The New York Giants will hit the road in Week 14 and travel to FedEx Field to take on a reeling Washington Redskins squad that has lost four of its last five games, and a pair of quarterbacks along the way.
With Alex Smith, and now Colt McCoy, out for the season, the Redskins were forced to turn to former New York Jets signal-caller, Mark Sanchez. The veteran quarterback didn’t exactly deliver, completing 13 of 21 passes for 100 yards and zero touchdowns and one interception in a losing effort.
Unless your league gives points for butt fumbles and overall poor quarterback play, you aren’t starting Sanchez under any circumstances this week. In turn, every Redskins pass-catcher is off the board, including tight end Jordan Reed, who’s disappointing fantasy season should have rendered him as a non-starter weeks ago if not for an extremely shallow pool at the position.
The Giants’ viable fantasy options are obvious per usual this week, but can you trust an every-week starter like running back Adrian Peterson with the current climate in Washington? Let’s take a look.
A notable rivalry will be renewed once again this week as Beckham is likely to see plenty of coverage from Redskins cornerback, Josh Norman. It’s a battle Beckham can certainly win, as Beckham lit the Redskins up for eight catches and 136 yards during the two teams’ first meeting in Week 8.
Washington’s defense ranks 26th in receiving yards allowed per game and is allowing the 5th-most points to receivers in PPR format.
Beckham has been finding the end zone on a regular basis in his last four games, with the 26-year-old scoring five touchdowns in that span, one of which was of the passing variety.
While we can debate Beckham’s future as a quarterback (he has two passing touchdowns in total this season), he’s an elite play as always at the receiver position in fantasy.