Jason Garrett Fired, Other Tuesday Notes

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Happy Thanksgiving week! Tuesday usually isn’t the most eventful day of the week for football purposes, but we actually got a healthy dose of news yesterday with three games on Thursday. Let’s get right into it.

Giants Fire OC Jason Garrett

The Giants wasted no time firing OC Jason Garrett after a disastrous offensive performance on Monday Night Football against Tampa Bay. Over the past two seasons, the Giants rank last in the league in offensive touchdowns and third to last in points per possession.

Freddie Kitchens will fill in as interim offensive coordinator in the meantime. It’s good news for all Giants offensive players that Garrett is gone, but that doesn’t mean this offense will suddenly break out under Kitchens (obviously). This entire administration – starting with general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Joe Judge at the top – is poisonous, and you shouldn’t expect competent decisions out of New York for the time being.

Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram DNP on Tuesday

The Saints will play the Bills on Thanksgiving night, and it looks like New Orleans could be without their top-two running backs. That would leave Tony Jones as the RB1 by default against a strong Bills defense. Jones got injured in Week 4 and finally returned in Week 11, rushing the ball three times for two yards against Philadelphia. Kamara and Ingram practice reports will need to be monitored in the coming days, but Jones could be a fantasy-viable option if both players are out. The Saints were hesitant to give the ball to Dwayne Washington at all when Jones went down earlier this season, and that ultimately led to them getting Ingram back from the Texans. Washington could factor in on passing downs, but expect Jones to handle the bulk of the workload if Kamara and Ingram are inactive.

Andy Dalton Will Start on Thanksgiving

Justin Fields suffered a rib injury in the Bears’ Week 11 loss…

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