Fantasy Player Projections

 
New York Giants
Reliant Stadium | Sunday, October 10 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Giants 27, Texans 24
Houston Texans
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning
235 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
Manning has not thrown a touchdown pass the past two weeks, but he faces a Houston team that has struggled against the pass. Manning should get back on track.
RBAhmad Bradshaw
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TD
The fact that Bradshaw lost his third fumble of the season was the only blemish on a strong Week 4 performance. He continues to see a lot of work.
RBBrandon Jacobs
40 rush yards
Jacobs had his most productive game of the season last week, but he remains in a secondary role behind Bradshaw and faces a stiff Houston run defense this week. Go in another direction.
WRSteve Smith
6 rec, 80 yards
Smith's early production has been spotty, but he has a nice matchup this week and the Giants should throw the ball a lot. He is worth a start.
WRHakeem Nicks
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Nicks reached the 100-yard mark for the first time in Week 4. He is a strong option this week against Houston's porous secondary.
WRMario Manningham
3 rec, 40 yards
Manningham did not catch a pass last week, but he has some value in deeper leagues given his 238 receiving yards and the fact that Houston really struggles against the pass.
TEKevin Boss
3 rec, 30 yards
Boss produced almost nothing last week after a nice Week 3 performance. With a lot of other tight ends putting up steady production, go in another direction.
KLawrence Tynes
3 PATs, 2 FGs
Tynes is averaging only five points per game, but the Giants will move the ball against Houston.
Defense
5 sacks, 1 INT
The Giants showed in Week 4 that their pass rush can control a game. They could have another big week against a Houston team that is without its starting left tackle.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Schaub
235 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
Schaub could be under a lot of pressure from a Giants defense that recorded 10 sacks last week. A strong week could depend on Andre Johnson's availability, so monitor Johnson's status this week if are deciding between Schaub and another option.
RBArian Foster
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Despite not playing in the first quarter last week, Foster still put up big numbers. He was the top fantasy running back through the first four weeks, so keep patting yourself on the back for drafting him.
WRAndre Johnson
6 rec, 95 yards, 1 TD
Johnson did not play in Week 4, but his presence will be needed in this week against a strong Giants defense. Continue monitoring Johnson's status throughout the week.
WRKevin Walter
4 rec, 60 yards
Walter's numbers took a dive last week withouth Andre Johnson on the field, so the best bet for Walter's fantasy prospects would be a Johnson return to take away the focus of the opposing defense.
WRJacoby Jones
2 rec, 25 yards
Jones did not do much in Week 4 due to a calf injury, so hold off using him until he is back at 100 percent.
TEOwen Daniels
3 rec, 35 yards, 1 TD
Daniels has been limited to just seven catches and 68 yards this season, so it is probably best to use another option until Daniels starts producing again.
KNeil Rackers
3 PATs, 1 FG
Rackers is putting up a lot of points thanks to Houston's high-powered offense. Expect another solid outing this week.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT
Houston's defense will benefit from the return of Brian Cushing, but they have not been disruptive enough up to this point to warrant a start this week.
 
 
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