Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 9/25/16 6:14am ET
Contrary to a previous report, New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) is not expected to be active for Week 3's game against the Washington Redskins. RB Shane Vereen is expected to see the bulk of the snaps in his place.
Huddle Up: Vereen is averaging four yards per carry and has caught six passes for 47 yards through the first two games this season. He merits consideration as a flex option in most fantasy formats.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 9/25/16 9:28am ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 3 game.
Huddle Up: Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa should share playing time at running back this week with Vereen likely to be the starter at the position. Vereen likely will have more value in fantasy leagues and can be a decent flex option for owners. Darkwa probably should only be an option for desperate owners in deeper leagues.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 9/24/16 9:18am ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (hand) is continuing to work through his sprained left thumb and done enough to make offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan believe he'll be able to play through the injury in Week 3 versus the Washington Redskins. 'It?s something that?s not natural. He?s used to doing that without the cast. ? It?s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he?ll be able to make,' Sullivan said.
Huddle Up: Sullivan did not reveal whether the injury played a role in Jennings' meager workload in Week 3 (13 carries for 27 yards). Shane Vereen (14 carries, 42 yards) was marginally better and even saw some work at the goal line, but he isn't the answer. Neither Jennings nor Vereen can considered anything better than flex plays in Week 3.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 9/23/16 12:36pm ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) is being listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game Sunday, September 26, against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: After an encouraging performance in the season opener at Dallas, Jennings disappointed owners everywhere with a flat outing at home against the New Orleans Saints. It looks like he'll be entering the next contest a little hobbled -- if he plays, that is -- which could prevent him from providing RB2 numbers.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 9/22/16 1:44pm ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: It would still be a surprise if Jennings was unable to play this weekend even though he's been limited this week. Check his status heading into the weekend, but he should still be in starting lineups versus a Washington Redskins defense that has given up 122.5 yards and two touchdowns on the ground per game to running backs.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 9/21/16 12:05pm ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Jennings appears to have a good chance to play in Week 3, but owners should continue to monitor his status. He probably will receive is usual playing time if he is active for the game and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 9/19/16 3:58pm ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (hand) should be on the field in some capacity in Week 3, according to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan.
Huddle Up: Jennings' status for Week 3 is vague at this point, so he'll need to be monitored throughout the week. If he is limited at all or can't play then Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa would be the primary beneficiaries. Starting Vereen as a flex in such a case wouldn't be out of the question.
Josh Brown - PKPosted 9/12/16 1:26pm ET
New York Giants PK Josh Brown returned to the active roster Monday, Sept. 12, after serving his one-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Brown was one of the top fantasy kickers last season and boasted one of the highest field-goal percentages at 93.8 percent. He is startable every week now, at least until he has a bye.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 9/8/16 5:24pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has a 'bright future' ahead of him, according to New York Giants QB Eli Manning, and Manning said Prescott threw the well during his time at the Manning Passing Academy.
Huddle Up: Prescott shined in the preseason, but he will face his first true test in Week 1 against the Giants. He is worth stashing, especially in keeper formats, but he is too risky to trust as your starter in the opener.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 9/1/16 8:24pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz failed to record a catch in the preseason finale against the New England Patriots Thursday, Sept. 1, but he said he is 'slowly but surely' regaining his quickness and ability to create separation.
Huddle Up: Injuries have derailed Cruz's promising career, and he is no more than a late-round flier at this point.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/31/16 9:54am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz will play eight to 10 snaps during the final preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Sept. 1.
Huddle Up: Cruz hasn't played a regular season game since Week 6 in 2014, and he just returned to practice Monday, Aug. 22. He's nothing more than a lottery-ticket selection in the end of deep drafts. However, there is some upside if he carves out a role in the offense.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/24/16 10:45am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz caught three passes during team drills and a touchdown pass during a red-zone drill during practice Wednesday, Aug. 23. He is on pace to play against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: It's another step in the right direction for Cruz, but he's still nothing more than a late-round flier in fantasy leagues. How he holds up in game action should be more telling. Continue to temper your expectations for now.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/23/16 5:20pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) did not show any signs of a lingering groin injury at practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, and he displayed quickness off the line of scrimmage. Cruz was a full participant in practice for the first time since Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: A step in the right direction, but we need to see a lot more than one practice to jump on the bandwagon. Think of him as a shaky WR5 at this point.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/20/16 11:41am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) will not play Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Buffalo Bills. He will continue working with a trainer Sunday, Aug. 21, and plans to practice Monday, Aug. 22 in hopes of playing against the New York Jets next week.
Huddle Up: Cruz's struggle with good health has been well documented as he hasn't taken the field since 2014. Caution should be used, and drafting Sterling Shepard in an earlier round is probably the better way to go incase Cruz's issues continue to persist. Don't completely rule him out of your draft strategy, though.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/18/16 10:33am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Cruz probably will miss at least one of the preseason games remaining and it is not known when he will be back on the field. He has dealt with injuries over the past several seasons, which makes him a risky option for owners. Cruz could be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is healthy.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 8/17/16 11:03am ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has been uncoverable in practice, and teammates believe he could have an even better season in 2016 because he was suspended one game and hurt for parts of two others last season.
Huddle Up: OBJ had a 96-1,450-13 masterpiece last year, and he's one of the most explosive players in the league. He still has a ways to go to prove his durability. Beckham is an elite WR1, and it's certainly possible there is more in the tank. However, with his robust rewards comes a fragment of risk.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/17/16 3:59pm ET
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, but was able to do more work on the sidelines, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.
Huddle Up: Small steps for Cruz, who is closing in on two full calendar seasons since his last game action (Week 6 of the 2014 campaign).
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 8/15/16 8:45am ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (groin) participated in individual drills during practice Sunday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Shepard was dealing with a sore groin after the first preseason game, so the team will be cautious with him. He has been performing well during training camp and could be one of the starting receivers this season. Owners should consider him as a No. 4 receiver in most leagues.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/15/16 7:33pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) may return to practice in some capacity Wednesday, Aug. 17, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.
Huddle Up: We'll believe it when we see it. Cruz tried to practice on Sunday and lasted four reps. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much out of Cruz this season.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 8/15/16 8:42pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (groin) was limited in practice Monday, Aug. 15, because of a groin injury.
Huddle Up: Shepard suffered a groin injury in the Giants first preseason game. The injury isnít believed to be serious. Expect Shepard to be limited for a few days. The Giants canít afford to lose him with so many question marks surrounding Victor Cruz. Shepard will start opposite Odell Beckham and offers plenty of fantasy upside this season. He has an ADP of Round 7.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/13/16 10:53am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) has a chance to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 14, according to head coach Ben McAdoo. Cruz missed the first preseason game because of a groin injury.
Huddle Up: Cruz missed the preseason opener with a tight groin. Obviously any injury with Cruz is a concern because he hasn't been on a football field since October of 2014. Cruz is expected to be ready for the Giants second preseason game. He's a risky fantasy pick because of his recent injury history.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 8/12/16 12:18pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning and WR Victor Cruz (groin) won't play in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Nothing is wrong with Manning as it was a coach's decision for him to sit. Cruz is still trying to make it back from a torn patella and calf muscle that have kept him out the last season and a half. He has WR5 value, but the leg injuries are starting to mount.
Andre Williams - RBPosted 8/11/16 8:58am ET
New York Giants RB Andre Williams saw first-team reps in practice Wednesday, Aug. 10. Beat writer Jordan Raanan said Williams is in the lead for the No. 2 job behind RB Rashad Jennings.
Huddle Up: Williams has been a bit of a disappointment since coming out of Boston College, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. He is a short-yardage and goal line type back who is not draftable, regardless of what the depth chart might say. His touchdown total dipped from seven to one from 2014 to 2015, so it's debatable if Williams will even pop in scoring-only leagues.
Jerrell Adams - TEPosted 8/11/16 8:58am ET
New York Giants TE Jerrell Adams continues to work with the third-team offense and he committed an illegal block penalty during special teams drills Wednesday, Aug. 10. He might have a difficult time earning a roster spot, according to beat writer Jordan Raanan.
Huddle Up: Adams is a fringe fantasy consideration, but he does get drafted on speculation with Will Tye and Larry Donnell in the mix for the starting gig. Avoid Adams in all setups.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/11/16 8:58am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) might not have a spot on the 53-man roster if it comes down to merit, according to beat writer Jordan Raanan. WRs Tavarres King, Roger Lewis, WR Darius Powe and WR Myles White have all made more plays.
Huddle Up: Cruz is two years removed from a major injury, and he is yet to bounce back to his pre-injury form. He is an extremely risky fantasy selection at this point, and it's probably best to let him become another owner's headache at this point while you focus on safer options.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/10/16 12:01pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (groin) is out of practice again Wednesday, Aug. 10. The team hasn't expressed concern yet.
Huddle Up: Cruz still holds WR5 upside, but the leg injuries are beginning to pile up. Torn patella tendons are serious injuries that rob athletes of their burst, and he has yet to make it all the way back from that.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 8/9/16 3:30pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, with a tight groin, according to head coach Ben McAdoo. His status for Friday, Aug. 12, against the Miami Dolphins is uncertain.
Huddle Up: It's been a long time away for Cruz, whose body obviously is still in football-adjustment mode. Are these a few minor early complications or will this be something that lingers? Stay tuned ...
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 8/8/16 8:42pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is listed as one of the starting wide receivers on the team's first depth chart.
Huddle Up: This was the plan all along. Shepard will start opposite Odell Beckham with Victor Cruz playing in the slot. Fantasy owners are well aware that Shepard is the No. 2 option in the Giants passing game. He currently has an ADP of Round 7.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 8/6/16 11:59am ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (leg) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: Beckham missed a few days of practice after he took a cleat to the leg. The Giants were just being cautious with their star receiver. OBJ will be fine going forward.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 8/5/16 8:46am ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard continues to make "play after play," and doing so while playing with the first team. It's clear he's going to be a big part of the club's offense with his ability to make tough, contested catches.
Huddle Up: Shepard is a very intriguing sleeper candidate, as Victor Cruz still isn't 100%, while the club has also moved on from Rueben Randle. Thus, Shepard should get plenty of opportunities to succeed in his rookie season and is worth a midround selection. Don't be overzealous, though, and reach for him earlier than his seventh-round ADP in casual leagues.
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