The NFC East is wide open. The worst division in football might have a champion with a losing record at the end of the season as all four teams are currently under .500, and every team is on a losing streak. The division leading Cowboys are on a three-game losing streak, and the Eagles have lost three in a row too.

Philadelphia is currently a half-game back of Dallas, and the Eagles will look to pull even with Dallas this weekend when they host the New York Giants. The Giants have the longest losing streak in the NFL with eight straight losses, but Eli Manning is coming back from the bench and out to lead Big Blue to a victory. 

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Eli Manning over/under 250.5 passing yards

Manning hasn’t played since Week 2. He couldn’t lead the Giants to a win in either of their first two games this season, paving the way for Daniel Jones to take over under center for the G Men.

When he was on the field, Manning threw often, but he wasn’t very effective. He completed 56 of 89 passes for 556 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, averaging just 6.2 YPA in those two games.

However, he is likely to throw often against the Eagles. Philadelphia is favored by nine points against the Giants on Monday night, and the Eagles are expected to move the ball with ease on this defense. New York has the fourth worst scoring defense in the NFL, and opponents are averaging 8.0 YPA against this secondary.

Additionally, the Giants have the worst turnover margin in the NFL. That would put Big Blue behind the eight ball early, forcing Manning to turn to the air even though a light rain is expected in the City of Brotherly Love tonight.

Carson Wentz over/under 248.5 passing yards

Wentz has gone over this total in each of his last two games, but he threw the ball 45 times against Seattle and 46 times against Miami. Philadelphia’s star quarterback isn’t expected to throw as much given the impotency of New York’s defense, and the Eagles will want to keep the ball on the ground to avoid injuries to their receivers. 

DeSean Jackson has missed the last nine games with an abdominal injury, and Alshon Jeffery has missed three games due to injury this season. Jeffery is finally back and was targeted a whopping 16 times last week against Miami, but the Eagles don’t want to tax him and risk him getting hurt considering the massive drop-off in talent at that position. 

Miles Sanders over/under 61.5 rushing yards

Jordan Howard has missed the last three games due to injury for Philly, and he isn’t expected to play on Monday night either. That has opened the door for Miles Sanders to take over as the Eagles’ primary running back, but he hasn’t put up earth moving numbers.

The rookie from Penn State has yet to run for 85 yards or more this season, but he received his most carries of the season last week. He was a consistent option against both Seattle and Miami, averaging 5.1 YPC in those two games combined, and he should get plenty of chances against the Giants tonight. With that in mind, bet Sanders’ overs in terms of rushing yards, attempts, and touchdowns. 

Saquon Barkley over/under 62.5 rushing yards

Barkley has not had the season that Giants fans or fantasy owners were hoping for in 2019. He is averaging just 4.0 YPC, and he has just 544 rushing yards this season. The Penn State product has not found the end zone since October 27, and his numbers the last month and a half have been abysmal.

The return of Manning should provide a boost to Barkley though. Barkley’s two best games of the season were in Week 1 and Week 2 when the veteran signal caller was under center, and he can keep the Eagles’ defense honest. That makes his over here a fantastic play.

Saquon Barkley over/under 34.5 receiving yards

It’s unlikely that Barkley goes over his receiving total though. Although he was targeted 13 times in two games by Manning at the start of the season, he had just 47 total receiving yards in those games. That could provide significant value as some will bet the over and assume Barkley goes over just because they think Manning will continually check down to his star running back.

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