Fantasy Player Projections

 
Packers
MetLife Stadium
Sunday , Nov. 25 | 08:20 PM EST (NBC)
Giants
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

276 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, INT, 23 rush yards

In last January's loss to the Giants, Rodgers completed just 56.5 percent of his passes and posted a season-low QB Rating of 78.5. Playing with a chip on his shoulder seemed to help Rodgers the past several weeks, and you can bet he'll carry that chip into this game.

RBJames Starks

James Starks

63 rush yards

Starks only averaged 3.0 yards per carry against Detroit, but he pushed piles and ran with purpose. The Packers seem prepared to have him handle the bulk of their carries moving forward, although fantasy owners probably cannot justify putting him in their lineups at this point.

WRRandall Cobb

Randall Cobb

7 rec, 83 yards, rec TD

Cobb is now Aaron Rodgers' favorite target, as evidenced last week when Cobb was targeted more than twice as many times (12) as any other Packers pass-catcher. He has scored a touchdown in four straight games, and it's a safe bet he'll make it five.

WRJordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

4 rec, 74 yards, rec TD

Nelson is coming off one of his worst outings of the year but should cheer up over the prospects of facing a secondary that allows 257.8 passing yards per game. In their last contest, the Giants allowed four Bengals receivers to catch a touchdown.

WRJames Jones

James Jones

3 rec, 38 yards

Jones is on the decline. His targets have fallen in recent weeks, from 10 to seven to six and finally to a season-low four in Week 11. Randall Cobb is partially to blame, and now Jermichael Finley is back in the mix. Jones is once again a flex play at best.

TEJermichael Finley

Jermichael Finley

4 rec, 52 yards, rec TD

Finley was targeted 11 times and registered 87 yards and a touchdown when these teams met in the Big Apple last December. He finally picked up his game last week (read: no drops) and may see more opportunities in a game important to both clubs.

KMason Crosby

Mason Crosby

3 PATs, FG

Crosby's confidence is shot. He has missed seven of his last 13 field-goal attempts, and even though the Packers are sticking with him, fantasy owners can't afford to.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Packers would like to see Clay Matthews back for this game, but that seems unlikely; instead, the team must rely on the collection of no-names that has held up just fine so far in November.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning

Eli Manning

284 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

No question about it, Manning needs a confidence boost. The Packers have no interest in giving him one. The Green Bay secondary has collected a respectable 12 interceptions and allows opposing passers a 76.2 QB Rating.

RBAhmad Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw

68 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 4 rec yards

All of the medical tests came back clean, and Bradshaw was back at work Monday. He has averaged less than 4.0 yards per carry in three of the team's last four games, and could be passed over in a game that has "shootout" written all over it. If he scores, though, he'll salvage a mediocre showing.

RBAndre Brown

Andre Brown

27 rush yards

Brown's worth all depends on Ahmad Bradshaw. If the Giants' top back is healthy, Brown's role will be minimal (three-five carries). If Bradshaw is sluggish, Brown could pick up where he left off before the Giants' bye: as the team's short-yardage back getting 10 or more touches.

RBDavid Wilson

David Wilson

18 rush yards, 1 rec, 7 rec yards

Is this the week Wilson breaks free from Tom Coughlin's chains and sees extensive action? He'll see more reps than he has been getting, but probably not enough work to grab the attention of fantasy owners. His development will be slow.

WRVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

5 rec, 107 yards, rec TD

Cruz had 119 yards receiving when these teams met in the regular season last year. The Packers do not have a cornerback who is quick enough to stick with Cruz, nor can they afford to double-cover him for four quarters. Cruz will get open, and he will make big plays.

WRHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

6 rec, 78 yards, rec TD

It was about this time last year that Nicks got going, culminating with a playoff run that included a two-touchdown performance against Green Bay (who could forget the Hail Mary before halftime?). Maybe this will be that spark he needs once again.

WRDomenik Hixon

Domenik Hixon

2 rec, 21 yards

Hixon missed part of the last Giants game with an ankle injury. He'll be on the field for this one but fantasy owners should leave him on the bench.

TEMartellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

3 rec, 35 yards

After catching touchdowns in each of his first three games, Bennett has gone cold since. The Packers, meanwhile, have handled opposing tight ends well this season.

KLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 3 FGs

Tynes scored 22 points in the two meetings with Green Bay last year (including the playoffs), and he's the kicker who ended Brett Favre's Packers career in overtime of the 2007-08 NFC Championship Game. Tynes loves playing against Green Bay.

DEFENSE

INT, 4 Sacks

The New York secondary is going to get beat a time or two -- that's a given playing against Green Bay. But the Giants' front line will overpower a Packers offensive line peppered with second-team talent.

 
 
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