Eagles vs. Giants: Start, sit options as Fantasy football playoffs continue

Here's who managers should start and sit in the Eagles vs. Giants showdown as the Fantasy football playoffs reach the semifinals.
DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Eagles vs. Giants affair is loaded with options to help boost the potential of your Fantasy lineup.

The Philadelphia Eagles return to Lincoln Financial Field in Week 16 aiming to get back on track, while the New York Giants enter looking to pull off an impactful upset. Fantasy managers will have their eyes set on this one as stars like wide receiver A.J. Brown and running back Saquon Barkley take the field.

Those same managers are tasked with making crucial decisions on who to put in their lineup and who to keep on the bench during the Fantasy playoff semifinals. Let's dive into some start/sit options for this NFC East clash.

Start: DeVonta Smith, WR (Philadelphia Eagles)

Wide receiver DeVonta Smith battled the Giants three times last season, totaling 192 yards and two touchdowns on 18 receptions (26 targets). That's good for an average of 16.4 PPR Fantasy points per contest against a secondary that finished the year with the 13th-fewest points allowed to wideouts.

That is worth mentioning because New York's pass coverage has taken a massive step down in 2023. It is now allowing the fifth-most Fantasy points to opposing wideouts as well as 12.0 yards per catch. Smith has picked apart this defense in the past and there is every reason to believe he will do it again.

Consistency has been Smith's greatest strength this campaign as he has gotten into the end zone or tallied at least five receptions in 11 of his 14 games. Shying away from that kind of production with a Fantasy championship berth on the line would be too risky, especially given the favorable matchup.