Fantasy Football: New York Giants Week 14 Start/Sit

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The New York Giants travel to San Diego to play the Chargers this Sunday and Dennis Esser has your projections and Start/Sit advice for the game.

While the Giants won the game against the Washington Redskins last week, I doubt many of their players helped you in fantasy football all that much. This week might be more of the same if Eli Manning and his receivers can't get the passing game going.  ndre Brown managed a 23-yard run, but averaged less than a yard on his other 13 carries. Victor Cruz once again did not get to put on his dancing shoes and at this point they may be retired with all the attention defenses are paying to him. With all the coverage focused outside Brandon Myers has seen his opportunities in crease the past two weeks and he could continue to play a bigger role against the Chargers.

Eli Manning - 224.13 yards passing 1.36 TDs and .80 Ints (numberFire Projection)

Eli is projected as numberFire's 19th-best quarterback play for this week even though he is going against a defense that has given up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (courtesy of Rotoworld). That's how much the fantasy minds don't believe in Eli any more and I am right there with all of them. In all honesty as a fan I could care less if he throws for 100 yards as long as he leads the Giants to a win, but having to try to project him for fantasy purposes has become very hard. It's just better to stay away from him for the rest of the fantasy season.

Andre Brown - 16.35 carries for 75.41 yards and .66 TDs, 2.24 receptions for 12.91 yards and .04 TDs (numberFire)

San Diego has the 31st-ranked defense in the league, yet has only given up the 20th most points to fantasy running backs (Rotoworld). Last week they had a lot of trouble stopping Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis of the Bengals and Andre Brown is better version of Green-Ellis. While numberFire has Brown ranked as the eighth-best play of the week I have Brown ranked 11th overall for running backs.

Victor Cruz - 5.51 receptions for 81.30 yards and .30 TDs (numberFire)

We all know Cruz has struggled in fantasy since early on in the season, but maybe we didn't know just how much. Since week five he has averaged five receptions for 63.25 yards and hasn't scored a touchdown. I always think this could be the week he breaks out, but you may have to really consider benching him for a guy like Michael Floyd. I feel dirty saying that, but why shouldn't you do well in the fantasy playoffs if the Giants aren't going to make it.

Hakeem Nicks - 4.22 receptions for 61.83 yards and .29 TDs (numberFire)

These projections make him look almost start worthy, but do we really believe that he will top 10 points in a PPR league. He only had two targets last week. TWO!  I am not starting a receiver that only gets two to four looks a game and hasn't scored since last year.

Rueben Randle - 1.75 receptions for 26.52 yards and .26 TDs (numberFire)

Randle has been so inconsistent lately and didn't even produce two weeks ago when Hakeem Nicks was inactive. I think you can only put him in your lineups in the deepest of leagues and shouldn't expect much. I would much rather look to either of the Raiders wide receivers, Holmes or Streater, this week against the Jets than taking a chance with Nicks or Randle.

Brandon Myers - 3.38 receptions for 39.17 yards and .27 TDs (numberFire)

Myers has benefited from all the attention defenses have been paying to Cruz lately, and Manning is actually getting him the ball. I still wouldn't put him in my lineup this week unless you are desperate for a starter. The Chargers have only given up six touchdowns to tight ends all year and three of those were in Week 1 to the Houston Texans.

Feel free to ask me any start/sit or trade questions on Twitter @Coachesseror by messaging me on Facebook by liking Coachesser’s Playbook. You can also read my articles at www.coachesser.com and listen to the definitive fantasy football podcast on Itunes or Stitcher Radio by subscribing to the Trick Plays podcast hosted by Micah James (@FFMagicMan) and myself.

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