Fantasy Player Projections

 
Carolina Panthers
Giants Stadium | Sunday, September 12 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Panthers 24, Giants 20
New York Giants
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Moore
185 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 0 rush yards, 0 rush TD, 0 INT
He put up three TDs against the Giants in Week 16 last year, but that was after the Giants had given up on the season. This year New York has an improved secondary, and will be a tough test for Moore.
RBDeAngelo Williams
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 120 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Williams should have a solid game against the Giants' shaky run defense. Though he will be sharing carries with Jonathan Stewart, he is still their No. 1. Expect him to find the end zone at least once.
RBJonathan Stewart
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 55 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Stewart rushed for a ridiculous 206 yards against the Giants in Week 16 last year, but that was with DeAngelo Williams sidelined. Still, Stewart should be productive on Sunday and is a reliable fantasy starter.
WRSteve Smith
7 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Smith is essentially their only reciever, and should get a ton of targets. When Matt Moore became the starter at the end of last season Smith caught three TDs in four games before getting hurt. Now that he's healthy, he should be productive.
WRDwayne Jarrett
4 rec, 50 yards, 0 TD
Not a reliable fantasy starter. This is a run first team and Jarrett is one of Matt Moore's last options.
TEDante Rosario
2 rec, 15 yards, 0 TD
 Picking for scraps here.
KJohn Kasay
3 PATs, 1 FG
Not a bad start this week. If the Panthers even score half as many points as they did against the Giants last year, he will be productive.
Defense
3 sacks, 2 INT, 0 Fumbles, 0 TD
They did beat up Eli Manning last season with four sacks, a lost fumble, and two interceptions, but that was after the Giants had given up on the season. They aren't a bad start this week, but they aren't a particularly good one either.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning
250 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 5 rush yards, 0 rush TD, 2 INT
Manning was phenomenal at the end of last season, but the team has said it is ready to make a commitment to its defense and the running game. Expect the Giants to establish the rush first against a good Panthers pass defense.
RBBrandon Jacobs
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 45 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Jacobs is a physical freak, but his hard-nosed style makes him a big injury risk. If he is heatlhy he is one of the best goal-line backs in the league.
RBAhmad Bradshaw
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 60 rush yards
Bradshaw may have solidified himself as the Giants top back in the preseason. The team still wants to run foremost, so his ceiling is high if he can garner a majority of the carries.
WRSteve Smith
6 rec, 105 yards, 0 TD
Smith is gold in PPR leagues. His 107 receptions last season were second in the league. Eli Manning will continue to target him often.
WRMario Manningham
5 rec, 50 yards, 0 TD
When Manningham kept his head in the game he proved to be a very capable deep threat. He sits third on the depth chart right now, but should see his share of shots downfield.
WRHakeem Nicks
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
Some questioned his speed, but Nicks proved he knew how to get separation from receivers while becoming the Giants best deep option. He won't see as many targets as Steve Smith, but he may have a higher ceiling.
TEKevin Boss
2 rec, 25 yards, 0 TD
He has great physical tools, but inconsistent production plagued him last season. He is still developing, but the Giants aren't in dire need for receiving options either.
KLawrence Tynes
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Tynes was fifth in the NFL last season with 126 points. With a good offense supporting him, he will have plenty of opportunities to score.
Defense
2 sacks, 0 INT, 0 Fumbles, 0 TD
Sacks and interceptions will be tough to come by against a team that much prefers to run the ball.
 
 
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