New York Giants
New York Giants
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Posted 6/16/2019 3:06 pm UTC
The New York Giants may decide to carry only two quarterbacks on their 2019 roster if the coaching staff is convinced that QB Daniel Jones would be able to capably fill in for QB Eli Manning when called upon. Previously, it had been believed that Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney would be fighting for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the roster but there's a possibility that neither player will make the team. If the Giants opt to keep three QBs, Tanney is believed to have a slight edge over Lauletta.
Huddle Up: Both Manning and Jones should be regarded as low-end QB3s for now, especially following the departure of Odell Beckham Jr., although Jones has added value in dynasty formats. Tanney and Lauletta possess no fantasy value.
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Posted 6/13/2019 1:06 am UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) could be used more as a deep threat this season following the departure of WR Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns). Last season head coach Pat Shurmur set Engram out in motion, and even used him a few times to rush the ball. He has been sidelined due to a hamstring pull during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: The third-year tight end should be over his hamstring issue by training camp and the preseason. Engram's best production came in his rookie season of 2017 when he was healthy and Beckham was injured. He could be in line for a giant bounce-back season if he is able to stay on the field, something he was unable to do in 2018.
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Posted 6/11/2019 4:06 pm UTC
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, June 11, that rookie QB Daniel Jones is very much in contention to start Week 1 and is 'constantly' weighing scenarios. 'We're gonna play the very best player. I know we're dancing around the words here, but right now Eli (Manning) is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play.' Shurmur said. 'We'll just see what happens.'
Huddle Up: As previously stated, neither looks to be a great fantasy option, in large part due to the uncertainty and the departure of No. 1 WR Odell Beckham Jr. Regard both as low-end QB3s for now.
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Posted 6/11/2019 3:06 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New York Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) is recovering from a hamstring injury, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.
Huddle Up: Engram regressed last year after a promising rookie campaign. The murky quarterback situation doesn't figure to give him a lot of upside this year, but he's a solid midrange option at the position.
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Posted 6/09/2019 2:06 pm UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram said the organization was being cautious by holding him out of the team's recent minicamp. He claimed that there are no injuries lingering from last season.
Huddle Up: Engram was limited to 11 games in 2018 due to hamstring and knee injuries but racked up at least 75 receiving yards in each of his final four contests. If healthy, he should be viewed as a midrange TE1, especially considering that he should see an increase in targets following the departure of WR Odell Beckham Jr.
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Posted 6/09/2019 2:06 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard averaged 7.7 targets in four games without Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. last year compared to 6.1 targets in 12 games with Beckham, and Jordan Raanan of ESPNNewYork.com believes Shepard will the the No. 1 option in the passing attack ahead of WR Golden Tate in 2019.
Huddle Up: Given his familiarity with Eli Manning, it would make sense that Shepard would be the go-to option this season. There are questions about how much Manning has left in the tank, but Shepard should have a good shot at WR3 production.
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Posted 6/05/2019 10:06 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (wrist) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 5, because of a wrist injury, but head coach Pat Shurmur said Shepard will be fine.
Huddle Up: Shepard likely will have a bigger role in the passing game with Odell Beckham Jr. no longer on the roster. He has been a solid fantasy option over the last few years and can be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.
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Posted 6/04/2019 5:06 pm UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (unspecified) did not practice Tuesday, June 4. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Engram was 'just a little sore.'
Huddle Up: Engram is now one of the veterans of the Giants' pass-catching corps, and with Odell Beckham Jr. now gone, he could see a bump in targets. He's a mid-level TE1.
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Posted 6/03/2019 1:06 am UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said he is not worried about his workload. 'I don't think any number is too high for me,' Barkley said. 'Whether it's 350 touches, 400 touches or less touches.'
Huddle Up: Barkley tallied 352 total touches as a rookie, leading the NFL with 2,028 total yards from scrimmage and scoring 15 times. As the unquestioned centerpiece of the offense, he should probably be the No. 1 pick in all fantasy formats in 2019.
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Posted 4/26/2019 5:04 am UTC
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is expected to be the team's starter entering the 2019 season, an arrangement that head coach Pat Shurmur indicated was the goal with Manning's job being to win enough games to keep rookie QB Daniel Jones off the field.
Huddle Up: If this sounds familiar it's because you heard it from every GM that drafted a QB last season, and yet all those rookies were starting sooner than later. Sure, Manning is almost guaranteed to start in Week 1, but with the G-Men likely to struggle it might not take long for the organization to decide it's time to look to the future. Whatever nominal value Manning might've had is all but gone with Jones' arrival.
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Posted 4/18/2019 4:04 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said Thursday, April 18, he fails to understand the critics who said the Giants should've selected a quarterback over him in the 2018 NFL Draft. 'If a Rookie of the Year (award) doesn't sway that mindset I don't know what will,' Barkley said.
Huddle Up: The criticism certainly didn't come from Barkley's fantasy owners as the rookie dazzled to the tune of 2,028 scrimmage yards and 15 touchdowns last season. And even if the Giants somehow bypass on drafting a QB again this spring, Barkley is the leading candidate to be the first pick in fantasy drafts this summer.
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Posted 4/14/2019 2:04 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard said he is ready to be a leader in the locker room and on the field in 2019.
Huddle Up: With Odell Beckham Jr. out of the picture, Shepard and Golden Tate figure to be the go-to weapons for Eli Manning next season. Whether or not Manning's play can allow either player to produce consistent numbers remain to be seen, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Shepard emerge as a WR3.
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Posted 4/10/2019 9:04 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard received a four-year, $41 million contract extension Wednesday, April 10, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Shepard is New York's No. 1 wideout with Odell Beckham gone. He's put together three reasonable successful campaigns and is looking to attain a career year in his new role. As such, expect him to finish in WR2 range if he stays healthy.
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Posted 4/05/2019 2:04 am UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught 38 passes for 413 yards in the 11 games he played with Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr., and he has 71 catches for 886 yards in the 15 games he has played without Beckham.
Huddle Up: With Beckham out of the picture entirely, Engram should enjoy a steady role in the passing attack all season long. Injuries are a bit of a concern, but he's worth selecting as a TE1.
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Posted 4/05/2019 2:04 am UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is expected to see more snaps on the outside in 2019 with WR Golden Tate playing mainly in the slot.
Huddle Up: While Odell Beckham Jr. is out of the picture, Shepard will now have to contend with Tate for targets while learning a new role. Throw in the suspect play of Eli Manning, and Shepard is best viewed as a WR4.
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Posted 3/31/2019 4:03 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is heading into the final season of his contract in 2019 but could remain with the team through 2020, a possibility that Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch recently said they were open to.
Huddle Up: Manning hasn't thrown for more than 26 touchdowns or been a top-16 fantasy QB since 2015, and now his top weapon -- WR Odell Beckham -- has been traded. Stay even further away from Manning in fantasy this coming summer, and also don't be shocked if this is a bit of smokescreen and the Giants come away with their QB of future in the coming draft.
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Posted 3/18/2019 4:03 am UTC
New York Giants WR Cody Latimer announced on his official Instagram account on Sunday, March 17 that he is returning to the team on a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Latimer posted 11 grabs for 190 yards and a touchdwon last season before missing 10 games due to a hamstring injury. With Odell Beckham Jr. moving on to Cleveland, there is a chance Latimer could see a larger role depending upon the other draft picks and personnel moves the team chooses to make. Still, he has had chances to make a splash before and hasn't really answered the bell.
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Posted 3/14/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Golden Tate (Eagles) signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Giants Thursday, March 14, according to a source. The deal includes $23 million fully guaranteed.
Huddle Up: This is a big move by the Giants in the wake of the Odell Beckham trade. Tate cannot replace Beckham, but he's a quality starter who will play a significant role. As such, his ceiling is in the low-end WR2 to high-end WR3 range.
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Posted 3/14/2019 3:03 am UTC
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is scheduled to receive a $5 million roster bonus if he is on the roster Saturday, March 16, and the Giants plan on paying that bonus at this point, according to sources.
Huddle Up: It appears that Manning will be the starting quarterback for at least one more season but will not have many weapons to work with in the passing game. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues in 2019.
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Posted 3/01/2019 10:03 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Golden Tate is expected to ask for $10 million to $14 million per season in his next contract, according to league sources.
Huddle Up: Tate should receive interest from multiple teams this offseason since he has been a solid receiver over the last several seasons. He can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver in 2019 depending on the team he signs with in free agency.
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Posted 2/27/2019 7:02 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Golden Tate said he would love to be signed by the New England Patriots in free agency. Turning 31 years old this offseason, Tate is focused on winning. It has already been reported, though, New England may not want to sign Tate if his asking price is too high.
Huddle Up: Tate left something to be desired with the Eagles, but he still has a role to play in the NFL. Depending on where he lands, he has WR2 upside in PPR leagues, although it's best to draft him as a WR3.
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Posted 2/27/2019 5:02 pm UTC
Updating ongoing reports, New York Giants QB Eli Manning will return to the franchise in 2019, head coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the NFL Scouting Combine. 'Well, I think Eli can help us win games, and he proved when the players around him starting playing better that he can play at a very high level and help us win games, so at this point I want Eli back,' Shurmur said. 'He's back.'
Huddle Up: While Shurmur may feel this one, one has to question whether general manager Dave Gettleman will indeed be in agreement when push comes to shove. Cutting Manning would save $17 million against the 2019 salary cap, but there are not any clearly better options available at this time. Presuming Shurmur's words ring true, Eli is a low-end QB2 in 2019. In all likelihood, Manning will begin the year starting under center but give way to a rookie passer at some point in the season.
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Posted 2/24/2019 8:02 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Golden Tate would be a great fit for the New England Patriots, but the Patriots probably will not sign Tate since he likely will ask for more money than the team is willing to offer, in the opinion of NESN.com's Doug Kyed.
Huddle Up: Tate should receive interest from multiple teams this offseason since he is one of the better slot receivers in the NFL. He has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in 2019 depending on his situation.
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Posted 2/15/2019 1:02 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Golden Tate and Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Jamison Crowder are options to fill the need the Green Bay Packers have at slot receiver, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: The Packers need a dependable option to support Davante Adams, and both Tate and Crowder would quickly become potential WR3 options if Aaron Rodgers is throwing them the ball.
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Posted 2/09/2019 6:02 am UTC
The New Orleans Saints could try to sign a free-agent wide receiver to play the slot next season, in the opinion of ESPN's Mike Triplett, who names Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb, Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley, Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate and Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries as possible targets in free agency.
Huddle Up: Of that group, Humphries might be the most interesting as both Tate and Beasley have reached their 30s and Cobb has taken a pounding over his eight NFL campaigns. Still, anyone signed into the New Orleans passing game would warrant your attention.
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Posted 2/03/2019 1:02 am UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley was named the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 2.
Huddle Up: Barkley's 2,028 scrimmage yards were the most in the NFL this year and the third most by a rookie back. He also set a record for a rookie running back by catching 91 passes and was one of two players to finish the year with 1,000-plus rushing yards and 700-plus receiving yards. He's in the mix to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.
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Posted 1/31/2019 4:01 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley has been named the 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, as decided by an online vote of fans.
Huddle Up: Barkley's fantasy owners certainly should've voted as he finished tops among RBs in PPR scoring and finished second to Todd Gurley in standard leagues. And after also finishing second with 352 total touches, he'll be a legit No. 1-overall pick candidate in re-draft leagues this summer.
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Posted 1/27/2019 4:01 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is likely to return for another season and help groom his successor, likely a high-round rookie draft pick.
Huddle Up: Despite some elite surrounding weapons, Eli is no longer a viable fantasy starting option as he finished outside of the top 16 fantasy QBs in 2018 for the third straight season. It's time for the Giants to move on and spend a top pick on their QB of the future.
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Posted 1/26/2019 2:01 am UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said he left 'so many' big plays on the field in 2018. 'You're going to leave plays on the field, but you can learn from it and you can get better,' Barkley said.
Huddle Up: Barkley finished his rookie year with 2,028 yards from scrimmage, 15 touchdowns and 91 receptions, so his production didn't exactly suffer because of some missed opportunities. He will likely be a top-five pick in all fantasy formats in 2019.
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Posted 1/24/2019 7:01 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Eli Manning's agent has already said he expects Manning to return to the Giant in 2019, but Spotrac considers it a 'longshot.' He'll cost the Giants $11.2 million in dead cap at 38 years old.
Huddle Up: Manning quietly rebounded last season after a humbling 2017 campaign. Even so, the money and the age are strongly against him. The Giants may try to squeeze another year out of him, but he remains on the fantasy backburner.
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