TNF - Giants vs Eagles

  • Carson Wentz is the top-ranked player on daily fantasy football sites.
  • Darius Slayton is priced at $12,500 on DFS sites.
  • Travis Fulgham costs $12,000 on daily fantasy football sites.

PHILADELPHIA – As Week 7 kicks off with an NFC matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants, those that play daily fantasy football should begin creating their lineups.

When fantasy GM’s are creating their 5-man lineups on legal betting sites, they should keep in mind that there is an MVP slot on this roster. What that means is that whichever player is selected for the MVP slot will earn 1.5 times the points that the other players will earn.

That being said, this 5-man daily fantasy football lineup is just a suggestion and should be switched around to the users liking.

MVP – Travis Fulgham, WR, $12,000
AnyFLEX – Carson Wentz, QB, $15,500
AnyFLEX – Darius Slayton, WR, $12,500
AnyFLEX – Evan Engram, TE, $10,000
AnyFLEX – Boston Scott

Starting with the MVP slot, it is filled out by Travis Fulgham of the Philadelphia Eagles. Fulgham has really taken the league and fantasy world by storm as of late in his only three games that he has played this season.

The Eagles receiving core (Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson) have been banged up with injuries and Fulgham should be a must-start option. He has totaled in 26 targets, caught a touchdown in each game, and has gone over 55 yards in all of them as well.

He even broke out for a 152-yard game.

Fantasy owners should not be discouraged by the return of DeSean Jackson as the Eagles have made it clear that Fulgham will remain the starter.

The first Flex slot here is taken by Carson Wentz who has played exceptionally well in the last three weeks. He has thrown a total of five touchdowns and has even rushed for two.

He faces off against a tough New York Giants defense that ranks 5 against opposing quarterbacks but that should not shy GM’s away from drafting him at all. In Week 4, Wentz went up against the then number 5 ranked 49ers defense and put on a show as he went for 193 yards, 1 touchdown, 37 rush yards and a rushing touchdown for 22.42 points.

It should also be known that the Giants have allowed for three or more touchdowns in four out of their six games this season. Wentz’s ceiling should be high in this game.

The second Flex slot is taken by Darius Slayton. Slayton has been working as the Giants WR1 and has been one of the only productive spots on this banged-up offense.

Slayton has pulled in six or more targets in five of six games this season, including two games of over 100 receiving yards. Even further, Slayton has a great matchup with a horrible Philly defense that ranks 26 against opposing wide receivers.

In the Eagles last three games, they have allowed opposing teams top receiving options to go for 183 yards and a touchdown, 110 yards and three touchdowns and 57 yards.

With the Eagles receiving defense seeming to be at a low point in the season, Slayton could pay off.

Filling out the third Flex slot is Slayton’s receiving teammate, Evan Engram. Some might be thinking that this is a huge risk and it is considering how Engram has played this season, but if there was ever a game for Engram to go off, it is on Thursday Night Football against the Eagles.

The Eagles have been awful when defending the tight end position, ranking 28 in the NFL this season.

In the Eagles six games, they have allowed George Kittle to go for 183 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Higbee to go for 54 yards and three touchdowns, and Logan Thomas to go for 37 yards and a touchdown.

That being said, Engram has a very nice chance of gaining some traction here on TNF.

The final Flex slot is taken by Boston Scott. Normally, Scott would not be an everyday fantasy starter, but the team has announced that he will be starting as the team’s RB1 on TNF with Miles Sanders being ruled out.

Sanders, however, has played exceptionally well this season as he has rushed for over 80 yards in five of six games this season which includes two 95-yard games and a 118-yard game. This goes to show that the Eagles offensive line is great when it comes to blocking for the run.

If they can remain one of the top run-blocking lines on TNF, Scott could be in line for a huge night.

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