Three things fantasy players need to know about Saints vs. Giants

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Fox Sports sideline reporter and anchor Jen Hale shares three things fantasy players need to know about Sunday's Saints vs. Giants matchup at MetLife Stadium:

1. At least in fantasy football, it's not whether you win or lose, but HOW you do it. Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks, and Willie Snead had dominant fantasy performances Sunday.

Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks, and Willie Snead had dominant fantasy performances Sunday.Brees is your #2 fantasy scoring leader in the NFL for Week 1, with four touchdowns and 423 passing yards. 30 Fantasy points in all!

Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead both had banner fantasy days - posting respective career bests. Cooks put up 27 fantasy points and Snead posted 23. Cooks is the highest ranked fantasy wide receiver for week 1 and 5th overall fantasy scoring leader.

Brees is your #2 fantasy scoring leader in the NFL for Week 1, with four touchdowns and 423 passing yards. 30 Fantasy points in all! Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead both had banner fantasy days - posting respective career bests. Cooks put up 27 fantasy points and Snead posted 23. Cooks is the highest ranked fantasy wide receiver for week 1 and 5th overall fantasy scoring leader.Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead both had banner fantasy days, posting respective career bests. Cooks put up 27 fantasy points and Snead posted 23. Cooks is the highest ranked fantasy wide receiver for week 1 and 5th overall fantasy scoring leader.

Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead both had banner fantasy days, posting respective career bests. Cooks put up 27 fantasy points and Snead posted 23. Cooks is the highest ranked fantasy wide receiver for week 1 and 5th overall fantasy scoring leader.

2. For the Giants, wide receiver Victor Cruz is back after an almost two-year absence battling serious leg injuries.

Rookie head coach Ben McAdoo isn't shying away from using him - Cruz played 50 out of 56 snaps for New York Week 1, coming down with Eli Manning's passes every time he was targeted. Cruz caught 4 of 4, good for 9 fantasy points. Cruz was key at

Rookie head coach Ben McAdoo isn't shying away from using him - Cruz played 50 out of 56 snaps for New York Week 1, coming down with Eli Manning's passes every time he was targeted. Cruz caught 4 of 4, good for 9 fantasy points. Cruz was key at clutch time, evading two defenders to score the final TD that put the Giants up over the Cowboys. This Sunday, Cruz and former LSU Tiger Odell Beckham, Jr. could very well put on a receiving clinic, given the youth of the Saints secondary and  Delvin Breaux's broken leg.This Sunday, Cruz and former LSU Tiger Odell Beckham, Jr. could very well put on a receiving clinic, given the youth of the Saints secondary and Delvin Breaux's broken leg.

This Sunday, Cruz and former LSU Tiger Odell Beckham, Jr. could very well put on a receiving clinic, given the youth of the Saints secondary and Delvin Breaux's broken leg.

3. McAdoo is an offensive-minded coach, and he ran the ball this past Sunday more than many expected, outrushing the Cowboys 115 yards to 86.

The Giants have said they want to be more committed to the run this season, and they may be eyeing the Saints defense as the perfect opportunity.