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New York Giants best and worst fantasy football picks for Week 1

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SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel this year, a daily and one-week fantasy game. If you aren't familiar with FanDuel you don't draft players. You have a given amount of money and you purchase players based on their prices. There are monetary prizes each week.

Playing FanDuel is kind of like playing GM and trying to manipulate the salary cap to get yourself the best roster possible. Here are my thoughts on New York Giants you should play, and avoid, in Week 1 if you play in these FanDuel leagues.

Quarterback: Umm, skip playing Eli Manning. The fact that there are 20 quarterbacks more expensive than Manning shouldn't matter. You've seen what the Giants' passing attack currently looks like. Choose somebody else.

Running back: Rashad Jennings will cost you $6,700 in FanDuel leagues, where you have a budget of $60,000. There are 20 running backs who are more expensive, and you could do a lot worse. If you want to go for a really cheap option, rookie Andre Williams is available for $5,000. He might steal some touchdowns.

Wide receiver: Victor Cruz is a great player, but until the Giants show you they can do something -- anything -- productive in the passing game spend your money elsewhere.

Tight end: Yuck! Let's move on.

Placekicker: Don't shy away from taking Josh Brown. He's a quality kicker and field goals rather than touchdowns might be prevalent for the Giants. Besides, Brown costs $4,700 in FanDuel dollars and Brandon McManus, traded to the Denver Broncos by the Giants, costs $5,000. Take Brown just because of that.

Defense: The Giants are in the middle of the pack in FanDuel at a cost of $5,200 for their defense. Honestly, I think I would go elsewhere in Week 1. I want to see Jason Pierre-Paul produce and Jon Beason play before I commit to the Giants on defense. Also, as good as the Giants secondary is, the Lions have Calvin Johnson and a host of quality receivers.

Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is hosting a $1,000,000 Fantasy Football Contest for Week 1's NFL games. It's only $25 to join and first place wins $100,000. Starts Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. ET. Here's the link. FYI: These are just my opinions and FanDuel gave me money to play.