Every Friday, we’re asking a handful of Giants players what’s playing in their headphones. This is what they had to say this week before they take on the Washington Redskins this Sunday at home:
RB David Wilson
Kanye West, Big Sean, Jay-Z – ‘Clique’
WR Rueben Randle
Calvin Harris – ‘Let’s Go’
CB Justin Tryon
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’
T Sean Locklear
“Most of the time I’m listening to music, the radio’s just on and I’m in my own little world to be honest.”
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The gauntlet has been thrown down.
The Giants broadcast and print crew has finally decided to engage in the ultimate contest of football knowledge (and good fortune): Fantasy Football!
Each week Bob Papa, Howard Cross, Roman Oben, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, Anita Marks, John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Dan Salomone and the man crunching all the numbers, Dave Melroy, will go head to head to prove who is the best (and luckiest) fantasy football player around.
Dollar values are assigned to each player based up on their ranking on NFL.com – and our players choose their team while maintaining a $40 budget.
Tune into Big Blue Kickoff Live every weekday morning from 9:30-10:30 to talk Giants Football and track this year’s New York Giants fantasy football league.
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The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.
Last Week: 280 passing yards, 3 turnovers
Luck arguably had his worst performance of the year this past Sunday as the New York Jets dominated the Colts offense all game long. Forcing Luck to throw 2 interceptions and fumble once. With the Cleveland Browns and their 30th ranked pass defense coming to Indianapolis and one that has been allowing 294 passing yards per game, doesn’t seem like there’s a better time to start Luck in front of whomever you may have this particular week.
TE Mercedes Lewis, Jaguars
Last Week: 5 catches, 24 yards
Lewis was once considered one of the top tight ends in football. Plagued with injuries over the past few years, that has changed. He has two touchdown receptions on the year and only 14 catches with just 116 receiving yards in five games. These numbers aren’t terrible but average at best. The Raiders pass defense is currently allowing 275 passing yards per game (20th), which never hurts a starting tight ends chance of finding open space and that end-zone.
WR Kenny Britt, Titans
Last Week: 4 catches 62 yards, TD
Britt showed last week that he still is one catch away from making a game changing play. That doesn’t mean Britt hasn’t showed some rust, as he eases his way back into football mode. Hasselbeck and Britt look to be the go to connection again in Tennessee, now that Jake Locker (missed the past few weeks with shoulder injury) and Nate Washington, previously held that rank. Coming off his biggest week yet, the Titans flanker will look to continue his success and carry it over vs. 20th ranked pass defense (256 passing yards allowed per game) in the Buffalo Bills.
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Missing three of the first five weeks of the season with a hamstring injury, linebacker Keith Rivers returned to the field last week in San Francisco. He worked his way back in, recorded a tackle, and his team came out with a big win. But now he’s ready for more this week against Washington.
It comes at a good time with Jacquian Williams not participating in practice this week with a knee injury.
“I think I’ll see a little bit of an increased role coming off the hamstring,” said Rivers, who has nine tackles in three games, including seven in the season opener. “Hopefully those are behind me and continue to move forward. And hopefully I can just compete and contribute however the coaches see fit.”
And as accurate as quarterback Robert Griffin III is (he leads the NFL with a 70.2 completion percentage), the Giants could also use Rivers’ speed against the No. 2 rushing offense, led by running back Alfred Morris.
“They suck you up with the run,” Rivers said. “When you’re thinking ‘run, run, run,’ they bomb you deep or they’re hitting low routes over the middle. He’s definitely done an awesome job for them, and he’s been unexpected. But we know about him and we’re excited for that challenge that he brings as well.”
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