Kickoff: Sunday, November 19th @ 1:00 PM ET
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Betting Odds: WAS -10, 37 total via PFF.com
Writer: Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ on Twitter/X)
New York Giants
Tommy DeVito (Sit)
It can’t get much worse for the Giants, and the tough times will continue as Tommy DeVito will remain under center for the foreseeable future. Depending on who you ask, that may be a good thing when you consider draft positioning, but in any case, DeVito struggled mightily against the Cowboys, and certainly isn’t on the radar to stream against the Commanders this week.
Saquon Barkley (Start, RB2)
Saquon Barkley has really been dealt the short end of the stick this season. Sure, the injuries in the QB room are out of his hands, but he’s essentially the only offensive player worth a damn. Barkley actually had his worst game of the season against Dallas last week, turning 13 carries into 66 scoreless yards. The Cowboys’ defense expectedly was able to hold him in check, but he should fare better against a Commanders defense that just allowed the Seahawks to rush for a combined 120 yards.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Wan’Dale Robinson (Sit), Darius Slayton (Sit), Daniel Bellinger (Sit)
Simply put, with DeVito throwing the ball, the likes of Wan’Dale Robinson, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, and Jaylin Hyatt are best left away from your lineups.
Lawrence Cager caught a touchdown last week, but both he and fellow TE Daniel Bellinger don’t offer any TE streaming appeal.
Sam Howell (Start, QB1)
Week 10 was Sam Howell‘s third 300+ yard game in a row, and since Week 8, he has totaled 1034 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions. Washington may have lost by three to the Seahawks last week, but the matchup this week is certainly favorable for the hot-handed Howell against a Giants defense that just allowed Dak Prescott to torch them for 404 yards, four passing touchdowns, and a rushing score for good measure.
Brian Robinson (Start, RB2), Antonio Gibson (Sit)
The Washington run game has been productive as of late. Brian Robinson had a day against the Seahawks, more so through the air. He turned eight carries into just 38 scoreless yards, but caught all six of his targets for a whopping 119 yards and a touchdown. The matchup with the Giants this week opens the door for another big game for BRob.
Antonino Gibson has strung together solid back-to-back games; like Robinson, more in the pass game than on the ground. Like Robison, Gibson also found the end zone last week, catching five of six targets for 42 yards. It’s great if the pass-game involvement continues because he has not been an effective rusher on the ground at all this season; 137 yards total through 10 games. However, it’s hard to trust him as an option for your lineup.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Terry McLaurin (Start, WR2), Jahan Dotson (Start, FLEX), Logan Thomas (Start, TE2)
The Commander receivers were rather quiet against Seattle, despite the big game from Howell. Terry McLaurin caught half of his eight targets for 33 yards, Jahan Dotson laid a goose egg, and Curtis Samuel returned to action and had just two catches. The good sign this week is they are set to face the Giants, making McLaurin & Dotson viable options to start against a New York defense that ranks 29th in average fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, per CBS Sports.
Logan Thomas didn’t find the end zone against the Seahawks, but he did catch all five of his targets for 40 yards. As long as he remains healthy, Thomas has proved to be a formidable streaming option most weeks, and could remain a beneficiary of Howell.