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Week 7 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles

Larry Rupp
Travis Fulgham's chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz makes him a great start in Week 7.
Travis Fulgham's chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz makes him a great start in Week 7. / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The New York Giants go on the road to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC East division battle on Thursday Night Football in Week 7. With the divison wide open, this game has a lot of importance and the Eagles are currently 4.5-point favorites, according to Fanduel Sportsbook.

If you need some help with your lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 7 showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants: Evan Engram has struggled to post a lot of receiving yards (177, No. 21 among tight ends), but the Giants TE still ranks No. 8 at the position in targets (35). If there was any matchup in which he could turn it around, it is this week against the Eagles. The weakest spot on the Eagles defense is at the linebacker position and these players will most likely be covering Engram. If so, look for quarterback Daniel Jones to exploit those mismatches for some big gains down the field. Plus, the Eagles have allowed an 84.1 percent completion rate to tight ends through six games this season.

Start Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles: There is a lot of hype surrounding Travis Fulgham after seeing what he has been able to accomplish over the last three weeks. He has a combined 18 receptions for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns in that time. Those are WR1-type numbers in fantasy football. Now, it's guarantee he will be able to keep up this kind of production, but he has proven to be one of quarterback Carson Wentz's favorite and most trusted targets. Without Zach Ertz or Miles Sanders in the lineup, look for Wentz to target Fulgham early and often in a game the Eagles desperately need to win.

Sit Devonta Freeman, RB, New York Giants: The Eagles run defense has been one of the best in the league for the past few years, which makes this a tough matchup for running back Devonta Freeman this week. Freeman has become the clear-cut starter for the Giants, but he's averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry so far this season. The Eagles have only let an opposing running back top 60 yards once this season and have made teams beat them through the passing game instead. They rank tied for No. 8 in the NFL giving up just 4.1 yards per carry. You should be able to find better options than Freeman on the waiver wire this week.

Sit DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles receive a big boost on offense this week with wide receiver DeSean Jackson set to return from his hamstring injury. The speedy player is one to watch for in Thursday night's game as he can beat any defense deep down the field, but he is too risky to start in fantasy football. Jackson has yet to be fully healthy this season and hasn't been able to show any real chemistry with Wentz. He is averaging a career-low 12.1 yards per catch this season and hasn't shown that home run play ability he's known for. It is better to sit him this week and wait to see if he can prove he is worthy of a start moving forward.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username philllyfan424. 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.