Game Spotlight: Jungle Struggles
Game Spotlight: Jungle Struggles

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Giants vs. Philadelphia, Thursday

Open: 45 O/U, PHI -2.5
Live: 44 O/U, PHI -2.5

The Eli Manning against the Panthers didn't seem substantially different from the Eli that flopped against the Saints the week prior, he's just liable to start badly missing his throws for no apparent reason. The Panthers also seemed to grant bigger cushions than the Eagles are likely to, so perhaps that will compound the pass-blocking risks the Giants will face against a loaded Eagles pass rush. Manning is not crafty like Kirk Cousins is – if there's a leak the ship is going down.

If Eli has a bad game, it's not to say that it would doom any of Odell Beckham, Saquon Barkley, or Sterling Shepard to a bad fantasy day. That's particularly true with the former two. Shepard is playing well this year, averaging an impressive 8.4 yards per target, but his target volume (36) is less than Barkley's (39) and substantially less than Beckham's (59). Beckham has

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