Fantasy Player Projections

 
Saints
MetLife Stadium
Sunday , Dec. 09 | 04:25 PM EST (FOX)
Giants
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBDrew Brees

Drew Brees

313 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, INT

The sooner Brees can put last week's five-interception performance behind him, the better. New York's secondary should help. The Giants allow 245.1 yards per game and have helped opposing passers complete 63.1 percent of their attempts.

RBPierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas

45 rush yards, 2 rec, 10 rec yards

Thomas led the team in carries (14) last week. No matter how well Thomas plays, though, the Saints will still throw to Darren Sproles and feed a certain number of carries to Mark Ingram.

RBDarren Sproles

Darren Sproles

8 rush yards, 4 rec, 36 rec yards

Sproles was an impact player for fantasy owners last year, but so far in 2012 the team has given him an average of just 8.5 touches per game -- hardly the workload of a fantasy stud. Even in PPR leagues, Sproles is now a suspect play.

RBMark Ingram

Mark Ingram

28 rush yards

Round and round, here we go, which Saints back will lead the way in Week 14? To win is not to guess correctly but rather to not play at all.

WRMarques Colston

Marques Colston

5 rec, 87 yards, rec TD

Colston has scored eight touchdowns in his last nine games, with at least one score in six of those games. Few fantasy receivers have been as consistent week to week.

WRLance Moore

Lance Moore

4 rec, 64 yards, rec TD

Moore loves the big play, averaging 19.7 yards per catch over the past three games, and New York has a tendency to give up the big play, having allowed 8.1 yards per passing attempt (29th in the league). It's a perfect match for Moore's owners.

TEJimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

5 rec, 71 yards, rec TD

Graham is still an elite tight end, although he is well off his pace from a season ago. Injuries and distractions are to blame. This week could prove to be a favorable matchup, though, as Graham caught a pair of scores in last year's game against the Giants.

KGarrett Hartley

Garrett Hartley

3 PATs, FG

It seems a crime that New Orleans' kicker is not on target to at least crack 100 points for the year, but the Saints either score touchdowns or they score no points at all. Hartley attempted just six field goals in eight October and November games.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Saints beat the Giants by more than 20 points last year and still allowed 465 yards of offense. Fantasy owners would be foolish to bet on either defense.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBEli Manning

Eli Manning

309 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

With the Cowboys and Redskins closing in and the football world ready to give up on the Giants, this seems like the time for Manning to kick things into gear. Expect a big game against a poor pass defense.

RBAhmad Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw

105 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

This is the game Bradshaw's owners have been waiting for. The Saints allow 5.1 yards per carry and rank last in rushing yards allowed per game (153.8). Heck, Michael Turner averaged close to 7.0 yards per carry against them last week.

RBDavid Wilson

David Wilson

12 rush yards, 1 rec, 7 rec yards

The Giants apparently are not going to force Wilson into the lineup, even with Andre Brown done for the year. Last week Wilson touched the ball just four times, and that's probably a fair guesstimate for what he'll see in Week 14.

WRVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

5 rec, 83 yards, rec TD

The Saints had no answer for stopping Cruz down field when these teams met last year, as he managed two touchdowns and 157 yards. Better defenses than this one have struggled to slow Cruz.

WRHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

3 rec, 48 yards

The Giants are giving Nicks plenty of opportunities, as he's seen 37 targets in the past three games. But he has not been able to put it all together. Nicks has just one game with 80 or more yards receiving this season.

WRRueben Randle

Rueben Randle

3 rec, 44 yards

Randle should now be viewed as the team's No. 3 receiver for the rest of the year, but it's doubtful that will provide him with enough targets to make a difference for fantasy owners.

TEMartellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

4 rec, 53 yards, rec TD

An opposing tight end has led his team in receiving against New Orleans in three of the past four weeks. Bennett, meanwhile, is coming off his best performance of the season.

KLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The league's top scorer (10.6 points per game) will enjoy a date at home against a New Orleans defense that has allowed 26 field-goal attempts and 37 extra points.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

You'd have to be out of your mind to start the Giants against a Saints offense averaging 386.4 yards and 26.8 points per game. Drew Brees won't throw five picks again.

 
 
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