Washington Redskins at New York Giants Matchup Preview 9/29/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

The 2020 fantasy football draft is coming up. Lineups has the latest fantasy football rankings including defense fantasy football rankings. We have everything you need for your season long draft with accurate fantasy football projections and historical fantasy football stats. For you DFS junkies, check out our updated NFL DFS projections.

This matchup presents the two bottom feeders in the NFC East. Even though these teams may not be contending for the playoffs this season, this should be an exciting game. Both teams have awful defenses and above average offenses, which is a recipe for a high scoring game. With Daniel Jones starting at quarterback for the Giants, the offense looks much improved. He faces an easy test against the Redskins this week. Even though this matchup may not be relevant to the postseason, it will be exciting to watch Daniel Jones and the Redskins offense face off. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Washington Redskins and New York Giants matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Time: 1:00 ET
Location: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
Coverage: FOX

Injury Report

Washington Redskins: QB Colt McCoy (O) – Fibula, TE Jordan Reed (O) – Concussion, CB Quinton Dunbar (Q) – Knee, RB Derrius Guice (IR) – Knee
New York Giants: LB Alec Ogletree (Q) – Hamstring, WR Russell Shepard (Q) – Foot, WR Cody Latimer (Q) – Concussion, RB Saquon Barkley (O) – Ankle

Washington Redskins Analysis

Washington RedskinsThe Redskins have had an awful 0-3 start to the season. The offense has looked promising at times, but the defense has failed to stop anything, allowing 31 PPG and 40 YPG. The defense faces another challenge against Daniel Jones and the Giants offense. The other area of concern for the Redskins is the running game. Even though the Redskins have talent out of the backfield, they have nothing to show for it. The whole team has only 144 rushing yards, which is awful. The Redskins have a decent offensive line and good running backs, but they have not been able to get anything going. The Giants run defense has not been good, so the Redskins have a great opportunity to rebound this week. If the Redskins get the run game going to compliment the strong passing attack, the offense could be very dangerous.

Terry McLaurin has been the biggest playmaker on offense this year and is emerging as Keenum’s favorite target. He has been getting 8 targets per game, which is the highest on the team. Against the Giants, McLaurin will continue to have success. Just last week, the Giants allowed 190 yards and 3 touchdowns to Buccaneers WR1 Mike Evans, and in week 1, the Giants allowed two 100-yard receivers and 4 receiving touchdowns. To say the least, the Giants pass defense is not good. As the most consistent receiving option for the Redskins, McLaurin should have a big game this week. Paul Richardson could also be another solid fantasy option for this week, as he has performed well in the first three weeks. Against the Giants, he could easily have a 100-yard game.

Washington Redskins Depth Chart

QB: Case Keenum
RB1: Adrian Peterson
RB2: Chris Thompson
WR1: Terry Mclaurin
WR2: Paul Richardson
WR3: Trey Quinn
TE: Jordan Reed

New York Giants Analysis

New York GiantsThere are some big storylines for this Giants coming into this week. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones had an incredible debut for the Giants, leading them to a stunning 32-31 comeback victory. With Jones at quarterback, the fantasy outlook for all Giants players is much improved. The player to watch this week is Evan Engram. He led the Giants in receiving yards with 113 and managed to score a touchdown. He is currently the top ranked fantasy tight end and now faces a Redskins team that ranks 23rd in points allowed to tight ends. However, this matchup is not favorable to WR1 Sterling Shepard.
Even though the Redskins rank dead last in fantasy points allowed to receivers, most of those points allowed have not been to the opposing team’s WR1. In the first three games, the Redskins have held opposing WR1’s (Alshon Jeffrey, Amari Cooper, and Allen Robinson) to 60 yards or less. Most of the fantasy points the Redskins allow are on deep balls. For example, the Redskins allowed 154 yards and 2 touchdowns to DeSean Jackson in week 1, 74 yards and 1 touchdown to Devin Smith in week 2, and 75 yards and 3 touchdowns to Taylor Gabriel in week 3. All these receivers led their team in receiving yards against the Redskins, but are not the teams’ top receivers. Expect that trend to continue in week 4. Sterling Shepard’s production will be limited while another Giants receiver may shine.

Saquon Barkley is out for at least a few weeks, which will be very difficult for an offense that relies on him a lot. His consistent production will be missed in this offense, but they were still able to win without him against the Buccaneers. The Giants can still win without him, but will have to rely much more on Jones. Currently, the Giants backup running back is Wayne Gallman, who has not shown much in his career. He did score a touchdown in week 1, but his production in the Giants offense is yet to be seen.

New York Giants Depth Chart

QB: Daniel Jones
RB1: Saquon Barkley
WR1: Sterling Shepard
WR2: Cody Latimer
WR3: Bennie Fowler
TE: Evan Engram

Daily Fantasy: A High-scoring Game

Evan Engram (DK: $5,700, FD: $6,800) is extremely hot coming into this game and has an incredibly favorable matchup against the Redskins defense that is ranked 23rd in points allowed to tight ends. He is very expensive for a tight end, but he may be worth it this week. I also really like Daniel Jones (DK: $5,300, FD: $7,300), who is coming off of a great game and should improve on his performance from last week. Case Keenum (DK: $4,900, FD: $7,200) is also a great option, as he has put up 15+ points every week, including a 27 point performance in week 1. Against the Giants defense, he may mirror the numbers he had in week 1. Both quarterbacks are great options for this week and are great value picks. The last player I really like for this matchup is Terry McLaurin (DK: $4,500, FD: $6,300), who has become the top receiving option for the Redskins. Against the Giants, top receivers have done very well, and McLaurin should be no different. At his salary this week, he is an amazing option.

Rohil Bajaj is a student at the University of California–Santa Barbara and is from Maryland. He is a devoted Washington Redskins fan and has a passion for fantasy football. As a statistics major, Rohil enjoys using data and analytics to gain an edge in his won fantasy football leagues.

Hot NFL Matchup Previews Stories