New York Giants
New York Giants
NFC East | 4-12-0
Rank: 19th
Avg Yds
Rank: 20th
Avg PYds
Rank: 16th
Avg RYds
Rank: 18th
Posted 4/02/2020 1:25 pm UTC
Free-agent LB Markus Golden is unlikely to return to the New York Giants because he's asking for too much money, according to a source. Golden is believed to be asking for north of $10 million per year.
Huddle Up: If Golden is classified as a defensive lineman, he rates as a midrange DL1 option in IDP leagues. He had 72 total tackles and 9.5 sacks last year. He's a flex option at linebacker wherever he lands.
Posted 3/23/2020 8:56 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Dion Lewis (Titans) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Giants Monday, March 23, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Lewis likely will serve as the No. 2 running back for the Giants and see a handful of touches each game. He could be a late round option in deeper leagues or a handcuff to Saquon Barkley.
Posted 3/17/2020 8:48 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent TE Levine Toilolo will sign a two-year deal worth $6.2 million with the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Toilolo caught just two passes over 13 games with the 49ers last season, but he had been a bigger part of the offense with the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions earlier in his career. He won't hold any fantasy value entering the 2020 season.
Posted 3/12/2020 5:05 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis was released Thursday, March 12.
Huddle Up: Lewis likely will find a job as a backup or change of pace back for a team. Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation because he could have some fantasy value depending on his situation.
Posted 3/03/2020 8:42 pm UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) is a candidate to be traded during the 2020 season because the Giants don't believe he'll ever be able to stay healthy, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Engram has been limited to a total of 19 games and six touchdowns over the last two seasons after he burst onto the scene while catching 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns in his 15-game rookie season. There is plenty of work available for him in the Giants' passing game when healthy, and a move to a different locale would likely mean a drop off for his fantasy value.
Posted 2/27/2020 10:39 pm UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) is still wearing a walking boot following surgery in late December. He's expected to be sidelined until training camp.
Huddle Up: Engram hasn't been able to replicate the form of his rookie season while battling multiple injuries the last two years. He caught 44 of 68 targets for 467 yards and three touchdowns across eight games last season. He remains one of the options with the highest upside at a shallow position, and he's a clear-cut mid-tier TE1 so long as he's ready for the start of the season.
Posted 2/17/2020 3:48 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis is expected to be released in the offseason, in the opinion of ESPN's Turron Davenport. The move would save the team $4 million against the salary cap.
Huddle Up: Lewis can still be worthwhile in PPR, but he's not going to receive the touches in Tennessee to do it. He's someone to watch this offseason to see if he can land a bigger split to be an RB4 or RB5.
Posted 2/09/2020 10:49 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Golden Tate is likely stick around heading into the 2020 season, as cutting him would result in $7.1 million of dead money. Beat writer Jordan Raanan says the team was happy with his production after he returned from a four-game suspension, and cutting him seems unlikely since his versatility fits what new head coach Joe Judge is hoping to accomplish in his first season at the helm.
Huddle Up: Tate, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton give the team a position of strength heading into 2020, and if he does indeed stick around, Tate could be worth a look in the later rounds in most fantasy leagues, particularly PPR formats.
Posted 2/04/2020 9:17 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones hosted some of his receivers for workouts at Duke Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Huddle Up: It's unknown which receivers were in attendance early in the offseason but it's a promising sign for Jones as he heads into his sophomore season. He completed 61.9 percent of 459 pass attempts for 3,027 yards and 24 touchdowns with 12 interceptions as a rookie. He'll be looking to grow more familiar with his top targets after TE Evan Engram, and WRs Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard each played no more than 11 games in 2019.
Posted 2/01/2020 10:59 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas was named the 2019 Associtated Press Offensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Thomas led the league in both receptions (149) and yards (1,725) while scoring nine touchdowns for the second year in a row. It's unknown whether it'll be Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater or even Tayson Hill under center for the Saints next season, but Thomas will be the No. 1 option either way, and he'll be a top-three fantasy option at the position.
Posted 2/01/2020 7:37 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones says he's ready for the challenge of learning a new offense under recently hired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. 'It'll be a challenge but it's part of the job,'' Jones said Saturday, Feb. 1 during Super Bowl week festivities in Miami. 'I learned a system this year, so we're doing it again. It will be a challenge and something I'll need to spend a lot of time making sure I'm working towards and making progress with. I think we'll all be able to do it, I think we'll all attack it the right way and try to pick it up as quick as we can.'
Huddle Up: Jones had a decent first fantasy season, finishing 11th among QBs (minimum eight starts) in fantasy points per game. We'll see how quickly he adjusts to the new offense, but all signs point toward a preseason ranking as a solid QB2 this summer.
Posted 2/01/2020 2:40 am UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis played 366 snaps and gained 373 yards from scrimmage in 2019 after playing 600 snaps and gaining 917 yards from scrimmage in 2018.
Huddle Up: With Derrick Henry emerging as a dominant workhorse back, Lewis basically became a non-factor in the Tennessee offense. It wouldn't be surprised to see him cut during the offseason, and he would have to catch on with a team in need of a third-down back to have any chance of fantasy relevancy.
Posted 1/14/2020 3:14 am UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis is set to cost $5.162 million against the 2020 salary cap and carries a $1.125 million dead-cap figure if he is released. The Titans would save $9.175 million over the next two seasons by moving on.
Huddle Up: Tennessee seems poised to explore cheaper options and may need every cent it can get to renew RB Derrick Henry and QB Ryan Tannehill as unrestricted free agents. The Titans currently project to have the 13th-most salary available. Lewis doesn't factor into fantasy football plans for 2020 without a clearly defined role as a pass-catching option in a new city.
Posted 1/03/2020 9:26 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 3, and has been removed from the Wild Card injury report.
Huddle Up: Thomas will continue to see plenty of targets in the passing game and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/03/2020 5:30 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas joined New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore as the two unanimous selections on the Associated Press All-Pro team Friday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Thomas finished with 100.5 more PPR points than any other wideout in setting the NFL single-season catch record with 149 and finishing with a league-most 1,725 yards. He's a near-lock to be the first non-RB off the board in PPR drafts for 2020.
Posted 1/01/2020 10:32 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Huddle Up: Thomas may be limited during practice this week but should be ready to play in the Wild Card playoff game. He is one of the best receivers in the NFL and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 12/30/2019 8:21 pm UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) recently underwent surgery to repair a Lisfranc ligament - an injury that 'wasn't a full-blown tear, but it needed some fixing.' He is expected to make a full recovery and resume training this spring.
Huddle Up: Engram is obviously a TE1 in fantasy when he is available, but his durability is a huge question mark after three seasons as a pro. After playing 15 games as a rookie, he's played in only 19 of 32 possible games in the last two years, including just eight in 2019. Regardless of who the Giants hire to coach and/or call plays next season, Engram should remain a key part of the offense.
Posted 12/28/2019 1:54 am UTC
New York Giants QB Eli Manning will 'most likely' retire after this season, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
Huddle Up: With the Giants committed to Daniel Jones at quarterback, Manning would almost certainly be on a different team in 2020 if he does decide to keep playing. However, he'd be a QB2, at best, even in the most ideal setting.
Posted 12/27/2019 10:35 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Thomas has caught at least 10 passes in nine games this season and has found the end zone in five of the last six games. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 12/27/2019 10:21 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Slayton was held off the stat sheet last week but has had a good role in the passing game during the second half of the season. He can be considered a flex option in some deeper leagues.
Posted 12/26/2019 11:18 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hand) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Thomas should have a decent chance to play in the Week 17 game, but fantasy players should monitor the situation. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues if he is active for the game.
Posted 12/26/2019 8:11 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Slayton likely will be able to play this week, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list to make sure. He has been held to under 50 yards in three of the last four games but also has three touchdowns during that span. He can be a possible flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted 12/25/2019 10:28 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Saints did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been one of the top receivers in the NFL this season and should be on the field again this week despite the injury. He is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is active.
Posted 12/25/2019 4:58 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton (knee) was limited in the team's practice estimation Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Slayton has eight touchdowns in his breakout rookie season, and he'd be a high-end WR3 against the Philadelphia Eagles if he's able to go.
Posted 12/23/2019 1:55 am UTC
New York Giants CB DeAndre Baker posted 10 total stops with a tackle for loss in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins.
Posted 12/23/2019 1:52 am UTC
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton posted no receptions or yards on two targets in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Slayton had a giant game a couple of weeks ago, but this is why you don't rely upon guys who aren't consistent fantasy producers. He'll look to redeem himself in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he should be avoided across the board.
Posted 12/23/2019 1:46 am UTC
New York Giants TE Kaden Smith finished with six grabs for 35 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime, in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Smith was getting a chance to step up with Evan Engram gone for the rest of the season. He is worth a look in DFS play in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Posted 12/23/2019 1:41 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard ended up with six receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Shepard went for nine grabs and 111 yards last week with Eli Manning under center, and he didn't skip a bet with the quarterback change. He has shown that he can be a decent PPR fantasy option when healthy, and he'll be a decent late-round option in PPR leagues heading into 2020.
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