Okay, Fantasy owners… It all comes down to this. Week 14 in the NFL marks the end of Fantasy football’s season. The Philadelphia Eagles are off to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Giants. Hopefully, this one helps you into the Fantasy playoffs.
Oddsmakers favor the Eagles by a touchdown. Fantasy football projections also point to a Birds victory. Philadelphia’s players are expected to score 12 more Fantasy points than New York’s players on a rainy afternoon in North Jersey.
Here’s a Fantasy breakdown of the Eagles and Giants game for Week 14.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (24.84 projected points)
Christmas came early for Jalen Hurts‘ managers against the Tennessee Titans. Hurts threw for 380 yards and accounted for 34 Fantasy points to lead all quarterbacks last week. He trails Patrick Mahomes by one Fantasy point for the entire season.
What else can we say? If he’s on your roster, start making room under the tree for the Fantasy trophy.
Giants QB Daniel Jones (16.50 projected points)
They say a tie is like kissing your sister, so is putting Daniel Jones in your lineup. The Giants tied the Commanders last week and Jones was typically average with one touchdown and 200 yards.
Jones’ running ability keeps him relevant. He had 13 carries for 71 yards against Washington. Unfortunately, with five teams on a bye and quarterbacks like Jimmy Garoppolo and Lamar Jackson injured, you might need Jones to carry your Fantasy team.
Eagles running back Miles Sanders (12.34 projected points)
Miles Sanders is 100 yards away from his first 1,000-yard season. Unfortunately, he won’t get them all on Sunday. He had only 24 yards against the Titans but did score a touchdown.
The Giants’ defense isn’t good against the run, but Hurts is still Philadelphia’s top rusher. Sanders is the week’s RB10 according to Yahoo! Sports, three spots behind Saquon Barkley.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (14.72 projected points)
Barkley rushed for only 63 yards against Washington and still managed nearly 20 Fantasy points. He has a touchdown in five of his last six games and has the fifth-most Fantasy points among running backs.
The Eagles give up 23 Fantasy points per game to running backs this year. Look for Barkley to outperform his projection in front of the home crowd.
Eagles wide receivers A.J. Brown (17.63 projected points) and DeVonta Smith (12.71 projected points)
A.J. Brown has three touchdowns in his last two games. He’s averaged 17 Fantasy points per game since joining the Eagles. He’ll have trouble hitting that number against New York, they’ve only allowed 14 passing scores all year.
You may have missed it with all the Brown hype, but DeVonta Smith had a great game against the Titans. His five catches and 102 yards were good for 21 Fantasy points last week. He leads all Eagles’ receivers with almost 58 Fantasy points over the last month and remains an excellent, but underrated Fantasy play.
Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (11.41 projected points)
Darius Slayton is the best you can do from the Giants’ wide receiver group. He led the team with eight targets, six catches, and 90 yards versus Washington, including a 55-yard catch to set up a touchdown.
Slayton is always a threat to make a big play, but he could struggle this week. Only five teams have allowed fewer Fantasy points to wide receivers than Philadelphia.
Jack Stoll (2.07 projected points)
Jack Stoll had three catches for 41 yards last week. The Giants haven’t been great against tight ends, but Stoll is no Dallas Goedert. Hopefully, Dallas will be back in the lineup next week.
Daniel Bellinger (5.58 projected points)
Daniel Bellinger missed all of November with a fractured eye socket. He returned last week and had five catches for 24 yards. New York has high hopes for their rookie tight end, but he’s not there yet.
Eagles Defense (7.23 projected points) and Giants Defense (4.50 projected points)
Only the Dallas and New England defenses have more fantasy points than Philadelphia. The Eagles had six sacks against Tennessee and could be in for another big day on Sunday.
The Giants had five sacks and a fumble recovery against the Commanders, good for eight Fantasy points. That won’t be sustainable against an Eagles team giving up the third-fewest Fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (8.30 projected points) and Giants kicker Graham Gano (9.55 projected points)
Graham Gano missed a 58-yard kick last week but made two more last week. He has five kicks of 50 yards so far, giving him top-ten Fantasy numbers for the season. Aside from a one-point Fantasy performance in Week 1, he’s been consistent all year.
Once again, Jake Elliott attempted no field goals last week. Fantasy managers would be better off with kickers like Michael Badgley of the Lions or former Eagle Cameron Dicker. They’re widely available and have a much safer floor than Elliott.
Enjoy watching the Eagles face their division rival on Sunday. Hopefully, your Fantasy team makes the playoffs. If not, there’s always next year. Good luck!