Victor Cruz
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Giants WR Victor Cruz's status for Week 1 is "very much in doubt," according to Dan Graziano of ESPN. Cruz continues to recover from a calf injury. (Source: Dan Graziano)

Fantasy Impact: Cruz was a trendy pick considering the expected upside presented by the Giants' offense. However, given his injury history, Cruz is far from a safe pick. Our experts don't expect him to return value at his current ADP of WR No. 35.

Category: Injury Updates


Victor Cruz is "hopeful" to play in the opener against Dallas but is not sure his calf will heal in time. This injury is a setback from his knee injury that caused him to miss the final 10 games of the season last year. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: Cruz's status for week 1 is not looking to promising. He has not been on the field much during training camp which is further delaying his rehab. Currently, sitting Cruz in week 1 is the best option for fantasy owners.

Category: Injury Updates


It is being reported that Victor Cruz will now likely miss all four preseason games due to a lingering calf sprain in his left leg. This calls into question whether he will be ready for Week 1 at Dallas on September 13. Cruz is returning from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee and the calf sprain is reportedly unrelated. (Source: Paul Schwartz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Recovery from a torn patellar tendon is one of the most difficult injuries to come back from, making Cruz's future as a top-tier WR uncertain. Cruz is a huge injury risk this season (evidenced by the fact that his Week 1 status is already in doubt) and, even if healthy, he may not return to his prior top-tier form. For fantasy purposes, Cruz is a WR2/3 with an extremely high risk/reward factor this season. He could either meet WR2 expectations, greatly exceed them or be a bust/an IR candidate. One of the good guys in the NFL, hopefully Cruz will return to his top form in 2015 with no further complications.

Category: Injury Updates


Breaking Football | Sep 3rd
looks to be healthy enough but Giants have a good amount of weapons now and patellar tendon injuries are a nightmare
RotoBaller | Sep 3rd
Cruz has been at his best when in the slot, and with OBJ and Randle on the outside, Cruz can return to the high producing WR he use to be.
Rotoworld | Sep 3rd
Jesse Pantuosco looks at injuries to LeSean McCoy and Victor Cruz in Thursday's Training Camp Daily Dose.
WalterFootball | Sep 2nd
I really like Cruz's situation in the Giants offense, but I'm not a fan of his recent decline and injury. He should have more value in PPR leagues out of the slot, but also look for Shane Vereen to take some targets away from him.
The NY Times | Sep 2nd
Torn patellar tendon injury absolutely brutal to come back from. Avoiding him in all formats.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 29th
He should produce 800 yards on 5 TDs, but delivers some upside with injury risk potential. I would recommend other WR's, but if he is there late in the drafts then you can consider him.
RotoBaller | Aug 24th
Well, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz fell victim to a calf strain that will keep him out of practice and off the preseason field for a beat. Now before your rear end clinches up tighter than Aaron Hernandez during a prison riot free-for-all, rest assured that it’s not the same leg Cruz injured... Read More
RotoBaller | Aug 15th
Victor Cruz has a 1500 yard season to his name. He has a 10 TD season to his name. He was THE feel good story of the league. He was the guy the burst on the scene out of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and never looked back…until last year. Two years ago Cruz was... Read More