The Giants had plus-runs from Devonta Freeman, Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis over the final 30 minutes of their latest loss. Gallman busted free for a 26-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter for the team's longest run of the young season. This was a step in the right direction for a team that entered Sunday averaging 56.7 yards rushing per game and 12.7 points. That final number dipped to 11.8 points per game through four weeks.
The Giants actually finished with 136 yards on the ground, by far their best output this season, the story said. It's a possible nice fantasy matchup as the Giants will take on the Cowboys next - the same Cowboys who were run over in the ground game by the Brown this past week.
NYG RB Devonta Freeman - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 vs. Washington Football Team
Devonta Freeman had 87 yards and a touchdown on 19 touches, including two receptions against the Cowboys last week. His workload has steadily improved since arriving three weeks ago. He had 15 touches against the Rams, and then 19 last week. If he can average 15-plus touches per game moving forward, he has RB2 upside, particularly if the Giants’ offense comes out of the dumpster, though it’s early to assume that’ll be the case.
This week, Freeman faces a Washington defense that ranks 15th in aFPA to opposing rushers and held Darrell Henderson to just 2.5 yards per carry last week – although they did give up a 46-yard run to rookie Cam Akers. Expect enough of a workload for Freeman to be productive again this week, but the struggles of the Giants’ offense makes him a low-end RB2 in most leagues.