Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs PHI

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Game Predictions & Player Projections - NYG vs PHI

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Prediction: NYG 27, PHI 31 (Line: PHI by 2.5)

This will be very disappointing if it doesn’t become a shootout since both teams and churning out the 30+ point games. The road team won in both meetings last year. In Philly, the Giants won 15-7 but the Eagles won 36-21 in New York. This is a coin flip game that will be more about not making errors.

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 —– 15 WAS —–
7 @DAL —– 16 @STL —–
8 BYE —– 17 PHI —–
9 IND —–  
News | Statistics | Roster
NYG @ PHI Rush Catch Pass
QB Eli Manning 300,3
RB Shane Vereen 20 5-40
RB Andre Williams 70,1
WR Odell Beckham 4-50
WR Victor Cruz 6-100,1
WR Hakeem Nicks 4-50,1
TE Larry Donnell 6-50
PK Josh Brown 2 FG 3 XP

After stumbling for two weeks, the Giants picked up the pace with three quick wins over weak defenses and at least for now the offense looks like it is taking shape and running to form. These next two weeks – on the road to Philly and Dallas – are going to be the test. Win both and all is well. Lose both and the season continues to be an uphill climb.

QUARTERBACK : Eli Manning is on a nice four game streak of multiple touchdowns and his yardage has been solid as well. Better still – only one interception over the last three games after losing four over those first two weeks. How well the offense plays against a great defense remains to be seen and it is certainly not happening this week or eve the following.

Manning passed for 246 yards and no scores in Philly last year.

RUNNING BACK : Rashad Jennings left the win over the Falcons because of an MCL sprain that is expected to keep him out for the next two to three weeks, Definitely for this game. That leaves the rookie Andre Williams to be the starter after he ran 20 times for 65 yards and one score versus the Falcons. Peyton Hillis can help out and Michael Cox was called up from the practice squad – a sure sign that Jennings is missing two weeks or more.

Williams has plenty of power but isn’t as complete of a back as Jennings. He has just two catches over five games this year.

WIDE RECEIVER : Victor Cruz was held to a shocking 22 yards on three catches by the Falcons who allowed Rueben Randle (4-33) and the rookie Odell Beckham (4-44) to both score once. This unit has been much more productive in recent weeks and Cruz was coming off two straight 100 yard games. Beckham had his first playing time of the season thanks to a balky hamstring from back in training camp. Beckham’s presence is expected to grow quickly even if it is at the expense of Randle.

Cruz caught seven passes for 86 yards in Philly last season.

TIGHT END : And that is what happens when you get noticed. The Falcons made stopping Larry Donell a priority and the mission was accomplished. Donnell never had a catch and was thrown just one pass. This after three straight games of 6+ receptions each. Donnell is no less involved, but obviously cannot be a blind start.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: Fire up your Giants. The Eagles have never allowed fewer than two passing scores and usually three along with decent to great yardage. Williams on the road is less likely to have a big game here though he might score once. The Eagles are pretty good against tight ends so Donnell may remain mortal for another week. But the secondary is one of the worst in the league. Manning, Cruz and even Randle are starts this week and Williams is a moderate play.

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points NYG 12 19 21 4 18 16
Preventing Fantasy Points PHI 32 20 31 9 22 16

Philadelphia Eagles

1 JAC 34-17 10 CAR —–
2 @IND 30-27 11 @GB —–
3 WAS 37-34 12 TEN —–
4 @SF 21-26 13 @DAL —–
5 STL 34-28 14 SEA —–
6 NYG —– 15 DAL —–
7 BYE —– 16 @WAS —–
8 @ARI —– 17 @NYG —–
9 @HOU —–  
News | Statistics | Roster
vs Rush Catch Pass
RB DeMarco Murray 60 4-30
RB Darren Sproles 30 6-50,1
WR Jordan Matthews 4-50
WR Rueben Randle 6-90,1
TE Zach Ertz 3-40
PK Cody Parkey 1 FG 4 XP
PK Caleb Sturgis 2 FG 2 XP

The Eagles are tied with the Cowboys for the NFC East win at 4-1 and only a bye waits on the other side. The defense has made every week a shoot out and this game is likely as easy as it gets for the next month or more. If there is anything wrong in Philly, fantasy leaguers are not complaining. Well. Other than maybe the LeSean McCoy owners.

QUARTERBACK : Nick Foles continues to draw criticism for his footwork and mechanics of passing but the Eagles are 4-1 and Foles already logged three games with mover 300 yards. Only in the loss at San Francisco has Foles not merited a fantasy start and he already has eight touchdowns on the year.

RUNNING BACK : Though he ran for 81 yards last week, LeSean McCoy still remains a question. At home against the Rams should have been much better and he only gained five yards on four catches in that game. McCoy has just one touchdown on the year and has been nearly unplayable. He only gained 22 yards on 20 runs versus the Redskins. He only gained 17 yards on ten carries against the 49ers. He claims he is healthy. He seems “unhappy” for whatever reason but his production is not there and it is not a case of it all going to Darren Sproles who has also been rather quiet for the last three weeks.

McCoy gets 20+ carries almost every week but is shocking how little he gets done now. He’s only gained 273 yards on 95 carries for a 2.9 YPC.

WIDE RECEIVER : Jeremy Maclin scored in four of the five games and is always good for about five catches or more. He’s easily the most targeted Eagle but at least Jordan Matthews scored twice in the home game versus the Redskins and Riley Cooper finally scored last week on the Rams though his yardage is low every week. Foles will spread the ball around and only Maclin has any consistency.

TIGHT END : Zach Ertz remains in the game plan but he has not scored since the season opener and spent the last three weeks with sub-50 yard efforts. He lacks the consistency to merit a fantasy start for now but could return to prominence in the future when the Eagles face better secondaries. Probably not this week though against the #1 defense versus tight ends.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: The Giants are allowing only one passing score per opponent in recent games but on the road they did give up 346 yards and two scores to Matthew Stafford and later even Kirk Cousins passed for 257 yards. The Giants have also been very weak against running backs but mostly because teams are throwing a lot of passes to the backfield. They are averaging almost seven receptions per week and over 55 yards to running backs as recessives. No tight ends have scored on them or gained more than 60 yards. Figure on Foles, McCoy, Sproles and Maclin as all good starts this week. This is a nice place for McCoy to have a good game – if he can.

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points PHI 14 14 9 15 3 1
Preventing Fantasy Points NYG 20 28 11 1 17 20

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