Kickoff: Sunday, November 15th, at 1:00 PM EST
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Betting Odds: PHI -3.5, 44 total via Oddsshark
Carson Wentz (Start, QB2)
Carson Wentz has been a frustrating QB to own in fantasy, and certainly in real life for Doug Pederson’s Eagles. Week 9 was Wentz’ worst game of the year, as he had four turnovers total (two interceptions and two lost fumbles), and only passed for 125 yards despite the two touchdowns. It’s hard to trust him every week, but coming off the bye, he’s facing a Giants defense that he carved up for 359 yards and three touchdowns just three weeks ago.
Miles Sanders (Start, RB2), Boston Scott (Sit)
While Boston Scott held his own a bit in Miles Sanders’ absence, he is likely to lose his standalone fantasy value this week with Sanders due back. The Giants’ defense has given up the 10th most fantasy points to the running back position this season, and so Sanders could be in line for a productive game in his return. The knee injury that kept Sanders out for two games should hopefully be behind him.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Travis Fulgham (Start, WR3), Jalen Reagor (Start, FLEX), Alshon Jeffery (Sit), Dallas Goedert (Start, TE2)
Second-year Travis Fulgham has cemented himself as a waiver-wire darling since his Week 4 coming out party. He’s averaged 10.25 targets over the last four games and 6.75 receptions per. He’s even found the end zone in four of his last five games. Rookie Jalen Reagor found the end zone in his return to action last week, catching three of six targets for the one score and even a 2-pt conversion. You figure both he and Fulgham will eat into one another’s targets, but there is room in the offense for them to both succeed. Alshon Jeffery, on the other hand, despite potentially debuting this week, can be left on the wire.
Dallas Goedert returned from injury as well last week, but only had one target and catch for 15 yards. Look for him to bounce back with no Zach Ertz to worry about still. The Giants have been strong against the tight end position this season though, allowing the ninth fewest fantasy points to the position.
New York Giants
Daniel Jones (Sit)
Good news and bad news for Daniel Jones; which do you want first? Let’s start with the good. Last week against Washington, Jones had no turnovers, his first clean game of the season. However, it’s worth mentioning that he did have two fumbles, both of which he didn’t lose. The bad here is that he is still an underachieving, middling fantasy QB. He has not thrown for over 300 yards through nine games, and the upside from last year just hasn’t been there in 2020.
Wayne Gallman Jr. (Start if you must, FLEX), Devonta Freeman (Sit), Dion Lewis (Sit)
This backfield isn’t favorable by any means, but in a pinch, Wayne Gallman Jr. has offered some decent FLEX production in the last three weeks. The caveat there is that Devonta Freeman has missed time with an ankle injury. He may return for Week 10 against the Eagles, but I’m skeptical about starting him anyhow; Gallman is a better play. Dion Lewis remains a sit. It’s worth noting though that the Eagles have given up the seventh-fewest fantasy points to the RB position this season.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Darius Slayton (Start, FLEX), Sterling Shepard (Start, WR3), Golden Tate (Sit), Austin Mack (Sit), Evan Engram (Start, TE1)
Darius Slayton enters Week 10 coming off his worst game of the season, having only seen one target the very first play from scrimmage. The big-play potential remains, but it’s hard to trust him as he’s had more down weeks than up lately; he’s a FLEX option at best. Sterling Shepard borders that same line, but he’s been more consistent since returning Week 7. He is averaging 8.6 targets over the last three games, and 6.6 receptions in that same span. Golden Tate is in Joe Judges’ doghouse, having been benched last week due to some off-field matters. Even when he’s in there, he doesn’t hold much fantasy relevancy. In his absence against Washington, Austin Mack stepped up and caught four of five targets for 72 yards. That said, he too is not a fantasy option at this point.
Evan Engram is his own kryptonite. The targets are plentiful – 20 total in the last two games (10 each) – but for every productive catch, is the inevitable wait for a misstep. The TE landscape in fantasy is forever meh, and so Engram is cemented as a weekly start, and this week is actually a great spot for him to find the end zone again. The Eagles defense has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends on the year.
-Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)