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Tom Brady is not accustomed to losing, least of all to teams like Washington. While Brady of course cares more about and saves plenty of valuable ammo for the playoffs, he might have some frustration to let out on this Giants defense on Monday Night Football. A number of injuries complicate the matchup, though some of them may come with good news soon. The Giants will be without slot receiver Sterling Shepard but might get back Saquon Barkley (ankle), and although the Buccaneers are without Antonio Brown they might get Rob Gronkowski (back) on the field for the first time since his brief appearance in Week 8. Another one to watch is Tampa corner Carlton Davis – if they activate him from IR it makes the Tampa Bay secondary substantially improved. The over/under is 50, with Tampa favored by 11 points.
You like Tom Brady ($11200 DK, $17000 FD) here for a lot of reasons; his touchdown rate as a passer, the heightened urgency to win after an embarrassing loss the preceding week, the generally favorable matchup against a Giants defense that struggles to rush the passer. The Giants do a good job of playing Bend But Don't Break style pass defense, giving up a completion percentage of 67.9 percent but at just 6.9 yards per attempt, but if you give Brady forever to throw any defense will eventually reach the Break point that they otherwise might not. The Giants will also be without two pieces of its