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Week 16 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Giants vs Eagles in Fantasy Football Playoffs

Isaiah De Los Santos
Fantasy football picks for the New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles Week 16 matchup, including Miles Sanders, Saquon Barkley and DeVonta Smith.
Fantasy football picks for the New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles Week 16 matchup, including Miles Sanders, Saquon Barkley and DeVonta Smith. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Two NFC East teams meet in Week 16 as the New York Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Eagles slated as huge 10-point favorites in this divisional clash.

Fantasy Football Playoffs Advice

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 16 NFC showdown.

Saquon Barkley Fantasy

Start Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants: Saquon Barkley is the only Giants weapon worth playing at this point. Barkley is averaging a healthy 18.1 touches (13.8 rushes plus 4.3 receptions) per game over the last four contests, racking up 296 yards from scrimmage and 1 TD during that span. His 12.7 PPR points per game over this stretch isn't exceptional, but the workload volume alone makes him a low-end starting option.

Miles Sanders Fantasy

Start Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have finally unleashed Miles Sanders. He's recorded a whopping 47 touches over his past two games alone and recorded a combined 288 yards scrimmage in those contests. Injuries are always a concern, but as long as Sanders is active, the Eagles should lean on him if they lead build an early lead like projected. The Giants also give up the seventh-most rushing yards per game, making this an appetizing opponent for the RB.

Kenny Golladay Fantasy

Sit Kenny Golladay, WR, New York Giants: New York's quarterback woes have hurt the production of its receiving corps. Despite seeing an encouraging 6.8 targets per game over the last four weeks, Golladay is averaging a meager 2.8 receptions for 38.8 yards. That's simply not enough production to merit starter consideration this deep in the playoffs. Golladay should be left glued to managers' benches and is droppable at this point in the season.

DeVonta Smith Fantasy

Sit DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia's reliance on the run game has come at the cost of receiving production. DeVonta Smith's numbers have taken a notable hit, with averages of just 4.3 targets, 2.3 receptions and 25.7 yards per game over the last three weeks. Jalen Hurts has struggled to throw the ball during this stretch, averaging only 190.7 yards and 15.7 completions per game. It seems unlikely for the Eagles to abandon the run-heavy approach that's produced two straight wins, which is bad news for Smith going forward.

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.