The NFC East is pretty much the consensus worst division in football, and the bottom-two teams in the division are set to face off on Sunday. Neither the New York Giants or Washington Football Team have more than 1 win on the season, so this game is likely to have more of an impact on fantasy than real-life football.
But if you need some help finding a few fantasy gems in this one, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 6 showdown.
Who Should I Start Fantasy Football
Start Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team: Terry McLaurin is coming off of his worst game of the season, but his fantasy managers shouldn't overreact. Despite playing in one of the league's worst offenses, McLaurin has actually been relatively consistent this season, tallying at least 11.1 PPR points in every game other than last week. Plus, he was matched up with Jalen Ramsey for much of the day, so it's hard to fault him for having a rough game. Facing a below-average Giants' secondary (No. 21 in pass defense DVOA), McLaurin should be in for a bounce-back showing.
Start Devonta Freeman, RB, New York Giants: You're probably not going to feel too good about starting Devonta Freeman, but he should be in for a ton of volume at the very least. He's coming off his best game as a Giant (17 carries, 60 yards and a TD) and New York could be forced to rely on him a lot more than usual because of the matchup. Washington is actually the league's No. 5 pass defense by DVOA, so it could be a slow day for Daniel Jones and the aerial attack.
Sit Any Washington Player Aside From Antonio Gibson and Terry McLaurin: McLaurin is a start for the reasons mentioned above, and Antonio Gibson looks like a great play as well after recording at least 10.0 PPR points in four straight games. There's no one else on this team worth a start, though. Logan Thomas has struggled even with great volume, Gibson plays too much (and too well) to make JD McKissic or Peyton Barber worth a look, and the quarterback situation in Washington is as messy as it gets. Plus, NY isn't the tire fire of a defense it was last year, as the Giants are league average (No. 16) in defensive DVOA. You're not going to find any under-the-radar gems in Washington this week.
Sit Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants: Evan Engram has always been one of the league's most productive tight ends when healthy. That hasn't been the case this year, though. Despite playing at least 80% of the snaps in each of NYG's first five games of the year, Engram has just 147 receiving yards. Volume isn't the problem either, as he's seen the second-most targets on the team (32). Against the surprisingly dominant Washington pass defense, there's no reason to think Engram will suddenly turn it around this week.
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