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Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants
Posted: 4/14/2014 12:04am et
The New York Giants are concerned QB Eli Manning is entering the decline stage of his career. The team opted not to extend his deal, which runs through 2015, even though it would grant them salary-cap relief.
Huddle Up: Going by the numbers, Manning's completion percentage and TD pass totals have declined in each of the past 4 seasons, while his QB rating has dipped in each of the last 3 years. Still, other elements such as the talent around him and the pressure he's been under --he was sacked a career-high 39 times this past season -- also have to be factored in to the equation. From a fantasy perspective, Manning remains a low-end QB2 until proven otherwise.

Posted: 4/10/2014 11:11pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) said he should be able to run again in six weeks after undergoing a 'debridement' of his left ankle Thursday, April 10. 'I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,' Manning said. 'I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. Anderson clean out the ankle.' Manning's timetable should have him ready for the majority of the team's offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: As expected, the surgery -- if all goes right -- should hardly affect Manning's offseason prep, and it should be a non-issue come training camp.

Posted: 4/10/2014 4:01pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his ankle Thursday, April 10.
Huddle Up: With today's ease of arthroscopic procedures, Manning should be fine by the time training camp rolls around, and he can get to work trying to erase his awful 2013 campaign.

Posted: 1/15/2014 10:25pm et
With the hiring of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, the New York Giants are admitting that they will change up their offensive approach to be more successful in 2014. 'We're going to try to compromise the system with what we have here,' head coach Tom Coughlin said. 'However, there will be change, and that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and players. And if our players are scrambling around to learn a new system -- good. That's another fire in their rear end.'
Huddle Up: Any change to what the Giants did in 2013 would be welcome, though right now McAdoo isn't giving much in the way of specifics as to what New York will tweak.

Posted: 1/8/2014 12:45pm et
New York Giants wide receivers coach Kevin M. Gilbride said Tuesday, Jan. 7, in a satellite radio interview that the struggles of QB Eli Manning were due to the collapse of the offensive line. 'It just made it impossible for our quarterback to function,' Gilbride said. 'He's a guy where if you give him enough time, he's always going to be throwing the ball to the right person, he's going to know what you're doing defensively, he's going to see through your disguises, he's going to be an accurate passer. But he's not a scrambler and you've got to give him some help.'
Huddle Up: Eli had plenty of problems this season, and a banged-up offensive line certainly contributed to the issues. Perhaps that's where the Giants will focus their offseason attention, since Manning and a solid band of receivers paced by Victor Cruz will return in 2014.

Posted: 12/31/2013 6:34pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning remains the face of the franchise despite a disappointing season that saw him toss 27 interceptions. 'Well listen, he did not have a good year,' owner John Mara said. 'He'd be the first one to tell you that. But he had a lot of company... He's still the face of the franchise, and we need to help him. We need to give him some better tools and do a better job around him next year.' Manning's current contract is set to expire in 2016, and the team is open to signing him to an extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Giants aren't about to give up on Eli, but fantasy GMs can drop him down the QB2 ranks following his ugly 2013 campaign. The upside remains given his track record and the Giants' talented WRs, but he shouldn't be drafted as a fantasy starter next summer until proven otherwise.

Posted: 10/17/2013 1:39pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said QB Eli Manning won't be benched.
Huddle Up: Yeah, sure, if a 2-time Super Bowl-winning QB is the primary problem with the winless Giants, then either Curtis Painter or rookie Ryan Nasib are going to provide the immediate answer . . .

Posted: 10/11/2013 12:47am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning was was 14-of-26 for 239 yards, 1 TD and 3 interceptions Thursday, Oct. 10 in a 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Manning's dismal season only grew bleaker as his 3 picks negated his only TD pass in most leagues. In all, Manning has tossed 15 interceptions this season -- a full 6 more than any other QB in the league, and it's a big reason why the Giants are 0-6 for the first time since the Bicentennial year and fantasy GMs have been scrambling for other options.

Posted: 9/24/2013 10:46pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he feels good physically after taking a beating in the team's Week 3 game. Manning was sacked seven times in the 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers. "I was able to do everything today," Manning said. "That's not the problem. I'll be fine."
Huddle Up: Manning was under constant siege, and his 119 passing yards was his lowest single-game total in 5 years. And don't look now, but it might only get worse this week as the 0-3 G-Men are up against the league's best pass rush (K.C. with 15 sacks) in raucous Arrowhead Stadium.

Posted: 8/7/2013 10:38pm et
New York Giants TE Brandon Myers has been jelling nicely with QB Eli Manning so far during training camp, and the two have been connecting on some long passes. They have reportedly looked good during goal line drills.
Huddle Up: Myers caught 79 passes for 806 yards and 4 scores as Carson Palmer's security blanket in Oakland last season. While Myers probably won't catch as many passes in New York with all the other weapons Manning has at his disposal, he could find the end zone more often. Myers is a low-end TE1 option in PPR formats.

Posted: 8/4/2013 3:58pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he is looking to improve his accuracy because his completion percentage has dropped each of the last two seasons. 'Being more accurate and better on our deep balls,' Manning said. 'Our big plays were down last year, and that's a big part of our offense. We're going to use play-action, we're going to get the ball down the field. We're not scared about pushing the ball down the field. But it's good when it pays off and you hit big plays and game-changing plays. Last year, I think we had opportunities to hit them and we just didn't hit them. So I think that's what we've got to get better at, is just kind of connecting on some of those deep balls.'
Huddle Up: Manning knows his numbers as his 2012 completion percentage of 59.9 was his lowest since 2007 and his 7.4 yards-per-attempt was his lowest since ''08. Having a healthy Hakeem Nicks lining up opposite Victor Cruz also would help.