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  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. JAC at NO
Week 2 at DAL vs. PHI
Week 3 at HOU vs. PIT
Week 4 vs. NO at CHI
Week 5 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. PHI at ATL
Week 7 at ATL vs. CLE
Week 8 vs. WAS at CIN
Week 9BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 10 at SF vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. TB at NYG
Week 12 at PHI vs. SF
Week 13 vs. CHI vs. CAR
Week 14 at WAS vs. NO
Week 15 vs. TEN at BAL
Week 16 at IND at DAL
Week 17 vs. DAL vs. ATL
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
Passing
   
Pass Att601.2465.0
Pass Cmp367.8288.7
Pass Yards3,912.93,443.9
Pass TDs24.220.3
Ints14.712.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.333.8
Rush Yards29.9132.6
Rush TDs0.71.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.43.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points223.9208.1
   
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
2017 Points 
Week 16.7
Week 211.612.5
Week 322.615.5
Week 427.726.5
Week 513.018.5
Week 69.12.4
Week 77.423.4
Week 83.7
Week 912.83.5
Week 1016.9
Week 118.7
Week 122.4
Week 1318.6
Week 149.114.4
Week 1527.425.8
Week 165.013.3
Week 176.923.7
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
Expert 
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
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. Winston missed three games last season but finished as the QB13 in fantasy points-per-game. Now, there's no guarantee he'll even get his starting gig back, making him a dicey proposition.
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
 The team will not commit to him as the "starter" when he comes back from his 3-game suspension. This is a bit of a concern, even though I don't see Ryan Fitzpatrick playing "lights out" during that time.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
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.Drafters have spent years reaching for Winston's upside, and he maintains a QB21 ADP despite opening 2018 with a three-game suspension. No thanks. He finished QB22 in 13 games last year and has yet to place inside the top 12, so there's little reason to stash an erratic, turnover-prone performer when Mitchell Trubisky is still on the board. In all honesty, I'd rather not have any shares of someone with his abhorrent off-field record anyway.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
In a position to thrive in new offensive system with an elite ground gameThree game suspension stymies value but should be a top-15 option weekly once he is back under center
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
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.Winston is suspended for three weeks so he is undraftable outside of two-qb leagues. When he returns, however, we are looking at a top-10 quarterback. He was superb last season when healthy, passing for a 16-game rate of 4,900 passing yards so don't sleep on him.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
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.Winston was the 14th-best fantasy quarterback on a per-game basis last season despite three games in which he finished under four fantasy points. We should see improvement with the offensive line and Chris Godwin taking over as a full-time starter at wide receiver, so another run toward being a top-10 quarterback should be in order. UPDATE: Winston has a pending three-game suspension, which will hurt his overall numbers, but it doesn't take him out of the fantasy equation.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.Did you know that if you combined Winston's and Ryan Fitzpatrick's passing yardage last year, it would've led the NFL? Their combined 4,607 yards were more than Tom Brady's 4,577, though their touchdowns (26) were somewhat lacking. Touchdowns are the hardest thing to predict, but seeing Winston's yardage with the weapons around him, big things are going to happen for him. The three-game suspension that he received definitely threw some water on the fire, but you should be able to snag Winston with the final pick in your draft and you should have a top-12 quarterback on a points-per-game basis.
Staff Rankings
QB List
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.Famous Jameis had a rough season emphasized by injury and inconsistency. There were definitely good weeks, like his Week 15 performance, but then there were games like his Week 9 game. Still, Winston showed an adept ability at making big throws, especially on corner routes where he posted a 114.3 QB rating, and he did finish the year with a solid 14.3% DVOA. However he was a pretty volatile player, making some poor decisions on his throws, leading the league with eight fumbles, and struggling mightily with his accuracy, throwing the ball high far too often. He's a boom-or-bust type of player, and given he's suspended for the first three games of the year because he groped an Uber driver, it's hard to consider him a viable fantasy option this year.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 In the 11 games last season where Jameis Winston played 90%+ of the snaps, he averaged 307 yards, 1.7 touchdowns and 1.0 interception for a 18.9 fantasy point per game average. Had he played at that pace for a full 16-game season, he would have finished as the No. 2 quarterback. @4for4_John
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
An aging Manning does have a pretty stacked offense around him with Beckham, Engram and Saquon. I'm just not sure he can take advantageI believed in Winston last year and he failed me. I won't make that mistake in 2018 so he has to prove a lot but he could easily be a great sleeper