Jay Ajayi could be the key to the Eagles’ postseason AND to fantasy owners’ as well. To review … all of these players are owned in less than 60 percent of Yahoo leagues (at time of writing) and/or are a significant value in our daily game. The Carolina Reaper may have gotten me once, but if Doug Pederson doesn’t turn to Ajayi then he’ll be feeling the heat.

It’s been a rough year for New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple. Apple was fined an undisclosed amount by the Giants for tweeting during last Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. Apple was inactive for the game and not in uniform.

Dorsey took the Sashi Brown-led regime to task on Thursday, saying the group led by the former head of football operations failed to give coach Hue Jackson players that could lead the team to victory. Dorsey became the ninth general manager since the club was resurrected in 1999 when he was hired last Friday, one day after the team fired Brown. Dorsey made it no secret that he respected Jackson, who has seen the Browns post an 0-13 mark this season and 1-28 record under his watch.

The Eagles (11-2) still have work to do in the regular season, and it begins Sunday when the 28-year-old Foles makes his first start against the reeling New York Giants (2-11) at MetLife Stadium. If the Eagles win, they clinch a first-round bye.

The New York Giants will probably consider the rest of this season a success if it ends without a brawl in the locker room. The Giants are a mess, and have been all season. Safety Landon Collins said he has talked to cornerback Eli Apple, a 2016 first-round pick, to help him through his struggles on and off the field.

New York Giants interim general manager Kevin Abrams wants the job full time. Speaking to reporters for the first time since replacing Jerry Reese on Dec. 4, Abrams didn't hesitate to say he wanted the job and he believes he is ready to do it. ''My role has been doing more than the cap stuff,'' Abrams said Thursday as the team started practice.

New York Giants president John Mara wants to see Eli Manning remain with the team but says the franchise remains open to selecting a quarterback with its first-round pick in next year's draft. Two-time Super Bowl winner Manning was controversially dropped by head coach Ben McAdoo for the game against the Oakland Raiders two Sundays ago, ending the 36-year-old's streak of 210 regular-season starts. After a fan backlash against the decision, the Giants lost 24-17 to fall to 2-10, prompting the franchise to fire McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.

Nick Foles has stepped into a pretty good situation. The team he is now the starting quarterback for owns the best record in its conference and is tied for the best record in the NFL. Beyond that, the first opponent he'll face is the cover-your-eyes-bad, 2-11 New York Giants.

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Apple, the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, was inactive for Sunday’s matchup with the rival Dallas Cowboys, his fourth straight game on the inactive list. The right move for Apple in that situation seems to be to stay quiet and support his teammates however possible.

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