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Giants vs. Seahawks start/sit advice: Marshawn Lynch, Andre Williams, Rueben Randle

Both Seattle and New York have seen their fortunes turn in a big way from the early season.

The New York Giants had a winning record through five games at 3-2, but have since lost three in a row to fall to 3-5 and basically out of contention. Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks were struggling along at 3-3, but have won two in a row to get to 5-3 and back into the playoff race. The two play each other Sunday.

The Giants will be without running back Rashad Jennings for the fourth straight game, but the team otherwise appears to be healthy for Sunday's game. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin hit the injury report with a groin injury, but he's expected to be fine for the game. The team will be without tight end Zach Miller for the sixth straight game.

The Seahawks will host Sunday's game at 4:25 p.m. ET. Here's a look at the fantasy names to consider:


Start 'em: He might not be as good as he looked the first few weeks, but Larry Donnell has bounced back from his back-to-back zero-point games. He's a low-end starter.

Start 'em?: Off of two straight good games, you'd like to trust Eli Manning as a fantasy option, but on the road at Seattle, he's still only a mid-range QB2 at best. ... Andre Williams has not looked good starting in place of Rashad Jennings; he's a touchdown-dependent low-end flex play. ... Odell Beckham Jr. has risen to the top of the team's receivers with his strong performances. He's a flex play.

Sit 'em: The Giants have started giving touches to Peyton Hillis as Williams has struggled, but he's not a fantasy option. ... There's been very little to like about Rueben Randle this season. No double-digit fantasy games and far too many drops. ... Josh Brown has only three fantasy points a game his last three weeks. ... The Giants' defense has a combined negative-one point the last four weeks.


Start 'em: If you have Russell Wilson, you're probably using him, but the variance between his good performances and his bad ones is striking -- if he struggles, he struggles a lot. ... Marshawn Lynch has been one of the league's top fantasy running backs this season. He appeared on the week's injury report, but he's expected to be fine for Sunday. ... Steven Hauschka has been a dominant kicker lately. ... The Seahawks' defense has showed lately why it was ranked so well entering the season.

Start 'em?: His first game as the team's No.1 receiver was strong, but Doug Baldwin has fallen off the last two weeks. He's a mid-range flex at best.

Sit 'em: The Seattle tight end situation has bounced around, but there hasn't been a week when any of them (currently Luke Willson is the top) made sense as a fantasy starter entering the week.


Start in every league: Larry Donnell, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Steven Hauschka, Seattle defense
Start if you're desperate: Eli Manning, Andre Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., Doug Baldwin
Bench: Peyton Hillis, Rueben Randle, Josh Brown, Giants' defense, Luke Willson