What to Watch For:
Will any team in this division finish with a winning record?
I think it’s a wait-and-see but…probably not. As bad as this division looked this week with all the teams taking a loss, it seems like an 8-8 record will win the division. With Josh Norman getting benched at halftime because of some blown assignments, Carson Wentz throwing a pick-six to a defensive lineman who ran 60 yards to pay dirt, no less, this division is now a sea of sadness. Let’s hope that the Giants waiving Ereck Flowers lights a spark on that offense.
Fantasy Impact Players:
For the Eagles, Jay Ajayi is done for the season. Now, word around the water cooler is that the Eagles are contacting Buffalo about LeSean McCoy returning to the team, but that’s still just conjecture. Look for Corey Clement to get more touches now that Ajayi is officially done
With the New York Giants, last week’s prediction of Odell Beckham having a great week was an understatement. He threw for a touchdown (his first) and caught one as well. This week let’s try a different WR, Sterling Shepard , and see if we can keep this roll going. Seeing the passion (or pissed off attitude) he had on the sideline last week shows a lot of promise for him getting a few more balls his way since it seems getting mad does the trick when it comes to Giants’ wide receivers.
Dem Boys can’t seem to get out of their own way. Ezekiel Elliott seems to be the only option here. And now they are seeing a lot of 8-man fronts, so until a wide receiver or tight end makes a play, man, they would take Rudy at this point. Just stay away from this team altogether.
The first place Redskins are just dink-and-dunk champs. The RBs and tight ends here are big plays. I still don’t understand why they picked upAlex Smith, since he hasn’t proved to anyone that he can be a consistent quarterback. I guess the Redskins love mediocrity now, and it hurts. This area is a lot more fun to live in when the Redskins are winning. At least the Capitals won the Stanley Cup so that energy is still alive and well.
Wendell Smallwood, the Eagles’ third-down back and relief option, is a good start on Thursday against the Giants. You don’t really have many sleepers out of this division other than Vernon Davis, and he’s a “Snow White” type of sleeper: I don’t think a prince could even awaken that princess.
That’s all I’ve got for this division, fantasy freaks. But, looking at the offenses in this division, can you blame me?
Remember, “I am one with the force and the force is with me”.
Giants 24 – Eagles 27
Panthers 28 – Redskins 24
Jaguars 21 – Cowboys 10