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 8/12/2020 3:01 am UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) said he is ready for training camp thanks to 'a very strong and aggressive rehab' this offseason.
Huddle Up: Engram has delivered TE1 production when on the field, but he has played just 19 games over the past two seasons because of various injuries. He could be a Top 5 player at his position, but you need to have a quality backup plan in place.
Posted 8/07/2020 5:03 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is entering the 2020 season as the longest-tenured Giant, and said Friday, Aug. 7, in a Zoom media conference call that 'I might have to shake the 'young' Shep.' He added that he plans to set a 'good example' for his younger teammates.
Huddle Up: Shephard, still only 27, has caught at least 57 passes in all four seasons in N.Y., including 57 in 10 games last season. He's a WR4 with upside, particularly in PPR leagues.
Posted 7/30/2020 1:51 am UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) has been cleared to participate in football activities.
Huddle Up: Engram comes with plenty of injury risk, but he is a TE1 when he is on the field. If you gamble on his upside, make sure you have a reliable backup option.
Posted 7/01/2020 8:19 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton posted five touchdowns of at least 25 yards last season, which was tied for most in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Slayton showed solid chemistry with Daniel Jones last season and likely is in line for a bigger role in the passing game. He has a chance to be at least a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues depending on his targets.
Posted 6/30/2020 2:13 pm UTC
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) was shown running and cutting hard in a video posted to social media Monday, June 29.
Huddle Up: Engram looked good in the first look we have seen since foot surgery in December. Engram could be one of the best tight ends in fantasy, but he's hurt a lot. He'll be an upper-middle TE1 option next season.
Posted 6/22/2020 11:05 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has had a very productive offseason and has taken a leadership role on the team, according to head coach Joe Judge.
Huddle Up: Jones had some problems with turnovers during his rookie season but finished with 3,027 yards and 24 touchdowns. He is learning a new offense, so it may take him a little time to find a rhythm in the passing game during the early part of the 2020 season. Jones should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted 6/11/2020 7:16 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones gathered up to 20 players in a 'come as you go' workout program in Austin, Texas, which backup QB Colt McCoy helped organize. The sessions ran for two weeks, and included focal points within the offense, such as RB Saquon Barkley, WR Golden Tate, WR Darius Slayton and WR Sterling Shepard. Jones was able to get in sync with his targets using routes designed by new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: It's good to see a young quarterback taking charge in this manner, and any chance to build chemistry this time of the year as to be considered a win, especially in the midst of a pandemic lockdown. The second-year Jones is a risky option in fantasy, however, having to learn a new offense and build upon a promising but wildly inconsistent rookie campaign. Treat him as a midrange QB2 with matchup utility.
Posted 6/09/2020 10:36 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton could have a sophomore season comparable to Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (2018) or Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (2013), according to Zack Rosenblatt of Rosenblatt bases those comparisons on Slayton's rookie production of 740 yards, eight touchdowns and 48 receptions while working with fellow rookie QB Daniel Jones.
Huddle Up: Slayton's touchdown percentage of 16.7 percent ranked second in the entire NFL in 2019. He'll have to share the ball more with WRs Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard in 2020, but he should retain a large role. He's a high-end WR3.
Posted 6/01/2020 1:55 am UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley averaged 131 rushing yards on 6.24 yards per carry in the final three games of the 2019 season, and he scored five of his eight total touchdowns in that span.
Huddle Up: Barkley battled an ankle injury in what was a disappointing sophomore campaign, but he flashed his upside in the final weeks. Not only is he a first-round pick in all fantasy formats, but he could be off the board as soon as No. 2 overall.
Posted 5/23/2020 6:22 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has faced a challenge learning a new offense entering his second season during the league's offseason shutdown. 'I'm trying to adjust to what we're having to do, trying to learn this new system as well as I can pick it up as quick as I can and as efficient as I can,' Jones said, adding that new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett's system is much different from the offense he ran as a rookie last season under Pat Shurmur and Mike Shula.
Huddle Up: Jones, stealthily finished 12th among fantasy QBs in terms of average points per game, and despite the challenges of learning a new offense during a pandemic shutdown, expect him to finish as high-end QB2 when all is said and done next season.
Posted 5/16/2020 6:56 pm UTC
New York Giants WR Golden Tate led the position with 183 forced missed tackles from 2010-19.
Huddle Up: Impressive as the next highest wideout (Antonio Brown) was 75 behind at 108. Tate, though, will be 32 in August and is coming off a season in which he missed five games as he dealt with a concussion and an early-season suspension. He's a WR4/5 for 2020 fantasy purposes.
Posted 5/14/2020 4:57 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley, who is entering the third-year of his rookie contract, doesn't sound concerned about getting a new contract at some point. 'I'm a big believer in taking care of the little things first. I'm going to be the best player and leader I can be. If I take care of that, the rest will take care of itself,' Barkley said. He also noted he was excited to see the team adding to the offensive line during the NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Barkley had a bit of a down year in his sophomore season, but he missed some games and the Giants were in transition. He remains a RB1 entering the 2020 season and you should hear his name called in the first round of all drafts.
Posted 5/13/2020 11:59 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones said he has been working on holding onto the ball this offseason after he fumbled the ball 18 times in 2019.
Huddle Up: Jones struggled at times this past season but is seen as the long-term quarterback for the Giants. He will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with in 2020 but probably should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted 5/03/2020 9:04 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed only 48.8 percent of his passes that traveled at least 10 yards downfield last season - the second-worst mark in the league in 2019.
Huddle Up: The Giants had their share of offensive line problems and rarely had their top three receivers healthy at the same time in 2019, so Jones probably deserves the benefit of the doubt here. Furthermore, two of those wideouts (Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate) typically do their best work under 10 yards. Especially considering the addition of first-round offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, Jones should be a bit better at downfield throws and could be a low-end dark-horse QB1 in fantasy this season.
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 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 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 10:21 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 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.
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