New York Giants

NFC East

Despite the reports that star wide receiver Odell Beckham and the New York Giants 'aren't close' in potential contract extension negotiations, Beckham told a group of reporters "No holdout" when asked if he would be in attendance when training camp kicks off in July. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Beckham is earning $8.459 million this season after the Giants exercised their fifth-year option. One of the best wideouts in the game, Beckham is seeking a contract that would make him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. That distinction currently belongs to Tampa Bay's Mike Evans, who will earn $21.8 million in 2018. OBJ is currently tied with Brandin Cooks as the 21st most compensated wide receiver. Beckham, of course, could always change his mind about a potential holdout but is going to earn a monster contract next year, especially if he produces another top-5 wide receiver season.

Undrafted second-year WR Hunter Sharp has been receiving first-team reps with the Giants' offense during OTAs. With Odell Beckham absent, Sharp has "shown sticky hands and come down the ball in tight windows," while also doubling as a plus kick- and punt return option. (Source: Ryan Dunleavy via

Fantasy Impact: Sharp saw action in two game with New York last season after being claimed off of Denver's practice squad. He even played 88-percent of New York's offensive snaps in Week 17, catching three of six targets for 29 yards and a touchdown. New York's receiving corps is wide open outside of Beckham and Sterling Shepard, so Sharp is a player that fantasy football fans will want to watch closely in July.

Davis Webb isn't likely to start this season with Eli Manning entrenched in front of him, by Ryan Dunlevy of NJ Advance Media has been impressed with this second-year QB, noting that Webb has displayed a strong arm and "looks ready to play." Dunleavy has been so impressed with Webb that he thinks the Giants could receive trade inquiries if Webb gets a chance to see regular season action. (Source: Ryan Dunleavy via

Fantasy Impact: Webb didn't see the field as a rookie even though the previous regime made the disastrous decision to end Eli Manning's start streak by trotting out Geno Smith. Now that the new regime has Kyle Lauletta to develop, Webb should see a lot of snaps in the preseason. If he impresses, Webb could draw interest from teams that are looking for an injury replacement.

Second-year RB Wayne Gallman would welcome the opportunity to return kicks this season for the Giants, something he wanted to do at Clemson. "If I'll have an opportunity later on this year," Gallman said, "I'll be ready for it." (Source: Chris Ryan via

Fantasy Impact: Despite a solid rookie season in which he averaged 4.3 yards-per-carry and caught 34 passes, Gallman will be hard-pressed to receive regular touches behind No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley and free-agent addition Jonathan Stewart. Gallman is likely to play a change-of-pace role behind Barkley but is unlikely to receive enough touches to have any significant fantasy impact as long as Barkley is healthy.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Giants have cut ties with running back Paul Perkins. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Apparently Perkins just underwent shoulder surgery from a non-football injury, making the Giants decision to cut him relatively easy, as he was someone who was on the roster bubble with the acquisition of Saquon Barkley. The former fifth-round pick will likely land somewhere, though he's just a depth chart guy. To this point in his career, he's totaled just 546 yards on 153 carries (3.57 YPC) with no touchdowns. He's droppable, even in most dynasty formats.

Category: Transactions

The New York Giants have informed 34-year-old veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall that he will be released. Marshall, who has racked up 959 catches, 12,215 receiving yards, and scored 82 touchdowns in 12 seasons with the Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets, and Giants, will become a free agent and the Giants will free up over $5 million in cap space. (Source: Adam Schefter on twitter )

Fantasy Impact: A dependable source of receptions and yards, Marshall had a disastrous 2017 season with the Giants, catching only 18 passes in five games before being placed on I.R. with an ankle injury. The days of Marshall racking up 100+ receptions season are likely over, but he can still produce solid PPR value if he lands in the right situation. Meanwhile, speculation is rampant that the Giants released Marshall in anticipation of signing Dez Bryant, who has openly stated his desire to play in New York, as their WR2.

Art Stapleton of is reporting that Giants safety Landon Collins will require on his surgically repaired forearm. (Source: Art Stapleton)

Fantasy Impact: Collins suffered the injury in late December and his first surgery apparently didn't go as well as planned. The second surgery will require 6-8 weeks of recovery time, so he's still expected to be ready by the time training camp rolls around. Heading into his fourth season, Collins was one of the lone bright spots in the Giants secondary last year and they'll need him back to full strength if they want to turn things around. While the surgery isn't ideal, this should have no effect on his impact in 2018.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Giants have traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and a fourth-round pick in 2018 to the Buccaneers, in exchange for a third- and fourth-round pick in 2018. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wow. This seems like little compensation for Pierre-Paul who was once considered one of the best defensive ends in the game. He's still one of the premier players at the position, so he'll be a welcome addition for the Bucs. The underlining fallout that may take place because of this pick, though, is that the Giants may wind up drafting Bradley Chubb at No. 2 in the draft. They've been saying that Eli Manning is their quarterback and it's always seemed unlikely they'd draft one of the offensive lineman that high. Chubb to the Giants is likely to gain some steam here in the coming weeks.

Category: Transactions

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that former Giants offensive lineman Weston Richburg will sign a five-year deal with the 49ers when free agency officially opens. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While there are a lot of big-name signings going on, this one has slipped under the radar. Richburg started every game for the Giants from 2014-2016, but suffered a concussion in Week 4 last season that forced him onto Injured Reserve. It's notable, as offensive lineman take the brunt of the hits that aren't felt through the public, but they have it worse than anyone. Taking on Richburg with a five-year commitment is taking a lot of risk, but one that could present tons of upside. He was one of the bright spots on the Giants offensive line over the last four years and should give Jimmy Garoppolo some added protection.

Category: Transactions

Roger Lewis sits out Week 17

Tue, Jan 2nd 9:46am EST
By Mark Leipold

Roger Lewis did not participate in the Giants' Week 17 win over the Redskins. He will have surgery to repair a bone spur injury that has been nagging him late in the season.

Fantasy Impact: Lewis will likely fade back into irrelevance anyway, as the Giants should open 2018 with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram as the focal points in the passing game. There won't likely be room for a fourth option to be fantasy-relevant. Expect Lewis to be a role player that is not usable in fantasy leagues.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Rhett Ellison caught five passes for 63 yards in a 18-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Rhett Ellison finished the season with 24 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns. This was his best game of the season and if the Giants keep him he would be the back up tight end behind Evan Engram next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Eli Manning completed 10 out of 28 passes for 132 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also ran three times for negative four yards and was sacked two times in a 18-10 win over the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning finished the season with 3,468 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. Manning averaged a paltry 4.7 yards per attempt and completed just 36 percent of his passes, but opportunistic touchdowns on the first two drives were enough to earn a win in the finale. The veteran certainly didn't benefit from numerous injuries to the skill positions and poor offensive line play this season, but he finished with his lowest yardage total since 2008 and his lowest touchdown output in any full season in his NFL career. Manning has two years left on his current contract, but the organization's actions earlier this season and comments from the player himself have led to speculation that he could soon be on the way out. Even if a mid-season regime change could keep him around next year, it is clear that Manning's time as the Giants' option under center is nearly up.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants D/ST scored 13 fantasy points, their third highest of the season, in their 18-10 victory over Washington. In addition to holding Washington to just 10 points, the stingy Giants' defense grabbed three INTs from QB Kirk Cousin and sacked him three times.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants' defense had an uneven season to say the least, looking stout and dominate like 2016's squad at times and downright pitiful in other moments. Going into 2018, it will be interesting to see whether a new GM and head coach can get this unit back to its high standards.

Category: Game Recaps

Shane Vereen saw a limited role this week after not having any touches last week against Arizona. Vereen carried the ball three times and gained 14 yards, being held without a reception.

Fantasy Impact: Vereen may have played his last game as a Giant, as his impact all year was minimal and didn't add any jolt to a Giants' offense that sputtered all season. Vereen still can be a solid third down back somewhere but the peak of his effectiveness may have passed.

Category: Game Recaps

Orleans Darkwa ended the year on a high note in the Giants' 18-10 victory over Washington. The Tulane product ran the ball 20 times for 154 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: A great deal of Darkwa's fantasy points came on a huge 75-yard TD run on the second play from scrimmage, which saw the starting back find a crease, break through arm tackles and outpace the Washington defense on the way to the end zone. Darkwa finishes a breakout 2017 with five touchdowns and over 700 yards. A free agent this offseason and probably the most consistent back on the Giants' roster, Darkwa is capable of being a starter wherever he winds up. But injury concerns over the past few seasons could hold him back. He should be a mid-round selection in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps

Sterling Shepard caught five of eight targets for 45 yards on Sunday against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Shepard also apparently injured his neck in the game, though there is no word on the severity just yet. If the injury is significant in any way, he's likely to miss next week's game against the Redskins. If he does play, he should make a decent start, as usual.

Category: Game Recaps

Jerell Adams caught four passes for 31 yards in a 23-0 loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Jerell Adams on the season has eight catches for 92 yards. This was his best game of the season and could see targets next week if Evan Engram doesn't play in the season finale against the Redskins.

Category: Game Recaps

Evan Engram caught one pass for 12 yards in a 23-0 loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Evan Engram on the season has 64 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns. Initially, Engram was deemed questionable to return with an abdominal issue, but the Giants changed course when declaring him out, instead calling it a rib concern. With his departure, the offense is down to three tight ends in Rhett Ellison, Jerell Adams and Shane Smith. Looking ahead, Engram's status will be one to monitor closely for the regular-season finale against the Redskins.

Category: Game Recaps

Tavarres King with a concussion has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Tavarres King on the season has 18 catches for 240 yards and three touchdowns. With the Giants thin at wide out look for Eli Manning to target Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, and Roger Lewis more.

Category: Injury Updates

In what turned out to be a pitiful day for the Giants' special teams unit, Aldrick Rosas managed just one FG (for 28-yards) on two attempts in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Eagles 34-29. Rosas also missed an extra point on the afternoon, managing to convert only two of three PAT attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Rosas remains irrelevant for fantasy purposes as we head into Week 16 and should be ignored in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps