On pace to pass for over 5,000 yards, you're starting Manning every week. And if there is a reason to bench Eli Manning, it's not the Redskins' defense.
The big man has looked great over his past two games, with 160 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries. Bradshaw is going to get more carries this week, though, so it's hard to consider Jacobs anything more than a low-end RB2.
As always, Kevin Gilbride will try to establish the run, and recently, the offensive line has allowed him to do so. There may be enough carries for both Jacobs and Bradshaw to have decent days against a mediocre Redskins' run defense, but do you really want to count on that happening in your fantasy playoffs?
It's clear that Nicks is back to 100% and is once again the top receiving threat in the offense. The Redskins are stingy to opposing fantasy receivers, but Nicks will still see a generous portion of targets, and is a strong bet to break 100 yards.
He had a solid fantasy day, but could have broken 100 yards if not for a couple bad drops. Cruz was not a part of the offense the first time these teams faced off, and his presence could be the difference maker this time around. Expect more of the same from number 80.
He's been too inconsistent this year, both from game-to-game and from play-to-play. Last week against the Cowboys, he was quiet save for a long touchdown on a blown coverage, which accounted for most of his points. He could have had a huge fantasy day if not for a dropped touchdown on the final drive, but that's the way it's gone for Manningham this year. If you are feeling lucky, roll the dice on this high risk, high reward receiver.
He's been a bigger part of the offense the past three weeks, and Manning has looked to him often on key drives. He had an important touchdown to bring the Giants to within one score, and was tackled at the one yard line on the final drive. The Redskins are helpless against opposing tight ends, allowing the second most fantasy points, so Ballard should be a sneaky good play.
Redskins Worth Starting
Roy Helu (matchup: 8) is going to get his yards either on the ground or through the air. He has three straight 100-yard games, and has the second most receptions on the Redskins' active roster, so it's not a stretch to say he's the focal point of the offense.
Jabar Gaffney (matchup: 7.5) has surprisingly been the Redskins' best wide receiver this season, but Santana Moss (matchup: 7) should see plenty of action against a Giants' defense that allows second most points to opposing wide receivers (but take into account the QBs they've faced recently). With Fred Davis suspended, the three aforementioned Redskins will lead the team in targets.
The guy throwing to them, Rex Grossman (matchup: 7), started the year off with two impressive performances (including a 300-yard, two touchdown opener against the Giants), and has been strong in three of his last five since re-claiming the starting job. Still, he has at least one interception in each of those games, and a fumble in four straight. It's truly pathetic that the Redskins were not able to find a better option at quarterback, but turnovers don't hurt as much in fantasy football as they do in real life, and this is a juicy matchup, so it just might work. But probably not.