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Posted: 5/25/2017 11:22am ET
Huddle Up: At 30 years old, Cruz is over the hill and has not played a full season since 2012. Furthermore, he'll have Mike Glennon throwing to him. He may have more opportunity for playing time than in most places in Chicago's relatively weak wide receiver corps, but Cruz would likely be cemented on fantasy benches anyway.
Posted: 2/14/2017 8:17pm ET
Huddle Up: The Broncos have plenty of salary cap space, which apparently includes enough room for some risks. Cruz would certainly qualify as one, being someone who has looked like a much different player since tearing the patellar tendon in his knee in 2014. While Denver does have a need for a No. 3 receiver, the 30-year-old still has a long road ahead back towards fantasy relevance.
Posted: 2/13/2017 8:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Cruz tore a patellar tendon in 2014, and since then, he hasn't nearly been the same, which was very evident this past season as he registered a career-low 39.1 receiving yards per game over 15 contests. He'll likely get another shot with some receiver-needy club in training camp, but it would take a long road back for him to suddenly be fantasy relevant again.
Posted: 2/13/2017 11:19am ET
Huddle Up: Cruz didn't do a whole lot for the Giants last season. Lack of production, injuries and age make this a logical move for the Giants. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shephard are now at the helm of the Giants' receiving corps.
Posted: 2/13/2017 9:48am ET
Huddle Up: Cruz showed some signs of life after two years of debilitating injuries. However, he didn't show the game-breaking ability he had before he tore the patellar tendon in his knee. His final line was 39-586-1, and he'll be 31 in November. He could still be worth a WR5 flyer if he landed in the right situation.
Posted: 1/31/2017 9:01am ET
Huddle Up: Cruz is due a $1 million roster bonus on March 11, so that date could be one to remember in terms of his employment with the Giants. The odds are very strong he will be released sometime before then. Expect New York to address the position in the draft again this year after landing Sterling Shepard last spring.
Posted: 12/22/2016 9:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Cruz had one of his best games of the year, but he is typically only good for a couple grabs. He can still be avoided going forward.
Posted: 12/18/2016 2:22pm ET
Huddle Up: This may have been Cruz's finale in a Giants uniform at New York, and if so he is auditioning for a role elsewhere. Injuries have robbed Cruz of some effectiveness, but he can still salsa at the age of 30. Cruz might have some good years ahead as a WR2 or WR3 if he can recover some of the magic.
Posted: 11/27/2016 8:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Cruz has been limited to one catch in each of his past three games. While they have each been big plays, he just isn't getting enough looks to warrant fantasy consideration in most formats.
Posted: 11/17/2016 10:40am ET
Huddle Up: Cruz likely will be able to play in Week 11 unless he suffers a setback in the next few days. He should receive a decent amount of targets during the game and can be a flex option for owners.
Posted: 11/17/2016 9:24am ET
Huddle Up: Cruz was not able to play in Week 10 but looks like he will have a solid chance to play this week if he does not suffer an injury. He will be a risky option because of the injury if he plays but could be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/14/2016 11:21am ET
Huddle Up: Roger Lewis figures to get the start and should see a ton of snaps as the Giants use as many three-wide sets as any team in the league. Dwayne Harris may also factor in as well, but Cruz's absence means Eli Manning will probably rely more heavily on Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard more often this evening.
Posted: 11/12/2016 10:29am ET
Huddle Up: If Cruz sits out as expected, Roger Lewis would be worth considering as a low-end flex option in deeper leagues. While Odell Beckham Jr. could see a bump in targets as well, Sterling Shepard should see the biggest increase in targets and could make the case to be a WR3 on Monday night.
Posted: 11/11/2016 5:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Cruz is a question mark for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It's a good idea to keep him reserved in all fantasy leagues if you normally depend upon him.
Posted: 11/11/2016 1:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Cruz was at least usable in fantasy over the first month of the season, but he has struggled to be a factor since Week 4. Roger Lewis has been coming on a bit of late with a pair of touchdowns over the last three games, but his role is far too inconsistent at the moment. If Cruz sits or is limited this week, it should free up a few more targets for Sterling Shepard.
Posted: 11/10/2016 9:52am ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on Cruz's status later in the week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 10. He will be a risky option for owners since he plays on Monday Night Football. Cruz has posted average numbers over the last few weeks but has not scored a touchdown since Week 1. Owners probably will be able to find better options to use.
Posted: 11/6/2016 4:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Cruz finished with just one grab for 46 yards on one target. When healthy Cruz is only worth a look as a WR4 in deeper fantasy leagues at this point.
Posted: 11/6/2016 12:14pm ET
Huddle Up: As the previous tip suggested, stay tuned to see if the Giants have to go in another direction with Cruz out, and also watch how long Cruz may be out.
Posted: 11/6/2016 11:21am ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Cruz will have to miss time because of the injury. He has posted decent numbers this season and can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option if he is healthy. Sterling Shepard probably would receive more targets if Cruz misses time and can be a No. 3 receiver.
Posted: 10/29/2016 5:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Cruz's comeback is admirable, but he isn't worth owning in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 10/23/2016 10:07am ET
Huddle Up: Cruz has been targeted at least seven times in three of the last four games but has not posted more than 55 yards in any of those games. Cruz could be a flex option in some deeper leagues but can be avoided in most standard leagues.
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