Borat 2, the presidential debate and Thursday Night Football. What do they all have in common? Young girls. We have Rudy G trying to bang a very young woman (allegedly) in Borat 2. We have two 70 year old men bickering like school girls during the presidential debates—no offense to our two school girl readers. And then we have two quarterbacks throwing footballs like little ladies on TNF, or so we expected. But Carson Wentz wasn’t feeling much like a sissy man against the Giants defense, going 25/43 for 359 yards, 7 carries for 14 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown and 1 interception—he now has 10 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns on the season. Pigskinonator saw this huge game coming when nobody else did, ranking Wentz as its #7 QB compared to the FantasyPros expert consensus ranking of #16. The pig-bot is really starting to heat up now that it has more data and extra slop to chew on. Sign up now for a 3-day free trial! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Boston Scott – 12 carries for 46 yards, 3 catches for 46 yards and his 1st touchdown. There was lots of hype for the Wicked Pissa this week in a juicy matchup with Miles Sanders (knee) on the shelf. It was a very mediocre night until he hauled in the game winning 18 yard TD pass with under a minute remaining. The biggest bail out since Fannie and Freddie.
DeSean Jackson – 3 catches for 34 yards. Appeared to severely hurt his ankle on a *checks notes* punt return? Why is the super injury prone 33 year old returning punts? Our frequent Armenian commenter suggested Zionist overlords pulled some voodoo on DJax’s ankle. Stay turned for injury updates, but I’m not expecting to see Jackson again this season.
Travis Fulgham – 5 catches for 73 yards. As expected, even with DJax back, Fulgham was still a large factor with his 11 targets. That makes 34 targets in the last three weeks. If you’re thinking, “that’s a lot!” You’re right! And now Jackson is back on the shelf too. Make sure Fulgham is owned in your league.
Greg Ward – 5 catches for 45 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Ward doesn’t quite bring Fulgham’s upside to the table, but as long as Jackson, Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Jalen Reagor (thumb) are sidelined he’s a viable WR3 flier if you’re in a bind. Somehow I’m always in a bind.
Richard Rodgers – 6 catches for 85 yards. I thought long and hard about jumping on Dick Rod this week. Wait, that came out wrong! With Zach Ertz (ankle) out 3-5 more weeks and Dallas Goedert (ankle) likely not back until after the Eagles week 9 bye, consider grabbing Dick Rod if you need a TE streamer next week.
Daniel Jones – 20/30 for 187 yards, 4 carries for 92 yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 1 interception—he now has 5 passing touchdowns on the season. And one of the funniest trip and falls in history as he faceplanted into the turf on a wide open touchdown run. According to Rudy, all future Giants QBs must accept 5% Eli DNA to get the gig. Checks out.
Devonta Freeman – 3 carries for 8 yards before leaving with an ankle injury. In relief, Wayne Gallman (10 carries for 34 yards, 5 catches for 20 yards and his 1st touchdown) looked about as good as Wayne Gallman can look. He’ll be worth an add depending on the Freeman injury update. Just remember he’s Wayne Gallman and this is the Giants offense.
Darius Slayton – 2 catches for 23 yards. Everyone expected a big game from Slayton, so of course he was the only Giant receiver to disappoint. I’ll be honest, I was caught off guard by Sterling Shepard’s (6 carries for 59 yards and his 1st touchdown) return, but Danny Dimes sure wasn’t—he targeted Shepard a lofty 8 times against the Eagle. I still prefer Slayton by a wide margin moving forward, but Shepard’s worth adding if you’re WR needy in a deeper league. I’d rather spend a steamy night with Dick Rod than start any Giants receivers, including Golden Tate (1 catch for 39 yards and his 1st touchdown).
Evan Engram – 6 catches for 46 yards, 2 carries for 3 yards. Engram dropped a perfectly placed pass in the 4th quarter that would’ve all but sealed the game. The 9 targets after seeing only 5 targets over the past two games makes Engram somewhat intriguing, but he’s no Dick Rod.