Will Tye - TEPosted 7/26/16 1:00pm ET
New York Giants TE Will Tye is the favorite to start at tight end over TE Larry Donnell, in the opinion of NJ.com's Dan Duggan. TE Matt LaCosse is also expected to compete for the starting job.
Huddle Up: Tye emerged in Donnell's injury absence in the second half of last season, but the best guess right now is that a full-blown TEBC develops and no one N.Y. TE becomes fantasy useful in the majority of leagues.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 7/24/16 1:29pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) has made good progress in his recovery, and there is optimism he can return to his pre-injury form. He expects to be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Cruz only has played in six games (all in 2014) over the last seasons, but a return close to previous form would be bad fantasy news for rookie Sterling Shepard in particular. Keep a close eye on Cruz in camp.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 7/14/16 4:41pm ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings said at 31 he thinks he's just now entering his prime. 'There's a difference between being an NFL player and being a pro,' Jennings said. 'Being an NFL player is a guy that comes into the league, has some talent, plays a little bit. But a pro really understands how to take care of his body, how to play the X's and O's, play the game before it happens. I've just been allowing my maturity to catch up with my age at the same time. I'm excited. As I get into my latter years, I'm getting into my prime.'
Huddle Up: Jennings posted career highs last season with 195 carries and 863 rushing yards last season, and still remains the best fantasy option in an even-more crowded N.Y. backfield. Still don't draft him any higher than a low-end RB3 or flex option in standard-size leagues.
Rashad Jennings - RBPosted 7/10/16 2:10am ET
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings could see around 15 to 18 carries per game in 2016, according to John Schmeelk of giants.com. Jennings will still be the Giants' primary running back, with RB Shane Vereen serving as the third-down back.
Huddle Up: Jennings remains atop the Giants' backfield committee. Vereen is more of a third-down back, Andre Williams has done little in his tenure in New York, and rookie Paul Perkins is unproven. You won't have to overpay to acquire Jennings' fantasy services, but if he does push the 20 carry mark on a weekly basis he should more than deliver a solid return on that investment.
Will Tye - TEPosted 7/10/16 2:10am ET
New York Giants TE Will Tye 'caught everything' that came in his direction and 'showed remarkable consistency for a second-year player' during organized training activities and minicamps, according to Giants.com's John Schmeelk.
Huddle Up: The Giants have received consistently solid fantasy production from their tight ends despite not having devoted much in the way of resources to the position. Tye will have to hold off Larry Donnell for playing time, but he flashed skills last season and has plenty of advantages working in his favor--namely that defenses will be focused on Odell Beckham Jr., and the Giants lack a solid red zone running presence so will throw plenty in that area of the field.
Larry Donnell - TEPosted 7/1/16 8:24pm ET
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell and TE Will Tye are expected to compete for the starting tight end job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Donnell figures to be the favorite if he can show he's past the neck issues that limited him to 29 catches for 223 yards and two TDs in eight games a season ago.
Eli Manning - QBPosted 6/30/16 1:04pm ET
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he expects to offense to score more points in 2016 and believes they will be able to score at least 28 points per game. Manning believes the addition of WR Sterling Shepard and the return of WR Victor Cruz and TE Larry Donnell will help the passing game.
Huddle Up: The G-Men also have added to their RB stable in fifth-rounder Paul Perkins, and it all adds up to a low-end QB1 ranking for Manning entering drafts this summer.
Bobby Rainey - RBPosted 6/29/16 10:19am ET
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) missed the entire spring practice sessions due to a lower leg injury, and that set him back in the pecking order among the team's tailbacks. He is expected to battle RB Andre Williams for the No. 3 job, while RB Bobby Rainey is also in the mix. The team invested a fifth round pick on RB Paul Perkins, so he is expected to make the team, too.
Huddle Up: Reading between the lines leaves Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen at the top of the depth chart. The expectation is that Perkins will secure a depth spot, leaving Williams, Darkwa and Rainey all battling for table scraps.
Andre Williams - RBPosted 6/28/16 10:36pm ET
New York Giants RBs Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa are likely competing with each other for a roster spot, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
Huddle Up: With exciting fifth-round rookie Paul Perkins added to the N.Y. RB mix headed by Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen, Williams and Darkwa have fallen even farther off the fantasy radar. Keep your draft distance.
Sterling Shepard - WRPosted 6/14/16 12:54pm ET
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard has drawn rave reviews with terrific speed and good hands, and he appears to be a lock to start, in the opinion of beat writer Ralph Vacchiano.
Huddle Up: The hype surrounding the second-round pick continues to build, and a major reason is simple opportunity as Victor Cruz's ongoing health concerns the offseason departure of Rueben Randle have created a clear path to the starting WR job opposite Odell Beckham Jr.
Andre Williams - RBPosted 6/12/16 10:11pm ET
New York Giants RB Andre Williams appeared quicker and more fluid after transforming his body in the offseason, and he caught the ball out of the backfield well, according to NJ.com's James Kratch.
Huddle Up: The 2014 fourth-round pick certainly is going to have to show a little extra something this summer as the Giants' RB stable keeps growing, with fifth-round pick Paul Perkins joining the mix.
Victor Cruz - WRPosted 6/7/16 12:18pm ET
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) performed full speed acceleration drills with a trainer Monday, June 6, and showed some burst in doing so. The goal is still for him to return by training camp.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners can't depend on anything from Cruz, as the Giants drafted Sterling Shepard to essentially fill his role. However, as a last-pick flyer there's upside if he is able to regain the speed that once made him Eli Manning's favorite target.
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.
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