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By Nick Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 9:11pm EDT

Victor Cruz was held to only 60 yards on 5 receptions (10 targets) in Week 2 against Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: It was presumed Cruz would have a big game in Week 2, considering he was under utilized Week 1 against Detroit. That was not the case. Cruz was held to only 60 yards, had three critical drops and also stumbled into coverage which led to an Eli Manning interception. Cruz now has 5 drops on the young season and should be considered a WR3 at this point for fantasy purposes.

By Nick Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 11:59am EDT

New York Giants' beat writer Jordan Raanan indicated earlier today that he expects Victor Cruz will have a "big game" and will get the ball "early and more often" this Sunday at home against the Cardinals. (Source: Newark Star-Ledger/

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, in order for the Giants to succeed against Arizona, Cruz needs to be more involved in the offense than he was in Week 1 at Detroit. It appears the Giants are well aware of this (we can only hope). Despite the Giants' woes on offense, Cruz should be a solid WR2/Flex play, particularly in PPR leagues, in Week 2.

By Nick Tapas, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 10:55pm EDT

Victor Cruz finished Monday night with only 24 yards on 2 catches against Detroit, including a couple of drops.

Fantasy Impact: With a WR ADP of 15 according to FantasyPros, this was not the type of production fantasy owners were hoping to get from Cruz. Cruz projects as middle WR2 right now, due to the Giants' continuing problems on offense that have clearly carried over from pre-season. Cruz will face the tough Arizona "No Fly Zone" secondary in Week 2 in New Jersey.

By Ilya Keygen, Giants Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 10:46pm EDT

Cruz had two catches for 24 yards as the Giants were blown out by the Lions. He was third on the team in targets with 6. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cruz didn't kick off the season on the right foot, much like the rest of the Giants. If Eli Manning's poor play continues, it will be tough for Cruz to put up big numbers like he did in 2011 or even 2012. After today's performance, it might be more difficult for fantasy owners to trust Cruz going forward unless the Giants fix their issues on offense, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 4:07pm EDT

Eli Manning connected with Victor Cruz for 4 receptions and 61 yards on Friday night's win over the Jets. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cruz looked pretty good in a half of play, and the Giants offense finally moved the ball on the last possession of the first half. "We were able to get into a little rhythm and showed what we could do," wide receiver Victor Cruz said. "It's something to build on, no question." Cruz should be good value in the 5th round.

By Tim Pilleri, Giants Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 2:03pm EDT

Victor Cruz started watching film of Jerry Rice when he heard about Ben McAdoo being hired as offensive coordinator to install the west coast offense. "It’s definitely a little bit more pass happy than the offense we’ve had in the past, (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Speaking of the new offense Cruz said, "It’s definitely a little bit more pass happy than the offense we’ve had in the past. Anytime a receiver can get the ball in his hands quicker, it’s beneficial." Cruz is primed for a bounce back year. His goals are lofty ones (100 catches, 1500 yards, 10 tds), but in McAdoo's offense 100 catches is attainable. As a slot guy, Cruz is shaping up to be a nice value pick in the 5th round of drafts.

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QBs have completed 71% of throws to WR - unfortunately Cruz has caught only 44% of Eli's passes. - FF = 6/75, but 13th straight w/o TD
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