Fantasy Slant: Week 10 Recap

The Giants Beat reviews the top fantasy performers from Monday's narrow one-point win for Big Blue.

1.      Odell Beckham Jr.. (15.70 points)- Beckham just seems to get better and better as the season progresses, scoring a 10-yard touchdown and racking up 97 yards on 10 receptions to help lead the Giants to a come-from-behind 21-20 victory over Cincinnati at MetLife Stadium.  In fact, his lone touchdown catch was number 31 of his career, passing Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown for most touchdowns scored since 2014 when Beckham began his rookie campaign.  Beckham was also an effective decoy, with McAdoo often sending him in motion and faking reverses to him in order to confuse what was a rather solid Bengal defense Monday night.  The win moved the Giants to 6-3, keeping them within reach of the Dallas Cowboys.  If they have any chance of catching their rivals, Beckham needs to be as productive as he was last night for the remainder of the season.

2.   New York Giants defense (6.00 points)- Although their small point total might tell you otherwise, the Giants defense stepped up yet again and played as big of a role as ever in helping to aid the team’s late comeback.  The 20 points the unit gave up was just the sixth-highest of the season, and they were able to get the Bengals into third and at least nine situations eight times and third and 15 or longer situations four times.  Defensive end Olivier Vernon finished with 10 tackles and a sack, while safety Landon Collins picked off a pass for the fourth time in three games, bolstering his case for a Pro Bowl in the offseason.  Defensive tackle Damon Harrison and linebacker Jonathan Casillas each tallied half-a-sack as well, and both sacks of Andy Dalton were back-to-back and ensured a New York victory as the Bengals didn’t get another offense drive the rest of the game.

3.    Rashad Jennings (10.90 points)- I never thought I’d be putting a Giant running back in my top fantasy performer list, but Jennings, who matched a season high fantasy points total on Monday night, made some key runs and showed that there can be some semblance of decency in New York’s ground game.  Jennings finished with a season-high 87 yards on 15 carries; including a season long 25 yard carry.  With the lead and the ball in the final three minutes, Jennings was able to rip off a number of huge first-down runs that kept the ball away from Andy Dalton and a potential game-winning field goal for the Bengals.  This was likely an aberration, and it’s good to remember that all three Giant touchdowns came through the air (Beckham, Shepard, and Jerell Adams), but last night showed that, even if the Giants can get some resemblance of a running game going, team’s will have to respect that, leaving more chances for Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard to wreak havoc in any opposing secondary.  


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