This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
Monday night's NFC East showdown was certainly more anticipated earlier in the season, as neither team comes in with a winning record. The 5-7 Eagles are 8.5-point road favorites against the 2-10 Giants, with the game total sitting at 44.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook. Philadelphia comes in on a three-game losing streak thanks to losses to the Patriots, Seahawks and Dolphins, but they have still been significantly better than the Giants, who are losers of eight straight and will now be turning back to Eli Manning, one of the few players in the NFL older than me. The Eagles can join the Cowboys at the top of NFC East standings with a win, and they finish the season with four straight division games (including Monday), a stretch that has them playing the Giants twice.
Carson Wentz ($11,800 DK, $15,500 FD) comes in off his best game of the season, throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns despite losing to Miami. However, it broke a run of five consecutive games with just one passing touchdown, a streak that also saw him fail to throw for even 260 yards. In fact, Wentz has thrown for over 300 yards just thrice this season, and he's thrown for multiple touchdowns five times, including once since Week 6. However, he now faces a Giants defense that's allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks on FanDuel and eighth-most on DraftKings. Needless to say, as the starting quarterback on a heavily favored team, Wentz will