Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs SEA

Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs SEA


Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs SEA

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Prediction: NYG 17, SEA 27 (Line: SEA by 5.5)

The Giants are on a three game losing streak that has seen them lose by no fewer than ten points and on average about 18 points per game. The 5-3 Seahawks have picked up two straight wins but are still two games behind the Cardinals.

The Seahawks won 23-0 in New York last season.

New York Giants

1 @DET 14-35 10 @SEA —–
2 ARI 14-25 11 SF —–
3 HOU 30-17 12 DAL —–
4 @WAS 45-14 13 @JAC —–
5 ATL 30-20 14 @TEN —–
6 @PHI 0-27 15 WAS —–
7 @DAL 21-31 16 @STL —–
8 BYE —– 17 PHI —–
9 IND 24-40  
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NYG @ SEA Rush Catch Pass
QB Eli Manning 250,2
RB Bobby Rainey 60,1 5-30
RB Andre Williams 40
WR Odell Beckham 4-40
TE Larry Donnell 6-60,1
PK Josh Brown 1 FG 2 XP

Pregame Notes: The nightmare season (Year II) continues with the Giants defense taking a big hit by losing RCB Prince Amukamara for the season with a torn biceps on a defense that was already an overall weakness and had few standouts (fewer now). The offense is trying to adjust to life without Victor Cruz and while it is not nearly enough to win games lately at least it is still spawning some fantasy value. Unfortunately for the Giants, it is only getting worse for the rest of the year.

QUARTERBACK : To his credit, Eli Manning hasn’t thrown an interception since week four and his last two games produced 248 yards and three scores in Dallas and 359 yards and two touchdowns versus the Colts. They lost both games handily but Manning is working with what he has left and the deficit on the scoreboard each week has him throwing up to 50 passes per game.

Manning passed for 156 yards and five interceptions against the Seahawks last year.

RUNNING BACK : Rashad Jennings remains out with an MCL sprain and should return next week against the 49ers. In his place, Andre Williams has averaged around 50 total yards but at least scored once in the home game against the Colts. He has no role as a receiver and the Giants are not affording him more than 18 carries per game anyway. Playing in Seattle is not likely to change his averages, at least not in a positive way. Jennings is not going to return as a savior but he’ll at least throw in receptions into his totals.

WIDE RECEIVER : At least Odell Beckham has been worth the wait. The rookie scored twice in Dallas and then snared eight passes for 156 yards versus the Colts. Rueben Randle only scores in the easiest of home games and only catches four or five passes per week despite being targeted ten times. He’s dropped more than a few passes and rarely breaks 60 yards in any game. Preston Parker has actually become worse the more he plays and suffered an ankle injury last week that may keep him out.

Rookie Corey Washington had limited play but impressed with four catches for 48 yards and a score. He’s worth a watch to see if he can make the #3 role become anything consistent. Beckham is as good as billed but Randle could be easily replaced eventually.

TIGHT END : Manning threw eight passes to Larry Donnell last week but he only caught four for 25 yards though he managed one touchdown. Donnell is very hit or miss but his trend is mostly disappearing against weak secondaries when the wideouts are enough and showing up more when the defense it tough against wideouts and forces Manning to look elsewhere.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: Andre Williams has been a disappointment so far and that is not getting any better in Seattle this week. But Manning faces a defense that has allowed multiple passing scores in almost every game along with good yardage. The Seahawks are weak against the tight ends with ten scores allowed so expect Donnell to get plenty of targets again this week. Unfortunately, Beckham matches on Richard Sherman and Randle draws the easier side. The only appealing matchup here is Donnell. Manning should have a decent game if only in trash time but may again have turnover problems. Beckham has upside but not enough to get away from Sherman.

Gaining Fantasy Points NYG 16 24 19 5 27 26
Preventing Fantasy Points SEA 6 12 2 27 17 6

Seattle Seahawks

1 GB 36-16 10 NYG —–
2 @SD 21-30 11 @KC —–
3 DEN 26-20 12 ARI —–
4 BYE —– 13 @SF —–
5 @WAS 27-17 14 @PHI —–
6 DAL 23-30 15 SF —–
7 @STL 26-28 16 @ARI —–
8 @CAR 13-9 17 STL —–
9 OAK 30-24  
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SEA vs NYG Rush Catch Pass
QB Russell Wilson 40 200,1
RB Bryce Brown 30 1-10
WR Doug Baldwin 6-80
WR Jermaine Kearse 3-40
TE Jimmy Graham 7-80,1
TE Luke Willson 2-20,1
PK Steven Hauschka 2 FG 3 XP

Pregame Notes: The Seahawks are two games removed from losses to the Cowboys and Rams but they only beat the Panthers by four points and somehow allowed the Raiders to stay within six points. That’s a little troublesome for this week since the Giants come in with the look of an easy win. Already two games behind the Cardinals in the NFC West, the Seahawks need to rediscover their swagger but after this week it will be tough matchups the rest of the way. This is clearly the easiest game left for the offense to face.

QUARTERBACK : Eight weeks into the season and Russell Wilson is only doing less. Granted the last two weeks were wins but Wilson only passed for 199 yards and a score on the Panthers followed by 179 yards and no touchdowns versus the Raiders. Marshawn Lynch handled the scoring last week but Wilson is not posting the points like he used to do. After starting the season with four straight games of two passing scores each, he’s only thrown three scores over the last four games. He adds in rushing yardage and even a score in mostly away games but in fantasy terms he’s declined and somewhat pronouncedly since Percy Harvin left.

Wilson passed for 206 yards and one score with 50 rushing yards in New York last season.

RUNNING BACK : Nice to see Marshawn Lynch run in two scores last week but those were his first in four games and he’s been held under 75 rushing yards for five straight games. At home versus the Raiders, he only averaged three yards per carry on his 21 runs. Christine Michael is getting four carries per game lately as an assumed precursor to next year but Lynch still commands the biggest chunk of carries and has gone through a lull this past month.

Lynch only gained 47 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries last year in New York though he added six catches for 73 yards.

WIDE RECEIVER : It was bad before Harvin left and by now the wideouts are nothing more than Doug Baldwin with five or six possession catches per game and everyone else getting maybe one meaningless catch. Baldwin consumes more targets than anyone on the team and rightfully so since he is the lone productive receiver on this team. Eight weeks into the season and Baldwin not only doubles what any other receiver has done, he’s only averaging about 50 yards per game.

Baldwin turned in six catches for 71 yards and a score on the Giants.

TIGHT END : No fantasy value. You might think with no decent wideouts they would have a good tight end but you would be wrong.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: The Giants defense just lost a cornerback and with that about the only thing they were good at. Almost all road opponents end up with two or more passing scores on the Giants along with very healthy yardage. How that translates down to Wilson is less clear given his problems passing as of late. Baldwin actually would have drawn Amukamara this week but now gets a replacement. The Giants on the road are weak against the tight ends and allowed four touchdowns to the position in just the last two games but the Seahawks use the position too rarely to rely on. Lynch should be a lock for a score here and healthy yardage.

Gaining Fantasy Points SEA 9 14 27 28 6 27
Preventing Fantasy Points NYG 25 26 8 26 25 18

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