The New York Giants have not looked impressive to start the 2017 season.
Eli Manning & Co. fell 24-10 to the Detroit Lions on Monday, one week after losing 19-3 to the Dallas Cowboys. It marks the first time in franchise history that the Giants have lost their first two games by 14 or more points. No team has won a Super Bowl after such a start, and only two of 32 to do that under the current playoff format (since 1990) even bounced back and made the playoffs.
J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Who’d have guessed that Nelson would be the highest-scoring wide receiver during Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET block? Not many people, as evidenced by his 7.5 percent start rate in ESPN leagues. That was still quite a jump from his 0.6 percent rate in Week 1, even if it made some sense after the team scratched John Brown (quadriceps). His 23.0 PPR fantasy points were the third-best numbers in his career, and his 18.0 non-PPR fantasy points were fifth-best. Nelson has the speed to be a good risk/reward play in your WR3 slot when the matchup calls, so consider him among your Week 3 pickups.
Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots: He was another success story from the Patriots’ game, scoring 18.8 PPR fantasy points, the third-most in his career. Hogan was started in 38.5 percent of ESPN leagues, and he should continue to benefit from a healthy target total if Danny Amendola (inactive, concussion) struggles to recover quickly.