Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 10/7/15 2:37pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was defended physically in Week 4 in a strategy employed by the Buffalo Bills. Beckham was involved in a couple of altercations on the field, which showed Beckham throwing a punch. 'He's different,' Bills CB Stephon Gilmore said. 'It's kind of like you're playing your little brother, and he gets mad at you for being too physical with him - throwing a tantrum. I'm like, 'Man, we're playing football. It's a physical game. He's a prima donna. He feels like he's on top of the world and nobody's supposed to do anything to him.'
Huddle Up: Just about everyone knew it wasn't going to be as easy as OBJ made it look over the second half of last season, and it's time for the second-year wideout and the Giants to adjust following his decent but not WR1-caliber 24-307-2 start.
Shane Vereen - RBPosted 10/2/15 6:02pm ET
New York Giants RB Shane Vereen will likely be used to line up at wide receiver in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. 'Yeah, it's all hands on deck. We'll use him, anybody we can. We need 11. So we'll play with 11 healthy bodies if that's all we have,' offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. 'The guys that can catch the ball the best we'll play with on the perimeter.'
Huddle Up: This looks to be a positive development, particularly for Vereen's PPR-league owners who saw the RB held without a catch last week after 12 receptions over the first two weeks. He's a low-end flex consideration Sunday in Buffalo.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 10/1/15 4:38pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) has been ruled out for Week 4. He'll have an MRI and begin rehab on his calf again, and there's no timetable for his return.
Huddle Up: Have to feel bad for Cruz, who's closing in on a calendar year away from the field. IN the meantime, though, definitely explore other fantasy options as there's no telling when Cruz will finally be ready.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/30/15 1:57pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) will be limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 30. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz's workload will increase as the week progresses.
Huddle Up: As mentioned above, it's all part of the recovery plan for the WR, who until further notice remains on track to make his 2015 debut Sunday against the Bills.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/30/15 5:52pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz felt his calf tighten in individual drills Wednesday, Sept. 30, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. "Victor came out and tried to do individuals," Coughlin said. "He felt the calf again, and that's all he did."
Huddle Up: Hey wouldn't you know as soon as things were really starting to look up for Cruz, this happens and now his planned Week 4 return is in serious jeopardy. Hold onto him if you have the roster space, but fantasy GMs can hardly be faulted if they move on as well.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/29/15 5:04pm ET
Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) finally feels like himself again and is 'convinced' that he will make his season debut against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4. Cruz has no pain in his left calf or right knee, although he hasn't taken part in a full practice yet. Head coach Tom Coughlin said the return of Cruz will open up the team's playbook and make them more dynamic. 'I think the training staff kind of wants me to pace it, to not just go from 0 to 100,' Cruz said. 'Just kind of take it and kind of go incremental throughout the week and get myself ready to play.'
Huddle Up: If you have Cruz, definitely monitor his practice week and wait a week or two to start him after he comes back if you can as the Giants are sure to have him on a snap count early on.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/28/15 1:36pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) said he is 100% healthy and ready to play in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Cruz is likely to make his 2015 debut on Sunday against Buffalo. He'll be a WR4 against the Bills' defense assuming he's active.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/26/15 12:57pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is on track to play in the Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Coughlin said he has been told by the coaching staff that Cruz should be able to play in the game.
Huddle Up: Cruz has been targeting a Week 4 return so unless he suffers a setback, fantasy owners should expect him back against the Bills. Buffalo has allowed a lot of fantasy points to receivers through two games but owners will want to keep Cruz on the bench for his first game back.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 9/25/15 12:11am ET
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle caught all seven of his targets for a game-high 116 yards and a touchdown Thursday, Sept. 24 in a 32-21 win over the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The Giants said they wanted to get Randle -- who had all of four catches for 28 yards in his first two games -- more involved, and it was certainly mission accomplished, capped by his game- clinching 41-yard scoring reception with 3:24 to play. Randle is an intriguing fantasy wideout going forward, but Victor Cruz's impending return only is going to complicate matters.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/23/15 12:12am ET
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) said he's pain-free after running on grass Tuesday, Sept. 22. However, he didn't take part in practice Tuesday and hasn't done so in weeks. The more likely scenario is that he returns to practice next week barring a setback. The Giants said the release of WR Preston Parker has nothing to do with how close Cruz is to returning. Cruz recently said that blood was discovered in his calf, but the swelling is down and he no longer has pain. The Giants want Cruz to be cautious with his injuries.
Huddle Up: Cruz is definitely on the cusp of returning, but the short week certainly did him few favors this week.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/23/15 3:40pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) has officially been ruled out of the team's Week 3 game Thursday, Sept. 24 against Washington.
Huddle Up: No surprise here on the short week, but look for a Cruz return in Week 4 to be a real possibility.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/22/15 12:28am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) did not participate in the team's walkthrough Monday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: The short week leading into Thursday night's game against Washington certainly isn't doing Cruz any favors, and he'll have a much better shot at playing in Week 4 which will give him 2 more weeks to get ready.
Rueben Randle - WRPosted 9/22/15 8:27pm ET
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle expects to serve as the slot receiver in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins on Thursday, Sept. 24, after the team released WR Preston Parker.
Huddle Up: Perhaps this will be the bump the slow-starting Randle needs after drawing only seven targets and making only four receptions over the team's first two games. Parker had 12 targets and five receptions despite playing 42 fewer snaps than Randle.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/19/15 9:04pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) could be out be out until Week 4. He said doctors saw 'a little bit of blood' in his calf, his explanation for why the injury he initially labeled a 'little tweak' has kept him off the field for the past four weeks. 'I'm confident I'll be ready to go by (Week 4, Oct. 4 in Buffalo),' Cruz said, 'but it's all a matter of what the training staff thinks and what the doctors say.'
Huddle Up: If Cruz returns in Week 4 it will be almost a full year since he played football. That's even if he returns by the reported time frame. Cruz shouldn't be counted on to help your fantasy team any time soon.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/16/15 2:13pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has a calf strain that is limiting him right now, and he was held out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 16. QB Eli Manning said he and Cruz have a lot to work on when the WR gets back.
Huddle Up: Cruz's comeback remains on hold, and fantasy GMs might be best served to move on if they can't spare the roster space. In the meantime, Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle and Preston Parker remain the top WR options for Eli Manning.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 9/11/15 3:12pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning agreed to a four-year, $84 million extension Friday, Sept. 11. The deal includes $65 million in guaranteed money, and the total value is five years and $101.5 million.
Huddle Up: With the deal, Manning becomes the league's fourth highest-paid QB behind Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and fellow Class of 2004 draftee Ben Roethlisberger. The deal also includes a no-trade clause which likely means Manning, who was entering the final year of his current deal, will finish his career with the Giants. He's ranked as a solid low-end QB1 this season.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/11/15 11:07pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) hasn't started running yet, head coach Tom Coughlin said Friday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Cruz has been out of action for almost 11 months now. Reports suggest he could be out all of September. He's safe to drop if you need the roster room.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 9/10/15 6:03pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning and the Giants are finalizing a four-year, $84 million extension Thursday, Sept. 10. The extension could be signed Friday, Sept. 11, if a few details are polished.
Huddle Up: Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner and fantasy's seventh-ranked QB last season, will be a Giant through the 2019 season if he plays out the full extension.
Jason Pierre-Paul - DEPosted 9/8/15 5:22pm ET
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is unlikely to play in Week 1 as he's recovering from having his right finger amputated. He underwent a physical Monday, Sept. 7, and has still not signed his franchise tender.
Huddle Up: As expected, JPP is going to need some extra time to get back on the field, his IDP owners will need to monitor his progress over the next few weeks.
Jason Pierre-Paul - DEPosted 9/7/15 10:37am ET
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is expected to undergo a physical Monday, Sept. 7.
Huddle Up: JPP has been away from camp since losing part of a finger in a July 4 fireworks accident. Assuming he passes the physical, he'll sign his franchise tender and return to the Giants.
James Jones - WRPosted 9/6/15 5:01pm ET
Since his recent release from the New York Giants, free-agent WR James Jones has had talks with the Green Bay Packers but no deal is been reached at this point, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones, who averaged 44.3 catches, 615 yards and 5.3 TDs per season during his seven years in Green Bay from 2007-13 definitely is a WR worth a speculative add if you have the roster space as he could quickly rise up the WR ranks in G.B. if he signs.
James Jones - WRPosted 9/5/15 12:04pm ET
New York Giants WR James Jones was released Saturday, Sept. 5, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones was signed during camp but never really made an impact. Jones spent his first seven seasons in Green Bay and could draw interest from the Packers.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 9/3/15 3:49pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning, WR Odell Beckham Jr. and most of the other offensive starters are expected to play a series or two in the preseason finale against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 3, as head coach Tom Coughlin wants to see the unit click before the regular season opener. WR Victor Cruz (calf), however, remains sidelined.
Huddle Up: It hasn't exactly been a productive preseason so far for either Manning (No TDs, 52.4 passer rating) or Beckham (5 catches on 13 targets for only 31 yards), but the last thing the Giants need is for either to get injured taking a shot from a Patriots' third-stringer hoping to make a name for himself.
Jason Pierre-Paul - DEPosted 9/3/15 11:09pm ET
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) plans to report to the team next week and expects to be able to play at some point early in the season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Thats sounds optimistic given the Giants haven't even been able to examine the defensive end's injured right hand since his infamous Fourth of July weekend fireworks accident which resulted in the amputation of his right index finger. There's obviously much to still be determined here.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/2/15 6:35pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is doubtful to play Week 1, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Dan Graziano. Cruz has not yet been cleared to practice and will not participate in the preseason.
Huddle Up: Tough setback for Cruz coming off his knee injury last season, and definitely start moving him down in your pre-draft ranks if you haven't already.
Josh Brown - PKPosted 9/2/15 6:35pm ET
New York Giants PK Josh Brown suffered a bruised leg making a tackle last week, but he's expected to be fine for the season.
Huddle Up: Just in case you were wondering if you needed to replace Brown as your Week 1 kicker.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/31/15 12:05am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) won't play in the preseason finale against the New England Patriots, and head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz still hasn't been given the 'green light' to begin practicing.
Huddle Up: It looks like the Cruz Watch will continue into Week 1 of the regular season. He certainly has late-round upside with current ADP of 98 -- 36th among receivers -- but his fantasy owners are going to have to be patient as a slow start very well could follow, even after he does return to the field.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/31/15 1:17pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) still hasn't received clearance to practice Monday, Aug. 31. Cruz said that the inflammation has gone down and that the team is being cautious. They don't want him jogging yet, but he's hoping to be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Cruz won't play in the preseason and his availability for Week 1 is uncertain. For a player coming back from a patellar tendon tear, Cruz is a risky draft pick with a Round 6 ADP.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/27/15 5:43pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) won't play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: The added calf issue has thrown a wrench into Cruz's plan to return from last season's knee surgery, and he'll now turn his sights toward the Giants' fourth and final preseason tilt, where he'll likely play if he can to try and knock some rust off.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/25/15 3:15pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz doesn't know when he'll be able to return to practice as he continues to deal with inflammation in his calf. He is, however, confident that he will be able to play in the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Just when Cruz was feeling good about his return from last season's knee injury, the calf issue has cropped up, further complicating things. He currently owns an ADP of 88 -- 32nd among WRs.
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