September 9, 2022, 5:49 pm
Giants (+5.5) at Titans (-250); Total of 44
A year ago, these two teams both featured no-brainer first-round running backs in fantasy. Now, both Saquon Barkley and Derrick Henry embark on slightly different redemption tours that begin against each other. Barkley will look to stay healthy enough to play more than 13 games for the first time since his rookie year and revitalize this skill position unit under new head coach and offensive mastermind Brian Daboll, while Henry will look to put the broken foot suffered in Week 8 of 2021 behind him and return to his rushing-title days.
Out on a redemption tour of his own after averaging less than one passing touchdown per game for the second straight season while we also saw a dip in his rushing value, Daniel Jones is only bench depth in superflex leagues as he needs to improve his accuracy and limit turnovers to give second-year wideout Kadarius Toney any hope at all of some flex value in deeper leagues against this Titans defense that surrendered the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers last year and just lost their 12-sack OLB Harold Landry to a torn ACL. Depending on how creatively OC Mike Kafka (whom Daboll surprisingly announced would be calling the offensive plays) utilizes Toney on the field, he could see a number of different secondary defenders, but the most likely scenario pits him against the 51st-best graded Kristian Fulton.
With Toney better utilized in space and Kenny Golladay apparently moving like a statue after a vague offseason medical procedure, a cheap DFS option as a sneaky safety valve for Jones could be rookie WR Wan’Dale Robinson. The fleet-footed (4.44 forty) former Kentucky Wildcat was just listed on the official Giants site as a starting receiver after impressing his coaches all preseason playing out of the slot.
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