NFL Week 17 Fantasy Football Recap: New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Richie James (80) celebrates after his touchdown reception during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Richie James Jr.: 7 receptions, 76 yards, 1 touchdown

Daniel Jones: 19 for 24, 177 yards, 2 touchdowns, 11 carries, 91 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns

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Monitor Nick Foles’ health: Foles suffered a ribs injury near the end of the first half after taking a sack, and he was ruled out by halftime.

  • Foles was ineffective in the first half prior to his injury, going 8-of-13 for 81 yards and an interception.
  • He was replaced by Sam Ehlinger, who threw a touchdown pass, but it was too little too late for the Colts’ offense. He completed only nine passes for 60 yards.
  • Indianapolis could stick with Ehlinger next week or potentially go back to Matt Ryan.
  • They play the Houston Texans next week, with the result having top-five draft pick implications for both teams.

Giants continue to find their rhythm: New York has found its core skill players and has stuck with them down the playoff stretch.

  • Isaiah Hodgins secured a full-time role as an outside receiver in the past few weeks. He’s scored a touchdown in four of the past five games.
  • Richie James Jr. has been the Giants' slot receiver most of the season but has saved his best work for the past few weeks. He gained more than 60 receiving yards for the third time in the past four weeks after failing to reach 60 yards in every prior game this season.
  • Daniel Bellinger finished third on the team in receiving yards. He had played 98%-plus of offensive snaps the past two weeks, and he failed to reach that mark this week only because the Giants took out their starters.
  • Darius Slayton hasn’t played as well in recent weeks with other players stepping up, but he remains a full-time receiver who could play a big role in the playoffs.
  • It seemed like this could be a big need for the Giants in the offseason, but with each passing week it seems like New York might keep more of these players as starters next season.

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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