Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. grabbed our attention last year with his spectacular pass catches and has scored a total of 24 fantasy football points in the first two games of this season.
Beckham should be the feature player in week #3’s Thursday Night Football (TNF) game between New York and Washington. The Giants are in desperate need of a win and need more productivity from the running game.
Here are the key players who should be fantasy football starters in tonight’s TNF game.
Expect two touchdowns from Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
The New York Giants need quarterback Eli Manning to throw at least two touchdown passes to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. if they hope to win their first game of the 2015 season. According to NFL.com, Beckham is No. 7 in receiving yards. He has 12 catches for 190 yards and one touchdown. Expectation: 15 fantasy football points.
Giants kicker Josh Brown can supply 13 points
Giants kicker Josh Brown is No. 3 in scoring among kickers with 26 fantasy football points, according to ESPN.com. Brown has kicked six field goals.and four extra points in the first two games of the season. Though New York fans would prefer to see more extra points and fewer field goals, the Giants kicker needs to be productive to help his team to their first win in 2015. Expectation: 13 points.
Washington running back Matt Jones may be the ‘Sleeper’ you need
Running back Matt Jones was the most productive Washington running back in last Sunday”s 24-10 win over St. Louis. Jones carried the ball 19 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 23 yards and scored 24.6 points, according to fantasysports.yahoo.com. Expectation: 11 fantasy football points.
Washington tight end Jordan Reed building on solid start
Washington’s Jordan Reed is No. 8 among tight ends with 20 fantasy football points, according to espn.com. Reed has 13 pass catches for 145 yards and one touchdown. He is starting quarterback Kirk Cousins’ favorite target. Expectation: 10 fantasy football points.
Washington’s Albert Morris is a reliable fantasy football scorer
Washington’s Alfred Morris has been one of the most reliable fantasy football running backs. Though he may split time and carries with Matt Jones in tonight’s game against the Giants, Morris is capable of rushing for 100 or more yards. He might be better suited this week as a “flex” starter. Expectation: 9 fantasy football points.
Hard-working receiver Pierre Garcon will make his presence known
Washington wide receiver Pierre Garcon is second only on the team to tight end Jordan Reed in pass catches. Reed has 13, while Garcon has 12 receptions. The eight-year veteran is one of the best possession receivers in the NFL. Expectation: 9 fantasy football points.