Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 3

Previewing this week's Thursday Night Football from a fantasy and sports betting perspective

Christian McCaffrey

Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 3 Last week’s battle was as high-scoring and entertaining as we expected. For Week 3, old NFC rivals square off. However, injuries to both teams will have an impact. FullTime Fantasy‘s Thursday Night Football Preview: […]

Last week's battle was as high-scoring and entertaining as we expected. For Week 3, old NFC rivals square off. However, injuries to both teams will have an impact. FullTime Fantasy's Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 3 breaks down the Giants versus 49ers grudge match.

New York pulled off an improbable comeback on Sunday in Arizona but must avoid getting down early to this talented San Francisco squad. Also, the Giants are expected to be without their top offensive weapon.

The 49ers look like one of the best teams in football. San Francisco has won 12 of their last 18 against the G-Men and enter this game as 9.5-point favorites.

Matchup 

TEAM OFFENSE PASS RUSH YDS/PLAY POINTS
New York Giants 23 24 13 25 28
San Francisco 49ers 7 16 3 2 3


Things looked dire for the Giants last week. After getting drubbed in their opener, Brian Daboll's team found themselves down 20-0 at halftime against the lowly Arizona Cardinals in Glendale on Sunday. Fortunately, the Giants stormed back and outscored the Cards 31-7 in the second half to improve to 1-1.
Playing that lackadaisically won't work against Kyle Shanahan's 49ers.
San Francisco beat the Rams to improve to 2-0. The 49ers boast the league's No. 7 offense and have also allowed the third-fewest points in the league. Shanahan's crew can win via the pass or run and will bring it defensively.
Also, the Giants will be without their best weapon, RB Saquon Barkley. This complicates things for Daboll and company. Also, the Giants will be without  Andrew Thomas and Ben Bredeson on the offensive line.
However, this game still has significant fantasy football and DFS implications that we will break down in this Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 3...

How will Thursday's Giants vs. 49ers game go?

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