Eli Manning - QBPosted 3/1/17 6:44pm ET
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo suggested QB Eli Manning deserved his share of the blame for the offense going from a top-10 unit in 2014 and 2015 to one which ranked 25th in 2016. The Giants also committed 27 turnovers, including 20 by Manning (16 interceptions and four fumbles). 'I think Eli needs to do a better job of playing with fast feet, and I think he needs to sit on that back foot in the pocket. We're seeing a lot of man coverage, so the receivers it's going to take a little time for them to get open, so everything may not be rhythmical,' McAdoo said.
Huddle Up: It's very rare for a coach, especially one going into his second year, to make such public comments about a quarterback who has won two Super Bowls, but he isn't wrong. Manning was inaccurate for large parts of the season and appeared to regress in multiple areas despite possessing one elite receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. and a rookie in Sterling Shepard who consistently won in the slot. Manning should be consider a middling QB2 moving forward.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 2/21/17 12:58pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has two to three quality years left in the eyes of the Giants, according to Bob Glauber of Newsday. Glauber added that New York has already started to point out a decline in Manning's play. Manning is signed through 2019 with salaries of $13 million, $10.5 million and $11.5 million, respectively, over the next three years. His contract also includes a no-trade clause and $5 million roster bonuses due on the third day of the 2018 and 2019 league years.
Huddle Up: Manning is still producing at a high level. He has thrown for at least 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in each of the past three seasons. Nevertheless, age will eventually get the best of him, as it did with his brother. Manning deserves to be drafted in QB2 territory going forward.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 2/14/17 8:17pm ET
The Denver Broncos are 'working' to meet with free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants).
Huddle Up: The Broncos have plenty of salary cap space, which apparently includes enough room for some risks. Cruz would certainly qualify as one, being someone who has looked like a much different player since tearing the patellar tendon in his knee in 2014. While Denver does have a need for a No. 3 receiver, the 30-year-old still has a long road ahead back towards fantasy relevance.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 2/13/17 9:48am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz will be released Monday, Feb. 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Cruz showed some signs of life after two years of debilitating injuries. However, he didn't show the game-breaking ability he had before he tore the patellar tendon in his knee. His final line was 39-586-1, and he'll be 31 in November. He could still be worth a WR5 flyer if he landed in the right situation.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 2/13/17 11:19am ET
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz was officially released Monday, Feb. 13.
Huddle Up: Cruz didn't do a whole lot for the Giants last season. Lack of production, injuries and age make this a logical move for the Giants. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shephard are now at the helm of the Giants' receiving corps.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 2/13/17 11:11am ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings was released Monday, Feb. 13. Jennings would have counted over $3 million against the salary cap. The release will save the Giants $2.5 million.
Huddle Up: The Paul Perkins era can now officially commence. He figures to be the primary running back with Shane Vereen maintaining his pass-catching role, although Perkins is a capable receiver, too. Players in Perkins' situation could be over drafted, though, so don't go bananas just because of the released of Jennings.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 2/13/17 8:50pm ET
Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) is 'probably done,' according to one NFL scout.
Huddle Up: Cruz tore a patellar tendon in 2014, and since then, he hasn't nearly been the same, which was very evident this past season as he registered a career-low 39.1 receiving yards per game over 15 contests. He'll likely get another shot with some receiver-needy club in training camp, but it would take a long road back for him to suddenly be fantasy relevant again.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 2/9/17 4:40pm ET
The New York Giants may be moving on from RB Rashad Jennings, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Even though Jennings is signed through 2017, this move wouldn't be all that surprising, considering he's on the verge of turning 32 years old and is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career in which he averaged a measly 3.3 yards per carry. Plus, the Giants arguably have their running back of the future in Paul Perkins. Either way, Jennings is trending down in a big way no matter who he plays for.
Janoris Jenkins - CBPosted 2/9/17 6:39pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was held to a combined two catches for 18 yards in two meetings with the New York Giants in 2016, and CB Janoris Jenkins said he knows all of Bryant's tendencies. 'Take away the slant and the dig, and when they get in 21 personnel and Dez is inside the number, you take away the corner post, he doesn't have nothing else,' Jenkins said.
Huddle Up: Bryant ran hot and cold all year, but he still finished with eight touchdowns and 796 yards despite missing four games. He brings some risk, but he is well worth the gamble as a WR2.
Shane Vereen - RBPosted 2/9/17 8:02pm ET
New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (arm) is expected to be back with the team in 2017 as long as his rehab from a torn triceps continues to go well, according to beat writer Jordan Raanan.
Huddle Up: If Vereen returns, he should immediately become a factor in the passing game and have flex value in PPR formats.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 1/31/17 6:29am ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings said he expects to return to the team in 2017. Jennings has one year left on his deal, and his release would save the club $2.5 million.
Huddle Up: Jennings was phased out at times down the stretch with the emergence of Paul Perkins, and the team could bring in more competition for the committee. Jennings, 32 in March, has little upside outside of a backup role on a fantasy team.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 1/31/17 9:01am ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz wants to play out the final two years of his contract with the team, but he admits the 'ball is in (the Giants') court' when it comes to sticking around. Cruz has a $9.4 million salary cap hit next season and will likely need to take a pay cut for the second straight season in order to stay. Cruz agreed to reduce his base salary from $7.9 million to $1.3 million for the 2016 season.
Huddle Up: Cruz is due a $1 million roster bonus on March 11, so that date could be one to remember in terms of his employment with the Giants. The odds are very strong he will be released sometime before then. Expect New York to address the position in the draft again this year after landing Sterling Shepard last spring.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 1/27/17 5:31pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught 15 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles this season.
Huddle Up: Beckham averaged 7.5 catches, 98 yards and one touchdown in the two games against the Eagles. He finished in the top five in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns this season and will continue to be one of the most attractive options in fantasy football. He will be a No. 1 receiver in all leagues and may go in the first round of drafts.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 1/21/17 12:00pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. had six drops in his final 82 targets of the 2016 season. He had only nine drops in the first 381 targets of his career. Beckham did suffer a minor thumb injury during the team's Week 11 game, which may have affected his play.
Huddle Up: Beckham did have a few drops during the Wild Card playoff game but is still one of the best receivers in the NFL. Beckham likely will be selected in one of the first two rounds of fantasy drafts and should be a No. 1 receiver in all leagues.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 1/15/17 6:31pm ET
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Larry Donnell said it would be an 'honor' to continue to play for the organization.
Huddle Up: Donnell probably won't be back with the Giants next year, and he is going to struggle to find fantasy relevance no matter where he signs.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 1/12/17 6:17pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is eligible for a contract extension this offseason, and beat writer Mark Cook believes the Buccaneers should try to extend Evans before New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. receives a new deal and sets the market.
Huddle Up: Evans has 3,578 yards and 27 touchdowns in his first three seasons. He is a WR1 in any format and a top-five pick in dynasty leagues.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 1/8/17 5:23pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. finished with four catches on 11 targets for 28 yards in a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Beckham dropped multiple passes, including a potential touchdown, and wasn't able to take advantage of a porous Green Bay secondary. It was a bad end to his season, but he should still be viewed as a top-three fantasy receivers in 2017.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 1/8/17 5:51pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 23 of his 44 pass attempts for 299 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Manning's receivers let him down with a few crucial drops, and the Giants couldn't keep pace with Aaron Rodgers and company. Manning is a midrange QB2 heading into 2017.
Paul Perkins - RBPosted 1/8/17 5:45pm ET
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins finished with 10 carries for 30 yards in a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: On the plus side, Perkins led the team in carries and looks to have a shot at opening 2017 as the lead back. He has RB3 potential and is worth keeping an eye on throughout the offseason.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 1/8/17 6:10pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard finished with four catches for 63 yards in a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Shepard put the finishing touches on a solid rookie season, and he heads into 2017 as WR3 candidate.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 1/8/17 7:42pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. punched a hole in a wall following a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 8, according to reports.
Huddle Up: Beckham's temper has made headlines throughout the year, but it hasn't stopped him from being one of the most productive receivers. He should be one of the first receivers off the board in 2017.
Paul Perkins - RBPosted 1/4/17 8:11am ET
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins should be the starting running back for the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Perkins started in Week 17 and delivered the only 100-yard rushing game for the team this season. His yardage has increased in each of the past six games, and his blocking has improved.
Huddle Up: The Packers have been solid against running backs the last five weeks, and Perkins will probably share the load with Rashad Jennings. He's more of a secondary option in playoff leagues.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 12/28/16 11:32am ET
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said QB Eli Manning will play in the entire game in Week 17 even though the Giants are locked into the No. 5 seed in the playoffs.
Huddle Up: The Giants plan on playing Manning the entire game but things can change during the game, which makes Manning a risky option. Owners could consider Manning as a low-end No. 1 quarterback this week if they do not have a better option to use.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 12/22/16 9:05pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard finished with seven catches for 61 yards and a touchdown in a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 22, and he has six touchdowns in his last eight games.
Huddle Up: With defenses focusing on Odell Beckham Jr., Shepard continues to shine. The rookie is a weekly flex option.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 12/22/16 9:01pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz had a season-high eight catches for 84 yards in a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Cruz had one of his best games of the year, but he is typically only good for a couple grabs. He can still be avoided going forward.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WRPosted 12/22/16 8:55pm ET
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. finished with 11 catches on 20 targets for 150 yards in a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Beckham didn't find the end zone, but he saw a season high in targets and reached 150 yards for the second time. He is a must- start WR1 against any opponent.
Paul Perkins - RBPosted 12/22/16 9:21pm ET
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins tied a season high with 15 carries for 68 yards and added one catch for nine yards in a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Perkins seems to be grabbing the reins in the backfield, and he could be a flex option in Week 17 against a Washington team that has struggled to defend the run.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 12/22/16 9:15pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 38 of his 63 passes for 356 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in a 24-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 22, setting a franchise record for pass attempts.
Huddle Up: Manning snapped a six-game streak of finishing with under 250 passing yards, but the three turnovers marred his final line. He is best used as a QB2 against Washington in Week 17.
Shane Vereen - RBPosted 12/18/16 9:01am ET
New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) is active for Week 15's game against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Vereen was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and had been listed as questionable on the injury report. He is expected to receive limited touches this afternoon and could have a role in the passing game but is too much of a risk to depend on for production in the fantasy playoffs.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 12/18/16 1:36pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning was 20-for-28 for 201 yards and two touchdowns in a 17-6 win over the Detroit Lions Sunday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Manning was very effective, throwing a score to Sterling Shepard and then closing the game out with a short TD to Odell Beckham. Manning has been quite effective in recent weeks with wins over Detroit and the Dallas Cowboys.
Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need! Always fresh, no spam, guaranteed!