Victor Cruz - WRPosted 5/24/16 10:45am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) and RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) were both working on the side with trainers during practice Monday, May 23. The Giants continue to take it slow with Cruz.
Huddle Up: The Giants didn't spend an early pick on Sterling Shepard because they're expecting a full recovery from Cruz. Fantasy owners need to set their expectations similarly.
Will Tye - TEPosted 5/22/16 3:56pm ET
New York Giants TE Will Tye's pass-catching potential and athleticism make him the favorite to start at tight end in 2016 for the Giants, in the opinion of Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. TEs Larry Donnell, Matt LaCosse and Jerell Adams will also be competing.
Huddle Up: Tye came on at the end of last season with at least 100 PPR-league points in five of his last seven games, and with Donnell's health and and the youth and inexperience elsewhere on the TE depth chart, definitely don't rule out Tye being the man again in 2016.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 5/13/16 9:50am ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings is expected to be the workhorse running back and receive the majority of carries in 2016, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Jennings saw 48.3% of the Giants' carries last season, but Vacchiano expects that to increase this season.
Huddle Up: The Giants only lightly addressed their underachieving backfield, taking Paul Perkins on Day Three. Unless he wows in OTAs and training camp New York will likely trot out something similar to last season: Jennings as the lead dog, Shane Vereen as the pass catcher, and Andre Williams with his 2.9 yards per carry disappointing in the short-yardage role.
Paul Perkins - RBPosted 5/13/16 12:50pm ET
New York Giants rookie RB Paul Perkins isn't expected to have much of an impact in his rookie season, in the opinion of Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Vacchiano anticipates RB Andre Williams to have the first shot at being the short-yardage running back and Jennings' backup, with RB Shane Vereen reprising his pass-catching and third-down role.
Huddle Up: The G-Men have a wealth of backs, and Perkins -- the fifth-round pick -- likely won't get enough usage to be fantasy useful, but could get just enough to take away from the likes of Vereen and Jennings.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 5/10/16 9:19am ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is in the best position of all of the team's draft picks to make a significant impact. Head coach Ben McAdoo sees Shepard as a player he can use all over the formation in a variety of roles as a complement to WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Huddle Up: McAdoo had a similar player in Green Bay with Randall Cobb, and he put up nice fantasy numbers. While OBJ remains the top threat in New York, Shepard finds himself in a position with upside as well.
Paul Perkins - RBPosted 5/6/16 12:37pm ET
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins signed his rookie contract Friday, May 6.
Huddle Up: Perkins may be a fifth-round pick, but many fantasy analysts and observers of the G-Men believe the former UCLA standout could make a push to lead the team's RBs in touches.
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.
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