Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs JAC

Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs JAC


Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs JAC

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Prediction: NYG 27, JAC 17 (Line: NYG by 2.5)

The 3-8 Giants are on a six game losing streak while the 1-10 Jaguars won their game a short four weeks ago and now seek to improve on their 1-4 home mark. Both teams have bad defenses but the Giants have the better offense.

New York Giants

1 @DET 14-35 10 @SEA 17-39
2 ARI 14-25 11 SF 10-16
3 HOU 30-17 12 DAL 28-31
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  
News | Statistics | Roster
NYG @ JAC Rush Catch Pass
QB Eli Manning 270,2
RB Rashad Jennings 80,1 4-30
RB Shane Vereen 20 5-50
RB Andre Williams 30
WR Odell Beckham 8-100,2
WR Hakeem Nicks 3-40
TE Larry Donnell 2-20
PK Josh Brown 2 FG 3 XP

Pregame Notes: The Giants played both the Cowboys and 49ers to the end but fell short. With Rashad Jennings back and Odell Beckham considered a phenom, the offense is getting back to shape and with remaining games against the Jaguars, Titans, Redskins and Eagles, there should be plenty of points to be had. There is no word that a coaching upheaval will happen to the oldest NFL coach but the team is just playing out the season without much talk about the future yet.

QUARTERBACK : While Eli Manning experienced plenty of challenges this year, he’s still managed to remain relevant in almost every game. He failed to score in just one game and comes off a nice 338 yard, three touchdown effort against the Cowboys. He’s not good enough to outplay a truly good defense but against average or worse, Manning still generates the fantasy points. He is not an every week starter but has value in strategic starts such as this week.

RUNNING BACK : Rashad Jennings has been back for two weeks and ended up with 120 total yards versus Dallas because they suddenly opted to throw to him eight times for 68 yards. Andre Williams hawked a touchdown for the fifth time this year but he remains only good for around 30 yards and maybe a score. Jennings still has several remaining opportunities to turn in a good to great game.

WIDE RECEIVER : The world certainly knows Odell Beckham by now. His three fingered, backwards falling, one-handed pluck may be the catch of the year. He ended with ten catches for 146 yards and two scores on the Cowboys and remained above 90 yards in each of the last four games. Aside from Rueben Randle’s one freak good game versus the 49ers (7-112), there has been nothing happening in the wideout ranks since Victor Cruz left. That is besides Beckham.

The rookie injured his back last week but still returned to the game. He is expected to be fine for this week.

TIGHT END : Larry Donnell and Daniels Fells are both being used equally and are both equally missing any fantasy reliability. The duo share ten touchdowns and Donnell has six. But who in what individual game is little more than a coin flip.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: No secret just how bad the Jaguars defense is. They have allowed 19 passing scores this year and healthy yardage to opponents. The rushing defense gave up ten scores to running backs but only two runners crested 100 yards and the defense at home has been much better. Manning, Jennings and Beckham are all three strong plays this week though Beckham has already become an every week starter.

Gaining Fantasy Points NYG 14 24 12 4 29 25
Preventing Fantasy Points JAC 21 30 16 22 32 32

Jacksonville Jaguars

1 @PHI 17-34 10 DAL 17-31
2 @WAS 10-41 11 BYE —–
3 IND 17-44 12 @IND 3-23
4 @SD 14-33 13 NYG —–
5 PIT 9-17 14 HOU —–
6 @TEN 14-16 15 @BAL —–
7 CLE 24-6 16 TEN —–
8 MIA 13-27 17 @HOU —–
9 @CIN 23-33  
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JAC vs NYG Rush Catch Pass
QB Blake Bortles 260,1
RB Chris Ivory 50 2-10
RB Bernard Pierce 20
RB Denard Robinson 80,1 2-10
WR Allen Hurns 5-50,1
TE Marcedes Lewis 3-30

Pregame Notes: Another losing season winds down but at least the quarterback of the future is getting in playing time and running back depth may not be as bad as it seemed. But the Jaguars defense has far to go before it resembles anything like what a Lovie Smith defense should look like. There is plenty of room to grow on this squad and there will be plenty of early draft picks next April.

QUARTERBACK : Blake Bortles only totals eight touchdowns over his nine games against 15 interceptions. But he adds up to 48 yards with rushing. He’s failed to score in the last two games and has actually done worse in home games where he scored just twice in the most recent four matchups. His sacks and interceptions are worse than his lack of yardage.

RUNNING BACK : Denard Robinson decreased each week since his 127 yards in week seven and he ended with only 25 yards on 14 runs in Indianapolis. But he scored four times from week seven to week 10 and topped 70 total yards in every game. He’s been much more productive at home where both 100 yards efforts happened.

WIDE RECEIVER : No real reliability here though Allen Hurns scored five times this year and Cecil Shorts has two efforts over 100 yards. Hurns was held to single catches for the last two games. The loss of Allen Robinson removed the only consistently productive wideout from the team. Shorts should be the best they have and Hurns varies greatly. This is a low scoring unit but the players all have at least minor upside.

TIGHT END : No fantasy value.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: The Giants have one of the worst secondaries and even Bortles should manage at least one touchdown. The rushing defense is even worse which bodes well for Robinson who has grown cold and could use a good showing. Even with the soft secondary, Bortles would be a very risky play and same goes for any receivers but Robinson at least has the chance for some moderate yardage.

Gaining Fantasy Points JAC 24 26 23 27 32 21
Preventing Fantasy Points NYG 29 31 7 24 25 20

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