New York Giants roundtable, predicting Big Blue’s 2019 win total

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Matthew Travis, Contributor, Empire Writes Back

The New York Giants will finish the 2019 season with a record of 6-10 overall and a 2-4 record in the NFC East. Having Saquon Barkley is big for the Giants and now without Odell Beckham Jr., you can expect him to be even better than he was last year. That’s is a bit crazy to fathom.

Not only Barkley but Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram will both have the best seasons of their young careers. They both move up in the pecking order without Beckham on the team and without Golden Tate, who is suspended for the first four games of the season.

Once Tate comes back to the team, he will take some of the pressure and coverage off of Shepard and it will give the Giants yet another target. Something to keep your eye on this season, just like it has been every season for the past several years, will be the offensive line.

Hopefully, it will be a bit better this year but if not you can expect Eli Manning to go down quite a bit. If that happens, then you can also expect Daniel Jones to start, somewhere between weeks 9-13, once it looks like the Giants are out of playoff contention.