The New York Giants have selected offensive lineman Ereck Flowers with the ninth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Impact: In 29 starts at the University of Miami, the 2014 second-team All-ACC lineman has arms long enough to play left tackle, but will likely be used at right tackle or the guard spots. He is regarded as a high-potential player, but some are concerned about the balance he loses in pass protection. His footwork needs much work, but he should be a force in the run game. Justin Pugh will likely move from right tackle to left guard.
The Giants and Eli Manning are no closer on a contract extension and the Giants are comfortable letting Manning play out his final year of his contract. (Source: Espn.com)
Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning, who threw for 4410 yards and 30 touchdowns, should remain a valuable fantasy option for next season. Manning is not the type of player to have his contract effect his play. Given the emergence of new weapons for the Giants offense, Manning could be a top sleeper pick for this upcoming season.
Mike Sullivan was the Giants' QB coach in 2010 and 2011, two of Eli Manning's best seasons. In those two seasons, Manning had career-high totals of 31 touchdown passes in 2010 and 4,933 yards in 2011 when the Giants won Super Bowl 46, their second with Manning as quarterback. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Sullivan replaces Danny Langsdorf, who left the Giants after one season to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Nebraska. The Sullivan hiring gives Manning some familiarity and allows him to build off a productive 2014 in a new offensive scheme.
Overall it was a very solid game for Eli Manning against the Eagles secondary. Other than an ill-advised game clinching interception thrown in the 4th quarter, Manning ended the season with an impressive performance.
Fantasy Impact: Hopefully the Giants will address the OL in the offseason and draft. With a hopefully improved OL, Victor Cruz returning in 2015 across from Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle serving as the Giants WR3, there's every reason to believe Manning will be a QB1 next year in fantasy.
Eli Manning had an incredible performance against a tough Rams D that had been playing well of late. In addition to the 391 yards and 3 TDs, Manning did not throw any interceptions.
Fantasy Impact: Manning should project as a low end QB1/high end QB2 headed into 2015. He should get Victor Cruz back in time for the beginning of the 2015 season; and the Giants will likely make the OL a priority headed into the 2015 draft. These facts and the emergence of Odell Beckham as a legitimate star, should make the Giants offense a much better unit in 2015.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning was 23 of 34 for 250 yards and three touchdowns in his team's Week 15 win vs. Washington.
Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning had another solid day throwing the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham had 15 targets, Randle and Parker tied for second with four. Manning and the Giants go to St. Louis for their Week 16 matchup.
Eli Manning was listed on the Giants injury report this week, but practiced in full today. He is probable for the Giants' Week 15 matchup against the Redskins. (Source: NY Giants on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Manning will play. He is a very solid streaming option this week facing a suspect Washington secondary. In Week 4, Manning threw for 300 yards and 4 TDs (and one INT on a tipped pass) against the Redskins. Weather also won't be an issue on Sunday in East Rutherford, NJ where the forecast calls for party sunny skies and little wind.
Quarterback Eli Manning showed up on the New York Giants' injury report Wednesday with a back injury. The team officially announced him as limited in practice both on Wednesday and Thursday. (Source: Espn.com)
Fantasy Impact: Manning's injury is not considered serious. This was the Giants simply listing him on the injury report to avoid discipline from the NFL. Manning should be considered a strong quarterback option this week as he torched the Redskins for 300 yards and four touchdowns back in week 4.
Manning added an awful interception in the second half to negatively impact his stats. While Eli's fantasy numbers were "adequate", considering the opponent, his day was quite underwhelming. In Eli's defense, however, game flow dictated the Giants run the ball after the first half and Titans turnovers shortened the field, both factors which certainly impacted his numbers.
Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning remains a QB2 headed into Week 15 with great streaming upside. The Giants face the Redskins at MetLife Stadium in Week 15 and the last time these two teams met in Week 4, Eli torched the Redskins for 300 yards and 4 TDs.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning went 24 of 34 for 247 yards, one touchdown, and two fumbles in his team's loss in Jacksonville.
Fantasy Impact: This game was a bummer for Eli Manning's fantasy owners in what was a good matchup against a soft Jags defense. Hopefully there are brighter skies ahead with games against Tennessee and Washington the next two weeks.
Eli Manning was quoted this week stating “[w]e are going to Jacksonville, they have one win, and we have three wins, I don’t think we are in a position to label anybody or to think we are better than anybody. We have to play well. We’ve got to find a way to get a win, we’ve got to put 60 minutes together and play great football for that whole time.” (Source: Daily News )
Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning looks for his second consecutive solid outing against a porous Jaguars defense. The Jaguars rank in the bottom of the league in passing yards allowed and interceptions forced. With fantasy playoffs right around the corner, owners should consider giving Manning a spot start in order to solidify a playoff spot.
Eli Manning also threw a critical interception in the red zone late in the 3rd Quarter, ultimately resulting in a Cowboys TD on the ensuing drive, which changed the tone of the game.
Fantasy Impact: Manning did look much better coming off of his 5 INT debacle in Week 11 against the 49ers. He was pressured for much of the game behind his OL, but, outside of the INT, was able to produce sustained drives and keep the Giants' offense rolling. Manning should be a high end QB2 in Week 13 against the Jaguars.
Manning had one of the worst outings of his career against the 49ers, throwing five interceptions to go along with one touchdown and 280 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Week 11 started out well for Manning, who threw a touchdown to Larry Donnell in the first quarter. However, for the remainder of the game it appeared that all he did was throw interceptions. Manning was not a fantasy starter anyway, but after a game like this it is even harder to trust him.
Eli Manning threw for 283 yards, including 1 TD and 1 INT, in the Giants ugly Week 10 loss against Seattle. Manning did most of his damage in the first half against the Seahawks, before the game got away from the Giants in the second half.
Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning had a very solid game against Seattle until late in the third quarter, when he had an underthrow to Odell Beckham for an interception in the end zone. It was Manning's first INT in five games. Following the interception, Seattle scored on its ensuing drive to gain a 24-17 lead and they never looked back. Manning remains a QB2 for fantasy purposes and is a solid streaming start depending on matchup. The Giants will host the 49ers in Week 11.
Eli Manning went 27 of 52 for 359 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants loss to the Colts on Monday night. Manning also fumbled twice but only lost one.
Fantasy Impact: Manning and the offense finally clicked during garbage time in the second half, but the offense looked out of sync in the first. Despite taking some deep shots, the Giants had trouble moving the ball while the Colts starting secondary was defending Randle and Beckham. The Giants go to Seattle in Week Ten.
Giants general manager Jerry Reese wants Eli Manning to be more aggressive and take shots down the field. "I just think, as an offense, we have to be more aggressive," Reese said. "I think at times we're a little bit almost too cautious with what we're doing offensively." (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Other than the prospect of Eli reverting back to his interception happy 2013 form, this is good news for Manning and the Giants' passing offense. With the Colts' secondary getting beaten badly by Pittsburgh in Week 8, the Giants' Monday Night Football matchup at home vs Indianapolis should be a high scoring affair.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning was 21 of 33 for 248 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Giants loss in Dallas on Sunday. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Manning and the passing offense moved the ball reasonably well vs. the Cowboys. But there wasn't much of a run game so Eli was forced to spread the ball around. Randle, Donnell, and Beckham Jr. all posted nice stat lines due to Eli's efficiency in Week 7. It was a far cry from Week 6's disaster vs. Philadelphia. The Giants are on bye in Week 8, but play at home against Indy in Week 9.
Eli Manning threw for three scores and 248 yards against the Cowboys. He added a carry for 11 yards as well.
Fantasy Impact: Manning didn't seem to miss Victor Cruz on Sunday. He connected with his new starting receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. for two scores, a nine yarder and a five yarder, as well as Daniel Fells for 27 yards. One of the biggest takeaways was the Giants OL, which didn't give up a single sack.
Eli Manning was unable to do anything against the Eagles defense in Week 6. He was held to only 151 yards and was sacked 6 times on a night where the offensive line regressed back to its pre-season horrific form.
Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning remains a solid QB2 for fantasy purposes, despite losing his top WR, Victor Cruz, to a season ending knee injury. The Giants still maintain a number of receiving weapons on offense and will look to rebound in Week 7 at Dallas.
Eli Manning and the Giants' offense was not as sharp in the Week 5 win against Atlanta - but Eli did complete 19 passes on 30 attempts (including 2 TD passes) for an overall QB rating of 104.9.
Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning remains a solid QB2 now that the new Giants' offense has found a rhythm. Manning should certainly be rostered and started in leagues that start 2 QBs; and will serve as a solid bye week replacement in other formats. The Giants face the Eagles, and their suspect secondary, in Week 6.
Eli Manning threw for 300 yards, 4 TDs and added a one yard rushing TD against the Redskins on Thursday night. Eli also threw an interception - which should have been ruled a TD pass to Rueben Randle (who maintained possession in the end zone before the ball popped loose and was caught by Keenan Robinson on Washington).
Fantasy Impact: Manning's stats could have been even better, had he not been replaced by Ryan Nassib in garbage time. Coming off a 234 yard/2 TD performance in Week 3, Manning and the Giants' new offense are now rolling. The consistent play by the offense and the Giants' OL, combined with the potential NFL debut of Odell Beckham in Week 5, now makes Eli a very solid QB2 play/bye week QB replacement in all formats.
Most notably, Eli Manning did not throw any interceptions and was not running for his life for most of the game, despite facing a strong Texans' DL. Eli Manning finished with a great QB rating of 123.2.
Fantasy Impact: Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for Eli Manning and the new Giants' offense. In Week 2 we finally saw signs of life on offense and Week 3 certainly continued the trend. Despite the strong performance, Eli Manning should be considered a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes until we see more consistency from the Giants' offense and Eli. The Giants will face Washington on Thursday night to kick off Week 4.
Eli Manning completed 26 of 39 passes for 277 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Fantasy Impact: Manning turned in a much better performance for the Giants in Week 2. His stat line would have been better but for a few dropped passes by Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle, and a desperation heave interception thrown on the last play of the game. Eli remains a low end QB2 in fantasy.
Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said on Thursday that Eli Manning "is the perfect fit for this offense." He later implied it might take some time to start clicking, and recognizes they need to get Cruz and Randle the ball more. (Source: New York Daily News)
Fantasy Impact: After a rough preseason and Week 1, the Giants are already growing impatient with their Quarterback/Offensive Coordinator combination. Until we start to see on the field, it's difficult to recommend starting any Giant but running back Rashad Jennings.
Eli Manning had a rough start to the 2014 season, throwing for only 163 yards with 1 TD and 2 interceptions (18 completions on 33 attempts) against Detroit on Monday night. Manning was rushed for most of the game, as the Giants' OL was unable to stop the Lions' pass rush, and was also victimized by a couple of WR drops and miscommunications.
Fantasy Impact: At this point, Manning is nothing more than a low end QB2, until the Giants' new offense and OL can right the ship. Manning faces a tough Arizona defense in Week 2 next Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
In the last pre-season game of the 2014 season, the Giants first team offense continued its struggles. Eli Manning completed just 1-of-4 passes against the Patriots backups for zero yards, including a horrible miscommunication between Manning and WR Rueben Randle.
Fantasy Impact: In two drives, the Giants first team offense managed just one first down, one three-and-out and two punts against the NE backups. Because of the Giants' issues on offense, Eli Manning is, at this point, a low end QB2 for fantasy purposes. The Giants open the season Week 1 on Monday night at the Lions.
Left guard Geoff Schwartz, the top OL target signed by the Giants this past offseason, suffered a dislocated toe injury during Friday's game against the Jets and may be out for a long while/could be season ending. (Source: Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com)
Fantasy Impact: The injury to Schwartz is a blow to an offensive line which has looked horrible this pre-season. The Giants may opt to use rookie Weston Richburg, who performed well on the Giants' first team scoring drive Friday, at left guard. With an OL already struggling prior to the injury, the loss of Schwartz may further negatively impact the productivity (and fantasy value) of Eli Manning and the Giants' passing game.
Eli Manning was 12 of 21 with a touchdown in the Giants's 4th preseason game vs the Jets on Friday. He also fumbled twice (recovered both), and threw a couple of close call non-interceptions. The Giants offense did not score until the Jets 2nd team defense was on the field. (Source: NJ.com)
Fantasy Impact: Eli's box score doesn't look as bad as it was against the Jets first team defense. The offensive line has been woeful and last night they lost lineman Geoff Schwartz to a dislocated toe. On the bright site, Manning did toss a very nice 15 yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle. That connection has some promise this season.
Eli Manning completed 6 of his 7 pass attempts for 43 and no touchdowns on Sunday. Eli also took a sack and lost a fumble on the play.
Fantasy Impact: Manning might be completing a lot of passes to Rashad Jennings this season. Jennings caught 3 of Eli's 7 attempts. Manning performed pretty well getting the ball out of his hands quickly in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system. With the offensive line underperforming, Eli's quick passing could benefit Rashad Jennings most of all.