Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 13: Eli Manning has QB1 upside vs. Washington

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's been another roller coaster year for Eli's fantasy owners, but he has a plus matchup with the Redskins in Week 13.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has had another up-and-down season. He threw an astonishing 15 interceptions in the first six games, but has settled down with the Giants winning four of their last five games. Manning had a decent performance in a losing effort to the Dallas Cowboys, completing 16 of 30 passes for 174 yards, two touchdowns and no picks.

Through 11 games, Manning has completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,760 yards, 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He hasn't been helped out by a poor offensive line or lackluster game, but Manning's early-season struggles are a big part of why the Giants are 4-7.

Fantasy impact: This week Manning has a great matchup with the Washington Redskins, who have one of the worst defenses in the league. The Redskins' season is all but over after a demoralizing loss to the San Francisco 49ers and are just playing for pride now. Manning is as hot-and-cold as they come in fantasy, but he's a worthy gamble in Week 13.

Recommendation: Start

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