year, and is coming off a nice line in Week 5 with eight receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. He may prove to be a better fantasy option.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Murray is another Eagles player that has had some trouble getting going this year. He posted a nice line in Week 5, though, with 20 rushes for 83 yards and a score. He’d also add 37 more yards on seven receptions.
It’s good to see Murray finally getting it going, as he’d fallen out of favor in recent weeks. The team will continue to feed him, so he should get ample opportunity here. That said, he’s got two other backs to contend with in Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles.
Odell Beckham, WR, New York Giants: Beckham burst out in Week 5 with another great performance. He snagged seven receptions for 121 yards and a score, but was bothered by his hamstring late in the game.
Fantasy owners will want to watch Beckham in practice this week to see how his hamstring is doing. It’s good that he has an extra day to rest, but it’s conceivable he could miss Week 6 if he doesn’t heal quickly.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Matthews was second on the team in catches (tie) to Murray, but came up with just 44 yards on his five grabs in Week 5.
Matthews hasn’t found the end zone since Week 2, and hasn’t broken 100 yards since Week 1. He’s fallen off the table statistically, but still has at least five catches in all but one game this season.
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