Last updated: December 27th at 5:45pm ET
Team Totals: Eagles 24.5, Giants 20.5
There is a scenario wherein the Eagles would not need a Week 17 win to make the postseason – solely involving Dallas choking at home against Washington – but it’s unlikely enough that Philadelphia is a lock to go all out. And as Daniel Jones has shown spiked-week capability and Saquon Barkley is finally back to full strength, the Giants are a dangerous enough opponent in The Meadowlands that the Eagles can ill afford to in any way take Sunday’s game lightly.
Friday’s final injury report clarified which Eagles skill guys are playable against the Giants. They’re Carson Wentz, Miles Sanders after Doug Pederson announced Jordan Howard would return as merely Philly’s No. 3 back behind Sanders and Boston Scott, Dallas Goedert with Zach Ertz (ribs) ruled out, and trusty slot man Greg Ward with Nelson Agholor (knee) still on the shelf.
The host Giants get to play spoiler against the beatable and shorthanded Eagles, who sent top CB Ronald Darby (hip) to I.R. this week. Daniel Jones, hot-again Saquon Barkley, Golden Tate, and Sterling Shepard are the most confident DFS options on New York’s side. Darius Slayton was hobbled by a knee injury throughout last week’s win over Washington, finishing catch-less. Slayton did not appear on this week’s injury report and will play. Kaden Smith has emerged as a viable tight end punt averaging six targets over the Giants’ last five games.
Score Prediction: Giants 24, Eagles 23