Looking to slow down a New York Giants offense that is coming off a 36-point performance against the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins will need to make sure tight end Larry Donnell is accounted for at all times.
Playing in his first full season as a starter for New York, Donnell has recorded 55 receptions for 544 receiving yards and six touchdowns – three of which came against the Redskins in Week 4.
In 10 of the Giants' 13 games this season, Donnell has been targeted at least six times.
Also factoring into the Giants' plans is Daniel Fells – a seventh-year tight end out of California-Davis.
While he hasn't recorded a reception since Nov. 23, Fells does have four touchdown receptions this season, including three straight from Week 3-5.
The Redskins, meanwhile, are looking to remedy some pass-defense struggles in recent week, especially against tight ends.
Against the Indianapolis Colts, Coby Fleener recorded four receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Fleener's second touchdown of the day – which came in the late in the third quarter – went for 73 yards.
Then last week against the St. Louis, two of tight end Jared Cook's four receptions went for touchdowns.