Game Predictions & Player Projections - WAS vs NYG

Game Predictions & Player Projections - WAS vs NYG


Game Predictions & Player Projections - WAS vs NYG

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Prediction: WAS 20, NYG 34 (Line: NYG by 7)

UPDATE: DeSean Jackson only had limited practices this week and remains very questionable to play. He will likely be a game time decision and if he does play, he won’t be 100%. I am adding him into the projections assuming he would be limited in the game. Best bet if you want to use Jackson is to catch pregame reports about how he looked in warmups. Colt McCoy has already been cleared to play this week and will start. That helps the offense and I am adjusting the game score because of it.

The 4-9 Giants won 45-14 in Washington during week four. Now they are playing in New York and the 3-10 Redskins look even less formidable with their five game losing streak.

Washington Redskins

1 @HOU 6-17 10 BYE —–
2 JAC 41-10 11 TB 7-27
3 @PHI 34-37 12 @SF 13-17
4 NYG 14-45 13 @IND 27-49
5 SEA 17-27 14 STL 0-24
6 @ARI 20-30 15 @NYG —–
7 TEN 19-17 16 PHI —–
8 @DAL 20-17 17 DAL —–
9 @MIN 26-29  
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WAS @ NYG Rush Catch Pass
QB Colt McCoy 250,2
RB Pierre Thomas 20 3-20
WR Pierre Garcon 6-70,1
WR DeSean Jackson 3-40
WR Andre Roberts 4-40
TE Vernon Davis 2-20
TE Jordan Reed 5-60,1

Pregame Notes: The Redskins have hit bottom with a shutout loss at home and a team that has started to implode. There is even speculation that the Skins may fire HC Jay Gruden after the season which is exactly what this team needs – another new slew of coaches, new playbooks and schemes and throw in a few new players. The Redskins are in a perpetual rebuilding year like a kid faced with a gourmet buffet. Nothing looks any good. Either Gruden is gone or Robert Griffin III is gone – that is about all that seems to have agreement.

QUARTERBACK : Colt McCoy remains the starter when healthy but had a strained neck last week and is not yet cleared. I will assume that Robert Griffin III gets the nod and update later as warranted. In the previous meeting with the Giants, Kirk Cousins passed for 257 yards and one score with four interceptions. Griffin won’t prove much of an upgrade on the road this time.

RUNNING BACK : Roy Helu has turf toe and will miss at least this game if not more. He’s been used sparingly anyway and his absence won’t prove to be any real benefit for Alfred Morris who was able to gain 63 yards and one touchdown on just 12 carries in the previous game and he even added a season best three catches for 27 yards. Morris was on a nice streak of good games until last week when he was shut down to only six yards on eight carries by the Rams. He was just as effective in road games but the fear has to be the team-wide malaise that seemed to set in against the Rams and if this team is now lost. Very hard to gauge the level of motivation from here on out.

WIDE RECEIVER : DeSean Jackson was held out last week because of a bruised leg and his status for this week won’t be determined until later. Jackson was held to only one catch for nine yards in that previous game and no wide receiver produced more than 28 yards on two catches that Pierre Garcon turned in. Garcon has been a major disappointment this year but at least he was upgraded to nine catches for 95 yards last week when Jackson was out. Of course with Griffin throwing passes this time makes it less appealing.

TIGHT END : Jordan Reed did not play in the first meeting. Niles Paul (3-60) and Logan Paulsen (3-28) both had far better games than usual. While Reed blew up two weeks ago with 123 yards on nine catches in Indianapolis, he’s been only marginally effective in all other games and that was when he was playing with Colt McCoy, not Griffin.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: The Giants are very weak against the pass but only to top quarterbacks. This game is on the road and comes after a horrible showing that may not be exactly motivating. The Giants are playing better and won’t take this game lightly. The only fantasy starts here are Morris and possibly Garcon. The unknown quarterback situation doesn’t help and this was a blowout loss back in Washington already. Keep expectations low.

Gaining Fantasy Points WAS 18 10 24 11 26 28
Preventing Fantasy Points NYG 23 21 7 17 23 25

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 24-25
5 ATL 30-20 14 @TEN 36-7
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 vs WAS Rush Catch Pass
QB Eli Manning 300,3
RB Rashad Jennings 60,1 3-20
RB Shane Vereen 10 4-50
RB Andre Williams 40 1-10
WR Odell Beckham 10-130,2
TE Larry Donnell 4-40,1
PK Josh Brown 2 FG 4 XP

Pregame Notes: The nice blowout over the Titans helped the sting from losing to the Jaguars and at least the Giants have scored 24+ points in the last three games. This week should produce very nice fantasy points again as it did the first time but then week 16 in St. Louis looks like a loss and hands off for fantasy championships. The Giants are winding down but have a great shot at a win this week and if nothing else, the offense looks better thanks to Odell Beckham.

QUARTERBACK : The good news is that Eli Manning’s best game of the year – 300 yards and four touchdowns – came against these Redskins in week four. He even ran in his only touchdown of the year. Manning’s recent home games have been with 280+ yards.

RUNNING BACK : Rashad Jennings did suit up and did play against the Titans but only only gained five yards on two runs and caught a 17 yard pass. Andre Williams ended with a career high 131 yards and a score on 24 carries against the weak Titans defense. Back in week four, Williams ran for 66 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries in Washington while Jennings only gained 55 yards on 13 runs. Jennings will take the biggest share if healthy but that needs to see full practices this week to assume. Otherwise, both will share to some measure against what has been one of the strengths of the Redskins defense.

WIDE RECEIVER : Odell Beckham is making a case for Rookie of the Year even though he missed the first four games and did not breakout until midseason. He’s gaining at least 90 yards in each of his last six games and getting up to 15 targets per week. He’s already turned in three efforts over 130 yards. And he did not play against the Redskins in the first meeting. Victor Cruz gained 108 yards on six catches then while Rueben Randle caught a season high eight passes for 89 yards.

TIGHT END : The Redskins gave up three touchdowns to Larry Donnell in week four when he caught seven passes for 54 yards. Donnell’s role has been reduced significantly from the early weeks though he still catches around four passes per week.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: Make no mistake – this is a really bad defense that is getting worse. They have already allowed 28 passing scores. Expect at least two and more likely three passing touchdowns from Manning who already tore them up earlier this year. Beckham is yet again a very strong play. Both Randle and Donnell are risky but have upside here. Expect one rushing score as well that goes to Jennings if he is healthy enough – otherwise Williams.

Gaining Fantasy Points NYG 15 22 11 8 25 16
Preventing Fantasy Points WAS 30 2 19 27 17 30

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