New York Giants
The Giants have won four of their last five games. Although Eli Manning hasn't exactly been lighting it up all season, he's been good enough to lead the team to wins lately. Manning threw for just 174 yards last week against the Dallas Cowboys. The good news for fantasy owners is that the Redskins give up points to just about anybody through the air, so Manning might be worth a start this week.
On the ground he'll rely on Andre Brown, who came back with a bang in Week 10, carrying the ball 30 times. Since then he's dropped down around the 20 mark. Fantasy owners need not fret though. He's averaging over 102 yards per game in three contests this season. It was never realistic for him to get 30-plus carries a week. He should be in for a big day against the Redskins this week.
It's no secret that quarterback Robert Griffin III has struggled this season. A few weeks into the season, it looked like maybe he was over his major knee issues, but that's not the case. It's either the knee, or he's also going through a sophomore slump. Griffin threw for just 118 yards and an interception against a superior San Francisco 49ers defense last week. He had five touchdowns in his previous two games and the Giants are likely to give up more points than the 49ers, so Griffin should bounce back strong for fantasy owners.
If he can't get it going, running back Alfred Morris will have to do the work on the ground to help the Redskins win. Morris carried the ball 14 times for 52 yards last week. Although that's not spectacular fantasy-wise, owners should commend him for his efforts. The 49ers run defense is one of the best in the league, so averaging 3.7 yards per carry against them is nothing to shake a stick at. Start Morris against the Giants as he's got a good chance of finding the end zone.