The only other significance of this game is to fantasy players. But then again, neither team has been lighting up the scoreboard this season.
The Redskins thought they had their franchise QB in RGIII, only to have him get injured and then not play well enough to reclaim his job after his return. They now have three QBs, which in this business, means you have none. Colt McCoy is slated to start this Sunday at MetLife.
The Giants have had Eli Manning under center every game since 2004. He has rebounded from his nightmarish 2013 slide to become an efficient passer this season. The Giants passing offense is currently ranked 12th in the NFL. The irony here is the Redskins are somehow ranked 10th.
It wasn't so long ago that Washington was the league's most feared rushing attack. RGIII and RB Alfred Morris were virtually unstoppable on the ground. At this moment in time, the Skins are 22nd in the league at 103.3 YPG, a half-yard behind the Giants (103.8).
Let's size this game via a fantasy perspective using DraftKings.com data.
QB: The Giants will naturally go with Eli ($6,400, 17.6 FPPG) and the Skins are scheduled to start McCoy ($5,600, 16.5 FPPG). Eli lit up Washington in Week 3 (28/39, 300 yds, 4 TD) and there's no reason he won't do it again. He did not have the pleasure of throwing to super-rookie Odell Beckham, Jr. in that game, so I fully expect a successful afternoon out of him. McCoy is questionable (neck) and will face a Giants' defense that has regained it's mojo the past two weeks. They have 15 sacks the past two games and the Redskins have been given them up in bunches. Only Jacksonville has surrendered more.
RB: Andre Williams ($5,500, 8.9 FPPG) broke out in a big way vs the Titans last week but will take a back seat to a healthy Rashad Jennings ($5,900, 14.9 FPPG). Eli will be getting the ball to Jennings any way he can in this game, so he might be worth a look. The Skins will do the same with Morris ($5,000, 12.6 FPPG), who has been inconsistent this season, but is worth a play at the price and let's not forget, the Giants' rush defense is one of the worst in football.
TE: Larry Donnell ($3,800, 10.7 FPPG) had his signature game vs the Redskins the first time around (7 rec, 3 TD) but has not come close to matching that since. With solid TE play hard to find in the league these days, he's worth the risk here. Washington's Jordan Reed ($4,300, 9.6 FPPG) has been iffy himself. With all the QB shuffling, Reed has not been posting the numbers he's capable of.
WR: Everyone wants Beckham ($8,400, 21.5 FPPG) in their lineup these days, even with the rising price. If the Redskins bottle him up this Sunday, they'll be the first to do so. Rueben Randle ($3,900, 10.3 FPPG) could benefit from the effort to stop Beckham. Washington has listed Giant-killer Desean Jackson ($5,700, 15.5 FPPG) as "50-50" (leg) for Sunday, so Pierre Garcon ($4,800, 10.7 FPPG) may be a better play vs the Giants' depleted secondary.
Defense: The Giants ($3,100, 6.5 FPPG) might be worth a look. They've been getting sacks and turnovers the past few weeks. If you're looking to economize, the Redskins ($2,400, 4.4 FPPG) could be an option, but tread lightly.