By Sarah Berkowitz
The whole world will be focusing on the Linc tonight at 8:30 pm when the Eagles host the Giants in an NFC East smackdown.
Fantasy owners can still make their picks, and here’s our advice on who you should sit and who you should start:
Start ’em: We finally saw a big game from DeMarco Murray (above) in Week 5; he’s back to being in all lineups.
After back-to-back decent games, Sam Bradford is on the fantasy radar now for the first time all season, but he needs to prove more to actually be a must-start. … Jordan Matthews had a productive first two weeks, but has gone cold since. He’s a flex play at best. … With Nelson Agholor out, Josh Huff could be a sneaky desperation play, coming off a big Week 5. … The Eagles’ defense has had its moments, and could take advantage of the Beckham injury Monday.
Sit ’em: Now that Murray looks to be sorted out, Ryan Mathewsand Darren Sproles are just backup options. … Zach Ertz still hasn’t impressed, and Brent Celek has been stealing some of his targets. … Caleb Sturgis had a huge Week 5, but overall there’s a reason he was unemployed three weeks ago.
Start ’em: After a rough week 1, Eli Manning has forced his way into fantasy lineups, with 21 fantasy points a game the last four weeks. … Josh Brown has been an elite kicker this year.
If you’re using a New York running back, it’s Rashad Jennings, though he’s far from a sure thing. … The Odell Beckham Jr. injury is frustrating. You’re using him if he’s active, of course, but with the game being on Monday, fantasy owners might not be able to afford to wait and see. If you have Beckham, you need to have another option in Monday’s game on your bench as insurance. … Rueben Randle hasn’t been great this year, but with Beckham banged up, he could be the team’s top receiver. … Larry Donnell at least offers a couple of points every week, and has as good a chance at a touchdown as most any tight end. … TheGiants’ defense has been competent; if the Birds’ offense flashes back to its struggles, this play would have upside.
Sit ’em: Neither Shane Vereen nor Andre Williams is getting enough consistent usage to be in fantasy lineups.