New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Game Time: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 8:20pm ET
Line: Eagles -4.5

Daniel Jones – He finally threw his first touchdown pass since Week 1, but it still wasn’t a great game for Jones. He only threw the ball 19 times for 112 yards and had an interception. The only good thing that we can say for Jones in this one is that he ran for 74 yards. This was the third time this year that he ran for more than 40 yards in a game. The Eagles secondary wasn’t terrible last week against the Ravens, but Baltimore isn’t a traditional offense. Jones remains a decent superflex play, but he isn’t even a top end option there. 

Devonta Freeman – The bad news is that Freeman averaged under 3.5 yards per carry and had just one target. The good news is that no other running back for the Giants even had a carry. Daniel Jones ran a few times and Darius Slay ton carried it once as well. That is good news if the Giants could actually have a positive game script ever this season. The Eagles have allowed ten rushing touchdowns already this season, so if the Giants don’t fall behind early this could be a great time to put Freeman into your lineups. 

Darius Slay ton – A week after having 11 targets against the Cowboys, Slayton was targeted just four times but did catch two of them for 41 yards and a touchdown. Sadly, four targets and 41 yards both led the team. He is still is the best receiver on the team and could even be helped if Sterling Shepard is able to return this week. Although, with the game being on Thursday seems to be a bit of a long shot. Slayton will be dealing with Darius Slay , who is a very solid corner, but not so good that you think about not using him. I feel like Slayton and Jones will continue to improve as the season goes on and he is a decent start on Thursday night. 

Evan Engram – It was another disappointing week for Engram with just two catches for 30 yards. He has now topped 35 yards just once and has yet to have a touchdown catch. If you are still holding on to him, I think it is officially time to let him go and look another way at tight end. Maybe Trey Burton is still available? Did Hayden Hurst get dropped? At this point perhaps even Cameron Brate would be more valuable. 

Carson Wentz – The receiving group hasn’t gotten any healthier, but Wentz still at least had a decent statistical day with 213 passing yards, 49 rushing yards and three total touchdowns. Wentz barely completed 50 percent of his passes, and most of the production came in garbage time as the Eagles tried to mount a fierce comeback. The Giants defense didn’t fare poorly last week, but that was against a pathetic Football Team offense. The Eagles have a chance of getting some receivers back this week, between that and playing the Giants makes Wentz the best play he has been all season. 

Boston Scott Miles Sanders has already been ruled out for Thursday’s game, which puts Scott as the lead back in that one. He was highly ineffective in the game where he filled in for Sanders, but that was against a much better Washington defense. The Giants aren’t awful against the run, but they aren’t good either allowing just over 106 yards per game. The Eagles offense is a mess with injuries all over the place. If you want to put Scott in your flex I can get behind that, but considering all of the players they have out, it might be tough for them to move the ball consistently on the ground. Look for Scott to have no more than 90 total yards with two or three catches. 

DeSean Jackson – After not playing since Week 3, Jackson is expected to return for Thursday’s game against the Giants. He practiced on a limited basis last week, so should be good to go in this one. He will likely be facing a good amount of James Bradberry which could limit his production and considering that hamstrings injuries are easy to reinjure you should probably look to find a better option for this one. 

Travis Fulgham – Last year’s sixth-round pick, Fulgham has played quite admirably in the face of basically every single Eagles receiver being hurt. He scored for the third straight week against the Ravens, and his ten targets tied for the team’s best with Zach Ertz . There is a chance that a couple of guys return from injury this week, but Jackson and Jeffery are older, broken down players. With this being a short week, I would feel comfortable starting Fulgham this week figuring that he will again see the most targets on the team. 

Alshon Jeffery – He practiced on a limited basis last week, but it would still be a bit of a surprise to see Jeffery suit up for this one. He only played ten games last season, so it has been quite a while since Jeffery has suited up for an NFL game. Despite the fact that the Giants defense isn’t good at all, you would be hard pressed to put Jeffery into a lineup in his first game back and expect any kind of solid production. 

Richard Rodgers Zach Ertz is now set to miss three or four weeks and Dallas Goedert is not quite ready to return yet. That leaves the tight end position to Rodgers who had three catches for 31 yards last week. Rodgers had one decent season back in 2015 for the Packers where he caught 58 balls and had eight touchdowns, but he hasn’t been very involved in any season since. There is almost no scenario I would suggest using him against a Giants defense that actually is pretty strong against the tight end. 

Summary: Ugh, do we have to watch this game? The Eagles are the better team when everyone is healthy, but they are just decimated by injuries on the offensive side. The Giants offense has been improving slightly from week to week. Their defense isn’t very good, but they do have one strong corner and the Eagles basically have one decent receiver. Boston Scott has looked horrible this season, and I think the Giants actually have more offense right now than the Eagles do. This one won’t be pretty.

Prediction: Giants 20, Eagles 17