September 25, 2021

The Only Football

Get The Latest NFL News And More!

Potential must-plays from Giants-Broncos game

3 min read
Potential must-plays from Giants-Broncos game


Here we go folks. A new football season is upon us and that means it’s time to get down to business. Fantasy Football is bigger than ever and we will be offering our take on each New York Giants game this season for your gaming pleasure.

The Giants open up their season this Sunday afternoon at home against the Denver Broncos and there are lots of opportunities fantasy-wise to choose from.

Why should you take my advice?

Well, I am an rated player on both DraftKings and FanDuel and have won prizes into the millions playing fantasy games the past several years.

I currently run a touting cheat-sheet/newsletter of my own (Fennelly on Football), of which I will offer Giants Wire my prognostications on all 17 Big Blue games this season.

Here are the top fantasy plays for the Giants-Broncos matchup this week.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

This is an easy one. The Broncos have three excellent pass rushers in Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and Malik Reed. The Giants can’t block speed rushers. This should be a long day for Daniel Jones in the pocket.

The Giants have not gotten all of their weapons on the field this summer as of yet. Free agents Kenny Golladay and Kyle Rudolph and rookie Kadarius Toney didn’t play at all in the preseason. Neither did Saquon Barkley and now Evan Engram looks like he’s going to either be out or slowed by a calf sprain.

One player to keep an eye on is rookie corner Patrick Surtain II, who will be assigned to the Giants’ top wideout.

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Constantly underrated, undervalued and always productive, Sterling Shepard is in a great spot in this game. Jones will be hurried and guess who will be his go-to pair of hands? Shepard.

With Golladay getting his feet feet wet, Engram likely out and Darius Slayton having a quiet summer, it’s hard to predict if any of them will factor into the passing game as much as Shepard — who has looked great in camp and in preseason games — will on Sunday.

AP Photo/Corey Sipkin

This figures to be a low-scoring game. The over/under is currently 41.5 points. The defenses will be the stars of this game. The Broncos are a top play on the DFS sites but don’t sell the Giants’ defense short. They have a top run defense and a solid secondary. They are not playing an A-list QB in Teddy Bridgewater, either.

AP Photo/Corey Sipkin

The Giants have Graham Gano and the Broncos have Brandon McManus. Both are veterans who can hit the long ones with consistency. In a defensive game, these two will figure prominently.

Let’s not discount each team’s history of poor red zone offensive play. Last year, the Broncos were 27th in red zone scoring. The Giants were 31st.

This game is at 41.5 points total for a reason. Playing the kickers would be smart. The weather is going to be favorable as well.

AP Photo/Steven Senne

With all the attention being focused on the Giants’ other skill players, there could be an opportunity for Kyle Rudolph in this game, very similar to that of Shepard.

Surtain should be focused on Golladay and/or Slayton and Rudolph should be able to find some space for a few catches in this contest.

Fantasy Football: Potential bargains, must-plays from Giants-Broncos game