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Colt McCoy is signing a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy will back up Kyler Murray. He appeared in four games with the Giants last season, including two starts. McCoy was 1-1 as a starter - totaling a 60.6% completion percentage, 375 passing yards, a 1:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and a 75 quarterback rating on the season.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

The Giants and star defensive lineman Leonard Williams have agreed to a massive three-year extension worth $63 million. The deal includes $45 million guaranteed. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams was issued a second straight franchise tag in early March, but this extension will void that deal and keep him in New York through 2023. Over six seasons, the former first-round pick has a whopping 323 tackles and 29 sacks, including 11.5 in 2020 alone. He is a key member of the Giants' defense and will help the unit remain dominant for at least three more years.

Category: Transactions

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, The Vikings have signed DT Dalvin Tomlinson to a two-year, $22M deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tomlinson was expected to be a hot free agent name along the defensive line if the Giants failed to retain him and that's exactly what happened. The Vikings gave Tomlinson, 27-years old, a two-year, $22M deal with $16M fully guaranteed. This was a move that the Vikings almost had to make given their defensive struggles last year and the recent rumors that Danielle Hunter is unhappy with his contract.

Category: Transactions

New York Giants LT Nate Solder has agreed in principle to a reworked deal to stay with the organization in 2021, as reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Solder will reportedly stay in New York for 2021, continuing to play at left tackle on a restructured contract barring any last-minute changes with negotiations. The Giants released Pro-Bowl guard Kevin Zeitler earlier in the week, a move done to stay under the league's reduced salary cap for the upcoming season. Solder was willing to restructure his contract to ensure a return to his starting role at left tackle, giving the Giants money back to help with further development of the offense in 2021.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Kevin Zeitler released by Giants

Wed, Mar 10th 3:25pm EST
By Lee Wehry

The New York Giants have announced that they are releasing veteran G Kevin Zeitler. (Source: New York Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zeitler was one of the main pieces in the dual trades that sent Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon packing in 2018. He started all but one game in his two seasons with the Giants, but age and salary made him a cap casualty. Zeitler has been a consistent and reliable contributor throughout his career and will likely have no issues finding a new home. The Giants clear $12M from their cap with $2.5M in dead money.

Category: Transactions

New York Giants TE Evan Engram will, "keep being featured in the offense" heading into the 2021 season, as stated by Giants head coach Joe Judge on Tuesday. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Engram saw 10 targets in four separate games during the 2020 season but finished with 63 receptions for 654 yards and just one receiving touchdown. The fourth-year tight end dealt with drops frequently last season and the subpar play of quarterback Daniel Jones certainly didn't help Engram's confidence. With a fresh start and the opportunity to improve the offensive line, the Giants welcome the return of superstar running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley's presence will likely generate a spark in the offense that was lacking for most of 2020. Engram is a freak athlete and should be in line for another 100+ targets for the Giants in 2021 if we are to take Joe Judge at his word. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues can likely hold off until the eighth or ninth rounds before considering Engram a good value pick.

Category: Rumors

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the New York Giants are bringing back veteran TE Levine Toilolo on a restructured contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: With the veteran TE set to make $2.95 million in 2021, the Giants and Toilolo have agreed on principles to restructure his deal. Last season, the 29-year old caught just five receptions for 46 yards.

Category: Transactions

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Giants are releasing WR Golden Tate. (Source: Adam Schefter on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the release of Tate on Wednesday, the move will save the Giants $6.2 million in cap space. The veteran WR spent two seasons with the franchise recording 84 receptions for 1,064 yards and eight touchdowns. Tate will likely garner heavy interest from teams in free agency.

Category: Transactions

Saquon Barkley, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear in September against the Bears, told the Associated Press that he is "doing really well in rehab" and is "very excited" to get back to the game. (Source: Associated Press)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy football's consensus second overall pick in 2020 only had 25 touches this season before tearing his ACL, which ended his season and required surgery to repair. Because his injury happened early in the season, he's expected to be ready by Week 1 of the 2021 season and his remarks about doing well in rehab lead to believe that will be the case. Although Barkley struggled with just 1.8 yards per carry this season, the Giants got their run game going as the season progressed and Barkley is set to take the lead again next year. Injury concerns have already started to push Barkley down draft boards. Currently sitting as the RB6 in our Expert Consensus Rankings, Barkley can absolutely outperform his ADP if he stays healthy next season.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

The Giants released RB Devonta Freeman from injured reserve. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Freeman signed with the Giants following Saquon Barkley's torn ACL. The 28-year-old wound up playing in just five games, averaging 3.2 yards per carry and scoring one touchdown. It might be tough for him to remain in the NFL next year.

Category: Transactions

Giants kicker Graham Gano made a long field goal attempt on Sunday but missed one of his three extra point tries in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Gano had an excellent first season with the Giants and only missed one field goal attempt all year, way back in Week 2. He finishes the season 31-for-32 on field goal attempts and 21-for-23 on extra point tries.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants D/ST held the Dallas Cowboys to 19 points on 307 total yards while recording six sacks and intercepting one pass in Sunday's win.

Fantasy Impact: The New York Giants D/ST was much improved behind new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham in 2020, and they very nearly carried the Giants to the playoffs after a slow start to the year.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Dante Pettis caught both of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Pettis was claimed by the Giants in late November but didn't make his Giants debut until Week 16. In two games for New York, he caught four of his five targets for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton caught two of his four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: After an impressive rookie season that saw him catch 48 passes for 740 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games, Slayton failed to take the next step in 2020, cashing 50 passes for 751 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games. The Giants will look to add competition at the wide receiver position this offseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard caught eight of his 10 targets for 112 yards and a touchdown and rushed twice for 24 yards and another touchdown in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Sterling had a modest year overall and dealt with injuries, but he finished the year strong. He finishes the season with 66 receptions for 656 yards and three touchdowns while rushing six times for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants running back Wayne Gallman rushed 11 times for 65 yards and was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Gallman emerged as a viable NFL running back in 2020 thanks to the injuries to Saquon Barkley and Devonta Freeman. He finishes the year with 147 rushing attempts for 682 yards and six touchdowns while catching 21 passes for 114 yards.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones completed 17 of his 25 pass attempts for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception while rushing nine times for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Jones had an up-and-down season for the Giants and dealt with a hamstring injury late in the year, but he reduced his turnovers late in the season and rushed for over 400 yards. He'll likely enter the 2021 season as the presumed starter for the Giants but could have at least some mild competition in training camp.

Category: Game Recaps

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Giants and CB Logan Ryan have agreed to a three-year, $31 million extension. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal includes $20 million guaranteed. Ryan signed a one-year deal with the Giants over the offseason and has been a big part of their defensive rival under new coach Joe Judge.

Category: Transactions

The Giants activated CB James Bradberry from the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Around The NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradberry was a high-risk, close-contact of someone that wasn't tied to the Giants' facility. He has been one of the best corners in football this year and his return is a big one for the Giants' defense entering Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants running back Dion Lewis rushed two times for 14 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: The touchdown was Lewis's second of the season and his first since Week 2, which was the also the last time he logged more than three carries in a game. He cultured a short touchdown on Sunday but is not a viable option in any fantasy format unless there are multiple injuries to Giants running backs.

Category: Game Recaps