New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles

Over/Under: 44.5

PHI -4.5

PHI 22-21

If you watched this game, there was no way the Giants should have lost, but here we are. The Giants took a 21-10 lead after a Daniel Jones 80-yard rush leading to an internet meme but couldn’t stop Philly’s offense the final two possessions of the game and lost. Philly moved to 2-4-1 and in first in the division.

Studs

Carson Wentz

This was Wentz’s best game of the year statistically as he threw for 359 and scored three touchdowns, one coming on the ground. The Giants defense had been playing well coming into this game, but Wentz didn’t care. He completed passes to eight different teammates and was a top-five play at the position this week. Wentz has been sneaky good on the ground this season, notching five rushing touchdowns thus far. 

Daniel Jones

It was weird to see Jones score multiple touchdowns in one game, but that’s what we got here and it was wonderful. He only threw for 187 yards and those two scores, but he added 92 rushing yards as he continues to be the Giants leading rusher this year. Jones still isn’t viable as a fantasy option, he’s outside the top-20, but this was a good step forward.

Boston Scott

Scott proved this week he’s an extremely viable option with Miles Sanders hurt, so we’ll see how much more time Sanders will miss. Scott is an RB3/FLEX option without Sanders as we saw his flexibility as a rusher (12 attempts) and three receptions for 46 yards and a score. His most value is in PPR formats.

Wayne Gallman

If Devonta Freeman misses anytime, expect Gallman to assume the role as the lead back. He did that in this one and was effective catching five passes for 20 yards while rushing nine times for 34 yards and a score. We’ve seen Gallman pick up a full workload in Saquon Barkley ’s absence in the past but he’d be nothing more than a bye week filler if Freeman is in fact out.

Sterling Shepard

It was his first game back after a multiple game absence but Shepard was the Giants best offensive weapon on the field. He caught six of his eight targets for 59 yards and a touchdown as he was first or second on the team in receptions, targets, yards and scores. Shepard is a volume machine when he’s healthy and he’s going to be one of Jones’ favorite targets each and every week. IF healthy, Shepard can serve as a WR3 on a weekly basis. The health, however, is always the concern.

Greg Ward

Travis Fulgham continues to be the Eagles go-to guy in terms of targets, but Ward was the one who got into the end zone. He caught 5-of-6 targets four 42 yards and the aforementioned score. Ward’s fantasy relevance could continue moving forward considering DeSean Jackson ’s injury will keep him out 6-to-8 weeks. Ward is a WR4 at this stage of the year.

Travis Fulgham

Although he didn’t have another monster showing, Fulgham was very productive and the volume continued to be there. He led everyone in this game with 11 targets while securing five of them for 73 yards. Fulgham has now put up double-digit fantasy points in four straight games. We don’t know when Alshon Jeffrey will return. We don’t know how long DeSean Jackson will be out with his latest injury. Both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are hurt. Travis Fulgham will continue to be the guy in Philly’s passing attack.

Richard Rodgers

Filling in for all the injured tight end the Eagles have, Rodgers looked very strong leading the team in yards with 85. He also happened to notch six receptions on eight targets. We’ve seen Rodgers succeed as a pass catcher in his days in Green Bay and he could be a streaming option as long as the team continues to be without Ertz and Goedert.

Duds

Darius Slay ton 

Although Slayton has had quite the rapport with Daniel Jones since they both entered the league last season, Slayton could not separate from Eagles corner Darius Slay for more than two catches for 23 yards. We could blame the match-up here because it wasn’t easy, but Sterling Shepard stole the show and that’s something to monitor. The Giants have everyone healthy in this one (Tate, Slayton, Shepard, Engram) so it’ll be hard to gauge who’s the guy on a weekly basis.

Injuries

Devonta Freeman

Freeman left this game and was unable to return early in the second half due to an ankle injury. Not only that, before his injury Freeman was ineffective and played a measly 12 snaps. Because this game played on Thursday and the Giants don’t play until Monday in Week 8, he’ll have a little extra time to heal. He’s a risky fantasy play if he suits up.

DeSean Jackson

It took Jackson all of one game to get hurt once again and the injury did not look good. At all. It ended up being as bad as we thought as he has a fracture in his ankle and will miss 6-to-8 weeks. That will continue to open the door for guys like Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward