This under-the-radar player could be the X-factor for the Giants vs. Green Bay

Daniel Bellinger, NY Giants. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Daniel Bellinger, NY Giants. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

The offense is completely banged up for the NY Giants leading up to the Week 5 matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Kenny Golladay is out with a knee injury, and to make things worse, speedster Kadarius Toney is set to miss yet another game, this time due to an issue with his other hamstring. Unbelievable.

This means that others will need to step up for Daniel Jones. Yes, Saquon Barkley is going to be the workhorse carrying the ball, but for the aerial attack, someone else is going to need to record a monster game.

Plenty of eyes will be on Darius Slayton, Richie James and David Sills. Well, how about tight end Daniel Bellinger? We think the rookie is set to play a big role in this one.

NY Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger will be needed to help out Daniel Jones

A fourth-round pick out of San Diego State, Bellinger has posted eight receptions for 79 yards and one touchdown this season. He’s not a superstar player (yet) by any means, but this kid has showed up to work each game with his hard hat and lunch pail, ready to do whatever is needed to help this team out.

That kind of blue-collar mentality will quickly earn you plenty of fans in East Rutherford. Bellinger is a great blocker, but he’ll be needed to make some plays for Jones through the air going up against the Packers as well. In the Week 3 matchup with the Cowboys, Bellinger caught four balls for 40 yards. In the Week 4 win over the Bears, he notched three catches for 23 yards.

Would there be any better time than Sunday for him to have a breakout showing for the G-Men? Nope, as people around the world will be tuned into this matchup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Someone indeed needs to deliver for head coach Brian Daboll for the passing game with Toney, Golladay and Wan’Dale Robinson not able to go. Why not Bellinger? Keep an eye on the youngster vs. the Packers.