Fantasy Football Week 9 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Manning to Air It Out Vs. Seahawks?

November 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

QB Start - Eli Manning, New York Giants

Manning is tied for the league lead in interceptions with 11, but stats can be deceiving. He's had an inordinate numbers of passes deflect off his wideouts and fall directly into the hands of defenders. This doesn't entirely absolve him, as he can be prone to force throws and make poor reads, but good fortune hasn't been in his corner.

Now for the positive: despite their reputation as a running team, the Giants are continuously opening up the offensive game plan. Manning has thrown nine touchdowns in the last three games, and big plays have been the norm (13 pass plays of 20 or more yards).

The Seattle pass defense ranks 27th in the league, and is often left exposed by a blitz-happy scheme. They use a myriad of exotic, risky blitz packages that, if they don't reach home, the veteran Manning should be able to exploit. Manning has averaged 295 yards in three career starts against the Seahawks.

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