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Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, NFLN, Amazon


Eagles


Carson Wentz: Beware
Wendell Smallwood: Sleeper
Corey Clement: Sleeper
Alshon Jeffery: Flex
Nelson Agholor: Beware
Zach Ertz: Start
Eagles DST: Start

The Eagles offense has been an uneven unit so far this year and losing Jay Ajayi for the season won't help add any stability. But it does open up more opportunity for Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement, who should split snaps against an average Giants run defense. The bigger concern is in Philly's passing game. Carson Wentz has played well in his last two games but now he goes on the road to play a division game against team that has been tough on opposing passing games. That makes him a questionable start on a Thursday night. It also puts Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor in tenuous situations. Technically, Zach Ertz would also be in that same tenuous position but there's little argument for sitting him. The Eagles defense is a nice play versus an inconsistent Giants offense.

Giants


Eli Manning: Sleeper
Saquon Barkley: Start
Odell Beckham, Jr: Start
Sterling Shepard: Flex
Rhett Ellison: Beware
Giants DST: Sit

Big Blue boasted a bonanza of points last week for the first time in a while. That could continue this week against an Eagles defense that hasn't lived up to expectations this year -- at least in the passing game. That means Odell Beckham could certainly put up another big number (though probably without a passing touchdown) and Sterling Shepard is worth a flex start. The one area where Philly's defense has excelled has been against the run. That makes it a tough matchup for Saquon Barkley but it's hard to consider sitting the game-breaking rookie.

Marcas Grant is a fantasy editor for NFL.com and a man who is just trying to show up and do the work. Tell him about your struggles on the grind via Twitter @MarcasG. If you read all of that, congrats. Follow him on Facebook, and Instagram.

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