New York Giants Stats to Know & Top Takeaways (2022 Fantasy Football)
The NFL landscape changes yearly. The variance spreads from free agent signings, NFL Draft picks, coaching hires and more. Understanding what a team’s offensive scheme could look like and meshing that with relevant nuggets from the previous year helps shape our view of teams and players for the upcoming season.
That’s where this series will come in handy. Discussing pace, red zone usage, deep passing and everything in-between, I’m venturing down the rabbit hole to provide context for all 32 NFL teams and the fantasy football players you’ll select this year.
*All data utilized in this article courtesy of FantasyPros, PFF, Football Outsiders. Rotoviz, and Playerprofiler.com unless otherwise specified.*
New York Giants Fantasy Football Stats to Know:
- In 2021 Daniel Jones had the ninth-highest completion rate difference on play-action passes.
- Since 2020, the Giants have ranked 18th in neutral pace and passing rate (56%). Over that same span, Brian Daboll’s Bills were seventh and second (64%) in these categories.
- Over the last two seasons, the Giants’ wide receivers have ranked 75th and 81st in receiver yards after the catch per target. During their final seasons in college, Wan’Dale Robinson and Kadarius Toney ranked tenth and seventh in yards after the catch.
- Of the projected Giants’ starting offensive lineman, Evan Neal (29th, 2021), Andrew Thomas (35th, 2021), Mark Glowinski (9th, 2021), and Jon Feliciano (9th, 2020) have recorded a top-35 season in PFF zone run-blocking grades in the NFL or college (minimum 100 run-blocking snaps).
- During Saquon Barkley‘s tenure, the Giants have never finished higher than 21st in adjusted line yards or 24th in second-level yards.
- Quarterback Rushing Yard Leaders since 2020
- Last season Kenny Golladay was 76th in yards per route run among 90 wide receivers with at least 50 targets.
- Since 2017 the wide receivers to finish their rookie season with 2.0 or higher yards per route run (minimum 50 targets):
New York Giants’ Top Fantasy Football Takeaways
New York should be primed for an offensive overhaul in 2022. Daniel Jones will enjoy similar elements of the 2021 Giant’s offense with a play-action-heavy system. Jones was sixth (31.4%) in play-action dropback rate last year, but the great thing about his outlook is that it could increase even more.
Josh Allen was fourth in play-action rate last year and has utilized the concept on 33.4-34.0% of his dropbacks since 2020. The new integrations will be improved pace and a higher neutral passing rate with better yards after the catch weapons. The offensive staff, featuring play-making threats like Kadarius Toney and Wan’Dale Robinson, should inject new life into the aerial game and make Jones’ life easier.
The passing game should be married to a more efficient ground game. If this front five can stay healthy, it could easily be the best offensive line Saquon Barkley has ever run behind in the NFL. The pieces added in the offseason are a perfect match for the Giants’ return to a zone-heavy approach. This offense could surprise in a big way in 2022.
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