Fantasy Player Projections

 
Giants
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49ers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning

Eli Manning

255 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs, 13 rush yards

Manning threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns against the Browns in Week 5. Only Drew Brees has more fantasy points than the younger Manning brother. Keep him active against a tough Niners defense in Week 6.

RBAhmad Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw

75 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 30 rec yards

Bradshaw came through with a career-high 200 rushing yards against the Browns in Week 5. With Andre Brown dinged up with a head injury and David Wilson still trying to earn some trust, the Giants rode Bradshaw for 30 carries. Keep him active against a strong 49ers defense in Week 6.

RBDavid Wilson

David Wilson

15 rush yards, 2 rec, 25 rec yards

Wilson had two carries for 44 yards in Week 5, although one of those carries was for a 40-yard touchdown. Wilson saw more carries because Andre Brown was sidelined with a head injury. He's still a better keeper option than an every-week option, as the Giants spoon-feed him touches.

RBAndre Brown

Andre Brown

10 rush yards

Brown suffered a head injury early in Week 5 against the Browns, and he couldn't return. Even if he's healthy, Ahmad Bradshaw's presence means limited carries for Brown.

WRVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Cruz caught a season-low five catches in Week 5 against the Browns -- but three of them went for touchdowns. In general he remains a top-10 fantasy wide receiver, especially in PPR leagues. The 49ers have a tough defense, but Cruz remains a must-start in Week 6.

WRHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

4 rec, 45 yards

Nicks is still a big question mark for Week 6 at San Francisco. He has already missed three games with foot and knee injuries, and even if he returns, the injury will likely limit him from a fantasy perspective.

WRDomenik Hixon

Domenik Hixon

3 rec, 40 yards

After a breakout Week 4 performance at Philadelphia, Hixon had only five catches for a mediocre 55 yards in Week 5 against Cleveland. If Hakeem Nicks (foot) is out again, Hixon remains a decent WR3 in many fantasy leagues.

WRRueben Randle

Rueben Randle

2 rec, 20 yards

The rookie out of LSU caught six passes for 82 yards in a breakout performance against the Browns in Week 5. Unfortunately, the Giants have a ton of passing options, and the return of Ramses Barden should cool Randle's jets.

TEMartellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

4 rec, 35 yards

Bennett had three catches for 30 yards in Week 5 against the Browns. Over the past two weeks, he has quieted down from a fantasy standpoint, compiling four passes for 32 yards. He's a borderline fantasy starter against the Niners in Week 6 while he nurses a hyperextended knee.

KLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Tynes came through with two field goals and five extra points in a high-scoring affair against Cleveland in Week 5. The Giants are going to have a tough time scoring touchdowns against the 49ers in Week 6, but Tynes should get a few field-goal attempts.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Giants recorded three turnovers in Week 5 against the Browns, but they were unable to notch a sack for the first time this season. They also allowed 27 points, which was the second-most this season. Look elsewhere for a fantasy defense in Week 6 -- the 49ers are a formidable offense.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAlex Smith

Alex Smith

245 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Smith registered his first 300-yard passing game of the season in Week 5 against Buffalo. While he threw three touchdown passes, the team is concerned about the finger he sprained on his throwing hand during the game. Assuming he's healthy, his eight touchdowns and one interception this season are intriguing numbers.

QBColin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

0 pass yards, 35 rush yards, rush TD

The second-year quarterback finished Week 5 against Buffalo with four carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. He also completed one pass for seven yards. Even if he sees the end zone again, he's not yet a fantasy option to consider seriously.

RBFrank Gore

Frank Gore

75 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 20 rec yards

Despite getting the second-fewest carries of the season (14), Gore rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo in Week 5. He now has four touchdowns and is worth starting in all fantasy leagues as a top-12 running back.

RBKendall Hunter

Kendall Hunter

35 rush yards, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

Hunter had a season-high 11 carries for 81 yards against Buffalo in Week 5. He's doing enough now to make people start thinking about using him as a flex option during bye weeks.

WRMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

6 rec, 80 yards

For the first four weeks of the season, Crabtree was mostly a between-the-20s receiver, getting plenty of catches (21) and yards (198), but no touchdowns. Against Buffalo in Week 5, he caught six passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Keep him active in Week 6 against the Giants.

WRMario Manningham

Mario Manningham

4 rec, 45 yards

The Niners' third receiver caught four passes for 26 yards against Buffalo in Week 5 -- but he also scored his first touchdown of the season. He's targeted five times per game, but averages about 36 receiving yards per game, which makes him a decent WR3 in PPR leagues only for now.

WRRandy Moss

Randy Moss

2 rec, 20 yards

Moss was quiet once again in Week 5, catching just one pass for 11 yards. Your best bet might be to offer him in a package to the league owner who pays attention the least. You could also just release him, since he has one touchdown this season.

TEVernon Davis

Vernon Davis

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

While Davis was unable to score in Week 5 against Buffalo, he did eclipse the 100-yard mark for the first time in 2012. He caught five passes for 106 yards, and should remain an excellent fantasy starter in Week 6 against the Giants.

KDavid Akers

David Akers

3 PATs, 2 FGs

While Akers was quiet on field goals, making just one on the afternoon, he scored six extra points in Week 5 against Buffalo. He remains a must-start kicker in Week 6 against the Giants.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The 49ers' defense continues to roll, allowing just three points to the Bills in Week 5. The Niners recorded one interception, one sack and one fumble recovery. The Giants' offense is a different story, but this defense is a must-start fantasy unit every week.

 
 
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