Tom Brady, Bucs face Giants as Saquon Barkley aims to return

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A rested (and maybe healthy) New York Giants team heads to Florida to take on a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team looking to bounce back from a loss one week ago.

Vegas Total and Spread

The Buccaneers are 10.5-point home favorites with an over/under of 49.5 points. The Buccaneers have an implied team total of 30 points, while the Giants have an implied team total of 19.5 points.

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Potential Game Flow Scenarios

The Giants’ offense stems on the health of their running backs. Saquon Barkley (ankle, $20) and Devontae Booker (hip, $13) are questionable with at least Barkley expected to play. The Buccaneers defense ($18) started 2021 as one of the best defenses in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to opposing running backs but has slipped to 11th heading into Week 11.

An active duo of Barkley and Booker would help alleviate pressure on Daniel Jones ($26). The Giants’ offensive line is as healthy as it is going to get and gets the challenge of Tampa’s front four. The Giants do…


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