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Philadelphia Eagles
Giants Stadium | Sunday, December 07 | 1:00 p.m. EST (Fox)
Pick: Giants 31, Eagles 24
New York Giants
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBDonovan McNabb
220 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 20 rush yards, 1 INT
One week after being benched for the first time in his career, McNabb returned to All-Pro form against Arizona, competing 27-of-39 passes for 260 yards and four TDs. McNabb looked great on Thanksgiving Night, but against the Giants in the Week 10 loss he completed just 17-of-36 passes for 194 yards and three TDs. He's still a worthy start, but the Giants rank 10th in the NFL against the pass and will make it tough for McNabb to succeed once again.
RBBrian Westbrook
4 rec, 30 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Westbrook led several fantasy teams into their playoffs last week by scoring four touchdowns against Arizona. He rushed for 110 yards and two TDs and added three receptions for 20 yards and two more scores. But the Giants are tough against the run and they held Westy to 26 yards on 13 rushes in Week 10. It will be a tough battle for Westy again this week, but look for better numbers this time around.
RBLorenzo Booker
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 10 rush yards
There's a chance that Correll Buckhalter could return to action this week from his knee injury, but playing him would be a mistake. Look for Booker to back up Westbrook for the second straight week.
WRDeSean Jackson
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Jackson scored his second TD of the season -- and first TD since Week 4 -- last week against Arizona as he hauled in six passes for 76 yards. The Giants held him to four catches for 61 yards in the Week 10 36-31 loss at Philadelphia, but he should improve on that this week if McNabb can remain hot.
WRHank Baskett
3 rec, 30 yards
Baskett remains a viable option in the Eagles' passing game with Reggie Brown still hobbled and last week he caught five passes for 42 yards against Arizona. But he's not a worthy fantasy play this week, not against a solid Giants' pass defense.
WRJason Avant
3 rec, 30 yards
Avant caught his second TD pass in the last four games last week against Arizona as he finished with four catches for 25 yards. He also caught a TD pass in the Week 10 loss to the Giants. Avant is a serviceable No. 3 wideout, but he shouldn't be on anyone's starting roster this week.
TEL.J. Smith
3 rec, 30 yards
It's tough to start either Eagles' TE these days as they split so many receptions, but the best bet is Smith this week. The veteran TE had three catches for 32 yards last week against Arizona and three catches for 36 yards in the Week 10 loss to the Giants. Brent Celek will play, but Smith will get the majority of the targets this week.
KDavid Akers
3 PATs, 1 FG
Akers topped the 100-point mark for the third straight year and eighth time in the last nine years thanks to a 12-point effort last week. He's been surprisingly solid this year, although he still hasn't made a FG from beyond 50 yards.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble
The Eagles have forced 27 turnovers and have added 39 sacks through their first 12 games and they will blitz often this week to try and slow down the Giants' offense.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning
210 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Manning has now thrown at least one TD pass in 11 straight games this week as he calmly took the Redskins apart last week, completing 21-of-34 passes for 305 yards and one TD. In the Week 10 36-31 win at Philadelphia, Manning completed 17-of-31 passes for 191 yards and two TDs. He's been a steady -- but not spectacular -- fantasy QB all year long and he will get the job done again this week at home.
RBBrandon Jacobs
100 rush yards, 2 rush TD
After sitting out Week 13 with a knee injury, Jacobs returned to action last week and hurt the Redskins with 71 yards and one TD on 21 carries. In the Week 10 win at Philadelphia, Jacobs was unstoppable as he gained 126 yards and two TDs on 22 carries. Look for the Giants to play smash-mouth football again this week with Jacobs having another big game.
RBDerrick Ward
4 rec, 40 rec yards, 50 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Ward has had 89 total yards or more in each of the last five games and last week he topped 100 total yards against Washington, rushing for 30 yards and gaining 75 more yards on five receptions. In the Week 10 win at Philadelphia, he had 53 yards rushing and 27 yards on three receptions. Ward will get 12-15 touches again this week and will help the Giants ground out a win at home.
WRAmani Toomer
5 rec, 60 yards
With Plaxico Burress now out for the rest of the season, veteran Toomer will have to step up and carry some of the load. He has caught a TD pass in each of the last two games as last week he finished with five catches for 85 yards and a TD. He also had five catches against the Eagles in Week 10 and will be a factor again this week.
WRDomenik Hixon
5 rec, 60 yards
Second-year WR Hixon is a great pickup for the stretch run now that Burress is out for the rest of the season. Over the last two games, he's caught 11 passes for 128 yards and he will be a factor in the passing game going forward. Grab him if he's still out there in your league.
WRSteve Smith
3 rec, 30 yards
Smith will continue to play a supporting role in the passing game, but even with Burress out he's unlikely to be a worthy fantasy play in Week 14. Smith had just two catches for 22 yards last week against Washington and had only one catch for 12 yards in the Week 10 win at Philadelphia.
TEKevin Boss
5 rec, 50 yards
Boss has scored touchdowns in four of the last six games and in Week 10 against Philadelphia he caught six passes for 69 yards and a TD. He is a solid red zone target who will score again this week against the Eagles.
KJohn Carney
4 PATs, 1 FG
Carney has reached double digits in the Giants' last three games and in eight of 12 games thus far as he's among the league leaders with 114 points. Expect another solid game this week against the Eagles.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble
The Giants have forced 28 turnovers and already have 36 sacks as they are truly one of the best defenses in fantasy football. Expect continued pressure against McNabb and the Eagles this week and keep them in your lineup.
 
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