Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 4/29/16 8:21pm ET
The New York Giants selected Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard with the No. 40 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday, April 29.
Huddle Up: With Rueben Randle departing this offseason, the Giants were in serious need of WR help opposite all-world Odell Beckham Jr. At 5-10 and 195 pounds, though, Shepard is going to have to rely on his speed and quickness to get open at the NFL level and also figures to help immediately in the return game.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 4/22/16 11:53am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz's (knee, calf) progress has pleased doctors, but general manager Jerry Reese said the team isnít counting on Cruz to produce in 2016. 'We expect him to be full go,' Reese said. 'He hasn't played in two years. He's probably more healthy than he's been in the last two years. What we get from Victor will be a bonus and we're hoping it's a great bonus for us.'
Huddle Up: Sounds about right for a guy who hasn't really seen the field in two years. Reese's comments open the door to the Giants taking a wide receiver early in the upcoming draft as well. And treating Cruz as a "bonus" is a smart way for fantasy owners to approach the upcoming season as well.
Josh Brown - PKPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Free-agent PK Josh Brown (Giants) signed with the New York Giants Monday, April 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Brown has been a reasonably steady kicker, and the Giants have put enough points on the board to keep him busy. He's not the kicker you go to the draft hoping to acquire, but he's a guy you're okay settling for.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 4/19/16 1:45pm ET
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) re-signed an undisclosed deal with the Giants Tuesday, April 19 after receiving clearance from team doctors.
Huddle Up: Great news for the G-Men and Donnell, who was limited to 29 receptions in eight games last fall due to the injury. He should be on track to resume his starting tight-end duties, but his offseason progress will be monitored for any lingering effects.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 4/12/16 5:13pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has played well over the last few seasons but has things he can work on and improve his game, according to QB Eli Manning. 'We move him around in a lot of different spots, and he's required to know a lot of different routes and different techniques,' Manning said. 'But that's the way he's going to get a lot of balls and get himself in position to do a lot of good things.'
Huddle Up: Any improvements would be scary as Beckham ranks sixth in receptions (187), fourth in yards (2,755) and first in TDs among all pass-catchers the last seasons -- and that's with OBJ missing five games.
Orleans Darkwa - RBPosted 4/12/16 6:55pm ET
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa signed his exclusive-rights tender Tuesday, April 12.
Huddle Up: Darkwa became more involved in the second half of last season, but the Giants' backfield has gotten even more crowded with recent signee joining the pack, which also includes Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams. Draft Darkwa as nothing more than a late-round flyer.
Myles White - WRPosted 4/9/16 12:23am ET
New York Giants exclusive-rights free-agent WR Myles White signed his tender offer Friday, April 8.
Huddle Up: White, who caught seven passes for 88 yards and a TD last season after coming over from the Packers, and will once again be battling for a back-end WR roster spot this training camp. In other words, he belongs far off the fantasy radar.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 4/7/16 5:39pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) recently posted videos of him working out, doing sprints and box jumps.
Huddle Up: It all looks good on the Internet, but the same thing could've been said about Cruz last summer as he was recovering from his 2014 patellar-tendon tear, and he wound up missing the entire 2015 season with a calf injury in his other leg. The true test will come in August when it's time to hit the field for preseason action.
Hakeem Nicks - WRPosted 4/5/16 10:12pm ET
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) worked out with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, April 5, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Nicks is only 28 and should be in the prime of his career, but his stats are trending the wrong way, catching only seven passes for 54 yards last season in six games with the Giants.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Free-agent WR Rueben Randle (Giants) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Turns out the Eagles are paying Randle $3 million, $500K of which is guaranteed. He can provide Doug Pederson with some divisional insight, and if he can recapture some of his former glory could give Philly a decent wingman to Jordan Matthews.
Andre Williams - RBPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
New York Giants RB Andre Williams won't be outworked by anyone, according to head coach Ben McAdoo, who said not to give up on the running back.
Huddle Up: We had hoped it was deposed Giants coach Tom Coughlin whom Williams had the incriminating photos of, but apparently it's McAdoo. What other reason can there be for the Giants continuing to give the league's most inefficient back opportunities? Unless it's a pre-draft smokescreen as the Giants eye Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott with the 10th overall pick...
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 3/10/16 8:52am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has agreed to restructure his contract, according to sources. He will receive a base salary of $1.3 million in 2016. The contract also includes $5.5 million in playing time incentives and production incentives that will allow him to earn the rest of his previous salary.
Huddle Up: Cruz has barely seen the field since inking his big deal; meanwhile, Odell Beckham Jr has taken over as the Giants' WR1. So his options were taking a pay cut or looking for a new team, and he opted to restructure his deal and hope to get back on the field for WR2 duties in Gotham. While OBJ is the unquestioned top target in New York, a healthy Cruz could carve out a viable fantasy role as a second banana in Ben McAdoo's offense.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 3/3/16 5:13pm ET
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Larry Donnell received a low tender worth $1.67 million from the team Thursday, March 3.
Huddle Up: Coming off his breakout 2014 season, Donnell struggled through last season, missing and final eight games with a neck injury and finishing with 29 catches for 223 yards and two scores. He still hasn't been cleared to return to football activities, but the Giants are banking on a full recovery.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 3/3/16 10:36pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he has resumed running for the first time since surgery to repair his torn patellar tendon.
Huddle Up: The long and winding road back resumes for Cruz, who hasn't played in a game since Week 6 of the 2014 season.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 2/23/16 9:23am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz could be on the roster bubble since he is scheduled to count $9.9 million against the salary cap next season. It is believed that Cruz would be willing to take a pay cut in order to stay with the team.
Huddle Up: Cruz was a fantasy stud and the Giants' WR1 before a series of injuries relegated him to the sidelines. Now he'd be a complementary piece to Odell Beckham Jr, and his contract doesn't necessarily fit that role.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 2/23/16 9:23am ET
New York Giants impending free-agent WR Rueben Randle has about a 15% chance of re-signing with the club, in the opinion of The Star-Ledger's Jordan Raanan. Randle had 71 catches for 938 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. Of the 22 receivers targeted 125 times last season, Randle had the fewest yards and only one receiver had fewer touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Randle has had myriad opportunities to step up as a Giant, but he's been mostly ordinary when asked to replace an injured Odell Beckham Jr and all but forgotten when OBJ is healthy. Look for him to get a spin with a new team; hopefully for Randle his career doesn't follow the same path as another big Giant target, Hakeem Nicks.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 2/9/16 10:25pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz may be willing to take a pay cut this offseason in order to stay with the Giants. Cruz has three years and $24 million remaining on his current deal.
Huddle Up: At the minimum, a pay cut certainly would seem to be in order for Cruz, who hasn't played since ripping up his knee in Week 6 of the 2014 season.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 2/5/16 9:44am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is dealing with a torn fascia in his calf -- a rare injury. He is still expected to make a full recovery and should avoid any long-term issues.
Huddle Up: We've been waiting for Cruz to fully recover from his injuries for the past two seasons; meanwhile, Odell Beckham Jr has taken over as the Giants' top pass-catcher. So even if Cruz does eventually fully recover, his role in New York is significantly less than what it was prior to his spate of injuries.
Tom Coughlin - HCPosted 1/5/16 9:12am ET
Updating a previous report, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin decided to step down before the Giants asked if he wanted to stay on as head coach, according to a source. Coughlin is open to listening to offers from other teams, however.
Huddle Up: Indications are the Giants were going to fire Coughlin so he decided to step away on his own terms. However, he may not be done coaching in the NFL just yet, so stay tuned.
Dwayne Harris - WRPosted 1/1/16 1:52pm ET
New York Giants WR Dwayne Harris (back, shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Harris has been limited all week, and his fantasy owners will need to check his status before kickoff Sunday.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/23/15 4:29pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.'s one-game suspension will be overturned, according to former kicker Lawrence Tynes and other sources in New York City.
Huddle Up: Nothing official as of yet -- and it would certainly be surprising at that -- so let's wait and see a bit longer.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/23/15 9:37pm ET
Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.'s one-game suspension was upheld Wednesday, Dec. 23. He will not play against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Despite a smattering of reports and social-media rumors to the contrary, OBJ will sit out Week 16 as expected. Rueben Randle and Dwayne Harris will be the main WR beneficiaries.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/22/15 2:19pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will have his one-game suspension appeal hearing Wednesday, Dec. 23. A decision is expected quickly after the hearing.
Huddle Up: With the highlights of the OBJ-Josh Norman bouts still running non-stop on network TV and social-media outlets, don't expect anything but an upheld suspension.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/21/15 9:23am ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. is likely to be suspended one game by the NFL for his conduct on the field Sunday, Dec. 20, according to league sources.
Huddle Up: Just a guess, but expect the wheels of justice to move slowly for the NFL. After all, they just flexed the Giants to prime time Sunday night; they're going to put that team's top draw on the shelf? Maybe it's a one-game suspension appealed and reduced to just a fine, or at least delayed until Week 17. That said, if you've been riding OBJ into your fantasy championship you should start lining up a Plan B sooner rather than later.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/21/15 4:53pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has been suspended for one game following his actions in Week 15. Beckham will appeal the suspension.
Huddle Up: Regardless of what you think of Beckham's antics on Sunday, fantasy owners still alive only care about his availability for Week 16. That is now in serious jeopardy. Beckham will appeal his suspension and it's expected to be heard and decided on before the weekend. Owners should know their fate by the end of the week.
Dwayne Harris - WRPosted 12/17/15 4:40pm ET
New York Giants WR Dwayne Harris (shoulder) left practice early with a sore shoulder Thursday, Dec. 17, according to multiple reports.
Huddle Up: Mid-week injuries seldom are good, but let's see if the wideout/return specialist is able to get back on the field Friday.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/17/15 10:50pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. could run more routes from the slot against the Carolina Panthers in Week 15 in order to avoid being covered by CB Josh Norman, who has remained on the perimeter even when opposing No. 1 receivers have lined up in the slot.
Huddle Up: Norman has been the league's best cornerback all season and a nightmare for opposing No. 1 WRs, but ODB hasn't been too shabby either, bringing a streak of six straight 100-yard receiving games into the contest. In short, it's one of the premier matchups of the season.
Odell Beckham - WRPosted 12/15/15 12:26am ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught seven of his nine targets for a season-high 166 yards and two TDs Monday, Dec. 14 in a 31-24 win over the host Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: OBJ is almost single-handedly deciding fantasy playoff matchups once again. Mirroring his record run of a season ago, Beckham now has topped 100 yards in six straight games and has caught a whopping nine TDs during that span to move into a tie for the league lead with 12. And if you don't own him, you'll no doubt be facing him if you survive your current post-season round.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 12/15/15 3:37pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 27-of-31 pass attempts for 337 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins on Monday, Dec. 14. His passer rating of 151.5 was his highest since 2009.
Huddle Up: The QB's second-best performance of the season came at the right time for Manning's fantasy owners. Overall, though, he has been on a roll of late, tossing multiple TD passes in five of his last six outings and throwing for 321 yards or more in three of his last four games.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/14/15 8:00pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has the most receptions (169) in 25 games in NFL history, and he has only played 24 games in his young career. Beckham's receiving yards (2,459) also rank highest through 24 games in league history. His 22 receiving touchdowns through 24 games are tied for fourth-most through 25 career games. In those 24 career games, Beckham is averaging seven catches, 102 yards and nearly one touchdown.
Huddle Up: OBJ had a couple of clunkers in his first seven games but has since reeled off five straight 100-yard outings, adding six TD grabs for good measure during that span.
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