New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup Preview 9/22/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy
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The New York Giants are looking to finally get their first win of the season. We will be seeing Daniel Jones make his first start of the year over Eli Manning. This marks the halfway point of Golden Tate’s four-game suspension. With several receivers dealing with injuries, the Giants will have to continue to rely on other members in the passing game in order to even have a chance of winning. The Bucs are coming off a nice win against the Panthers on Thursday Night. They had a long week to look ahead to this matchup in which they should win if they want to stay in contention in the NFC South. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup page.
Date: September 22, 2019
Time: 4:05pm ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
New York Giants: Sterling Sheperd (Q) Concussion, Cody Latimer (Q) Concussion, Darius Slayton (Q) Hamstring
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Breshad Perriman (Q) Quadricep
New York Giants Analysis
If you thought the Giants were in bad shape before, just look at them now. The Giants just turned the reins over to Daniel Jones to see if there is some way of bouncing back, but that might not be enough. Their 6th overall pick last year will have to deal with a receiving core that is all dealing with injuries. Golden Tate is still serving his suspension, Sterling Sheperd is dealing with a concussion from Week 1, Cody Latimer sat out of practice with a concussion, and Darius Slayton is finally back in practice after weeks missed. All of that is to say, the offense is totally dependent on Saquon Barkley. Barkley is only in his second year, but he will have to step up as the leader for Daniel Jones and the team.
The Giants have yet to prove that they aren’t just a free win for the opposition every week. The Buccaneers might be one of their best chances in a division where they find themselves playing the Cowboys, Eagles, and Redskins two times each. The one scare is how the Bucs were able to shut down Christian McCaffrey last week. Saquon Barkley will need to find the right holes and bust through them to give hope to this struggling Giants team.
New York Giants Depth Chart
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Analysis
If the Buccaneers have any sort of trouble against the Giants this week, they are in trouble. This should be one of their easiest wins of the season since they don’t play the Dolphins. Week 1 against the 49ers was rough, allowing two interceptions for touchdowns. Week 2 saw a shift in what the Buccaneers are capable of. They shut down the Panthers offense so much so that they did not find the endzone once the whole game besides a safety. They will have an easier time this week with a rookie quarterback making his first start. The main task for them will be shutting down Barkley just like they held up McCaffrey.
As for the offense, Winston needs to continue to use both Evans and Godwin. They are both potential top-10 receivers and with the running game still in question, this seems to be their offense. The Giants have one of the worst pass defenses, so this is their ticket to a winning record. But since they’re the Giants, they also have a rush defense that has not looked good either. Peyton Barber had a much better game last week and seems to be emerging as the number one in the backfield. This could also be a game for him to showcase his abilities.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart
Daily Fantasy: Godwin is a Win
Chris Godwin had a monster game last week with 121 yards and a touchdown. He even had a touchdown in Week 1. Most of the defense’s attention will be on Evans, leaving Godwin wide open for huge plays and touchdowns which is what we have seen so far. I would expect to see another 100+ yard game with maybe another touchdown to add to his collection. A sleeper in this game is Peyton Barber. He is coming off a much better game than we are used to out of him. While it still isn’t certain whether Ronald Jones or Barber is the top back yet, Barber made a good case last week.