Will Giants Bench Eli Manning at Some Point in 2017?

Kevin Stott

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:04 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 8:04 PM UTC

BetDSI posted two unique Prop bets this week on whether long-time Giants QB Eli Manning would start the remainder of the team’s games in the NFL Regular Season and which team will end up with the No. 1 Pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

With the 2017 NFL Regular Season now past the halfway mark and some teams thinking about next season while others are thinking about making the playoffs, offshore sportsbook BetDSI posted two unique Prop bets this week, the first on whether or New York Giants QB Eli Manning would start the remainder of the G-Men’s games, and which team will end up with the No. 1 Pick in the 2018 NFL Draft?

Last year, Cleveland finished with the NFL’s worst Record (1-15), and Browns General Manager (Executive Vice President) Sashi Brown and Head Coach Hue Jackson decided to select talented Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett with the #1 Pick. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Arlington, Texas native suffered a High Ankle Sprain in the Preseason during practice and missed the first four games for the Browns (0-8). Garrett finally made his first NFL appearance for Cleveland in Week 5 against the Jets and recorded 2 Sacks on Josh McCown before suffering a Concussion in Week 8 against the Titans.


Yes -160, No +140

How much are the Giants (1-7) still in the race and is the backup QB (Geno Smith) good enough and ready to come in at this precarious point in the franchise’s history? And could a potential “Embarrassment Factor” play into a Manning benching decision, with HC Ben McAdoo not wanting to pull the future Hall of Famer and Super Bowl-winner to avoid hurting his pride? Logic says with the 36-year-old Manning having brought so many great memories to the Giants and that ugly record, McAdoo may want to start Manning (42.6 Total QBR) the rest of the way, but what better chance to give a future Giants QB some valuable playing time?

When asked about his starting QB situation, McAdoo said he would be sticking with Manning but added, “That doesn’t mean at some point in time we won’t throw another guy in there to get a look at. That includes everybody." Smith saw some action in New York NFC’s embarrassing 51-17 Loss to the Rams in East Rutherford in Week 9, going 0-for-2 and the 3rd-string QB is Rookie Davis Webb (California) and probably the best reason to bet the “No” (+140, BetDSI) in this Prop, as he is obviously the “everybody”” in McAdoo’s quote and the potential future QB of this team.

The remaining Giants schedule is a mini-nightmare (@SF, KC, @ WASH, @ OAK, DAL, PHIL, @ AZ, WASH), while the Browns' remaining schedule (@ DET, JAX, @ CIN, @ LAC, GB, BALT, @ CHI, PIT) looks like a winless season is still a possibility with the 49ers remaining slate (NYG, BYE, SEA, @ CHI, @ HOU, TEN, JAX, @ LAR) revealing just how important this upcoming weekend’s game between the 49ers and Giants from Santa Clara on Sunday really is (PK -120, BookMaker), with the Week 10 loser having an edge on eventually having the NFL’s worst Record and landing that top pick in next Season’s 2018 NFL Draft.


Cleveland Browns +150

San Francisco 49ers +300

New York Giants +600

Field +2500

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +2500

Indianapolis Colts +5000

It seems to be a foregone conclusion that it will be a battle between the winless Browns and 49ers. And with only 1 Win, the Giants could weasel their way into the mix should Cleveland and San Francisco finish with better Records. With the Giants having Webb and the Niners having Jimmy Garoppolo, it seems the Browns would be the team most likely to lose on purpose.

Manning Prop Pick: No (+140)No. 1 Draft Prop Pick: Browns (+150)Best Lines Offered: BetDSI
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