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NFL Week 15 Fantasy Football Recap: Washington Commanders vs. New York Giants

Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) scores a touchdown against the Washington Commanders during the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jahan Dotson: 4 receptions, 105 yards, 1 touchdown

Saquon Barkley: 18 carries, 87 yards, 1 touchdown; 5 receptions, 33 receiving yards

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Kenny Golladay’s role deteriorates with the Giants: Golladay returned to the Giants lineup in Week 10 but lost the battle with Isaiah Hodgins for a receiver spot.

  • Golladay and Hodgins have shared one outside receiver spot opposite Darius Slayton, but Hodgins has played a higher percentage of those snaps in each of the last four games both players played.
  • Golladay missed Week 13 with an illness.
  • The Giants have been unable to move on from Golladay this season due to cap issues, but it is a safe bet New York will find a way to get him off the roster in 2023.
  • Hodgins has played very well for a wide receiver who was picked up from another team in the middle of the season, but it’s likely New York will look to upgrade at the position this offseason. Hodgins should remain on the Giants roster but probably as a rotational player or backup rather than a full-time starter.

Curtis Samuel’s role in the Commanders’ offense continues to decline: His playing time has slowly but surely declined over the season.

  • He was targeted only four times, bringing in three passes for 44 yards.
  • He’s been held under 45 yards in four of his last five games.
  • Washington tried to get him involved in the run game, but that only resulted in one yard off five carries.
  • His problem has largely been an increase in two-tight end sets, along with Washington playing better — it hasn’t been a particular wide receiver taking playing time from him.
  • He typically only plays in three-receiver sets, and they use those a lot more when playing from behind.
  • He is the kind of player who can be cut in fantasy leagues unless you plan on having him in your starting lineup this upcoming week.
  • He’s under contract for 2023, but it would take a bit of dead cap to release him. His playing time could decline further if Washington drafts another wide receiver to add depth at the position.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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