Let's make this quick as we had a quick turnaround from week three. The Giants looked good on Sunday. Well maybe that was a bit of an understatement. Eli Manning, Rashad Jennings and Victor Cruz played very well both in real football and in the fantasy football world. Eli has completed over 70 percent of his passes not counting week one and the offensive line showed some muscle against the Texans last week. This week they get a banged up RedskinsDefense fresh off of a tough loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Eli looks a lot more relaxed in the pocket with Will Beatty once again playing well on the left side of the Giants O-Line. The development of a tight end in Larry Donnell cannot be understated when talking about Eli's confidence. Eli has been extremely efficient when trying to get the ball to Donnell. With the Redskins Defense being banged up and with Eli playing well I have no problems putting him in my lineups where my QB is on a bye.
Jennings had a banner day last week against the Texans, but he might not see as much running room against the Redskins. What Jennings will lose in rushing yards he may gain in chances in the passing game. I think the Giants won't need him to block quite as much against the Redskins and he should be able to get involved int he passing game. He's an ideal RB2 this week.
Cruz's numbers would look so much better if he and Eli would have been more efficient over the first two weeks of the season. His big week against the Texans was expected by many and it was nice that he was able to have five grabs on only six targets. With six teams on a bye, Cruz finds himself as a potential WR1 this week and should be played everywhere.
Rueben Randle has failed to take advantage of his early season opportunities, but he always has touchdown upside. This week a lot of owners will be looking to play him as there are six teams on a by and they may not be able to stash him on their benches much longer. Some in the industry think he has a decent shot at scoring a TD this week.
Like Roob Randle % of scoring TD Thurs night vs WAS. No DHall, rookie CB Breeland starting. Randle 17 targets last 2 wks. Eli much improved.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) September 24, 2014
Larry Donnell is more than a bye week fill in at this point. He's a legitimate top ten tight end with room for growth as he gets more looks in the red zone. This week he's a good play in regular fantasy football and an excellent choice on FanDuel where he he only costs $4900.
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