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QB - NYG
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  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG vs. JAC
Week 2 vs. NE at DAL
Week 3 vs. TEN at HOU
Week 4 vs. NYJ vs. NO
Week 5 at KC at CAR
Week 6 at DAL vs. PHI
Week 7 vs. HOU at ATL
Week 8 vs. PHI vs. WAS
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at IND at SF
Week 11 vs. PIT vs. TB
Week 12 at BUF at PHI
Week 13 vs. IND vs. CHI
Week 14 at TEN at WAS
Week 15 vs. WAS vs. TEN
Week 16 at MIA at IND
Week 17 at HOU vs. DAL
  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Passing
   
Pass Att522.0601.2
Pass Cmp311.6367.8
Pass Yards3,589.73,912.9
Pass TDs21.624.2
Ints13.014.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts57.715.3
Rush Yards325.429.9
Rush TDs2.30.7
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.43.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points243.4223.9
   
  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
2017 Points 
Week 110.36.7
Week 29.811.6
Week 327.622.6
Week 411.427.7
Week 52.713.0
Week 613.59.1
Week 716.37.4
Week 8
Week 916.412.8
Week 1016.316.9
Week 118.68.7
Week 1222.62.4
Week 1325.1
Week 1418.59.1
Week 1525.027.4
Week 1622.45.0
Week 173.26.9
  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
The quintessential "better in fantasy than real life" player, Bortles has notched QB4, 9, and 13 finishes over the past three seasons. He even swung some leagues for managers bold enough to throw their Molotov cocktails in the air and shout "Bortles!" before tossing him into the starting lineup. Only Todd Gurley recorded more fantasy points from Weeks 12 to 16, so there's a solid chance he out-earns his draft price. On the other hand, he's not that great at actual football, and the Jaguars will gladly relegate him to a gatekeeper role when the game script allows it. They shouldn't throw enough to drag him back into the top 10.There's an easy argument to make for Manning enjoying a renaissance. Instead of drafting his replacement, the Giants scooped up all-purpose running back Saquon Barkley. They invested heavily in a woeful offensive line by giving Nate Soldier a record-breaking contract and drafting bruiser guard Will Hernandez in the second round. Yet a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. remains the key to vaulting the 37-year-old back into relevancy; Manning was QB9 in four games with his star wideout and QB28 after he went down for the season. He's also a maddeningly inconsistent turnover factory whose YPA and QBR have both decreased in each of the last three seasons. Talent influx aside, treat Manning as a matchup play who could get dropped (or even benched by Big Blue) if he toils through a brutal fall slate.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
You may want to give up on Bortles, but he has now been a QB1 three consecutive seasons and managed to be the #2 QB over the final five weeks of the season. It is never pretty, but he gets the job done from a production perspective. He is a reliable option in two-QB leagues.Manning finished as the #23 QB last year but with Beckham gone and Saquon not yet in place. The Giants patched up their offensive line and should be much more competitive this year so don't hesitate to use Eli in a few streaming opportunities this season.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Bortles can have good fantasy days, but he won't be asked to do that much with the defense and running game being the strengths of this offense. His running ability and the fact that he's quarterbacking a winning team means he should be more consistent than his worst games seem to foretell.Manning has some amazing offensive skill position players to get the ball to, but he hasn't shown much offensive skill himself in a long time. But it will be nearly impossible for Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. to have top-five seasons and Manning not to finish as a top-15 quarterback. It's a conundrum, but if you think the Giants' offense gets a big boost from those two, you can't be too down on Manning.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Weeks 12-17 Bortles was the QB2 in fantasy points scored 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
While many spend a fortune to acquire Deshaun Watson, many are overlooking the fact that Bortles had "almost" as good of a stretch that Watson did. From Week 13-16 (four games), Bortles threw for 321.3 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. During Watson's five-game stretch, he averaged 294.4 yards and 3.6 touchdowns per game. The reason people think Watson could be the real-deal is because that's really one of the only sample size we have on him, whereas most "know what they are getting" with Bortles. Is that fair, though, considering he was a top-10 quarterback twice? Bottom line is that Bortles has been really streaky and has shown more bad than good, but the hate on him has gone a bit too far this offseason. With him rushing for at least 310 yards in every season, it's possible that we see him finish inside the top-15 this year, though you don't want to pay for those up-and-downs in his performances.When you've got analysts everywhere saying that Odell Beckham is a top-three wide receiver, Evan Engram is a top-five tight end, and Saquon Barkley is a top-six running back, why is Manning so low on lists? It's a fact that they cannot all produce like that if Manning is outside the top-24 quarterbacks. Prior to the 2017 season, Manning had averaged 4,290 yards and 30.3 touchdowns in the previous three seasons. Those numbers would have made him a top-10 quarterback in 2017. With Pat Shurmur coming to town, you should expect Manning to take a step forward and be better than most expect. He's someone who is ideal for 2QB leagues, but will be able to be streamed in 1QB leagues.
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One of the most frustrating and inconsistent quarterbacks around, Bortles had yet another trademark Bortles year last year, with some great highs, some awful lows, and no consistency to be seen. Bortles did have his lowest interception total in a season, which is good, but likely was a result of the Jaguars' efforts to protect him with a good defense and a good running game, and less a result of his actual skill. Losing Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns certainly isn't going to help his offensive prospects, however the team will still likely have a good defense and run game, and Marqise Lee should be a solid-enough top option for him. Still, I wouldn't expect much more from Bortles than what you've seen in the past-an inconsistent quarterback who will likely have four to six games where he's excellent, you just won't have any idea which games those will be.Similar to Dalton, Manning had to deal with a pretty garbage offensive line which certainly didn't help his offensive performance, but it wasn't all the line, as Manning finished the year with a -8.2% DVOA. Eli is getting old, and he's steadily been declining for years. This past year, Manning struggled to make deep plays, posting just a 77.4 QB rating on go routes. In general though, he was fairly accurate and did alright on short-yardage plays. He excelled in the red zone though, posting a 108.4 QB rating in the red zone-the Giants just didn't make it there very often. That being said, the Giants are poised to have a much better run game this year with rookie Saquon Barkley, which could help improve the passing game, but given Eli's declining skillset and the team's poor offensive line, there's not a whole lot of fantasy upside here.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bortles was better than expected in the second half of last year but how long will the optimism last?An aging Manning does have a pretty stacked offense around him with Beckham, Engram and Saquon. I'm just not sure he can take advantage
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Perennially underrated due to his rushing prowess, I think the Jags are likely to explore QB as early as the first round. 2017 was an awful year, but the Giants are building an intriguing offense and Eli could prove to still have plenty of big games left in his arm.