New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a nice performance in Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers. Manning's statistics don't leap out at you, but he played mistake-free football, hit the throws he needed to and led his team to a victory.
Manning finished with 198 passing yards and one touchdown. The 49ers failed to rattle the Giants signal-caller or make him turn it over. It couldn't have gone much better for Manning and the Giants.
Fantasy Analysis: Manning was pretty underrated in a lot of pre-draft mocks. Most owners went for players like Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, and even took Michael Vick or Tony Romo before Manning, but Manning is performing as well as any of them -- and better in a lot of cases.
These strong on-field performances have begun to resonate in fantasy leagues. Manning is a viable starter in leagues. He puts up loads of yards and has two stud receivers to connect with. If he can play that well against the ferocious 49ers defense, he is worth a start against anyone.