the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New York Giants 30-10 football on Monday night. Tampa Bay scored a goal on five of its first seven possession times. The Giants tried a variety of formations to outsmart the Buccaneers on their first drive, resulting in points, but their last eight possession of the ball all ended in either turnovers or punts.
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New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Mike Evans: 6 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD (3 explosive games)
- Chris Godwin: 6 receptions, 65 yards, 1 TD (5.0 aDOT)
Start Saquon Barkley: Former Offensive Rookie of the Year returned to the Giants line-up for the first time since Week 5. He lost a few more drives than usual, but was still the clear lead of the Giants. He ran six times for 25 yards and caught another 6 passes for 31 yards. New York has an easier schedule for the remainder of the season, and it should touch the ball more in future games. He should be on the fantasy grid even if New York isn’t increasing its snapshots.
Devontae Booker was the clear backup, but only touched the ball four times, most of them late in the fourth quarter. It wouldn’t hurt to pin Booker on Barkley’s injury story, but he shouldn’t be anywhere near fantasy starting grid lines.
Start Rob Gronkowski: The veteran’s tight end only played in six offensive snaps since week 3 prior to tonight. Much like Barkley, he didn’t see as much time as he did at the start of the season when he was healthy, as he was taken off the field at times in favor of Cameron Brate. That didn’t stop him from producing, as he caught six passes for 71 yards. Monitor his health, but chances are he can return to the fantasy grid.
Monitor the Kyle Rudolph Injury: The Giants came into play with one man in the end when Kaden Smith was restricted with a knee injury all week and was inactive. New York increases Chris Myarick from the practice team Monday to be the third tight end. During the game, Rudolph suffered a knee injury and was excluded. That all contributed to it Evan Engramm Lead the skill player into offensive snaps. During this time he only caught two passes for 12 yards. He’s a borderline fantasy starter and becomes a tempting prospect if his backups are kept violated.
Don’t panic Leonard Fournette: Fournette and Backup Ronald Jones’ Fantasiewert was relatively close on Monday evening, which hasn’t happened much this season. Fournette was the clear starter throughout the game, but Tampa Bay often used Jones when he was on the field, resulting in a touchdown. It was also noteworthy that Fournette received all of the snapshots during the Buccaneers two-minute exercise that used to be like that Young Bernhard‘s role. The Buccaneers had a big enough head start that fourth string Ke’Shawn Vaughn got the garbage-time job. Fournette should be fine for the coming weeks while Jones can stick to the waiver.
Monitor Kadarius Toney‘s health: The Giants rookie in the first round suffered a cuboid contusion towards the end of the game and did not return. He was the Giants’ favorite target in the game, resulting in seven receptions for 40 yards. New York also missed Sterling Shepard in the game. As long as one of the wide receivers remains injured, this ensures that Darius Slayton plays a big role in the offense. Pharoh Cooper took over Toney primarily to end that game. All of these backups should be avoided in the vast majority of leagues.