Here is this week's Fantasy Football Start 'Em/Sit 'em advice when it comes to New York Giants players on your Fantasy roster, or players you might be considering picking up. As always, projections from numberFire will help our analysis.
Eli Manning (QB)
numberFire Projection: 20.80 completions, 245.97 yards, 1.80 TDs, 1.00 INTs, 16.06 Fantasy Points
Analysis: As I always say, play the man. His projections for this week make him the third-ranked QB in the league for fantasy puposes. That aside, the Giants cannot run the ball, Manning has been terrific and if he is given time by the awful Giants' offensive line he will put up numbers. He always does.
Hakeem Nicks (WR)
numberFire Projection: 4.24 receptions, 64.95 yards, 0.50 TDs, 9.76 Fantasy Points
Analysis: One of the game's best receivers. Did not have a great game against Philadelphia, but expect a big week this time around.
Victor Cruz (WR)
numberFire Projection: 4.14 receptions, 60.26 yards, 0.37 TDs, 8.27 Fantasy Points
Analysis: Cruz has been catching about a half-dozen passes every week, many for huge chunks of yardage. No reason to think that won't continue.
Mario Manningham (WR)
numberFire Projection: 4.32 receptions, 49.06 yards, 0.28 TDs, 6.65 Fantasy Points
Analysis: He has become the third wheel in the passing attack behind Nicks and Cruz, but he's a darn good third wheel. There are plenty of completions and big plays to go around.
Jake Ballard (TE)
numberFire Projection: 2.25 receptions, 26.42 yards, 0.20 TDs, 3.82 Fantasy Points
Analysis: The projection is not great, but Ballard has been better than that. Dropped three balls against Philadelphia last week, but he has been good enough all season to justify a spot in your lineup unless you have a big-time tight end on your roster.
Lawrence Tynes (PK)
numberFire Projection: 1.50 field goals, 3.00 extra points, 8.10 Fantasy Points
Analysis: Tynes has been fine this season, he will be kicking indoors Monday night and the Giants should be able to put up some points.
Brandon Jacobs (RB)
numberFire Projection: 7.06 carries, 27.72 yards, 0.19 TDs, 1.28 receptions, 8.91 yards, 4.92 Fantasy Points
Analysis: Jacobs had a couple of decent weeks filling in for Ahmad Bradshaw, but last Sunday the Giants gained only 29 yards rushing on 17 attempts. They can't block for the run, and Jacobs can't make anybody miss.
Ahmad Bradshaw (RB)
numberFire Projection: 11.30 carries, 47.64 yards, 0.36 TDs, 2.74 receptions, 22.01 yards, 9.88 Fantasy Points
Analysis: It sounds like the cracked bone in his foot might keep out again. Plus, the Giants can't block for the run to begin with.
8.16 Fantasy Points projected by numberFire
Analysis: Are you kidding me? The Giants have not been able to slow down Alex Smith or Vince Young, and this Monday they face Drew Brees. Don't go near this defense.