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.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 12/8/15 7:42pm ET
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: It's been a rough Tuesday for NFL tight ends, and Donnell is the latest to land on IR as he ends his abbreviated season with 29 catches for 223 yards and two TDs. Will Tye, who has had 16 receptions for 219 yards as Donnell has missed the last four games, will take over as the starter.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 12/8/15 10:27pm ET
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle admitted his frustration with the Giants' offense Tuesday, Dec. 8. 'My opportunities have been cut down a little more,' Randle said. 'It's definitely frustrating. As a receiver you want to get more involved. It can be kind of tough when the opportunities are limited.'
Huddle Up: The emergence of Dwayne Harris and Odell Beckham Jr.'s late-season surge have certainly cut into Randle's opportunities as he's had six or fewer targets in each of his last four games. He's only a fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 12/7/15 8:13pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning had X-rays on his ankle after the Week 13 game, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Manning said he's fine, though, and will not miss a start. Manning finished the game and wasn't walking with a significant limp after the loss to the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Manning will have an extra day to get past the ailment with the Giants not playing until Monday night in Week 14, but check the practice reports later this week to make certain.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 11/27/15 7:08pm ET
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) is out for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Donnell will miss a straight game, leaving the tight-end duties in the hands of Will Tye, who's caught seven passes for 75 yards over his last two outings.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 11/16/15 12:19pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) announced he's having season-ending surgery on his left calf and will miss the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Cruz was originally expected to be back in Week 1 but now may never play another down with the Giants. Dwayne Harris will be the Giants' slot receiver for the rest of the season.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 11/13/15 10:31am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) will begin running individual routes Saturday, Nov. 14. They'll slowly add in throwing a ball and eventually move to longer routes. The next step would be practice. Cruz had a second platelet-rich plasma injection about three weeks ago and said he won't rush back. 'I think I'll play it a little bit safer,' Cruz said. 'If there is any pain, I'll shut it down. You don't want to wake up anything. If there is any soreness, we shut it down. We kind of make sure we're staying under the radar as the training staff likes to call it.'
Huddle Up: Cruz should be ready to go right about the time your fantasy season ends. You can plan on him for next year if you'd like, but it doesn't look as if he'll bring any value to the 2015 fantasy table.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 11/12/15 6:34pm ET
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) is expected to sit out again in Week 10 against the New England Patriots. He has done some running in practice the last two days, but that has been it. The Giants have a bye week in Week 11, so the Giants could give Donnell extra time to recover.
Huddle Up: It looks like the Giants will roll with the fantasy-unfriendly TE combo of Jerome Cunningham and Will Tye again Sunday against the Patriots.
Jason Pierre-Paul - DEPosted 11/7/15 5:36pm ET
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) was activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 7. He'll play in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Pierre-Paul will make his season debut after missing the first eight games. Expect Pierre-Paul to play in pass rush situations as he works his way back into the regular rotation.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 11/4/15 3:56pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not on this week's pre-practice injury report.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we were thinking that OBJ looked fairly healthy in his 8-130-3 performance on Sunday in the Big Easy.
Orleans Darkwa - RBPosted 11/4/15 6:40pm ET
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (tailbone) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: Even though he was limited, it was very positive to see Darkwa participating in the Giants' first practice of the week. See if the momentum continues over the next few days.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 11/3/15 4:39pm ET
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) has avoided a serious injury but is dealing with a sore neck, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Donnell is coming off his worst game of the season with one 22-yard reception against the Saints and we'll have to monitor his participation in practice this week.
Orleans Darkwa - RBPosted 11/3/15 11:55pm ET
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa might not be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 4, after suffering a badly bruised tailbone in the Week 8 loss against the New Orleans Saints. However, he is still hopeful of playing in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Darkwa was limited to four carries for 23 yards before sustaining the injury, and we'll have to see if and when he's able to get back on the practice field this week.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 10/30/15 4:20pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is probable for Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Beckham is overdue for a big game coming off a season-low four catches for 35 yards last week and with only one 100-yard receiving outing his last five contests.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 10/29/15 10:11am ET
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa scored the team's only offensive touchdown in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, and he likely earned more playing time at the expense of RBs Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. 'He certainly did look good out there,' head coach Tom Coughlin said after the win. 'His touchdown run when he cut back behind the slanting defensive line was really quite an outstanding play.'
Huddle Up: The Giants have muddled through with a three-headed backfield, and now Darkwa adds another player to the mix. Shane Vereen remains the pass-catching back, with Darkwa moving to the front of the line for first- and second-down work. It's still a big ol' mess, but if you have to be holding a Giants back at least Darkwa has upside.
Jason Pierre-Paul - DEPosted 10/28/15 9:17am ET
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger, hand) will likely receive a roster exemption so that he begin practicing with the team this week. The Giants are comfortable with where Pierre-Paul is at physically after putting him through a physical this week. A roster exemption would last for a maximum of two weeks and would allow him to get back into 'football shape.' His new one-year deal is expected to be prorated and heavy on incentives.
Huddle Up: All signs point towards a JPP return in Week 10, at which point the Giants' defense might not be such a fantasy pushover so plan accordingly.
Jason Pierre-Paul - DEPosted 10/27/15 8:50am ET
Updating a previous story, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) visited the team Monday, Oct. 26, according to a source, and he plans to meet again later this week for a medical re-check of his right hand and to discuss contract details.
Huddle Up: All signs point towards JPP returning to the Giants, though he may not be ready to return to game action as early as this week. There are still medical clearance and contract hurdles to be cleared, but at least he's in the building.
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