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White Eli Manning Jerseys , there are a couple rare intriguing waiver wire adds this week — both players who can help now and down the stretch. If your team needs a boost or just some depth for the next few weeks, these guys could be great additions:Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore RavensRostered - Yahoo: 8 percent | ESPN: 6.7 percentRarely will I mention a quarterback as a must add. Quarterbacks are the fantasy version of real-life running backs where the level of replacement is so high, there’s not really a need to make an effort to get to the top tier. But this late in the season, the possibility of Lamar Jackson as a starting quarterback could be a league-changer. Joe Flacco’s health is up in the air, which could open the door for Jackson. We don’t know how he’ll be as a starter, but the upside with his rushing ability alone would make him a more than viable fantasy quarterback. Jackson is a worthwhile add and stash if you’re a team trending towards the playoffs and have the roster space to add a second quarterback — again, usually not something I would recommend. Jackson could easily be a QB1 as soon as he steps on the field.Josh Reynolds, WR, Los Angeles RamsRostered - Yahoo: 4 percent | ESPN: 1.1 percentWith Cooper Kupp out for the season, Josh Reynolds will slot in as the Rams’ third receiver. He’s already filled that role for two starts and in one of them put up 19 PPR fantasy points. Los Angeles runs almost exclusively out of three wide receiver sets, so Reynolds will be on the field a lot. He has the ability to play the Kupp role and can also get downfield more often. If not for the immediate impact, Reynolds could have even more opportunity in the fantasy playoffs should the Rams start to rest players with the division basically locked up early.Keke Coutee, WR, Houston TexansRostered - Yahoo: 20 percent | ESPN: 13.6 percentCoutee has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury and Houston had a bye in Week 10, so there’s a good chance he became a free agent at some point due to someone needing more roster space — he’s only rostered in 20 percent of Yahoo leagues. When Coutee was on the field, the Texans found a way to get him touches. Now he might only be the third option with Demaryius Thomas now in the fold, but that was also the case with Will Fuller on the field. Thomas can now take some of the shorter routes and Coutee can shift to some of the higher upside deep targets that Fuller had before his injury. Coutee looks like he’s ready to return to the lineup in Week 11.Josh Adams, RB, Philadelphia EaglesRostered - Yahoo: 14 percent | ESPN: 5.9 percentThere hasn’t really been a breakout moment for Josh Adams, but when he’s been on the field, he’s looked like the Eagles’ best option at running back. Over his past two games, he’s carried the ball 16 times for 108 yards. The problem with that production is that it’s over two games, which doesn’t help much for fantasy purposes, but that might not be the case for much longer. On Monday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Adams will get more carries going forward. There might never be a clear workhorse in the Philadelphia backfield, but even getting a majority of the carries could make Adams a useful player for the remainder of the season.Giants at Cowboys: Snaps and stats from the Giants’ embarrassing loss Another week and the New York Giants have managed to let another winnable game slip through their fingers. The Giants are once again in the basement of the NFC East after dropping a divisional game to the Dallas Cowboys. The good news is that they are only a game behind the rest of the division, but the bad news is that the way they lost looked entirely too familiar.The team might have shown some promise in their Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. At first blush, that promise evaporated in the week since, but let’s take a look at some of the deeper stats and see what we can learn.Offense The Giants dominated the time of possession on offense, outsnapping the Cowboys offense 68 to 53. However Odell Beckham Jerseys 2019 , that overwhelming advantage in plays run didn’t translate into much, as most of the Giants’ offensive efforts were an exercise in futility. Eli Manning had an efficient night, completing 33-of-44 attempts (75 percent) and scoring a touchdown. However, a closer look at his passing chart shows just how conservative the Giants’ offense was. Manning was nearly perfect on passes inside of ten yards, completing 17 of 18 attempts, a number which ballooned to 28 of 31 when we include passes behind the line of scrimmage. But while the West Coast ethos of “you don’t go broke making a profit” rings true in general, the Giants only rarely seemed to threaten the Cowboys deep. Shurmur’s offense is designed to use vertical elements to clear out coverage underneath, and Manning has always thrived when the has the option to attack a defense deep. The Giants’ game-plan appeared to have neither, and was far too easily boxed in by Dallas’ base defense of man coverage under a Cover 2 shell. This defensive scheme is nothing new for the Giants as they faced it consistently since 2016, and was exactly the reason why Jerry Reese drafted Evan Engram. The hybrid tight end played 60 snaps (88 percent), and his ability against 2-Man coverage was on display against Dallas, when he was used. Engram finished a perfect 7 receptions on 7 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown Sunday night, averaging an absurd 6.64 yards of separation per Next Gen Stats. However, of those 7 receptions, only one was run more than 5 yards down the field, his touchdown. It is also important to note that four of Engram’s receptions came after the Giants had fallen behind 20-3.Saquon Barkley, who played 58 snaps (85 percent) was the Giants’ most prolific receiver, catching 14 of 16 targets (not typos) for 80 yards. But he, too, rarely went down the field, catching 9 of his 14 receptions behind the line of scrimmage. Barkley also carried the ball 11 times, gaining just 28 yards. The Giants did send Odell Beckham Jr. — who played 66 of 68 snaps — down the field, having him run more than 10 yards on 6 of his 9 targets. Unfortunately, he only caught 4 of those 9 targets for 51 yards.Beyond those players, there was a sharp delineation in the players who were in the Giants’ gameplan and those who weren’t. Other than the starting offensive line, only six Giants played more than 65 percent of the Giants’ snaps, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Sterling Shepard, Cody Latimer, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley. Rhett Ellison only played 24 snaps, Wayne Gallman and Jonathan Stewart each played 5 snaps White Saquon Barkley Jerseys , WR Russell Shepard played six snaps, FB Shane Smith played 4 snaps, and TE Scott Simonson played three snaps. For an offense that promised to use — if not feature — aggression down the field and a robust personnel rotation based in a 12-personnel alignment, the Giants’ offense against the Dallas Cowboys resembled nothing so much as the Giants under Ben McAdoo, and performed similarly. DefenseThe Giants’ defense only played 53 snaps, giving up just 20 points for the second week in a row. The defense was lead by Landon Collins, Janoris Jenkins, and Alec Ogletree who each played all of the defensive snaps. They each also notched six total tackles. The defensive line was lead by Dalvin Tomlinson, who played 39 snaps, and Damon Harrison who played 34. Rounding out the front seven were EDGE players Kareem Martin, who played 47 snaps, and Connor Barwin, who played 36 snaps. The Giants mounted no effective pass rush, and Tomlinson was the team’s most effective rusher, and was the only one to approach the league’s average distance from the QB across all his pass rush snaps. Third round rookies B.J. Hill and Lorenzo Carter only played 22 and 21 snaps, respectively. Given the ineffectiveness of the Giants’ pass rush, James Bettcher will want to incorporate the athletic rookies more in future games. Eli Apple played 33 snaps before leaving the game with a groin injury. That could prove to be a costly injury going forward, as Apple was having a bounce-back season and has been excellent in coverage through the first two games. He was replaced by B.W. Webb, who played a total of 41 snaps, and Donte Deayon who played 13 snaps in the slot, notching a pass defensed in that time. The team appeared to spend most of their time in a heavy nickel package, with four down linemen and linebackers B.J. Goodson and Ray-Ray Armstrong splitting time next to Ogletree. Goodson played 30 snaps while Armstrong played the remaining 23. The Giants’ defense got off to a rough start, giving up 10 points in Dallas’ first two drives. However, for the second week in a row they settled down and managed to do enough for the team to win. The lack of a pass rush will be a problem going forward, and the Giants need to figure out a solution independent of Olivier Vernon. The injured EDGE player might not be back for next week’s match-up against the Houston Texans, and having only one viable pass rusher is not a tenable situation. Neither Martin, Wynn, nor Barwin have the speed to scare offenses. Perhaps the team will need to actively look to incorporate Carter and find situations for him to unleash his athleticism. The team showed some promising things in the first week of the season, but rather than building on them, managed to regress in nearly all areas in Week 2.

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