The New York Giants (1-6) are set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) on Monday Night Football. Tom Brady and Daniel Jones are separated by 20 years of age. These two will square off for the second time in their careers.
CB: James Bradberry
Bradberry is going to most likely matchup one-on-one versus Mike Evans. All season Bradberry has done a good job of shutting down top receivers and keeping them in check. Mike Evans hasn’t put up huge numbers this year, but he can be effective in the red zone. With Godwin out and newly acquired Antonio Brown not eligible yet, Evans seems to be one of the main targets for Monday.
RB: Wayne Gallman
With Devonta Freeman still nursing his ankle injury, expect Wayne Gallman to make the start. In their last game, Gallman had some good runs and was able to rush for a couple first downs. He also served well in the receiving game. Gallman scored his first career touchdown versus Tampa bay back in 2017. Look for Gallman to get an increased role with Freeman most likely sidelined. Dion Lewis will also get some looks along with a possible elevation of Alfred Morris from the practice squad.
With Will Hernandez sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19, many other Giants linemen were told to quarantine. None were considered high risk and all were cleared to go. That is one plus for the Giants offensive line that is facing a very good defensive front with the Bucs. The Giants may use center Spencer Pulley or rookie guard Shane Lemieux in the lineup. The Giants were so low on linemen due to quarantine that TE Eric Tomlinson filled in at RT during practice this week. The Giants luckily have two other options going into Monday.
TE: Evan Engram
This is the last name anyone will want to see on this list. Engram almost has to have a redemption game this week after his two drops, one a very crucial one that could have potentially iced the game against Philly. In his last game against Tampa Bay, he caught 6 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Engram is desperate for a great game and to show why so many would consider him a “matchup nightmare” regarding tight ends.
QB: Daniel Jones
Jones had his first career start versus the Bucs last year with a 32-31 win. Jones threw two touchdowns and rushed for two in that game. This is the type of game Giants fans have been waiting for all year. It is something we wish for going into every week, when is Jones going to have a breakout game. This would be a great time for both Engram and Jones to have a great game and to start to give Giants fans faith in them, especially Jones who has had a very tough first half of the season. Lets at least hope Jones stays on his feet if he takes off for another huge gain Monday night.
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