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Giants At Seahawks: Fantasy Football Focus

(Sports Network) — Though his interception number is a little high, Eli Manning has been a solid fantasy contributor and has a good matchup this weekend. Both Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith went over 100 yards receiving versus the Cowboys and are good WR plays, though Mario Manningham and tight end Kevin Boss haven’t been big contributors. Even though the ‘Hawks have good numbers versus the run, injuries should open up holes for Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs. Bradshaw gets the bulk of the work, but Jacobs is worth a play given his touchdown total. The Giants’ defense is a great play this weekend, while kicker Lawrence Tynes is 7-for-10 on field goals with a pair from longer than 50 yards out.

The Seahawks are a mess right now and offer very little in terms of fantasy production this week. Matt Hasselbeck won’t play and Charlie Whitehurst has zero experience, plus he figures to be under pressure all game. Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett will also have little room to work with, though Lynch is the better option of the two. John Carlson could be a sleeper if Whitehurst has to get rid of the ball quick. Avoid Seattle’s defense and kicker Olindo Mare, who missed a pair of tries last weekend to end his consecutive field goals made streak at 30, might not get a lot of chances.